The great thing about having a Las Vegas wedding of your own? All the options under the desert sky! Vegas can suit all of your wedding needs and wants, and offers a fantastic honeymoon location. But, even with the ease Las Vegas offers for bridal parties – such as quick weddings, fantastic views, easy-to-access apparel and more – there are still quite a few options to think about beyond the ceremony specifics.
Who will be attending your Vegas Wedding?
Understanding who you want to be a part of your special day is increasingly important when considering a Las Vegas wedding. If your family is from Nevada or the Las Vegas area, this may not be problematic. But for those who will be traveling far for a destination wedding, managing family is a more pressing issue.
If you and your sweetheart are planning to elope, you’re in luck! That’s only the cost of two plane tickets and a honeymoon suite. But if you’re considering flying in extended family from Minnesota, it may be necessary to think twice about your guest list. Travel costs can be difficult to manage, even for bridesmaids and groomsmen (give them plenty of forewarning!).
And, an important issue to note: many chapels limit the number of guests you can have on your wedding day. Know this specific number, which could be dependent on venue and package, before issuing invitations!
How do they feel about the location?
If a Vegas wedding has always been in your dreams, then plan to your heart’s content! But do consider the viewpoints of family members or bridal party members. If you know your great-grandmother was expecting an elegant, formal church wedding, but you want something informal with a dueling Elvis showdown, be prepared to have that discussion.
Many people have the misconception that a Vegas wedding can be gaudy or only see one idea of what Vegas has to offer. Knowing these viewpoints now – and how to tackle them – can help you arrange your wedding plans and avoid a family meltdown before you walk down the aisle.
Additionally, if you’re considering an all-out Vegas wedding with a bachelor/bachelorette party on the Strip and nights out on the town, you’ll need to consider any family members you bring along, or consider making alternative arrangements for them during their stay.
What will you be taking to your Vegas Wedding?
Something many brides and grooms don’t think about – traveling with wedding attire can be a pain? Traveling with large wedding dresses can be difficult, and those who fly with bulky items may face extra fees. Vegas offers a variety of rental options for your special day attire, but if you’ve already picked out your dream formal wear, making plans for travel items should start early.
There’s a lot to consider when you’re planning a destination Vegas wedding, beyond the chapel selection and entertainment. But, being open with your wedding plans and planning ahead for tough questions can make your Las Vegas wedding a sparkling success.