Monthly Archives: October 2014

Your Personal Las Vegas Wedding Website

Carmen and Les recently renewed wedding vows at Viva Las Vegas after 25 years together!
Carmen and Les renew wedding vows at Viva Las Vegas after 25 years of happiness!

Did you know that your Viva Las Vegas Wedding includes a free wedding website that doubles as an invitation? It’s your very own page where you can post photos and write a brief blog about how you met. Couples tell how they got engaged, and often include whatever sweet and romantic tidbits they want to share with family and friends. Your personal wedding web page is also the site where your wedding can be viewed live and streaming via the Internet, should you wish. You can even choose to archive the video. That way, it can be watched by anyone, weeks after the fact. Carmen and Les, above, wow-ed us with website photos before their recent silver anniversary renewal of vows in Las Vegas. ‘Still looking amazing, you two!

Christa and Michael married at Viva Las Vegas this October
Christa and Michael married at Viva Las Vegas in October

Cindy and Robbie, pictured below, got engaged on December 20, 2013, and thought to include a photo of the occasion on their personal wedding website. Lots of folks post close-up shots of the engagement ring, or of the actual proposal. We love that stuff! Feel free to get creative with your pics and stories. Friends and family will enjoy sharing all the events and stories that led up to your fun and romantic Las Vegas wedding day!

Cindy and Robbie, engaged on December 20, 2013, then married recently at Viva Las Vegas Weddings
Cindy and Robbie, engaged on December 20, 2013, then married at Viva in October!

Nia and Brian, pictured below, chose a Gothic-style ceremony for their vows, with Grim Reaper as minister. We laughed when they blogged about why they chose a Viva Las Vegas wedding:”Long story short. The Grim Reaper doesn’t live in Ohio.” Viva Las Vegas is just the place for brides and grooms who don’t necessarily want the typical, traditional wedding. But we do those kind, too. (Want more info on our many varied wedding packages? Our staff is always available to answer questions and help you decide….702-384-0771.)

Nia and Brian chose a Gothic October Wedding
Nia and Brian chose a Gothic October Wedding

Best wishes to these and all of our happily married couples who have honored us with pics and touching tales of their love. Keep ’em coming!

A Military Discount for Your Viva Las Vegas Wedding


Veteran’s Day is coming up, and we at Viva Las Vegas Weddings are ever mindful of our veterans. As with so many others in our country, many of us have military members in our families. If you’re currently in the service, or a veteran, be sure to ask about our military discount for your traditional, themed, or Elvis wedding in Las Vegas. (No, you don’t have to wear your dress uniform to get it. But don’t these guys, above, look GREAT?) We’ll deduct the $60.00 minister’s fee from your package. It’s our way of thanking you for your service, on the most special day in your life.

Remember, too, that your ceremony can be seen streaming live online, if you’ve got buddies stationed elsewhere around the world who can’t be here to share your day.

Please feel free to call us at 702-384-0771 for any other assistance you might need choosing a wedding that’s right for you, or if you need advice on your stay in Las Vegas. If we can’t answer your questions on the spot, we’ll find out and get back to you. We figure we owe it to our servicemen and women to go above and beyond. We may never be able to repay you for your service and sacrifice, but we will do whatever we can to make sure your wedding is perfect for you.

Choose from any of the traditional or creative themed or Elvis weddings on our site at: Or, give us a call to arrange a customized wedding with all the elements that will make your day uniquely your own. By the way, your discount is not just good on Veteran’s Day, but every day! It will be an honor to serve you.

VERY Affordable New Boutique Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas–To Go With Your Elvis Wedding!

Downtown Las Vegas hotel for honeymoon
To re-live Old Vegas kitsch and crazy nightlife, a Downtown stay is a must-do!

If you’re looking to save money on your Elvis (or other) wedding trip to Las Vegas, we’ve got great news! For around $70 per night mid-week, you can stay Downtown in the newly remodeled Oasis at the Gold Spike boutique hotel. Part of Zappo’s CEO Tony Hseih’s Downtown Project, this 44-room hotel has been completely renovated and stylishly decorated. It’s supremely affordable, and convenient to everything, incuding our own Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, the Fremont Street Experience and zip lines, the Marriage Bureau, and the 24-hour “The Deuce” (think double-decker) bus line to Las Vegas Strip mega-resorts. Perfect!

Elvis hanging on nearby Fremont Street, a closed-canopy attraction where you can stroll from casino to casino
Elvis hanging on nearby Fremont Street, a closed-canopy attraction where you can stroll from casino to casino

The hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool, fitness center, and a beautifully renovated 24-hour grill. Las Vegas has taken a lot of pride in its downtown renovation project, and at the Oasis, you’ll be staying in a completely re-done, yet still historic, Las Vegas property. But just look at it now! See the newly reimagined hotel at the link provided, and check out the amazing budget-friendly room rates:

If you’ve visited Las Vegas but haven’t gone Downtown, consider experiencing a completely different side of Las Vegas. It’s a bit wild, a bit kitschy, and very reminiscent of what Las Vegas was like long ago. But now mostly re-invented and remodeled for contemporary tastes. And….if you’re having an Elvis or another wacky themed wedding with us, it all makes for an unforgettable wedding trip. (Traditional brides like it, too!)

Check out the wild side of Vegas and save a bundle, too!
Check out the wild side of Vegas and save a bundle, too!

How to Save for Your Honeymoon–Get Married in Vegas!

Outdoor wedding in Las Vegas
Your romantic Outdoor Gazebo wedding can be seen ’round the world streaming live, then you can spend the savings to see the world on your honeymoon!

Ask any married person: No matter how much you spend on your wedding, the day goes by in a flash. Getting married at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, you’ll have a uniquely romantic wedding (whether traditional or Elvis/Themed), and everyone who can’t be in Las Vegas can watch live, streaming online. Those who can come are going to LOVE an excuse to visit Las Vegas. Plus, you can spend all the money you’ll save on that fancy wedding on a dream honeymoon instead. Trust us. MANY couples we know have told us they wished they’d gone simpler on the wedding, then more elaborate on the honeymoon. And we talk to LOTS of couples.

At Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, brides can still wear the gorgeous gowns and enjoy deluxe limousine service and all the thrilling extras. We make sure your day is just as unforgettable as the most expensive wedding day back home. It will still go very fast, and you’ll likely still be just as nervous. Most brides don’t remember a thing and have to watch the video afterward, to remember what they said during the ceremony, anyway!

Saving for a honeymoon at Viva Las Vegas Weddings
Wyndi and Darrel first met in a Mexican restaurant, and now will honeymoon in Mexico! Go figure. 🙂

Last week Wyndi and Darrel chose to tie the knot in an evening ceremony under the twinkling lights of our Outdoor Gazebo. Wedding packages at Viva Las Vegas Weddings begin at under $300 and include flowers and photos. You can upgrade and customize every element of your ceremony to make your wedding the one of your dreams. With the money Wyndi and Darrel saved, they’re now on a fabulous honeymoon in Mexico! Las Vegas has many of the most gorgeous and sexy hotels in the world to spend your wedding night. The next day, our new international terminal and McCarran airport, located just a couple of miles from the Las Vegas Strip, sets you up conveniently for heading off to the most exotic honeymoon destinations.

If you’d like more info on our many affordable wedding packages, visit us at From there you can live chat with a friendly wedding planner, or give us a toll free call with questions. We want to give you a GREAT wedding and an even GREATER honeymoon!

Best wishes to Wyndi and Darrel for beautiful wedding (and honeymoon) memories that will last you both a lifetime!

How to Change Your Name After Your Las Vegas Wedding

Names on the marquee after a Viva Las Vegas wedding...But the last names may be a-changin'
Names on the marquee after a Viva Las Vegas wedding…But the last names may be a-changin’ so here’s the scoop on that!
After officially getting married in Las Vegas, brides who decide to change their last names need to do a bit more paperwork once they’ve arrived back home. Don’t worry, though. We’ve got an easy to-do list which should make it a piece of (wedding) cake. (Don’t make the mistake of thinking that a marriage license with your new last name takes care of everything.) Here are the steps you need to follow in order to be legally Mrs. ________. (If you need instructions on how to get your marriage license in Las Vegas before the wedding, go to:

1. Change your Social Security card.
Visit the Social Security Administration’s website and fill out the application for a new Social Security card. Easy. Your number won’t change, just your name. It will take a few days to get your new card.

2. Change the name on your license at the DMV.
You’ll likely have to visit your Department of Motor Vehicles office in person to get a new license. Bring your old license, your certified marriage license and your new Social Security card.

3. Change your bank accounts to your new name.
Go into a branch location and be sure to take along your new driver’s license and your marriage license. You’ll want to order new checks and debit and credit cards while you’re at it. If you are subject to a lot of extra fees, this might be a good time to open an altogether new account in a new (fee-free) bank!

4. Miscellaneous name changes to make
Once you have your new social security card and driver’s license in your married name, all you need to do is figure out what other accounts need updating. Which ones that do may be unique to each person. Some changes can be made with a simple phone to the power company, etc., but other companies may ask for a copy of your marriage certificate or social security card. Most of the changes can be done as bills arrive in the mail– they’ll be reminders to you to make name changes. Most important of all,though, be sure to tell your employer for payroll purposes!


If this sounds like too much work, you can pay a small fee to companies you’ll find online (type in “Name Change Kit”) and you can do it all with only one form to fill out.

Best wishes to all the news Mrs.-es from Viva Las Vegas Weddings!

Get Married in Las Vegas by Betty Boop!

Betty Boop wedding in VEgas
Our newest and sassiest wedding package with Betty Boop performing your ceremony!

Here’s our newest Viva Las Vegas Wedding package–featuring Betty Boop, singing and doing the honors as the two of you are booped into holy matrimony. It’s a variation on our Hollywood Starlet wedding, but with the adorable Betty Boop officiating your ceremony instead of our stunning Marilyn Monroe impersonator/minister. At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, we can pretty much accommodate your wildest wedding fantasies. Most of our staff have extensive backgrounds in Las Vegas (and even worldwide!) entertainment, so we’re very resourceful at providing you with talented actors and singers to do your bidding. In fact, we LOVE the challenges you present to us with your creative wedding ideas.

Viva talented Las Vegas staff
Our talented crew have a blast dressing up for themed weddings. Bring your own costumes/bridal gear and join us. We also rent wedding duds and costumes, if you don’t want to pack!

Our Betty Boop impersonator has years of experience portraying this popular cartoon character in theaters and theme parks. She’s coy and sexy, and very soothing to the worst wedding nerves. Betty will put a smile on your faces, your guests’ faces, and on all the faces of folks back home as you tie the knot streaming live online with Betty Boop-Oop-a-Doop.

Betty Boop fans, just ask for the Hollywood Starlet wedding, and tell our wedding planner to hold the Starlet. Ask for Betty Boop instead! Unless of course you’d like the original package with a “Marilyn” minister. Or, maybe you’d like to add Betty Boop AND Marilyn to any Elvis wedding. Have twice the star power! After all, in Las Vegas, NOTHING is over-the-top! Call us and let us know just what you’re looking for in your customized wedding package: 1-702-384-0771.

Other weddings we’ve done by special request include Bonnie and Clyde weddings, Addam’s Family weddings, even Harry Potter themed weddings. Those are just some of the many that we don’t already have on our website. Call to talk to one of our creative wedding coordinators if you have ideas that you don’t see at We’ll be happy to work out a package just for you.

Be the first couple to Boop-Oop-a-Doop down the aisle at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel!