Bubbly Alyssa, one of Viva Las Vegas’s hardest working wedding and reception specialists never hesitates to tell you how much she loves her job. And it shows! Alyssa has worked at Viva for over two years, having started off as an intern while studying hospitality and event planned at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She speaks openly about how much working at Viva has impacted her life, and about how honored she is to speak with engaged couples all over the world, helping to plan their weddings and receptions in Las Vegas.
When asked what is the hardest part of her job, Alyssa says, “Not being able to spend more time with couples. Sometimes we speak to them long distance for months before their wedding, and we really get to know them over the phone. But, if their wedding falls on a very busy day, we don’t get the chance to chat with them as much as we’d like in person. It’s their big day, and they are so in love, and so thankful for what we do. Still, I do cherish the brief moments I have with them, coordinating their wedding before they go down the aisle.”
Alyssa says the easiest part of the job is being kept entertained by all the fun themed weddings. Coordinating some of the wild and crazy weddings makes working at Viva unlike any ordinary job. And that’s a huge understatement. Alyssa puts it like this,”You can feel like you’re backstage at the VMA awards!” Her favorite wedding to coordinate? The Gothic Theme…Ceremonies that include fog, tombstones, dramatic lighting and eerie music. Only at Viva Las Vegas!
Alyssa loves watching the constant growth of the chapel, and revels in her ability to grow along with it. Viva Las Vegas Weddings recently opened its new Viva Las Vegas Event Center, to accommodate larger weddings and receptions. Says Alyssa, “We’ve grown from hosting 50 person receptions to booking receptions for 150 or more people!” Now that’s a LOT of growth. But, for Alyssa, it’s just one more way to challenge her creativity and expertise in the field of reception and event planning. She adds, “I have two of the most amazing bosses to back me up,” referring to chapel co-owners Ron Decar and Jamie Richards. “They’ve given me the opportunity of a lifetime!”
Alyssa is now working with corporations, travel agents and convention planners, even people from the world of politics. She says, “I’m SUPER excited to be planning receptions with gourmet buffet dinners and custom entertainment. We’ve got an incredible dance floor and a stage with theatrical lights and incredible sound. The Event Center has so much in the way of unique possibilities for brides. I’d say the possibilities are endless!”
Alyssa’s enthusiasm and eagerness to help is palpable. If you’re thinking of a wedding in Las Vegas—themed, traditional, or a wedding with Elvis—you couldn’t be luckier than if you happen to get Alyssa on the line! Call her, or any of our fun, patient and helpful staff: Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel 702-384-0771