Category Archives: Las Vegas Wedding Planning

Get Married in Las Vegas on 1/8/18–Elvis’s Birthday!!!!

Elvis birthday wedding
Best Elvis wedding date EVER! 1/8/18–easy to remember, and the birthday of THE KING!

If you’re planning to get married in Las Vegas in the next few months, a new year is right around the corner! If you’re like many couples getting married in Vegas in 2018, you’ll want to consider the best date, based on many personal factors, also taking into consideration a memorable anniversary date!

The most popular date in the coming year will be 1/8/18, which falls on a Monday. AND, if you’re here to get married in Vegas by Elvis—it’s his birthday! (Elvis would have been 83 years old this January.) Weekdays aren’t always right for everyone when it comes to a wedding, though. But you will find great room rates during the week for your honeymoon stay, and lighter post-holiday crowds to boot! Another busy wedding day will be 1/18/18. Pretty much the eighteenth of ANY month makes an unforgettable, repeating-digit choice for your Las Vegas wedding memories. We’re guessing 8/18/18 will be a sell-out, just because it happens to fall on a Saturday, the most booked day of the week for weddings!

Same sex weddings Vegas
You can choose a traditional wedding and a traditionally memorable wedding date in 2018 when you plan ahead!

If you’re planning a Gothic Themed Wedding for 2018, April and July offer up Friday the 13th’s, and, of course, there’s Halloween! Our Gothic and Graveyard weddings include theatrical fog, candlelight and series music, plus your choice of Grim Reaper, Dracula or Zombie Elvis as minister.

St. Patrick's Day wedding in Las Vegas

Valentine’s Day, the single most popular wedding day of the year, will fall on a Wednesday this year. All of our romantic indoor and outdoor chapels will be filled with love and especially meaningful knot-tying, even though it’s midweek. If you really want to book a Saturday wedding, though, St. Patrick’s Day is the date for you in 2018! We’ll be doing tons of “green” weddings. Book early and you can upgrade to a lucky leprechaun minister! (For details, give us a call at 702-384-0771—you’ll want to book a leprechaun officiant early!)

Outdoor Vegas weddings
Our picturesque outdoor weddings –day or evening–are popular romantic ceremonies, with or without Elvis!

For more information on booking any of our Traditional, Elvis or Themed Weddings, visit us at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com or call a friendly wedding planner at 702-384-0771.

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Veteran’s Day Weddings in Las Vegas! Military Discount for Elvis, Themed or Traditional Viva Las Vegas Weddings

Veterans Weddings Vegas
Veterans receive a military discount for any wedding or wedding vow renewal with us!

Veteran’s Day is coming, and that means Veteran’s Day Las Vegas wedding specials–and military discounts all year long at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. For the November holiday weekend, our all-inclusive Veteran’s Day packages in our Main Chapel or Outdoor Gazebo or Garden Chapels begin at under $300. Plus, if you are a veteran or are currently serving in the military, your minister’s fee will be waived when you show your military I. D. (A $60 value!) We proudly support our military personnel and their families as a member of Military Partners. (http://www.militarypartners.com/Links/Market_Directory/Wedding.asp) And, you don’t have to be a veteran to take advantage of the holiday package specials!

Military Partners launched in August of 1999 to reach a vast target audience of Armed Forces members worldwide. This organization offers a “Military One-Stop” website that includes a detailed market directory providing special discounts and values to the military. Companies such as AT&T, Pepsi-Cola, Volvo Military Sales and Delta Air Lines were among the first to join the partnership website. Military Partners, through the initiatives of this site and its partners, aims to ease the difficulty of lengthy deployment and/or family separation. We are pleased to be a part of this effort to give back to servicemen and servicewomen everywhere.

Check out the details for Veteran’s Day specials below, and give us a call to reserve your time slot during the popular holiday weekend! Choose from a variety of romantic, traditional ceremonies, or ask us about adding Elvis to sing a song or two. The weather in Las Vegas is generally mild and beautifully suited for our outdoor weddings, day or evening. Even if you choose a Main Chapel ceremony, you’ll enjoy one of the balmiest seasons to visit Vegas for a wedding or wedding vow renewal!

Veteran's wedding specials
Traditions weddings, Elvis weddings, or themed weddings, uniforms are always perfect wedding attire!

Veterans Day Wedding Specials

Click on this link to view our specials and all the details: http://www.vivalasvegasweddings.com/las-vegas-wedding-packages/holidays-special-events/veterans-day
Add a exciting patriotic touch to your special day by choosing one of our Stars and Stripes packages. You must call the chapel to make reservations for these Veterans Day Wedding Specials! Feel free to add any upgrades you wish to any package. Our friendly staff members can arrange all the the details for you, if you want to customize your package.
Please Note: These wedding specials are only available from Saturday, November 11th, 2017 thru Tuesday, November 14th, 2017. These Las Vegas Wedding specials do not include the $60 cash only minister fee if it is a legal wedding (if you are not a veteran or serving in the military). Remember, these wedding specials can not be used with other coupons or combined with any additional discounts.

More information is just a phone call away at 702-384-0771. Viva Las Vegas! And a Happy Veteran’s Day ahead to all!

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It’s International Talk (or Get Married) Like a Pirate Day! Pirate Weddings at Viva Las Vegas!

Pirate Wedding Vegas
How else to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day? Get married by a drunken pirate!

Ahoy, mateys! In case you haven’t heard, on September 19th of each year, the world celebrates International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Of course, that means we may be seeing a few Pirate Themed Weddings here at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel! Where else can you be married by a drunken pirate in your fancy pirate duds, amidst ocean fog, exhilarating pirate-themed music, surrounded by treasure chests and the corpses of long-dead seafarers? …right. And, the happy couples will naturally be including a few “arrgghs” in their wedding vows at the doubloon-laden altar.

The Pirate Themed Wedding package includes flowers, photography, peg-legged wedding coordinator to run you through your paces (just kidding), and even round-trip limo transportation from your Strip or Downtown hotel. It’s likely you’ll want to add live streaming internet coverage of your ceremony, too…or just save the DVD to show family and friends when you get back home. And, of course, we’re happy to perform this Pirate Themed Wedding any day of the year, not just on Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Visit our website at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com and scroll down under “Themed Weddings” to see details on this and any of our other wacky, creative weddings. We can customize any element of your wedding to make it distinctively YOURS. And, these fun weddings are also perfect for wedding vow renewals. Often couples tell us it’s the wedding they always dreamed of, but they were too afraid to have the first time ’round.

Pirate costumed Vegas wedding
Walking down the aisle beats the plank any day–with your wee bride’s wenches!

AARRGGG, mateys! Have the wedding or wedding vow renewal of your dreams on the high seas of Vegas!

Pirate themed wedding
Rent your pirate wedding costume from our onsite costume shop, or bring your own! Traditional wedding wear works for us, too!
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Fly Off to Get Married in a Helicopter Over the Lights of Las Vegas! (Or see acrobats flying over your indoor wedding…)

Vegas Helicopter Wedding
Say “I DO” up above the lights of Las Vegas! Unforgettable!
Vegas helicopter wedding

At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, getting married in a helicopter over the Las Vegas Strip is a thing! In fact, we’ve got lots of up-in-the-air options for your Vegas wedding. If you love the thrilling feeling of flight, our fantastic Helicopter Wedding Packages will match the exuberant feeling of being with your loved one! What could be more romantic that a flight over the lights of the Las Vegas Strip after your Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel ceremony? How about GETTING married IN the helicopter over the lights of Vegas? We have wedding packages that offer either choice. Packages include many fun frills like a champagne toast, limousine transportation to the heliport, flowers, photography, even wedding cake to-go.

Las Vegas Helicopter Weddings
Spectacular views of the Strip by night…or…The Grand Canyon!

Another Las Vegas helicopter wedding option allows you to view the depths of the Grand Canyon by helicopter, minutes from Vegas, as part of your wedding day. Before the trip, you’ll be married in a gorgeous Traditional, Themed or Elvis ceremony at our chapel. We’ll work with you to make all the details perfect. Then you’ll be swept away by limo to the heliport. Our helicopter wedding packages can include just the two of you, or you can invite a small number of guests.

Don’t forget, if you’ve already been married awhile, renewing your wedding vows on a special anniversary, and especially in such a spectacularly memorable way, is definitely the surprise of a lifetime for your spouse!

Not big on flying? Add Cirque du Soleil-style “flying” silk performers to your gorgeous indoor wedding ceremony, high above the altar in our Main Chapel. Choose our Viva du Cirque Wedding Package, or just add our breathtaking flying duo to any other Traditional, Elvis, or Themed Wedding package. Our performers can customize their flight and costumes. Flying vampires for a Gothic Wedding? Can do!

Wedding silk flyers
A romantic and unique addition to your wedding vows!

For more information on all of our high-flying helicopter wedding packages, please visit our website at: http://www.vivalasvegasweddings.com/wedding_tours_vivalasvegasstyle.htm If you’re afraid of heights, though, find out more about our Viva du Cirque wedding performers by giving us a call at 702-384-0771.

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Las Vegas Veteran’s Day Wedding Specials!

Military Discount Wedding Vegas
Uniform is optional for your military discount special at Viva Las Vegas Weddings

If a November wedding or wedding vow renewal is in your future, take advantage of our upcoming Veteran’s Day Las Vegas wedding specials. All-inclusive packages in our Main Chapel or Outdoor Gazebo or Garden Chapels begin at under $300. Plus, if you are a veteran or are currently serving in the military, your minister’s fee will be waived when you show your military I. D. (A $60 value!) We proudly support our military personnel and their families as a member of Military Partners. (http://www.militarypartners.com/Links/Market_Directory/Wedding.asp)

Military Partners launched in August of 1999 to reach a vast target audience of Armed Forces members worldwide. This organization offers a “Military One-Stop” website that includes a detailed market directory providing special discounts and values to the military. Companies such as AT&T, Pepsi-Cola, Volvo Military Sales and Delta Air Lines were among the first to join the partnership website. Military Partners, through the initiatives of this site and its partners, aims to ease the difficulty of lengthy deployment and/or family separation. We are pleased to be a part of this effort to give back to servicemen and servicewomen everywhere.

Even if you’re not in the service, you can still take advantage of our Veteran’s Day Wedding Specials! See below for details, and give us a call to reserve your time slot during the popular holiday weekend! Choose from a variety of romantic, traditional ceremonies, or ask us about adding Elvis to sing a song or two. The weather in Las Vegas is generally mild and beautifully suited for our outdoor weddings, day or evening. Even if you choose a Main Chapel ceremony, you’ll enjoy one of the balmiest seasons to visit Vegas for a wedding or wedding vow renewal!

Vegas military wedding discount
Don’t forget to bring your military I. D…. AND …the rings!

Veterans Day Wedding Specials

Click on this link to view our specials and all the details: http://www.vivalasvegasweddings.com/las-vegas-wedding-packages/holidays-special-events/veterans-day
Add a exciting patriotic touch to your special day by choosing one of our Stars and Stripes packages. You must call the chapel to make reservations for these Veterans Day Wedding Specials! Feel free to add any upgrades you wish to any package. Our friendly staff members can arrange all the the details for you, if you want to customize your package.
Please Note: These wedding specials are only available from Saturday, November 11th, 2017 thru Tuesday, November 14th, 2017. These Las Vegas Wedding specials do not include the $60 cash only minister fee if it is a legal wedding (if you are not a veteran or serving in the military). Remember, these wedding specials can not be used with other coupons or combined with any additional discounts.

More information is just a phone call away at 702-384-0771. Viva Las Vegas! And a Happy Veteran’s Day ahead to all!

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Does James Bond Own the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel?

TV Weddings Las Vegas
Chapel co-owner Ron Decar doing PR for Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel

If you’ve been married with us at Viva Las Vegas Weddings, chances are you’ve run into Ron (sometimes as Elvis or Dracula) or Jamie (wedding coordinator extraordinaire). As hard as they’re working, running around the place at full tilt, you might never guess they’re our chapel owners! Both play multiple “roles” in all the weddings produced here. Plus, they supervise and manage world-class wedding receptions and shows at the adjacent Ron Decar’s Event Center. (We’re pretty sure they never sleep.)

Both Ron and Jamie came from entertainment backgrounds. Ron as a lead singer on the Las Vegas Strip, and Jamie as a professional ice skater and later a dancer in Las Vegas production shows. Looking back, it makes perfect sense that when Ron found himself moonlighting as Elvis at Strip wedding chapels, he decided to team up with Jamie to create Viva Las Vegas Weddings. When a historic mission-style chapel became available right on the Strip, they jumped at the opportunity.

chapel co-owner Jamie Richards
Chapel co-owner Jamie Richards minds the office–some of the time!

With their own chapel, they envisioned not only Elvis and traditional weddings, but also themed weddings that were actually self-contained mini-shows. They wanted to include sets, props, theatrical effects, lights, sounds, and an endless variety of talented singer/actor “ministers.” And…the rest is history. After nearly 20 years and thousands of incredible weddings, they are both, basically, still sane. 🙂 Jamie, while still a performer at heart, manages many of the business aspects of running the chapel, and also answers phones, coordinates weddings, and even fills in as photographer and videographer at weddings during peak times. Ron has played nearly every character for every themed wedding at the chapel, but most often is seen among our “staff” of Elvis impersonators.

Rocky Horror Wedding Vegas
Ron as Frank-N-Furter and Jamie, right, as Brad, in our Rocky’s Horror Themed Wedding!

Today, Ron is a licensed minister and performs traditional ceremonies in the Main Chapel as well as the Gazebo and Garden Chapels. But he’s just as comfortable singing in Phantom of the Opera weddings and portraying 007 in James Bond weddings as he is crooning as Elvis! Jamie is a whiz behind the scenes. As crazy busy as it sometimes gets at the chapel, you’ll still find him, ever multi-tasking but cool as a cucumber. He’s the glue that holds it all together! (Jamie also plays a mean “Brad” in our Rocky’s Horror Themed Wedding Package.)

James Bond Vegas wedding

So, if you’re getting married with us at Viva Las Vegas Weddings and spot one of these familiar faces, be sure to say “hello”–and please tell these two to slow down and smell the roses! 🙂 (And for more information about any of our Elvis, Traditional, or Themed weddings, check us out at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com)

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