Monthly Archives: May 2013

Flying Vampire Wedding Not for the Faint of Heart

Viva Las Vegas Vampire Wedding
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It’s not too early to start thinking about booking your October/Halloween nuptials at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapels. It’s our horror-fyingly busiest month of the year. Plus, it may take you awhile to decide whether to be married by Dracula, Edward, Dead/Zombie Elvis, Elvira/Lady Vampire, the Grim Reaper, Bride of Frankenstein or…? Of course, you can have a Gothic/Cemetery-themed wedding anytime of year. We’re just sayin’…October just happens to be the month our chapel is most often decked out in tombstones, fog, and cobwebs. See:

Some couples opt for flying vampires to amaze their guests, even in May, as Sara and Ronnie recently did. At Viva Las Vegas, you can really have flying-just-about-anything, and just about anytime. Just ask. : )=

Summer Lovin’: Vegas Weddings for Hot Bikini Brides

Beach Party Wedding
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Getting married in Vegas but don’t want to deal with a bulky gown, tux, and honeymoon trousseau? Break out that white bikini and the tuxedo Speedo and you’re set for a summer-themed wedding! We’ve got the beach balls and sand pails along with surfer dudes to carry the bride down the aisle on a board. We’ll add beach tunes and all the atmosphere you’ll need to complete your Beach Party ceremony. If you like, you might even add your own custom extras. Elvis singing a song, a hot dog and cake reception, or even a Pink Cadillac entrance! Bring your ideas and beach-clad guests and we’ll make it just right for you. See more details:

After the ceremony, you’ll find a lot to do in Vegas to continue your beach-themed day. May we suggest a visit to Mandalay Bay Beach for a summer evening concert? Or check out Vegas’s newest summer attraction, the fabulous Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas water park. Your Viva Las Vegas Wedding Day should be the most memorable of your life, and our wedding planners will help you carry out the theme into the night. Have a blast, and don’t forget the sunscreen!

Weddings in Vegas: What Happens After the Kiss!

Vegas Wedding Kiss
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Once the vows are said at a Viva Las Vegas wedding, most couples will glide right back down the aisle in all their married glory. If the ceremony involves Elvis or a glitzy themed impersonator, bride and groom also cut a rug while being serenaded in the height of Vegas style. A few especially exuberant couples, however, burst into a dance number from their favorite musical. No matter how under-rehearsed, this is a sure-fire way to get the party started, or at least to dumbfound friends and family watching on the Internet.

Just give us a little advance warning, and we’ll cue your music after you’ve sealed your vows with a kiss. (You bring the choreography and dancing guests. Or? We may be able to accommodate you with a few willing participants on our staff.) At Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, we’re here to make your wedding day YOURS alone, even if that means you’re doing the singing and dancing and Elvis is playing back-up.

Zaniest Las Vegas Bachelor Party EVER

Bachelor Party Fashion Disaster
Fashion Police Have Been Called
Even if you’re not getting married in Las Vegas, it’s by far the best place on Earth to host a bachelor or bachelorette party. Sami and Graham can vouch for that. Their group of mates came all the way from the UK to launch the festivities in outrageous fashion with a faux (let’s call it “practice”) Elvis wedding ceremony at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. WHY haven’t WE thought of this? Judging from this ceremony, EVERYONE SHOULD DO IT! Best of all, these guys will have photos and DVD as evidence of the whole thing, which we’re pretty sure they’ll never remember otherwise…

Sami stood in as the bride, looking fetching in white lace gown and platinum bob. Graham, the groom, wore some kind of Western wear and a fake mustache, most of the time, until it finally landed in the aisle during the commotion that the honored guests probably called dancing. The celebrants wore a wide array of eye-stinging fashions. Any blokes present who may not already be married will likely remain bachelors until they get an emergency fashion intervention.

We have no idea where this party went after the “wedding,” but suffice it to say, they definitely made an impression on Sin City. We think. Las Vegas also may be the only place on Earth where you can dress like this and more or less blend in. For more about our bachelor and bachelorette parties, have a look at:

Bachelor Party Guests
“We’re in Vegas? Let’s audition for Cirque du Soleil!”

Intergalactic, Movie and Comic Book Superheroes: Invite Them to Your Viva Las Vegas Wedding (Y Darth Habla Espanol)

Summer is upon us, and that means a return of the super-hyped superhero movies and epic space sagas to our local cinema houses. It’s also a great time of year for your movie fantasy wedding. Here at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, we can customize a truly affordable Las Vegas wedding, adding all the right elements to satisfy your geeky or nerdy side. Whether you’re a Star Wars fan or Trekkie, a 007 or Wonder Woman wannabe, we can include your fave screen characters in your ceremony! Or, you might want to play those movie characters yourself.(Many costumes available for rental.) We’ll suggest an appropriate costumed “minister” to do the honors and complete the scene.We’ve seen entire wedding parties dressed as extras. This guarantees an unforgettable time for everyone involved!

We’ve also got all the right music, fog and special effects to bedazzle your guests and put the two of you in the mood to play the leading man and leading lady. Not bold enough to go where some others might? You can simply add a character to play best man or maid of honor at your traditional ceremony. Darth Vader as best man? Princess Leia as maid of honor? Our wedding planners can help your vision materialize for your Big Day.

Prefer to have your wedding conducted en Espanol? We can do that too!

See you on the set!

Getting Married in Vegas? Signs Your Marriage Will Last: Reverend Daphne Tells All!

Rev. DaphneAfter presiding over literally thousands of Las Vegas weddings, our own Reverend Daphne knows a thing or two about compatibility.  Despite what you might think, eloping or getting married in Las Vegas doesn’t necessarily mean couples have poorer odds on happily-ever-after. According to Daphne, it’s a lot more complicated than that.


“How do I know if a wedding will last?” she asks. ” Statistically, 50% of first time marriages won’t make it. Second or third marriages may be even dicier. Why? Chances are good that one or both partners bring too much baggage to the union.”  Daphne continues, “Children from other spouses, ex’s,  and  even ex-family members all contribute to some very high divorce numbers. It’s really an unfortunate situation.”


Daphne contends that a lot hinges on the level of caring and flexibility of the two partners involved. Over many years of insightful observation, she can easily spot a few tell-tale signs that a marriage will be on shaky ground right from the beginning. And we mean the very beginning. The wedding day itself.


Believe it or not, Daphne has witnessed her share of couples who argue while checking in for their wedding. Since frequent fighting over money is a leading cause of divorce, this is definitely not a good sign! Daphne contends that the way couples handle money from day one offers clues to the longevity of their relationship. (More on this to come in future Daphne blogs!)


“A red flag also  goes up with me while the wedding is taking place,” Daphne adds. ” Some couples will talk to each other during the ceremony. They’ll say things like,  ‘I’m hungry, where should we go to eat?’  ‘Did ____call you?  Good thing we didn’t invite ___,’ etc.  They’re not paying any attention to the ceremony. (Maybe they’ve done this too many times before!)


Even when a light-spirited themed wedding is in progress, the way couples stay connected while being involved in their own wedding (or not) speaks volumes about what their marriage will be like.  Saying things like, ‘I love you’ or ‘You look beautiful’ during the ceremony is another thing altogether. Couples who focus on making the other person feeling loved and cared for, that’s the best sign of a rosy future ahead.”