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Viva Las Vegas Weddings’ Reverend Daphne Dishes the BEST Wedding Advice!

Las Vegas Wedding Minister
Meet the lovely Reverend Daphne, who knows a thing or two about Las Vegas weddings!

At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, we don’t just do Elvis weddings and weddings with themed character ministers. We also have on staff several friendly and caring traditional wedding officiants, too. (And, at Viva Las Vegas Chapel, you can always ADD Elvis to sing at your traditional ceremony!) With us from DAY ONE–for nearly twenty years now– is the UK-born Reverend Daphne. She has just a touch of a British accent, and a heart filled with loving words and helpful advice for our wedding couples. We’ll share some of her answers to some oft-asked questions here. 🙂

1. What advice do you have for couples who may want to personalize their ceremonies at the chapel?

Some couples (mainly from the South) end a ceremony with “jumping the broom.” Of course, they have to bring the broom! This tradition dates from late 18th century England, and it experienced new popularity with couples in this country after it was seen on the iconic TV series, Roots. I’ve sometimes seen another fascinating wedding ritual. Instead of lighting a unity candle, couples will pour different-colored sand into a vase making a personalized design. (Again,they have to bring vase and sand.) If you’d like to do something meaningful and original along these lines, just let the staff know your plans at the time you book your wedding. That way, we can arrange for any special music or other elements you might need during the ceremony. Also check for all our special upgrades on the Viva Las Vegas Weddings website. http://www.vivalasvegasweddings.com/wedding-upgrades

2. What can brides can wear to their summer weddings to stay cool and still look beautiful?

There are many short-to-ankle-length dresses out there that are beautiful. The long, frou-frou dresses with looooong veils are not comfortable or suitable in the summer for quick Las Vegas weddings. Keep that for the outdoor-at-a-mansion wedding. REMEMBER, just because you LOVE the dress, it may not love you!. Keep in mind what fits your body. DON’T go with any style just because you fall in love with the gown! I have seen too many brides that look really bad in a beautiful dress that simply doesn’t flatter them. Know your body type and the styles that show you off positively. Many full-chested women want strapless gowns. But when you find yourself constantly pulling up the dress, this results in being self-conscious and VERY uncomfortable. Try a halter bodice or Grecian style (over one shoulder). Take the time and bring the dress with you to buy CORRECT under garments i.e. bra, corset, waist cincher etc. that are necessary for the dress. You’ll feel slimmer and cooler. I have seen too many brides pass out in the heat during the ceremony from too tight waist cincher or corset. OR a dress smaller than her body to appear slimmer. Remember the groom is marrying you, not the dress. By the way, WARNING – black undergarments under a white dress– NOT SEXY!!

Rev. Daphne at Vegas wedding
Rev. Daphne does the honors in an elegantly traditional Main Chapel ceremony.

3. Can you offer any advice for writing your own vows to each other?

Often couples don’t exactly write wedding vows but simply have words they want to say to each other. I always say the traditional vows at every ceremony, then I ask the couple if they have words to share with one another. KEEP IT SHORT. If not pre-prepared, just “I love you” or “I’m so happy that we are here today” is more than enough. That said, MOST couples prefer just to repeat the vows that are part of my ceremony. That’s perfectly okay, too. We like to give everyone the opportunity to personalize their wedding vows if they wish.

4. Can you recommend any romantic places for a special wedding night dinner in Las Vegas?

The “Top of the Stratosphere” is my first choice–just a few blocks away from our chapel. It’s a revolving 360-degree restaurant with a fantastic view of Las Vegas, especially at night. It’s a little pricey, but well worth it for that “special day.”

Outdoor Garden Vegas Wedding
Daphne performs romantic evening wedding vows in our picturesque Garden Chapel.

Do YOU have a question for Daphne?  Need expert wedding advice? What is the most unusual wedding Rev. Daphne has ever seen? Can she tell if a marriage is going to last, judging by the behavior of the couple on their wedding day?  Look for past interviews with Reverend Daphne in our archived blogs, or feel free to post a question in the comments. She’ll get back to you in a future post!

Glasgow Couple Crosses the Pond for a Viva Las Vegas Gazebo Wedding!

Vegas Wedding LImo
The limo treatment and a photo op like this one make a Viva Las Vegas Wedding truly unique!

On a recent summer evening, Patrick and Kim came all the way from Glasgow, Scotland to be married in Las Vegas in our Viva Las Vegas Outdoor Gazebo. (You might be surprised to learn that nearly 20% of our wedding couples come from abroad to get married in Las Vegas, with Elvis…or…not.) The couple had only just become engaged two days before their arrival in Vegas–on a road trip from Seattle to Dallas.

We asked how they found Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel and they said they were Googling chapels and loved our Outdoor Gazebo as soon as they saw it. Kim and Patrick added that they appreciated our clear and friendly website. They also spent some time with our vivacious and helpful wedding staffer, Olivia, chatting online.

According to the new Mr. and Mrs., “We loved our wedding! Everyone at Viva Las Vegas was so friendly and welcoming and made things so easy. Other couples from abroad probably have more time in Vegas arranged and we only had two nights, but in that time we planned an awesome wedding. In fact we arranged our wedding from scratch on the same day thanks to you guys!” And WE loved hearing such positive feedback. Kind words from brides and grooms always make us want to try even harder to make EVERY wedding that special.

Many couples find that our many all-inclusive and affordable wedding packages in Las Vegas make it possible for them to travel from around the world, visit several of the States, then be married, all for the price of a “regular” church wedding back home. While many family and friends might not be able to come along, they CAN watch the wedding streaming live online from anywhere in the world.

Outdoor Vegas Wedding
The outdoor Gazebo chapel makes for a romantic setting for an evening wedding.

Patrick continued, “We’ve been together 11 years, and Kim didn’t see the proposal coming. Being married just the two of us in Vegas felt just right for us and we loved the personal touch the minister put into the vows. When the great photographer showed us our names up in lights outside the chapel, that was amazing. We’ve been on the holiday of a lifetime and we’re going home married. You guys were a huge part of that. We thank you.” Thank YOU, Patrick and Kim! We wish you all the best for a happy lifetime together. We hope you’ll come see us for an anniversary vow renewal one day, and a road tour of the OTHER half of the country. 🙂

Vegas Wedding Chapel marquee

A Beach Party Wedding in Vegas? Break Out the Hawaiian Shirts!

Beach Party Wedding Vegas
All the fun of a beach wedding, but no sand in your shorts!

Summer at Viva Las Vegas Weddings means a lot of Hawaiian shirts, sandals, and many of our popular Elvis Blue Hawaii and Beach Party themed weddings. (Bare feet are okay, too!) We’ve got the palm trees, ocean mist, and all the scenic props for a fun-filled ceremony reminiscent of summers past. Pictured here is our Beach Party wedding, which can be officiated by your choice of Surfer Dude, Elvis, Stoned Hippie, or wacky Reverend Rainbow as “minister.”

The Beach Party wedding includes your favorite Beach Boys tunes, flowers, photography and DVD, round-trip limousine service and your names in lights out on our marquee on the Las Vegas Strip after the ceremony! (Guests will want to bring beach togs and Hawaiian shirts as well as their cameras to capture that picturesque moment when you exit the chapel through the doors just below the sign!)

Brides can choose to be carried down the aisle on a surfboard by our hunky surfer dudes, or some couples prefer to be escorted by them as they walk to the altar together. White bikinis and veils are always an option for this wedding! For couples celebrating an anniversary, this makes a casually memorable way to renew your vows in front of family and friends, in person, or watching online!

Beach Boys Wedding
Rockin’ out to “Do You Wanna Dance” and the Beach Boys

Our Beach Party Wedding Package includes:

Surfer Dude, Elvis, or Reverend Rainbow as Minister
Two Beach Boy hunks
Beach-style Music and Decor
Theatrical Lighting and Fog
6 Rose Bouquet for the Bride
Matching Boutonniere for the Groom
10 Ceremony Prints
DVD
Names in Lights on the Marquee
Free Wedding Website and Wedding Invitation
Wedding Wish List Registry
Courtesy round-trip Limousine Service from any hotel on The Strip or Downtown
Chapel Fee
Wedding Coordinator

For even more information, check out the page link on our website: http://www.vivalasvegasweddings.com/las-vegas-wedding-packages/themed-weddings/beach-party-wedding-package And you can always call on our helpful staff to answer your questions by phone at 702-384-0771 See you on the beach, dudes!

Surfing Themed Wedding Vegas

FREE! Your Viva Las Vegas Wedding Streamed Live ONLINE!

Vegas Wedding Online
Here’s an actual still frame from our Bluez Brothers Themed Wedding, streamed live from our chapel!

Getting married in Las Vegas this summer? Take advantage of our amazing Viva Las Vegas Weddings Summer Special! Now through the end of August, book and be wed in one of our Traditional, Themed, or Elvis Wedding Packages and enjoy complimentary, live streaming video of your ceremony. Your friends and family back home who can’t be in Las Vegas for your big day will be able to watch in real time as you tie the knot with…Elvis? Tom Jones? Darth Vader? Or even a charming “normal” minister.

This offer includes our Outdoor Gazebo and Garden Chapels, both equipped with webcams just like our Main Chapel. Even better, our one-of-a-kind 1950s retro-style Doo Wop Diner Chapel also offers live streaming video capability! Grab your poodle skirt, saddle shoes, and wedding veil for a unique ceremony featuring Elvis or The Fonz as minister…Or? We’ve even done weddings based on the musical Grease in our popular diner setting!

Vegas Wedding Flowers
Call now to take advantage of this great Las Vegas Wedding Special! 702-384-0771

For more details and information on any of our exciting wedding packages, call one of our helpful wedding planners or chat with one online at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com

Here’s a peek at a couple of minutes of a Bluez Brothers Themed Wedding, to give you an idea of the fun you can expect from your very own streaming online coverage! Viva Las Vegas, baby!
https://www.facebook.com/pg/vivalasvegasweddings/videos/?ref=page_internal

A Trio of Toga Weddings in Las Vegas–The Wedding Toga Challenge!

Roman Themed Wedding Vegas
Get married by a Roman Centurion or Caesar himself–When in Vegas, do as the Romans do!

History buffs, have we got a Las Vegas themed wedding for you! Get married in Vegas by a Roman centurion, or by the Caesar of your choice! (Shakespeare fans will go with Julius!) While it’s not on our menu of themed wedding packages, simply choose our Gladiator Wedding or Egyptian themed wedding package and request Caesar or a Roman soldier as your minister. As an upgrade, add Cleopatra as your maid of honor…or the two of you can come costumed as Antony and Cleopatra yourselves. Suggest that your guests wear Roman fashion and turn the whole wedding ceremony into a toga party! (We call it the Wedding Toga Challenge!)

Our Gladiator and Egyptian-themed weddings convert into a Roman theme with ease. Just let us know your preferences and we will customize the package as you choose from a Pharaoh, Gladiator or Centurion for your wedding officiant. Your Cecil B. DeMille-worthy wedding can include a cast of characters…an Egyptian dancing girl, slave boys carrying the bride (or Cleopatra) down the aisle on Cleopatra’s throne, smoke effects, a candle lighting ceremony, theatrical lights and sets, not to mention flowers, photography and video, and limousine service to and from your Las Vegas Strip hotel! (And, as always, you can choose to have your wedding streamed live on the Internet.)

Egyptian themed wedding Las Vegas
Come in costumes, or rent ours! Call us for assistance at 702-384-0771

You’ll have spine-tingling background music to set the mood. Best of all, you can combine your toga-style wedding ceremony with a stay at Caesars Palace, if you’re up for a TOTALLY themed wedding and honeymoon adventure! (You’ll blend right in, walking through the casino in your Roman duds to catch your Viva Las Vegas limousine curbside.)

For more information on your custom Roman wedding, visit us at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com. Click on Themed Weddings and see all the frills and options under our Gladiator Wedding or Egyptian Wedding packages. See you in ancient Rome for your wedding of the centur–ion!

Supersize Your Las Vegas Wedding with a Superhero Impersonator Minister!

Superhero Vegas Wedding
Summertime superhero weddings make for high-flying wedding memories! Great for fun vow renewal ceremonies, too! (And, you can always add Elvis to ANY package, of course!))

Summer’s almost here, so we expect some of our Viva Las Vegas themed weddings to include character ministers from this year’s summer blockbuster superhero movies! If you’re a comic book fan, you can incorporate your favorite big screen fantasies into your Vegas wedding package! We offer customize-able and affordable Superhero weddings with all the elements needed including theme music from the film, fog, and theatrical lighting effects. You can play the roles of the movie characters yourselves (we do rent costumes or bring your own), or we can provide the appropriately costumed superhero minister of your choice. If you have wedding guests,encourage them to dress up and play along! We’ve had weddings where the entire crowd wore different comic book costumes…a mini Comic-Con style wedding!

Give us a call to discuss the elements you’d like to include in your superhero wedding package. We offer round trip limo service, flowers, photography and all the movie magic you desire for your summer box office fantasy wedding! 702-384-0771 To check out all of our available wedding packages–each one customizable in every way–visit our website at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com
Below, a parade of just a few “ministers” you can select for your custom superhero marriage ceremony. If you don’t see your favorite, just ask! We’ll do our best to make it happen!

Superman wedding impersonator

Wonder Woman Wedding Vegas

Batman Impersonator wedding in Vegas

If you’d like to do a lovely outdoor wedding in our Gazebo or Garden Chapel, but still want a superhero to preside, we can make arrangements for a simpler package with fewer bells and whistles. Just let us know what you’d like and we’ll work with you to create the affordable Superhero wedding of your dreams! Viva Las Vegas!