Wedding in Las Vegas
People get married in Las Vegas for all kinds of reasons. As a matter of fact, over 100,000 couples get married in Vegas each year. So why do people choose a Las Vegas wedding?
For a quick, convenient wedding ceremony – Some people don’t want to have to wait once they’ve decided to take the plunge. Whether it’s the thrill of a new romance or the stork’s impending arrival, time is of the essence. In Vegas you can literally get off the plane, pick up your marriage license and get married, all in the same day. Some couples don’t want a huge wedding with everybody staring at them – These people are either very shy or have a phobia about being in front of large groups of people. You can have a wedding in Vegas with only the couple and a witness if that’s what you prefer.
Reduced stress (meaning the bride won’t turn into “Bridezilla”) – Everybody knows that planning all the details that go along with a wedding is a huge process. There are countless details that must be attended to. Some couples think all that work is too much and prefer instead to get married in Vegas where all the details can be arranged with one or two phones calls at the most. It’s unique compared to most marriage ceremonies as you can have any wedding theme you want – Las Vegas is infamous for its one-of-a-kind theme weddings, especially if you want Elvis to serenade you at your wedding. It’s very inexpensive, if cost is an issue – You can get married in Vegas for under $500 and still have a very nice ceremony. Only in Vegas can you have a “drive thru wedding ceremony” – Drive throughs are not just for burgers anymore. Some people might think this is a tacky idea, but it doesn’t have to be. Some chapels every provide Hummers or vintage cars for you to drive-thru in. Is a Las Vegas wedding right for you? If any of the reasons above make sense to you, maybe you should consider a Las Vegas wedding.
Romantic things to do
Here’s a sure-fire way to add some excitement to your relationship. Not that you need that, of course. Moving on. Fly the SlotZilla zip line, one of the most exciting attractions in Sin City! Flying on SlotZilla is twice the fun as a couple. See downtown as you’ve never seen it before, and we promise it’ll take weeks to get that smile off your face.
What’s sexier than chocolate? How about red chocolate? The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory at the Fremont casino has specialty candy apples around Valentine’s Day, and they’re the perfect fuel for your night out on Fremont Street. Or night in. Again, no judging.
Hey, there’s a reason people take dates to scary movies. Having a bonding moment at the Downtown Container Park, just a couple of blocks from Fremont Street Experience, where a giant praying mantis lights up the night sky with bursts of fire. The sound gives visitors a jolt, a wonderful facilitator of bodily contact.
While you’re at Downtown Container Park, add a lock to the piece of interactive art, by artist Nova May, just outside the main entrance, the Love Locket. The Love Locket was originally created for the Life is Beautiful music festival, but now it’s a testament to the vibrant community that is downtown Las Vegas.
Exploring Las Vegas
Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil is the creator of the Strip’s hottest shows. Seven heart-stopping displays of human artistry in dance, acrobatics and performance have residency and permanent theatres in as many casinos. Tickets can be purchased online, at the casinos or through any number of discount ticket outlets.
Caesars Palace claims that its smartly renovated casino floor has more million-dollar slots than anywhere in the world, but its claims to fame are far more numerous than that. Entertainment’s heavyweights Celine Dion and Elton John ‘own’ its custom-built Colosseum theatre, fashionistas saunter around the Shops at Forum, while Caesars hotel guests quaff cocktails in the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis. By night, mega club Omnia is the only place to get off your face this side of Ibiza.
Since opening in 1999, in place of the former ’50s-era Hacienda, Mandalay Bay has anchored the southern Strip. Its theme may be tropical, but it isn’t tacky, nor is its 135,000-sq-ft casino. Well-dressed sports fans find their way to the upscale race and sports book near the high-stakes poker room. Refusing to be pigeonholed, the Bay’s standout attractions are many and include the multilevel Shark Reef Aquarium, decadent day spas, oodles of signature dining and the unrivalled Mandalay Bay Beach.
East Lake Tahoe
This landmark is just south of Sand Harbour and is a photographer’s dream: it creeps out of the water with just four petite trees on top (give or take) that will never grow large due to their barren location. It’s a popular spot, and only about a five-minute walk from the main road but isn’t that easy to find. So just relax, ask for directions, and enjoy the journey. Don’t forget your camera. Mojave Desert
Dedicated in 1935, Valley of Fire is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park. It was also a popular graffiti spot… about 3,000 years ago — there are Native American petroglyphs that can still be seen today. The name comes from the bright-red sand dunes that appear to be on fire when hit by the sun at just the right angle, but the real beauty is in the red Aztec Sandstone formations that twist and bend into loops, arches, and “cubbyhole”-style caves.