Monthly Archives: February 2018

Viva Las Vegas Weddings Celebrates 20 Years with Fun Photos–A Blast from Our Vegas Weddings Past!

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Vegas Wedding Kiss
Planting one on the bride….Requires some practice before the wedding…

We’d like to thank the hundreds and hundreds of couples who have gotten married or renewed wedding vows with us at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel over the last 20 (yes, 20!) years. We can hardly believe it’s been that long! We have even been fortunate enough to have couples return to renew wedding vows with us after 5, 10, 15, and, soon….20 years of marriage. Some couples come back every 5 years and choose a different theme. We feel inadequate trying to express how happy this makes us feel, and how honored we are to be part of everyone’s most special day. So, to reminisce, we’re sharing a few old photos from the gazillions we have to look back on wedding memories at our chapel..

60s wedding Vegas Some of our favorite wedding memories took place in the ’60s…we think!

At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, you can choose to be married in any decade you choose…or even another century. If you favorite time period is not on OUR “menu,” let us know, and we’ll go to work to make it happen for you. (And, yes, we HAVE done a Flintstones stone age wedding…Now WHERE are THOSE photos???)

James Bond Vegas Wedding
We’ve done WAY more than 007 James Bond Weddings in 20 years!

Our elaborate movie themed weddings have always been great fun, from James Bond, to all the sci-fi and superhero movies, to our ever-popular Rocky’s Horror cult classic wedding take.

Wedding poses Vegas
Casual poses are always the most flattering at weddings…

The most memorable part of our wedding business, though, is the fun that wedding couples and their wild and crazy wedding parties bring to the chapel. We’ve seen whole weddings where EVERYONE is dressed as Elvis, vikings, storm troopers, gangsters, vampires, or comic book characters…We can’t wait to see who comes into the chapel next!

Fun Vegas Wedding Our most popular wedding rental costumes…you may have guessed!

Despite the imaginative stuff we do for our Elvis and Themed Weddings, they are still meaningful, and often bring out a sentimental tear or two. Our traditional weddings have always been elegant and romantic, whether in our Main Chapel or in one of our picturesque outdoor settings. We look back on EVERY wedding as unique and our hearts are full with all the wonderful times we’ve had sharing these magical moments with brides and grooms and their friends and families.

If YOU’D like to share an unforgettable moment with one of YOUR wedding photos, please post it in the comments–we’d love to see your pics and remember you! (Go ahead and include the year of your wedding…even though we’re sure this will make us feel very OLD!)

Thank you again for tying the knot at our chapel…We hope to meet again for an anniversary in another 5, 10 or 20 years! 🙂

Second Wedding in Las Vegas? Bring the Kids!

Elvis and Baby at Wedding
Obvious hair envy!

Coming to Las Vegas to marry for the second time ’round often means a larger wedding party for YOU! What with the kids and all…grown or otherwise! Yes, we do many, many Traditional-style wedding vow renewals, and also lots of simply elegant second weddings, but we think it’s a fantastic chance to have some fun with the family–if an Elvis or Themed Wedding is more your thing these days! At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, you can choose from our dozens of wedding package offerings, or make up one of your own.

Here are a few snapshots of little wedding attendants over the last few years!

'50s Diner wedding Vegas
She bop she bop, poodle skirts in the diner!

At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, you’re not limited at to one venue, either! We have the warm, traditional Main Chapel that converts into a theatrical stage for themed weddings. We also have our 1950s Doo Wop Diner Chapel for more casual and quirky Elvis, The Fonz, Grease, or whatever retro themed minister/’50s TV show theme character you have in mind. We also have two lovely and picturesque outdoor chapels, a sleek and sophisticated Little Chapel, and others!

Darth Wedding Vegas
“I am your father…? NOT!

So, dress up the kids as your wedding attendants for a second wedding spectacular in Vegas! While we do rent adult costumes in our costume shop (many people just bring their own, though!), we don’t generally have child sizes, so you’ll be on your own. But our helpful staff can give you advice on costuming, or we can recommend a GREAT costume shop just a mile or so from the Strip. Sometimes couples keep it as simple as funny hats or wigs. And sometimes EVERYONE is dressed as Elvis!

Vegas wedding children
A mustache makes EVERYONE look older and more sophisticated….

Questions! Just call us up at 702-384-0771. Second weddings don’t require a marriage license, and all of our ceremonies can be performed as renewal-of-vows ceremonies. Be sure to ask about streaming your fun family wedding live online for the folks back home. Viva Las Vegas! www.vivalasvegasweddings.com

Be a Fool for Love This April Fool’s Day and Tie the Knot in Vegas!

Impersonator Weddings Vegas
Get hitched–or renew your vows–in Las Vegas! Our fun and fabulous impersonator weddings will fool YOU!

April Fool’s Day falls on a weekend this year, the perfect date for a fun fantasy wedding or wedding vow renewal in Las Vegas! Spring a surprise on your spouse to be, or just have us customize a wild and wonderful wedding featuring your favorite costumed characters or iconic stars from stage or screen. This is one day of the year that WE at Viva Las Vegas Weddings are never sure what couples are going to do to fool their mates!

In honor of the occasion, we have several hot April Fool’s Day Wedding Specials on our website. Just go to www.vivalasvegasweddings.com and click on April Fool’s Day weddings on the left side of our homepage. Prices start at just $275.00, plus you can choose an outdoor wedding, one in our spectacular Main Chapel, or one in our fun and flirty 1950s Doo Wop Diner Chapel.

Themed Weddings Las Vegas
Fool friends and family when they watch your wedding online! Dress in character for your April Fool’s Themed Wedding–we rent costumes, too!

Our Fool for Love Wedding Package includes:

Choose a “regular” minister to do the honors, Elvis, or any of a wide range of characters or themes. Yes, you CAN mix and match. We’ve done Star Wars-esque Intergalactic Weddings featuring Elvis, and we’ve done Liberace impersonator weddings with the Wicked Witch of the West as bridesmaid. Surprise us with your requests! We’re all over that stuff! 🙂

Superhero weddings Vegas
A perfect April Fool’s Day “minister”–our Joker/Batman Themed Superhero Wedding package!

If you’re into Superheroes, our Joker Wedding is great for April Fool’s. Seen above with a Harley-Quinn maid of honor, this was one of our by-request weddings. You can substitute characters in any of our Themed Weddings…just let us know your ideas.

Below is a listing of what’s included in our most affordable April Fool’s Day Wedding Special. Don’t forget, you can add Elvis or another character to your wedding, beginning at $100 more. April Fool’s is ripe for surprise wedding characters…Tom Jones dashing in to do a song? Prince? MJ? We can make it happen!

Fool For Love Dream Wedding Package

Indoor Wedding or Daytime Ceremony in the Outdoor Gazebo (Until 5pm)
2 Rose Presentation
Boutonniere
6 Candid Photos (taken during ceremony)
Souvenir Wedding Scroll
Music
Wedding Website and Wedding Invitation
Your Names In Lights on Our Marquee
Wedding Coordinator
Photographer
Witness
Chapel Fee
Ceremony is Limited to 15 Wedding Guests or Less
Only! $275.00

Call us anytime with questions and ideas for your April Fool’s Day wedding, or a wedding any other day of the year! 702-384-0771

Marilyn impersonator wedding

How to Plan an Anniversary SURPRISE WEDDING VOW RENEWAL at Viva Las Vegas Weddings!

Vow Renewal Las Vegas
We’ll take care of everything, from flowers to photos to video documenting your wedding vow renewal in Vegas!

For happily married couples coming to Las Vegas to celebrate a big anniversary, there’s no more fun and unforgettable way to celebrate than by renewing your vows with, or without, Elvis! We even offer imaginative themed weddings, the wildly unique kind that you might have been wanted before you went the “safe” traditional wedding route instead. Now’s the time to do it YOUR way!

If you are planning a vow renewal ahead of time, and you haven’t yet mentioned it to your spouse, we can help you plan the whole affair as a SURPRISE! Just let us know that’s the plan, and we can help make it unbelievably magical for your mate, family and friends–who can actually watch online from home if you arrange for it–and if they can keep the secret!

Here are a few suggested steps for going about a surprise wedding vow renewal ceremony. You won’t need a license, so that makes it even simpler. Follow the guidelines below:

1. Book your trip to Vegas as an anniversary present to your spouse.
2. Check out our website at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com to choose the Traditional, Elvis, or Themed Wedding that’s going to blow your bride/groom away! ALL of our wedding packages can be performed as wedding vow renewal ceremonies. You just won’t need to go downtown for a marriage license!
3. Once you’ve selected a package, give us a call at 702-384-0771 and make sure you tell us it’s a SURPRISE VOW RENEWAL when you book your date and time. We’ll do the rest!
4. Plan exactly when you’ll reveal the surprise—If your wedding package includes limo service, tell your spouse when the limo arrives–perhaps after telling him/her that you’re dressing up for a nice dinner and you’ve ordered a car. If your package does not have limo service, just head out for “dinner” and tell them when you pull into the chapel. We’ve even had spouses tell their mates that they’re going to a wedding of someone ELSE at our chapel, only to find out it’s their own vow renewal!

Main Chapel at Viva Las Vegas
Get re-wed in a romantic traditional ceremony, or with ELVIS!

Above is the view from the pews in our lovely Main Chapel, but you can also have a sweet and picturesque outdoor vow renewal in our Gazebo or Garden Chapels. You’ll find packages that include everything, starting at around $300. THEN you can go to a cozy intimate dinner!

Eygyptian Themed Wedding Vegas
Or book a wedding vow renewal ceremony with a THEME! Seen here is “Tut” in our set and props room, stocked for dozens of themed weddings!

Themed Wedding Packages are thrilling and unexpected, and extra fun if you happen to invite lots of family and friends along for the surprise. You’ll have theatrical fog and lights, themed music, sets, costumed characters…the works! And if you don’t seen the theme of your dreams, let us know and we’ll customize a wedding vow renewal just for you!

Remember to request your military discount if you’re a veteran. We’ll also put your names up in lights on the Strip above our chapel after your ceremony, with a flashing panel that will say “Married 25 years” or however many years of wedlock you happen to be celebrating. Our photographer will get a shot of both, and if you bring guests, they’ll want to bring their cameras to capture the moment as well!

More questions? You can secretly call us or chat online anytime to start planning the anniversary celebration of a lifetime! (See phone number and website link above.)

Get Your Marriage License at the Las Vegas Airport! (This week only!)

Gangster Themed Wedding Vegas
In Sin City, we have “our ways” to get you hitched with ease! Seen here, our Gangster Themed Wedding–where you can add your own Roaring ’20s style!

Only in Las Vegas! If you’re getting married in Las Vegas this week—for Valentine’s Day or Mardi Gras, you can visit the new pop-up marriage license office, greeting travelers at McCarran International Airport. The kiosk is located right in baggage claim! The Clark County Clerk’s Office will keep the office open from Feb. 9th to 17th to help alleviate holiday wedding traffic in the downtown Marriage Bureau. Besides Valentine’s Day weddings, there are also President’s Day and Chinese New Year weddings, plus Mardi Gras, masquerade style weddings.. “The days around Valentine’s Day and the Presidents’ Day weekend are always some of our busiest,” according to County Clerk Lynn Goya. The pop-up Marriage Bureau is located in the baggage claim area in Terminal 1. It’s open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through the end of the week. More here, from our local newspaper:

https://www.reviewjournal.com/videos/marriage-license-kiosk-coming-to-las-vegas-airport/

For any legal wedding (same-sex legal weddings are welcome here, too!) in Las Vegas, you will need a marriage license from the State of Nevada. There is no waiting period or blood test. The Marriage Bureau downtown is open from 8:00 a.m. until midnight every day of the year, including Sundays and holidays, for those who will be marrying after the airport kiosk closes. The Marriage Bureau is located at 201 Clark Ave Las Vegas, NV 89101. It’s within easy walking distance of the Golden Nugget and the Fremont Street Experience, in downtown Las Vegas.

The license fee is $77, and both parties must be present to obtain license. (Cash is best, since credit cards are not accepted.) If either party is divorced, you’ll need to provide the date, city and state of the most recent divorce.

The fastest and easiest way to get your marriage license at the kiosk or Downtown is to go to their website and pre-register online at:
https://aivitals.co.clark.nv.us/webinquiryinternet/ Click “Marriage Application” in the top right corner.

Traditional Vegas Wedding
Weddings can be big and complicated, but at Viva Las Vegas Weddings, most all the work is done for you!

Remember to bring your marriage license with you when you come to the chapel to get married. The minister will sign it and file it with the Clark County Clerk’s office within 10 days of the wedding. The Marriage Bureau will provide you with information on how to get certified copies of your marriage certificate after the wedding. You have one year from the date of issue of the Marriage License to have a licensed minister in the State of Nevada perform the wedding. And, DON’T FORGET THE RINGS!

We are really looking forward to a fun and busy week of weddings here at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel! Let us know if there’s anything we can do to make YOUR wedding arrangements easier and more streamlined. Our staffers await your questions and calls with a smile at 702-384-0771.

5 Las Vegas Weddings You Won’t Find on Our Website!

Indiana Jones wedding in Vegas
We can create your favorite movie themed wedding for you by request!

Viva Las Vegas Weddings offers a wide range of Themed Weddings, from minister impersonators of music icons, movie icons, and even TV and film superheroes. But, if you don’t find what you’re looking for, just ask! Our Viva Las Vegas Themed Weddings motto is, after all, “If you can dream it, we can theme it!”

Themed weddings that we customize for you will include all the extras and frills that our website’s themed weddings offer. Round trip limo service, theatrical fog and smoke, just the right musical accompaniment, flowers, photography…There may be an extra charge if you add a cast of characters. Or, you can just come as the characters yourselves!

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Above, the wedding party came all rehearsed with choreography from the movie “Grease.” We’ve done this theme by request with a Danny minister, or with Principal McGee in our fabulous 50s Doo Wop Diner Chapel!

Our Princess Bride wedding, once a special custom request, has officially made its way to our website because it was so popular…But we’ll still include it here, just so you can get an idea of what to expect. Remember, when you choose a movie or TV theme, your minister can be any character you like. We’ve had “Joker” ministers, “Gomez Addams” ministers, and even Clyde from Bonnie and Clyde!

Sometimes requested weddings themes are completely original! We’ve had an all-Viking themed wedding, weddings based around a favorite sports team, and, above, a request for a “Pimps and Ho’s” themed wedding! Our staffers will work with you to arrange the music and characters you need to really put on a show—YOUR one-of-a-kind Vegas wedding. (Okay, we’ll say it here: Don’t forget to add live streaming internet coverage if you go all out for a spectacularly unique Vegas wedding ceremony!)

Jessica Rabbit wedding? You got it. See above. We’ve also done Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter, and any number of fantasy themed weddings or wedding vow renewals. Surprise us with YOUR idea!

For more information on how to book a wedding that you may not even see on our website, call us to chat at Viva Las Vegas Weddings, 702-384-0771. We can’t wait to hear what you have in mind! 🙂

Las Vegas ZZ Top Wedding
It’s gonna be hard to top the ZZ Top wedding!