Monthly Archives: December 2015

Viva Las Vegas Weddings Wishes You a Very Happy New Year 2016!

Gladiator wedding in Vegas
We’re pretty sure your New Year’s celebrations will be as unique as your wedding!

Viva Las Vegas Weddings wants to wish all our New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day wedding couples the very best in 2016. Same goes for everyone whose Las Vegas wedding or wedding vow renewal has taken place here over the years! As the clock strikes midnight, we’ll be celebrating under the fireworks of the Las Vegas Strip, hoping all those happy brides and grooms will be toasting another new year of wedded bliss ahead!

crazy vegas wedding
Wiki and Cedric from Down Under will be partying hours ahead of us in Las Vegas! Happy New Year, mates!

Planning ahead for a wedding in 2016? We’re here to help you create and customize the perfect Las Vegas wedding for you.

Pink Caddy Elvis bride
Thank you for sharing your wedding days and anniversaries with us over the past year. We are looking forward to all the fun and tender moments ahead in 2016! Happy New Year to all!

Wedding Chapel Reviews: Please Let Us Know How We’re Doing

las vegas wedding chapelAs the year draws to a close, we are grateful for all the happy Viva Las Vegas wedding couples who have passed through our doors. And we want to make sure that we are getting better every year at what we do. (When you come back to renew your vows, we want it to be even more fun than the first wedding with us!)

We would love it if you could take the time to send us an email to let us know the ways we might improve, or to give us suggestions that might have made your Las Vegas wedding even more memorable. What you think matters to us, and we have implemented many of your wonderful suggestions in the past.

And, if you were delighted with the whole experience, we would be thrilled if you would write us a review on Google, TripAdvisor, Yelp, or Friend us on Facebook. We honestly believe that your glowing reviews make our wedding business grow and give us an enormous incentive to worker harder each day to make every wedding as perfect as we can.

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If you leave us a positive review, email us a screen shot and we’ll send you a coupon good for a free candid photo of your ceremony for each review you post. It’s our way of showing appreciation for your time, and our way of smiling back at your happy experience with us. 🙂

Thank you for making our work feel so special and worthwhile. And best wishes in the New Year to all the newlyweds, and to all the couples celebrating up to 16 years of happy marriage after tying the knot at Viva Las Vegas Weddings!

Merry Christmas from Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel!

Holiday Las Vegas Wedding

If you got married at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel this year, by Elvis or in a more traditional wedding, we’d like to wish you a merry first Christmas together! And if you got married with us in Las Vegas over the last 15 years, our warm wish for a Happy Christmastime extends to you. You all play a big part in our memories of incredibly fun, tender, and heartwarming weddings over the years. At holiday time, we want to express our appreciation for sharing one of the most important events in your lives with us.

We hope your love, and your families, continue to grow in the coming year. And we hope to see you one day again, if you choose to renew your vows with us, as many of our couples do. Others have sent us endearing messages on anniversaries, letting us know they remember Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel with fondness. That’s one of the things that makes our jobs worthwhile, every day.

Merry Christmas to you and yours. May you keep the joy of this day in your hearts and in your marriages forever. We think most of the folks we have married at Viva Las Vegas will agree–the right spouse makes every day feel like

Get Married in Vegas by Magical Merlin of Camelot or Spellbinding “Dumbledore” of Hogwarts!

Harry Potter Wedding at Viva Las Vegas
Marriage Wizardry at Viva Las Vegas

A blast from Viva Las Vegas Weddings’ past! As the year draws to a close, we remember our version of a Dumbledore (assisted by a sort-of Professor Snape) presiding over the vows of Benjamin (dressed as Darth Vader, of course) and his fair Regina. “Dumbledore”oversaw the rites of (holy-smokes) warwedlock, while Snape kept the oddly-garbed Muggle-born guests at wand’s length. The whole affair was rather odd and topsy-turvy. But, this sort of thing is all in a day’s work for the magical staff at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel.

Check out the wedding party, who were obviously under some sort of spell. We’re not sure if they had the better time, or we did. On this occasion, we took our Camelot Themed Wedding and turned it on its head to create characters from everyone’s favorite magical novels and movies. The guests came dressed, however, mostly as entirely different movie franchise characters, as you can see in the video clip above. Mixing and matching fantasies at your wedding can be half the fun. We’ll customize any of our themed wedding packages to include whatever zaniness you have in mind!

Harry Potter at Viva
Assorted Muggles Surround Bride Regina and Groom Benjamin

For more information on our Las Vegas Themed Wedding offerings, visit us at You’ll find contact information to call with questions or to live chat with us about making your wedding day fantasies a reality! And…happy holidays all you muggles! (We hope all is jolly with our dear couple, Benjamin and Regina!)

Get Married on Elvis’s Birthday! Book Your Las Vegas Elvis Wedding NOW for January 8th!

Elvis Birthday Wedding Vegas
Celebrate your wedding day and Elvis’s birthday on January 8th every year!

Listen up all you engaged Elvis fans! Act quickly and book your Las Vegas wedding with Elvis on Elvis’s 81st birthday, Friday, January 8th, so you can share your anniversary with the day of The King’s birth. We have a wide range of Elvis wedding packages, beginning under $300, including flowers, photography, and Elvis doing your ceremony and singing you down the aisle! For a wild upgrade, ask for “Marilyn” to sing “Happy Birthday” to Elvis…or whoever else’s birthday it may be among your guests or friends and family watching live on the Internet.

For casual weddings and wedding vow renewals, the Elvis Blue Hawaii wedding is our most popular theme. It’s easy to see why. You get limousine transportation, special effect beach fog, a hula girl (or Priscilla!), Elvis singing Can’t Help Falling in Love, The Hawaiian Wedding Song, and Viva Las Vegas. You get flowers, a great photo package, palm trees (almost) swaying. What’s not to love?

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Elvis Pink Cadillac enters the chapel for a rock ‘n roll kind of marriage ceremony!

Many couples opt for bare feet or sandals, sarongs, Hawaiian shirts–Casual attire is perfect for this wedding. You can even upgrade your flowers to fresh tropical leis, if you like.

Or, opt for a simpler package and add the Elvis pink Cadillac entrance. Cruise down the aisle in style with Elvis at the wheel. (Also available as an add-on to the Blue Hawaii themed ceremony.)

We’ve gotta whole lotta Elvis, if you’ve got a whole lotta love. Visit us at and look at all our Elvis packages on the drop-down menu. Thank you, thank you very much!

How to Write Your Own Wedding Vows: Viva Las Vegas Weddings Offers Seven Ways to Make it Easy!

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Toni and Danny exchanging vows this week with our own Reverend Daphne

Since we do hundreds of Las Vegas weddings every year, Traditional weddings, Elvis weddings, Themed weddings, we can tell you for sure that adding a few words of your own to the vows makes your wedding ceremony or wedding vow renewal ABSOLUTELY UNIQUE. Even the staff members have cried over the simplest prepared vows, read from a post-it note pulled from a pocket.

Don’t worry. Personal vows may not be for everyone. And that’s fine, too. Our traditional, Elvis and character ministers are warm, welcoming and pro’s at what they do.

But, if you’re up for it, nothing beats the sentiment of personal vows.

That doesn’t mean your own vows can’t have some humor in them. Most do! And usually they are only a few sentences long. Some are only one sentence, but pack a romantic, heart-wrenching punch! Don’t worry, MOST of your ceremony will be conducted by your minister, even if it’s Dracula in a Gothic Wedding. So the vows you say to each other can be as short and sweet as you like.

Viva Las Vegas Chapel
We’ll help with plans to make your ceremony unforgettable.

But, what do you say? Here are a few tips we’ve picked up, mostly from hearing these beautiful gems of love delivered at the altar. We think these tips will help you make your wedding day that much more special.

1. Write about something specific about the other person. The one thing that made you realize that person beside you was THE ONE for you. It might be something they said the day you met, or the moment they did something that captured your heart.

2. Borrow from Letterman’s Top Ten List. Or make it a top five. Count the ways you love them. A good place to add a bit of humor, mixed with sincerity. “I love how you put my slippers next to the couch on football Sunday,” goes just fine with, “I love they way you treat my Mom and Dad, as if they were your own.” That sort of thing.

3. List the ways you are similar. The movies you both like, the food, the places you’ve been together. Or, speak of how very different you are, and how it somehow works for you two.

Writing wedding vows
The writing desk in our bride’s waiting area may be a little too late to compose vows on…but….

4. Write about how the day you met led up to this moment, saying your vows together. A quick and touching outline of that progression, with just the most meaningful highlights.

5. Talk to each other about the vows in advance. Agree to keep it to about the same length, if you like. Even one or two sentences about the other person and why you are soulmates.

6. Tell what you hope your future together will be like, and the specific ways you hope to honor the other person through your lives together.

7. Include a mention of family members, especially if they are present, but even more especially if they can’t be present and are watching live online or will watch the DVD later.

Need more help? When you call to book your wedding with us, have a chat with one of our friendly, creative staff members. They are GREAT advice givers, too. Or you can chat online. Visit us at or call 702-384-0771. We’ll go the extra mile to make sure your wedding day is all about YOU.