Getting Married In Las Vegas + Bridezilla Test
While most people associate Las Vegas with quick, drive-through weddings, Las Vegas is an underrated wedding destination and is the perfect location for a glamorous, luxurious wedding.
Especially as Las Vegas is home to countless grand hotels which make ideal wedding venues. To discover how to plan the sophisticated, lavish Las Vegas wedding of your dreams simply continue reading.
First Thing's First - Don't Be a Bridezilla!
Hire a local wedding planner
Hiring a local wedding planner is a must as they’ll have the industry connections which you’ll need, to turn your dream wedding into a reality.
For example, they’ll have the contacts to book your dream wedding venue and to book talented performers for your wedding reception.
Choose a venue that suits your needs
While you may be focused on booking the elegant ballroom of your dreams, also ensure that your chosen venue offers catering and beautifully decorated suites.
Depending on your personality, you may prefer to hold your wedding at a non-gaming property that offers a private, intimate setting for your wedding such as The Four Seasons Las Vegas or The Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas.
Alternatively, if you want to be surrounded by exciting entertainment options, you may want to stay at a larger property such as ARIA Las Vegas or the Bellagio Las Vegas.
Impress your wedding guests with beautifully designed invitations
As your wedding invitations set the tone for your wedding, it’s well worth splurging on thick, high-quality custom invitations that boast special design elements such as painted edges, gold foil, and custom art.
You may even want to hire an experienced calligraphy artist to design the text for your invitations.
Another way to surprise your wedding guests is to send your wedding invitations to your family members and friends in ornate, decorative boxes which you can fill with fresh flowers or gourmet chocolates. You can even order decorative boxes which play a tune when they are opened.
If you foresee your wedding being a lavish celebration, also consider ordering video boxes that play a video message, when they are opened. As you’ll be able to record videos of yourself and your fiance personally inviting each guest to your wedding.
Add a few glamorous touches to your chosen venue:
It’s easier than you may think to add a touch of glamour to your venue. If you’re in need of inspiration you can’t go wrong hanging an eye-catching candelabra from your ceiling or decorating your ceiling with stunning swagged draping.
To create a luxurious wedding aisle, simply place a thick fabric runner in the center of your venue which you can decorate with rose petals.
Incorporate bold unexpected elements into your wedding
If you choose Las Vegas as your wedding destination, there’s no need to follow outdated wedding conventions.
Instead, feel free to make dramatic, bold choices such as opting for a black velvet wedding dress and decorating your venue with countless candles.
You may even be tempted to order a gorgeous flower wall or to opt for oversized centerpieces to decorate the tables at your wedding reception.
Select one color or design element to create continuity
If you’re planning on incorporating a lot of statement pieces into your upcoming wedding, it’s a wise idea to select a single color or design element to repeat throughout your wedding day, in order to tie all the different elements of your wedding together.
For instance, you may want to opt for a classy, black-tie theme for your wedding. Or you may want your big day to have a crystal theme in which case you should decorate both your wedding venue and your reception venue with beautiful crystals which will sparkle when they reflect sunlight.
Hire talented live entertainers to perform at your wedding
One way to add a wow factor to your special day is to hire talented local entertainers to perform at your wedding.
For example, you may want to hire a string quartet to play at your wedding ceremony or to have aerialists from Cirque du Soleil perform at your wedding reception. If you are lucky enough to have a sizeable budget for your nuptials, you may want to splurge on having a well-known musician perform at your wedding reception.
It’s a great idea to layer live entertainment into each stage of your wedding. For example, you may want to hire impeccably dressed butlers to escort your guests to their seats, when they arrive at your venue, before having a harpist entertain your guests before your wedding begins.
If you plan on taking photos with your spouse after your wedding ceremony, it’s a wise idea to have entertainers such as aerialists perform for your guests at your wedding reception. So that your guests won’t become bored, waiting for your grand entrance.
Throw an intimate after-party for your wedding guests
To thank your close friends and family members for traveling to your destination wedding, plan an after-party for a small number of your guests. You may even want to host your after-party in the VIP section of an upscale rooftop lounge that offers phenomenal views of the Las Vegas Strip.
If you want to ensure that your wedding is a day to remember and surpasses all of your wildest expectations, it’s a great idea to use this handy guide to start planning your Las Vegas wedding. Especially if you’re dreaming of holding an over-the-top, lavish celebration.