Elvis Has Left the Altar: Getting Married in Vegas Is Now a Class Act
Getting married in Las Vegas has become the ultimate of sin city cliché’s. Two or three too many cocktails and Julie and Joey are suddenly standing in front of an Elvis impersonator exchanging cigar band rings. The truth is, over 90,000 people tie the knot in Vegas each year, and the majority of them really do mean to do it. For the couple looking for something more entertaining than the chicken dance from their wedding, Vegas has become the ideal destination.
Once you have picked the ultimate city as the backdrop for your big day, you have some planning to do. First is the location. Vegas still has more than its fair share of cheesy wedding chapels to do the deed in, but elegance is not out of the question. In fact, almost all of the major hotels now have their own sophisticated wedding chapels and offer special packages for your nuptials.
Named for the most romantic city in the world, the Paris Hotel is the perfect backdrop for a wedding. With one of the most extensive array of wedding packages available at prices to fit every budget, you can easily make plans fit for a Parisian princess. Choose a ceremony on the Eiffel Tower observation deck where prices begin at $1,400. This includes bouquet and boutonniere, professional photography and room for up to 12 guests, or you can go all out with their luxury package at $5,300 and get added perks like bottles of champagne and shots of liquid courage. You know those are going to come in handy.
The Fun Stuff
Let’s be honest, you’re not thinking about a Vegas wedding for the ceremony. The shindig beforehand is what you are really looking forward to. By far, when it comes to bachelor and bachelorette parties, everyone knows that no one does it better than Vegas. Just ask Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine, who had his bachelor party in sin city this past May. 50 of The Voice judges' closest friends stayed at the Hardwood Suite at the Palms. 10,000 square feet of unadulterated bliss, complete with a private butler. I wonder if Blake made it to the party.
The soon to be Mr. Behati kept things chill with a dinner at N9NE followed by a night of gambling at The Palm’s high limit Mint gambling area. Of course, your wedding party doesn’t have to be so tame. The Paris Hotel has the unique rooftop Nightclub Chateau, overlooking the Bellagio fountain. Dancing under the stars with the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop is the ultimate way to say goodbye to single-dom. Just be sure to book ahead for VIP bottle service, as this chic, Parisian style party scene fills up fast. Vegaster can help hook you up with a VIP host to get you a great deal for your stag night shenanigans. You aren’t doing Vegas right if you aren’t doing it in VIP style, only with Vegaster!
If you don’t have Vegas plans for June 27th, make some. The Chateau will be hosting Shaq’s first go round at the D.J. booth. Yes, Shaq as in O’Neal of basketball fame. He has traded in his jersey for a mic and will make his debut at this highly acclaimed nightclub.
Elvis is still around if all else fails, but the Las Vegas wedding has come a long way since the first drunken stumble to the altar. Now you can get married in style, right after you party like a rockstar.