Monthly Archives: July 2017

Christmas Wedding in July? No, But Now’s the Time to Book Your Holiday Wedding in Las Vegas!

Santa and Elvis Wedding in Vegas
Choose Elvis as your “minister” or have Santa himself perform your wedding or wedding vow renewal ceremony!

We don’t really do Christmas in July here at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, but it IS time to start planning your holiday wedding, if December suits your matrimonial schedule. Did you know that New Year’s Eve is second only to Valentine’s Day for a romantic Vegas wedding? Holiday time in general–especially Christmas Eve–makes for stunning traditional weddings that often feature red and white gowns, bouquets, bowties– accented with silver and gold, of course!

If you’re up for a more fun-filled holiday wedding, choose any of our Elvis Wedding Packages and add Santa and Mrs. Claus as backup dancers! They’ll appear in a cloud of fog behind our gold curtain as Elvis sings, “Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me.” The whole effect makes an awesome holiday surprise for your guests, especially anyone back home watching your ceremony streamed live online!

Christmas Santa Wedding Vegas
Surprise your friends and family with Santa and the Mrs. at your holiday time Elvis wedding in Vegas!

Not Elvis fans? You can opt to have Santa Claus himself perform your ceremony with holiday music in the background. (Maybe “Christmas Bride.” Perfect!) Just choose any of our Traditional Wedding packages and ask your friendly Viva Las Vegas wedding planner to substitute Santa as minister. Santa (and Mrs. Claus, too) can be added to any of our other Themed Weddings, too. Really adventurous couples will get a thrill out of mixing Darth Vader and Santa, the Bluez Brothers and Santa, or even Liberace and Santa. We can customize any aspect of your wedding you can imagine!

If you’re celebrating an anniversary in December and are planning a trip to Vegas, this is the lighthearted wedding vow renewal ceremony for you. Best of all, room rates in Las Vegas are at their lowest in December. Up until New Year’s, the crowds are a lot lighter in Las Vegas, too. Give us a call with questions and any assistance you may need in planning and booking a Viva Las Vegas Wedding for the holidays! 702-384-0771 Or visit us online at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com We’ll keep the mistletoe in the cooler until then!

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So You Want to Elope to Las Vegas? Pointers for a Non-Traditionally Traditional Wedding

Traditional Wedding in vegas
Even if it’s just the two of you, you can have the traditional wedding of your dreams!

Believe it or not, nearly half of our Viva Las Vegas Weddings ceremonies are full-on, traditional style weddings with most of the lovely bells and whistles of a church wedding back home. Some are very intimate affairs with just the couple, whether they’re eloping in secret or just wanting something personal. But–in case YOUR cozy wedding-for-two turns into a big one once everyone finds out you’re tying the knot in Vegas–our Main Chapel can comfortably seat nearly 100 guests. (It’s amazing how many friends and family members don’t mind a trip to Las Vegas for your wedding day!)

Whether you’re eloping to Vegas or it’s simply your wedding destination of choice, here are a few traditions you may (or may not) want to keep for your Viva Las Vegas Wedding. First–the ring! Did you know that about 70% of brides wear a traditional diamond ring on their left hand? Others opt for a sapphire, representing a happy and harmonious union, or an aquamarine stone that bodes for a long and prosperous union. We’ve also seen tattoos in place of precious metal rings, and even lollipop rings– when couples choose not to exchange “real” rings at all. (Your “traditional” style wedding can include only the elements that have meaning for YOU.) Your personal wedding coordinator will ask ahead of time if you’ll be exchanging rings. If not, the minister will work around this seamlessly.

A bit of Las Vegas trivia here! Priscilla Presley’s engagement ring was 3 1/2 carats! Your rings–and the size or presence of their stones– are a very personal choice, but just be sure to bring them to the chapel! (One bride lost her ring and the ceremony had to be performed without it. On the way back to her hotel in the limousine, the bride discovered the ring had gone down the front of her dress and lodged in her bra!)

wedding rings for Vegas wedding

Next–the dress! Wondering what to wear to your traditional Vegas wedding? Many brides still choose to wear white, a trend said to have been started by Queen Victoria in the mid-19th century. But in Las Vegas, that white is often in the form of a summery off-the-shoulder dress, or something a bit sassier. (We’ve even seen white bikinis for our clearly non-traditional Beach Party Themed Wedding!) But, in Las Vegas, where many weddings are distinctly different, brides wear almost any style or color down the aisle–even jeans, for a casual yet still “traditional” wedding.

Even in the most kicked-back of Viva Las Vegas Weddings, where jeans and even shorts are worn, brides often keep the veil, a traditional started in ancient Greece and believe to have protected brides from evil spirits.(You wouldn’t want that!) Brides in jeans (or bikinis) look fun and fabulous in a veil, and we even rent them here at the chapel. For more formal weddings, we also rent tuxes right on the premises!

At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, you also have the option of adding a traditional reception afterward, from a simple cake and champagne toast to elegant dining and dancing with live music at our adjacent Ron Decar’s Event Center. If you’re eloping and just want wedding cake for two to take back to your hotel, we do that, too, and we’ll pack it to-go!
Vegas Wedding Chapel Kiss

For more information on ways to include your own traditions in a customized Viva Las Vegas Wedding, visit our website (www.vivalasvegasweddings.com) and then give us a call with questions at 702-384-0771. We’ll be delighted to help you start your own wedding tradition!

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Dance in the ’50s Diner with Elvis at Your Viva Las Vegas Wedding!

Elvis 50s Diner Wedding Vegas
No worries, we’ll clear the floor of our Doo Wop Diner Chapel so you can dance during your wedding or wedding vow renewal ceremony!

Did you know that for around $300 you can get married in our fabulous Doo Wop Diner Chapel (it’s like a retro 1950s flashback!) with Elvis as the rockin’ out “minister?” It’s the most affordable and fun way to get married in Las Vegas, with packages that include Elvis singing and performing your ceremony, flowers, photography, your own personal wedding coordinator, and even a free wedding invitation/website. Upgrade with live streaming webcam coverage if you have friends and family back home who can’t attend in person. For a little more, you can easily add extras and customize your package to create the wedding or wedding vow renewal ceremony that really says YOU.

Our Doo Wop Diner is the most unique Elvis wedding venue in Las Vegas for adorable but intimate ceremonies. You can even choose a themed “minister” and characters from your favorite old TV show. Many couples add a “Marilyn” or “Priscilla” impersonator for a bridesmaid. Feel free to use your imagination! If dancing is your thing, request “It’s Now or Never” for a sexy rumba, or “Can’t Help Fallin’ in Love” for a romantic slow dance as Elvis serenades the two of you.

Diner Wedding Chapel Vegas

The Doo Wop diner is filled with ’50s memorabilia, so break out those saddle oxfords and poodle skirts! Want to add a small reception afterward? We do that too! An intimate diner-style reception with hot dogs and sliders is available as an upgrade to your package, or you can add a simple champagne toast with cake.

Check out one of our Doo Wop Diner ceremonies in the video clip below:
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For more information about our Elvis weddings in the diner, visit us at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com and click on the drop down menu of all our amazing Elvis packages. Or give us a call at 702-384-0771. Thank ya, thank ya very much!

Vegas Wedding Diner

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Viva Las Vegas Weddings LIVE on TV!

Elvis Pink Caddy wedding Vegas
Still frame from the Las Vegas Broadcasting filming of our spectacular Elvis Pink Caddy entrance–right down the aisle in a cloud of fog!

Besides having your Viva Las Vegas Wedding streamed live online, or watching Viva weddings live on our EarthCam, soon select Viva Las Vegas weddings can be seen worldwide on SmartTVs, media players (Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV) and the new Las Vegas Broadcasting Company app! (Boy, have we got weddings covered, media-wise!)

For a preview, take a look at the LVBC webpage, now under construction, to see moments from live weddings at our chapel filmed for broadcast! https://www.lasvegasbroadcastingcompany.com/tv-weddings

Elvis Wedding Vegas
Another frame from the LVBC preview video showing excerpts from an Elvis Pink Caddy Wedding!

Although not EVERY Viva Las Vegas Wedding will be broadcast, it will be a great way for couples to experience our various Traditional, Themed and Elvis weddings in advance of booking a wedding. Seeing our wide variety of ceremonies live and from multiple angles and perspectives will give couples a much better idea of what their own wedding will feel like on the big day!

TV Weddings Las Vegas
Chapel owner Ron Decar describes weddings on the LVBC preview!

Remember, though, couples ALWAYS have the option of streaming their weddings and wedding vow renewals live online at our chapel on their free wedding website, included with all of our wedding packages. You can even archive the video so that friends and family can watch for 30 days or more after the actual day of your wedding. For details on all the ways you can capture your wedding day with us, give us a call at 702-384-0771. All of our chapels–Main Chapel, Outdoor Gazebo Chapel, Garden Chapel, Doo Wop Diner Chapel and Little Chapel– have live streaming capability.

Wedding Chapel Marquee Vegas
EVERY Viva Las Vegas Wedding includes this great photo op, right on the Las Vegas Strip!

Look for our weddings on TV! We can’t wait to share all the fun that happens every single day at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel! www.vivalasvegasweddings.com

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Named BEST WEDDING CHAPEL IN NEVADA FOR 2017: VIVA LAS VEGAS WEDDINGS!

Best Wedding Chapel in Nevada
Once again we’ve received this prestigious statewide recognition! Just…WOW!

BIG news flash! Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel has just been named Best Wedding Chapel in Nevada by voters and readers of Nevada Magazine! Thanks to all of our wedding couples, families, guests and everyone else who voted for us in this year’s Nevada Magazine Best of Nevada Awards! We are proud and humbled to be recognized once again for our service and for our Traditional, Themed and Elvis Weddings in Las Vegas. We strive to be exceptional–and exceptionally creative–at what we do, and this award makes us want to try even harder.

Many thanks, too, to Nevada Magazine for this great honor! If you’d like to see the listing of all the “Bests” our state has to offer, check out the winners in the many categories listed on the magazine’s website!http://nevadamagazine.com/home/inside-the-magazine/special-section/2017-best-nevada/

Vegas holiday Elvis weddings
This weekend we’ll be celebrating the 4th of July with wedding specials, AND our fabulous Best of Nevada recognition! Here’s a “vintage” pic of Elvis/chapel co-owner Ron, also celebrating 18 years of Viva Las Vegas Weddings!

We appreciate all the happy couples who have passed through our doors for their weddings or wedding vow renewals in Las Vegas. Over the years, countless of you have returned to renew your vows with us, so we know we’re doing something right. We always enjoy hearing your suggestions on how we can do our jobs better, and we love the many requests for custom weddings that present us with fun challenges. Some of them have even become permanent Themed Wedding offerings on our website!

Thank you for your kind patronage, and feel free to call us anytime or to chat with us online about all your requests, questions, comments, suggestions, or just call to say “hello!” We are grateful to you all– and we hope to measure up to the same award-winning standard for 2018! www.vivalasvegasweddings.com 702-384-0771

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