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5 Ways to Customize Your Viva Las Vegas Wedding or Wedding Vow Renewal

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Getting married in Las Vegas makes EVERYTHING simple! At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, you can select your wedding package online, chat online with one of our planning representatives to hear about all your choices and details, and even arrange things with a single phone call. Most of our Viva Las Vegas wedding packages are all-inclusive, some coming with round-trip town car or limousine transportation from your hotel! All wedding packages include photography, your own personal wedding coordinator, and of course, flowers!

And at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapels, you can customize everything about your wedding, to make your ceremony personal to YOU. The easiest way, and the one that’s done most often, is customizing the bridal bouquet. You can go from the included bouquet, in the shade of roses of your choice, to a more exotic one, with particular flowers, a color palette to go with your bridesmaids’dresses, or even a themed bouquet to go with your themed wedding!

Since we have an onsite florist, you can select your flower and ribbon colors and upgrade to the most lavish bouquet imaginable, no matter how basic the wedding you choose. Add corsages, extra flowers for your attendants, matching boutonnieres for groomsmen. We can create whatever level of floral enhancements you have in mind for your Las Vegas Wedding. We’ll put you in touch with our florist, or you can have a look at our amazing floral selections at

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Not doing a traditional wedding? Whether it’s an Elvis Blue Hawaii wedding vow renewal (yes, we can arrange fresh orchid leis!) or a Gothic Wedding with vampire minister (black roses, right?), we can create flowers for your day that will awe your guests and make for incredible wedding photos, too! Viva Las Vegas Wedding Flowers!

Since Las Vegas’s stunning fall wedding weather is almost here, consider a wedding ceremony in our Outdoor Gazebo or Garden Chapel. Whether you choose a daytime ceremony in soft lighting filtered through greenery-covered trellises, or an evening ceremony with romantic, twinkling white lights, you’ll have breathtaking photos and an intimate outdoor ceremony. Customize these weddings with an upgrade to a flower-petal-strewn and candlelit pathway in the evening. Or, upgrade to add Elvis to your outdoor wedding! Remember, both of our outdoor venues have live streaming internet accessibility and enhanced sound, plus cool mists in summer and a touch of warmth for winter days and evenings. Call one of our staffers for ideas, suggestions, pricing, etc. for upgrades and unique options for a Garden/Gazebo Wedding. (702-384-0771)

Did you know that in any of our wedding packages, you can add a special song? Sung by Elvis, a classically-trained vocalist, or any of our music legend impersonators? Just let us know, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Another way to add a personal touch to your Viva Las Vegas Wedding is to add a First Dance. For many couples who choose to skip a reception altogether, this is a romantic way to include this special tradition. (There is a slight charge for this upgrade, which extends the length of your wedding and gives guests a touching memory of the two of you dancing together.) If you like, you can choose to add a Father/Daughter Dance instead. Let us know what song you’d like ahead of time, and we’ll make the arrangements to include a sentimental dance in your wedding.

Some couples have surprised even US over the years, adding amazing features to their wedding day. These include a choreographed “flash mob” before the wedding begins, guests costumed to go with a theme, and even THEMES that are not on our website! (We love the challenge. Tell us the character you want for a minister, and share your ideas, and we’ll come up with something just for you!) More often, though, the custom wedding ideas are simple, but powerful. Just last week an entire wedding party came dressed in white, guests included, and the overall look was magnificent!

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We can create your favorite movie themed wedding for you by request!

We don’t technically, for example, have a wedding package with an Indiana Jones-ish minister, but we can put a little something together for you. Prices and included features will be comparable to our OTHER themed weddings. If you are on a tighter budget, you can simply choose a basic traditional wedding package, and adding a character minister and appropriate movie-themed music as a slight upgrade. Some couples customize one of our Themed Weddings by adding extra characters from OTHER movies, or even Elvis. (Yes, we have done weddings that include both Darth Vader and Elvis!)

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Merlin from our Camelot themed wedding can also go full Hogwild!

Sometimes all we have to do is adjust one of our existing themed weddings with all the right touches. In the above photo, we substituted a familiar Wizard for Merlin in our Camelot Themed Wedding and added another well-known character. And, don’t forget, YOU can come dressed to suit a movie role. Recently we did a Grease (the musical) themed wedding in our 50s Doo Wop Diner. The couple came dressed and Danny and Sandy, and bridesmaids were all Pink Ladies. It was SO nifty!

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Halloween-time weddings bring out the scary movie ministers!

At Halloween–or, year ’round really–we do Gothic Themed Weddings with any number of creepy “ministers.” Once we came up with the entire Addam’s Family! But we’ve also got Dracula, Elvira, the Grim Reaper, Edward, and even Zombie Elvis to do the honors in a foggy graveyard setting.

Call us with your thoughts, and we’ll come up with a package price just for you, with all the options that make your custom wedding or wedding vow renewal uniquely unforgettable! Viva Las Vegas! 702-384-0771

When the Bride DOESN’T Wear White

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The bride, on left, wears a slinky black gown to this James Bond 007 Themed Wedding, plus… those Diamonds are forever, too!

Brides, even in Las Vegas, still favor white for first weddings, especially of the traditional variety. White is still the most popular choice at Viva Las Vegas Weddings, whether it’s an elegant traditional wedding, an Elvis wedding, or even a themed wedding. But, since many of our brides are going the non-traditional route, we probably see a much wider palette of color choices in bridal gowns in Las Vegas! Plus, many couples in Las Vegas are renewing their vows, which usually means something more casual, or costumes or colors matching their Elvis or fun themed wedding—the most popular weddings for vow renewal ceremonies!

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Lady in red…a stunning choice for a bridal gown–perfect for many of our themed weddings, too!

Themed weddings, from Gothic to Egyptian, bring out exotic black gowns, silvers and golds, and flaming reds. Even when the bride and groom choose not to wear a costume to go with their wedding theme, brides often pick a gown that ramps up the theme with a splash of color. Remember when making your flower selection to choose a contrasting color to your gown, ladies, so that the roses or other blooms don’t blend in. Or, you can request ribbon that pops the color of the bouquet against your gown.

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Fun and flirty weddings, like our 1960s Austin Powers theme, Beach Party, or Elvis Blue Hawaii weddings inspire bright colored bridal dresses. If you’re getting married by a Tom Jones or Liberace impersonator, you’ll want to think about some beading and bling!

Black is definitely THE way to go if you book one of our Gothic or Graveyard Themed Weddings, for Halloween or any other day of the year. Over the years, we have seen an stunningly exotic array of lacy, satin-y gowns, rich velvets, and heavily ruffled Victorian bridal apparel–all in black. (Choose black roses for your Goth bouquet…and maybe a blood red ribbon? Or vice versa…Our onsite florist does requests!)

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Getting married by the Grim Reaper (or Dracula, or Zombie Elvis, or Elvira) means black bridal wear is never out of style…

On St. Patrick’s Day, emerald green is the hands-on favorite in gowns, and every holiday sees a more colorful variety of bridal wear. Working at Viva Las Vegas Weddings is like attending a fashion show every single day! Bring it on, ladies! We’d love to see YOUR wedding photo of your non-traditional wedding dress in a non-traditional color. Post away, all you former Viva Las Vegas brides. We’d love to be reminded of your special day with us!

Hot Summer Nights–Romantic Outdoor Weddings in Las Vegas!

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Summertime weddings in sizzling Las Vegas are best done outdoors after darkness falls!

Summer means high season for Las Vegas weddings, but it also means some toasty days ahead! Don’t worry, though. Our stunning Main Chapel is chilled, and we offer up ice cold beverages in our lobby.

But, if you’d like an outdoor wedding in Las Vegas this summer, consider booking it after dark in our Outdoor Gazebo or Outdoor Garden Chapel. You’ll have the romance of twinkling white lights and a lush, verdant setting. Plus, the cooling misting system will take the temperature down much more effectively. Check with our friendly staffers when you call to book, to find out the time the sun sets on the date you have in mind. Generally after 8pm finds our outdoor chapels shaded as dusk approaches.

In our outdoor chapels, you also can choose to be married by a traditional minister or by Elvis. In fact, you can customize your minister/”character” just as easily as you can choose the color of your bouquet and boutonniere! Pick your favorite music, TV, or movie icon (impersonator-style) to do the honors! Our Gazebo and Garden Chapels are also outfitted with live streaming internet, should you opt to have your wedding viewed online by friend and family who can’t be present. Summer is simply the BEST time of year to elope for a romantic outdoor Vegas wedding!

Our outdoor chapels are gorgeous in the filtered light of morning or afternoon, but are even more picturesque during the evening hours, when the twinkling lights come on. The choice is yours! Both of our outdoor chapels are sheltered from breezes and traffic noise–You’d never know you’re so close to Las Vegas Boulevard and our lighted chapel marquee. That’s where your names will be in lights over the Strip after your ceremony for a one-of-a-kind photo op! If you elope to Vegas, our photographer will get the shot for you!

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To give you an idea of what’s included, here’s one of our upgraded packages, below. You can make your wedding even more affordable by choosing a daytime ceremony, which costs slightly less, or by choosing a package without limo service. (BUT, it’s a GREAT way to make your wedding more memorable, as you are chauffeured back to your hotel through the fabulous neon of Las Vegas Boulevard!)

Evening Outdoor Gazebo Wedding Package
Viva Las Vegas’s most popular Evening Gazebo Weddings offer the romance of twinkling white lights and vintage lampposts. Our secluded gazebo is nestled in greenery-covered latticework, tucked away from the excitement of the Las Vegas Strip nearby. You’ll think you’re in a moonlit garden paradise! The Outdoor Gazebo seats up to 15 guests, and you may also select this package’s features for a daytime ceremony, if you prefer.

The Evening Outdoor Gazebo Wedding package can be also be performed during the day with all the same features.

Package Features Include:
Evening or Daytime Ceremony in the Outdoor Gazebo
6 Rose Bouquet
8 Candid Photos (taken during ceremony)
Souvenir Wedding Scroll
Complimentary Limousine Service to and from the Chapel for the Couple
Wedding Website and Wedding Invitation
Your Names In Lights on Our Marquee
Wedding Coordinator
Chapel Fee
Ceremony is Limited to 15 Wedding Guests or Less
Price $425.00

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Our Garden Chapel seats more guests than the Gazebo Chapel and offers a more formal feel.

Please call us with any questions you may have, or to schedule your summertime wedding in Vegas—or in any other season! Viva Las Vegas Weddings: 702-384-0771. For all the details on the variously-priced Gazebo and Garden Wedding Packages, visit and check out the Traditional Wedding drop down menu. Or just give us a call and we’ll set up an outdoor wedding for you with just the customized features you want!

Marriage License Info for Your Viva Las Vegas Wedding

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And, yes, Elvis can marry you AT this iconic sign, once you have license in hand!
If you’re doing a legal wedding in Las Vegas (meaning that if you’re renewing your vows, you don’t need a license!), you’ll need to head down to the Marriage Bureau first to get a license. There’s no waiting period, so if you plan ahead, you can even go the day of your actual ceremony. Here’s everything you need to know to make it legal in one of our Traditional, Elvis or Themed Weddings at Viva Las Vegas Weddings!

The Clark County Marriage Bureau is open from 8 A.M. until midnight every day including holidays. The Bureau is located at 201 Clark Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada 89155-1603, less than a mile from the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. You’ll find it on the first floor of the Regional Justice Center, on the northwest corner of Third and Clark Street. Their phone number is 702-671-0600.

A marriage license in Las Vegas will cost you $77. You can pay with cash, credit card, cashier’s check, travelers check or money order. For your convenience, you may download the form ahead of time from the Clark County Marriage Bureau, complete the information and BRING IT IN PERSON (applications cannot be processed by mail or by Internet) to apply for your marriage license. BOTH THE BRIDE AND GROOM (or both members of the wedding couple) must be present to complete an application. For all legal marriages, the marriage license is required to be presented at the time of the wedding. Without the marriage license, the minister will not perform the ceremony. The couple will be asked to reschedule in the case of a forgotten license. (We can make do if you’ve forgotten your rings, however!) It’s best to have your license ready when the limousine driver picks you up, for those couples that have booked a wedding package that includes transportation. Our limo drivers are on a schedule and are unable to turn back to your hotel for anything you’ve forgotten.

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There is no waiting period and no blood test is required. You have up to a year to actually get married after obtaining your license, but most folks get hitched within a few days, of course! You must be at least 18 years of age unless you have written parental consent. (One parent must be present when you apply unless the consent is written and notarized.)

If you need a certified copy of the marriage license, you can follow the simple instructions printed on the back. You can either do this via mail or in person here in Las Vegas during normal business hours. The cost is $10.00, and you will need to present a copy of your marriage license. At off-peak times, the process of getting your marriage license in Las Vegas takes only 15-30 minutes. You may experience some delays on Saturdays and holidays. If you have any additional questions regarding obtaining your marriage license, you may call one of our friendly staffers at (800) 574-4450 or (702) 384-0771.

Required Indentification for your marriage license:

• Valid Driver’s License
• U.S. or foreign country issued I.D. card showing your photo and birth date
• Passport
• Military Identification
• Resident Alien Card

U. S. citizens will need to provide their social security number when making the application, but you won’t need the actual card.

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The Marriage Bureau—no waiting period, no blood tests. And don’t forget to bring your license to the chapel so we can make it legal!

For express line service at the Marriage Bureau, click on the Marriage Pre-Application on their website above. You’ll need to complete this for both parties. Print and bring these forms with you when head to the Marriage Bureau for your license. You’ll also both need your ID’s, and you both need to be there in person. Check the Marriage Bureau’s website for details on any other requirements.

It’s a good idea to get your license a day ahead of time, or the “morning of” a wedding taking place in the evening or later day. You can even make a day of it, exploring all the fantastic attractions downtown Las Vegas has to offer.

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Even if you get married by Elvis, a licensed minister will be on hand to help your though the legal stuff at the time of your ceremony!

Your minister (even if you’re getting married by Elvis, a licensed minister will pronounce you as legally wedded for the purposes of the State of Nevada) will explain how to get copies of your marriage certificate. All of our Viva Las Vegas Weddings require a $60 cash only minister’s fee, to be paid at the time of your ceremony. The minister will take care of recording your marriage, as part of his or her services to you on your wedding day. Las Vegas wedding chapel minister services are not included in your Viva Las Vegas wedding package price.

If you’re not a U.S. resident, you can still get married in Las Vegas. Many countries will require a certified copy of the marriage certificate and as apostille from the Nevada Secretary of State. Your minister will help you with questions on how to do this. You might also get in touch with your country’s Consulate in the States to confirm what you’ll need.

For more marriage license information, call (702) 671-0600. Remember, Marriage License Bureau hours are 8 a.m. to midnight seven days a week, including holidays.

Get Married in Vegas for Cinco de Mayo! Elvis Habla Español!

Cinco de Mayo Wedding
Check out our perfecto Elvis and Traditional Wedding specials for Cinco de Mayo weekend!

Wow! Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday this year, so it’s a primo date for getting married in Las Vegas with one of our Cinco de Mayo Wedding Specials! You’ll be celebrating your anniversary on this festive date for a lifetime to come! Bring your family and friends along so they can attend your unforgettable wedding in Vegas AND join in all the fun on the Strip and Downtown for the holiday weekend!

Whether you’d like a Spanish-speaking Elvis or a Spanish-speaking minister for a more conventional ceremony, we can take care of your vows in the language of your choice. All of our “Elvi” can do a ceremony in Español on request!

Choose your wedding package, then choose an indoor or outdoor wedding in our lush and lovely Gazebo or Garden Chapels….We usually expect spectacular weather in early May, plus our outdoor chapels are climate controlled with misters in case of an extra-hot, sizzling Cinco de Mayo!

From our website, here are some details about our featured Cinco dy Mayo Wedding Specials:

Cinco De Mayo Wedding Specials at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapels

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Mexican heritage and pride in Las Vegas with Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapels. Get married or renew your vows with Viva Las Vegas Weddings and save big on these special days! You must call the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel to make reservations for these wedding packages!

Please Note: These wedding specials are only valid Thursday, May 3rd thru Saturday, May 5th, 2018. These specials can not be used with other coupons or combined with any additional discounts. Specials do not include Ministers Fee of $60.00. Some packages do not include Limousine Service to and from the wedding chapel.

Please call the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel and make a reservation for your Cinco De Mayo Wedding!

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Don’t forget your blue suede shoes for your Elvis Wedding Special!

Here’s one example of our Cinco de Mayo Wedding Specials:

Cinco De Mayo with Elvis Wedding Package Includes:

Use of the Elvis Wedding Chapel
One Elvis Impersonator Minister Sings 2 Songs
Candlelight Service
3 Rose Presentation
Garter for the Bride
Complimentary Transportation for the Bride and Groom
A Pair of King Sunglasses
8 Candid Ceremony Prints
Souvenir Wedding Certificate
Names in Lights on the Marquee
Free Wedding Website and Wedding Invitation
Video of the Ceremony
Up to 30 Guests
Only $325.00

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All of our Cinco de Mayo specials include flowers and photography!

If you’d like help planning your holiday wedding or honeymoon stay in Las Vegas, just ask any of our friendly staffers for assistance. We can even recommend fantastic Mexican eateries near our chapel, or set up a Mexican-Themed reception in one of our stunning reception halls! Book soon to make sure of availability on this popular day for weddings, love, and festive celebration!

Call us with any questions about our Cinco de Mayo wedding specials, good from May 3rd-May 5th, 2018! (702-384-0771) To view ALL of our Cinco de Mayo Wedding Specials, go to: Viva Mexico! Viva Las Vegas!

Only at Viva Las Vegas Weddings! A Harry Potter (with a Side of Storm Troopers) Custom Wedding

Storm Trooper Wedding
Who wouldn’t want to exchange vows with Dumbledore, Snape, and a few storm troopers?
For couples who can’t find just the right Traditional, Themed or Elvis Wedding among the dozens we offer, feel free to create your own, or combine two existing packages. Recently we came across this Harry Potter wedding with Star Wars characters as groomsmen on YouTube. it features VERY familiar intergalactic themed music as the bride glides down the aisle. Then there’s a quick transition to Harry Potter themed music and Dumbledore and Snape doing the matrimonial honors at the altar. We figure the bride wanted one theme, the groom another. That’s the kind of compromise that makes for a happily-ever-after kind of marriage! Have a look at the resultant ceremony, below:

You can also compromise beautifully with a traditional wedding, traditional minister, and a surprise appearance of Elvis, Michael Jackson, Liberace, Tom Jones, or almost any music icon you can name, popping in to serenade the happy couple once the solemn vows are exchanged.

At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, we’re happy to accommodate your wishes in any way we can. Elvis can perform your wedding and sing in our Outdoor Gazebo or Garden Chapels as well as in our ’50s Doo Wop Diner Chapel. And even though most of our themed weddings take place in our Main Chapel (just because that’s where the sets, props, theatrical lights and smoke are kept), we HAVE done them outdoors too. Notably, we’ve even done a Garden Wedding with James Bond pulling up in his fancy sports car right next to the outside pews! Other themes outdoors? We’ll do our best to make any of them work! Especially with gorgeous spring weather coming, and those lovely summer nights!

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James Bond arrives to marry YOU….down our indoor chapel aisle, or right into your Garden Wedding ceremony!

Call one of our wedding planners today to ask any questions about customizing your wedding theme, adding characters, adding special music, adding almost anything you can dream up. Our motto? “If you can dream it, we can theme it!” 702-384-0771