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Not a Fan of “Here Comes the Bride?” Songs for Walking Down the Aisle at Your Viva Las Vegas Wedding

Vegas Wedding Chapel
You can choose how you go down the aisle at Viva Las Vegas Weddings!

If you’ve chosen a more traditional (non-Elvis) wedding at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, you can still choose simple elements to customize your elegant yet-affordable wedding or wedding vow renewal. For example, not every bride wants to walk down the aisle–even in a more traditional wedding–to “Here Comes the Bride.” That’s no problem with us! Whether you get married in our enchanting Main Chapel or in one of our romantic outdoor chapels, you can substitute the music for something that is more “you.” Just let us know your preference for a particular song when you book your wedding. You can bring the CD with you, or make arrangements with us on the phone.

There are very good reasons you might want a special song choice for a wedding entrance: Some couples like to come down the aisle hand-in-hand. (So, naturally, “Here Comes the Bride” doesn’t really feel quite right, when the groom is coming, too!) For others, they have “their song” and it makes the ceremony all the more special to include it. You can even add an EXTRA song to dance to DURING the ceremony, or simply the full-length version of your “down the aisle” music. (Please let us know if you wish to have this upgrade. Many couples want to add it to make their wedding vows last a bit longer and to add to the romance factor!)

We can even arrange for you to “secretly” swap out “Here Comes the Bride” so it will be a surprise for the bride or groom. Let us know that, too, at the time of booking, so we can help guard the secret.

Las Vegas Weddings
Make your traditional Las Vegas wedding a bit more personal by selecting your own favorite music to be played!

If you want something truly unique, you can also upgrade and have “your song” sung live by one of our classically trained solo singers, male or female. If you have an instrumental tune in mind, we can provide a professional pianist or organist to play for you. (Additional charges may apply if not already included in your package.) Your guests’ eyes may fill with tears as you are lighting a unity candle during a performance of an emotionally touching song. Ask our friendly wedding planners about how to make this happen for you.

Las Vegas Chapel Wedding

Need suggestions for some popular alternative “down the aisle” music? Here’s a list of favorites to consider:

“Here and Now,” by Luther Vandross
“Suddenly,” by Billy Ocean
“All My Life,” by K-Ci & JoJo
“All of Me,” by John Legend
“I Can’t Help Myself,” by The Four Tops
“Chapel of Love,” by The Dixie Cups
“God Only Knows,” by The Beach Boys
“Marry Me,” by Train
“Better Together,” by Jack Johnson
“God Gave Me You,” by Blake Shelton
“My Best Friend,” by Tim McGraw
“From This Moment On,” by Shania Twain
“To Make You Feel My Love,” by Garth Brooks
“Marry That Girl,” by Dirty Magic Cards
“Dreamgirl,” by Dave Matthews
“The Wedding Song (There is Love),” by Noel Paul Stookey
“Ave Maria,” by Céline Dion
“I Found You,” by BeBe and CeCe Winans
“Crazy Love,” by Van Morrison
“Lucky,” by Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillat
“I Run to You,” by Lady Antebellum
“Keeper of the Stars,” by Tracy Byrd

You can also view our live song suggestions, rehearsed and ready to perform for your gorgeous wedding on our website under “Upgrades” and “Wedding Music.” For more information, visit us at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com or call us at 702-384-0771. We want the music you hear on your special day to fill the chapel, and your hearts!

6 Things You Can ONLY Get at Viva Las Vegas Weddings!

Vegas Wedding Marquee
Must’ve been an Elvis wedding…check out the blue suede shoes!

Looking for a UNIQUE wedding or wedding vow renewal in Las Vegas? Well, we can think of six things right off the bat that are available only at Viva Las Vegas Weddings, in case you want a spectacular (or at least “different”) wedding that sets yours apart. Here’s number one:

1. Every wedding includes photos under our exclusive chapel marquee. The couples’ names will be in lights above the Las Vegas Strip. Day or night, this is the most fantastic wedding photo op in town! If it’s an anniversary vow renewal, we’ll also include the date and number of years you’ve been married. Tell your guests to bring their cameras, too!

Elvis Pink Cadillac Wedding
Our famous pink Cadillac entrance—but we also do Harley Davidsons, James Bond sports cars, and even the Back to the Future car!

2. Enter the chapel with Elvis driving you down the aisle in a vintage pink Cadillac convertible! Several other themed packages also include unforgettable entrances through the main doors of the chapel. You’ll burst through a cloud of theatrical fog in a stunning car or on an eye-popping Harley, driving right up to the altar for your one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony!

Elmo Wedding in Vegas
By request…If you can dream it, we can theme it–Elmo weddings R us!

3. Even though we offer dozens of themed wedding packages, if you don’t see the “minister” that you’d like to perform your ceremony, we take requests! We’ll do our best to get you hitched by the wacky or iconic character of your choice. Here a couple asked for–and got–an “Elmo” minister. We’ll find the music, we’ll write the themed vows for you! Only at Viva Las Vegas Weddings!

Cirque style wedding Vegas
Cirque du Soleil style flyers can perform above your ceremony!

4. And, yes, we have flying Cirque du Soleil-esque artists…here, flying vampires for a Gothic Themed Wedding…who can perform high above the chapel during a romantic song. NONE of your guests will be expecting this one!

Liberace Wedding Vegas
Get married by any tribute artist you can name–or almost!

5. Almost all the chapels in Las Vegas offer up an Elvis Wedding package or two. But, if you’re a fan of any other music artist, living or not, we ALSO offer weddings by professional tribute artists that will blow your mind. We often include the performers, by request, as a surprise for the bride or groom, during a traditional wedding. Our altar/stage area has an operational curtain to “hide” the performer until just the right moment in the ceremony.

50s Diner Wedding Vegas
Do your wedding and/or wedding reception in our 1950s Doo Wop Diner!

6. Although we have several chapel venues–our stunning Main Chapel, the outdoor Garden and Gazebo Chapels, our Elvis and Priscilla Themed Chapel and our intimate Little Chapel–we have what no one else can offer: Our retro 1950s Doo Wop Diner Chapel! Perfect for Elvis weddings, Grease or Lucy weddings…whatever ’50s theme you wish to dream up. Best of all, we also do malt-shop style receptions afterward, by request!

To explore our weddings and wedding packages, visit www.vivalasvegasweddings.com And, if you already have a great idea for the custom wedding you’d like, but just have lots of questions about how to arrange it, call one of our friendly and creative staff members at 702-384-0771. We can come up with THE wedding that everyone will be talking about for years to come! Viva Las Vegas!

NFR Rodeo Coming to Vegas! How ’bout a Country-Western Wedding or Vow Renewal?

Western Wedding Vegas
Here’s the perfect wedding for Country Western fans, rodeo fans, or fans of the sweet and simple!

Viva Las Vegas Weddings will be going COUNTRY as the National Finals Rodeo boot scoots into town in early December. Couples can book weddings or wedding vow renewals at our wedding hitchin’ post and be serenaded live by a singin’ cowboy minister! This Country-Western-style wedding in Vegas will knock your boots off and includes all the fixin’s—flowers, photography, round-trip limousine from your hotel, plus a western setting with evening mist, rustic lanterns and theatrical lights.

Check out the details on our Western Themed Wedding on our website at http://www.vivalasvegasweddings.com/las-vegas-wedding-packages/themed-weddings/western-themed-wedding From there you can choose any character minister for your ceremony–cranky coal miner, dashing cowboy, or even a Johnny Cash impersonator to do the honors and sing one of his famous hits. Just let us know what you’re hankering for in your country-style wedding ceremony.

Our Western-themed wedding package includes one country song to be performed live during the unity candle lighting. Popular choices are: “I Cross My Heart,” “I Swear,” or “Keeper of the Stars.” (Johnny Cash impersonator weddings can choose a Johnny Cash favorite instead!) There won’t be a dry eye in the chapel once the music starts. Some couples prefer to bring their own music on a CD. That’s fine, too. Please tell us ahead of time so we can have it all set up for you.

In addition, your favorite country ballad can be played as the bride strolls down the aisle. For the recessional, you consider the Electric Slide or a Boot Scootin’ Boogie with friends and family. Just like at your favorite country bar, we’ll take requests. You can have your ceremony streamed live online for the folks back home, too, in case they’re not in town for the event.

Country Vegas Wedding
Slow dancing during a romantic vow renewal ceremony—country style!

Our hitchin’ post and Western props set the stage for your wedding, so you’ll fit right in wearing your best Western duds and cowboys hats—some brides choose to don a white, veiled cowgirl hat and white boots. For more information on this or any of our themed, traditional or Elvis weddings, call us at 702-384-0771 or check our website at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com See ya back at the ranch, before you ride into the sunset as bride and groom or “podners” united in marriage.