Your wedding day should be all about you and your fiance. However, the stress of other people’s opinions, planning, and money can sometimes make the big day overwhelming. That’s why more and more people are choosing to elope. And what better place to elope than the wedding capital of the world?
Although movies and television depict Las Vegas as an Elvis wedding only destination, the truth is that Las Vegas weddings can be as classy and traditional at weddings held anywhere else in the world. Here are a few reasons why couples should consider eloping In Vegas for an unforgettable wedding.
Why Elope in Las Vegas
- Save Money
Couples, particularly younger couples, are becoming more cost-conscious than ever before thanks to college loans and other debt, not to mention they’re looking to buy a home. While most traditional weddings can cost upward of $30,000, a wedding at a Las Vegas wedding chapel range anywhere from $150 to $700. Flights to Sin City are also reasonably priced.
- Make it Quick and Easy
If you want to make your wedding quick and easy, Las Vegas is your ideal spot. You can obtain your license and get married all before breakfast. It will only take on average 15 minutes to get a license and another 15 minutes to get married. There are wedding chapels in Las Vegas that have the whole two-hour production and those that have the drive up windows. You don’t even have to get out of your car. Plus, Las Vegas is open year round, and several wedding venues are open 24/7.
- Enjoy a Private Ceremony
Not all couples choose to have a huge wedding with hundreds of guests looking on as they say, “I do.” For private couples that want an intimate, private ceremony, a Las Vegas wedding provides an excellent option. Have a few friends and family members on hand or keep the ceremony to the two of you. You don’t even have to tell anyone you’re getting married. Simply fly to Vegas, get your license, and have that special wedding with the love of your life.
- Easy Customization
Whether you want a simple, traditional wedding or an extravagant Elvis wedding, you can easily customize your ceremony in Las Vegas. The best part is that you can have a customized wedding put together quickly and without a lot of hassle. Many wedding chapels offer multiple wedding packages, from basic weddings to all-inclusive options that include flowers, a photographer, a dinner, and more. No matter what kind of wedding you’ve dreamed of, a Las Vegas wedding chapel can help make your dream a reality.
- Give it a Trial Run
Las Vegas offers picturesque wedding chapels for those looking for that perfect wedding experience right smack in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip. But did you know that you don’t have to get actually married to enjoy the experience? Pretend weddings are also great for people who are dating and considering marriage and want to get a sense of what a marriage together might “feel” like. The pretend wedding experience can be a very sweet and romantic gift for that special someone.
Celebrate Your Las Vegas Elopement
After your Vegas wedding ceremony, your stomachs are sure to be growling, so you’ll need to find a great place to eat and celebrate. While Vegas is packed with delicious restaurants, you’ll want to pick options that offer both food and fun. Try one of the following fun and romantic places to eat after your Las Vegas Strip wedding.
This romantic restaurant is the picture perfect atmosphere for your after-wedding dinner. It offers traditional gourmet dining and first-class service. As a thank you to their guests, Hugo’s Cellar hands a red rose for every woman dining in the restaurant.
The Eiffel Tower restaurant offers views of the Las Vegas Strip and the Bellagio Fountains from the tower, which is the largest replica of the Eiffel Tower. As you may have guessed, their menu is modern French fare and wines.
Lago offers Italian-inspired small plates from chef Julian Serrano. The restaurant’s expert sommeliers can also help you choose a wine pairing.
Top of the World, located at the Stratosphere, serves Prime steaks, fresh seafood, and a four-course tasting menu. In addition to its award-winning menu, its 360 views is what makes this restaurant really stand out.
Las Vegas is more than just a collection of fancy hotels, restaurants, and wedding chapels. Outside the strip, Las Vegas offers stunning desert views, which is the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos. Here are some of the best places to take wedding pictures in Vegas.
- Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden
- Red Rock Canyon Natural Conservation Area
- Springs Preserve
- Lake Las Vegas
- Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden
At The Little Vegas Chapel, we have a replica of the Las Vegas Sign in front of chapel to create unique and fun photos.
Your elopement should be a time to relax, celebrate, and revel in newlywed bliss. Before you head back to reality, we recommend doing the following activities:
- Get a couples massage at your hotel’s spa
- Spend the day at the pool
- Enjoy cocktails at the poolside lounge
- Go out dancing at one of the many nightclubs
- Order room service for a day in
- Catch a comedy act or listen to a musical performance
- Take a limo ride up and down the Strip
With convenience, customization, affordability, and more, it’s easy to see why so many couples choose to elope in Las Vegas. If you’re ready to tie the knot, consider heading to Vegas so you can get married while enjoying all of these benefits.
Elope at The Little Vegas Chapel
The Little Vegas Chapel is located directly in the heart of the 18b Arts District in Las Vegas. Just minutes walking distance in either direction from the lights and excitement of the Entertainment Capitol of the World, our little wedding chapel is larger than it looks from the outside, as we are able to accommodate medium to large sized parties as well.