Category Archives: Renewal of Vows

Top Reasons to Renew Your Wedding Vows in Las Vegas

Wedding Chapel marquee and lights
Anniversaries make the best excuses for a renewal of vows ceremony, with Elvis–or with a “regular” officiant!

Did you know that we do nearly as many wedding vow renewal ceremonies at Viva Las Vegas Weddings as we do actual WEDDINGS? And there are lots of good reasons for that! On your second honeymoon, or on your next family vacation, why not re-create your wedding to add to your fantastic memories of Vegas? Or simply just to have the wild and crazy wedding you would have liked to have, but opted for the big church wedding instead? Here are some of the wonderful ways and heartfelt reasons why couples choose to remarry their spouse in Las Vegas:

One of the most popular reasons for tying the knot again is so that your kids–who weren’t around for your FIRST wedding–can see you get married for a second time, just for them! It’s also a great time to have a fun, fantasy-themed wedding, with costumes, music and theatrical lights and fog. You can choose from options like a space theme or even a comic book hero theme, and everyone can costume-up to play along! And, if you order a full-on themed wedding package, it may be the kids’ first ride in a limo from your Strip or Downtown hotel, included in the package. They will never, ever forget your second wedding in Vegas!

Darth Vader minister wedding
Themed weddings and Elvis weddings are fun for all ages! Let your kids join in your renewal ceremony!

Musical themed weddings are all the rage for vow renewals. Singing, dancing–have it YOUR way the second time around. We can do a Grease themed wedding in our Doo Wop Diner, Phantom of the Opera wedding for romantics, or our ever-popular Rocky’s Horror Themed Wedding with Frank ‘n Furter as “minister”– from the planet Transylvania, of course.

Rocky HOrror Wedding Vegas
Another day, another Time Warp at Viva Las Vegas Weddings!

Many couples choose a simple, traditional vow renewal, either in our Main Chapel, or a moonlight wedding under the stars in our Gazebo or Garden Chapels. Nothing could be more romantic. Plus, every wedding at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel is topped off with a photo under our marquee, right on the Las Vegas Strip. We’ll light up your names, and the number of years you’ve been wed!

Vegas Wedding Chapel marquee
A sweet reminder of why you married each other in the first place!

We sometimes have multiple-couple wedding vow renewals…Although you and your best friends likely don’t share an anniversary, Elvis is a VERY popular wedding vow renewal officiant when you want to share the experience with another couple, or two, or three…Check out our new Little Elvis wedding, with prices starting at $295. Additional charges may apply for extra flowers, etc., when more than one couple participates.

Elvis Diner Wedding in Vegas
Casual Las Vegas Elvis Weddings in our 50s diner wedding chapel

By far the most common reason for couples renewing their vows with us is to celebrate a big anniversary…or even a small one. We have some couples come back every five years and have a different wedding renewal package every time! And, don’t forget, we can help you plan a wedding vow renewal as a SURPRISE to your spouse, or to your family, or to your parents. Be sure to let us know…we are experts at keeping a secret!

For more questions about all of our weddings, which can ALL be done as wedding vow renewal ceremonies, call us at 702-384-0771, or visit www.vivalasvegasweddings.com to look up our weddings or live chat with one of our bright and friendly staffers! See you for your NEXT wedding in Vegas!

WEdding vow renewal with Elvis
The more the merrier when it comes to renewing your vows with Elvis in Las Vegas!

Anniversary Vow Renewal with Elvis in Vegas: Bill Makes Jeannie His “Cinderella for a Day”

Elvis Vow Renewal
Jeannie just before exchanging vows with Bill on their 47th anniversary!

Just last week at Viva Las Vegas Weddings, we were all choked up over the beautifully touching wedding vow renewal of Bill and Jeannie on their 47th wedding anniversary. They brought along their two grown children, and their own special vows. The whole family had a lot of fun dancing in the aisle while Elvis did the honors and sang several songs.

Jeannie and Bill also took advantage of the wedding invitation/website that’s a part of every wedding package at Viva Las Vegas Weddings. (There you can post photos, tell your love story, and share just about anything you wish with guests and friends and family back home or around the world.) We are still smiling over their unique story.

These folks clearly are completely in love after nearly half a century! Because we were so moved by their magical celebration, we asked to share their wonderful story here. And, later in the week, we’ll share the vows they wrote for each other. Their words and actions demonstrate the depth and breadth of married love, and their wedding vow renewal ceremony was an inspiring ceremony we will never, ever forget.

Video of Elvis vow renewal
Click on the archived video of the touching wedding vow renewal of Bill and Jeannie, below:

View Bill and Jeannie’s romantic wedding, archived here for just a few weeks: http://websites.vivalasvegasweddings.com/index.php/find-a-wedding/14627?view=website

Here, in Jeannie’s words, is a love story that took place almost 50 years ago!

How We Met

Billy and I met in 1969 on a blind date. A college roommate of Jeannie’s asked her to go in her place. Jeannie did not want to go as the night before she was stood up on a blind date, but after lots of coaxing and bribery, ( It’s a double date, you can go in jeans and you will get to see the Grass Roots live. And the final …there’s a poor guy waiting for someone who want be there.), I hesitantly agreed to go. I remember being a bit nervous riding down the elevator of my dorm to the lounge where the guys were waiting, right on time. As soon as I saw the blonde, blue eyes, and dimples…I was attracted to Billy. Everything from there on was just icing…as he had a great personality and we had so much in common. I felt we could just talk all day and never run out of things to say. Only one thing stumped me….He said he was a Trainer. I had no idea what a Trainer was…We live in Wyoming, perhaps he trains horses?? I was embarrassed to ask and did not really understood it until I went to a game and saw him on the field.

The concert was in the University of Wyoming Fieldhouse, which had a dirt floor, as they also used it for rodeos. Kids brought blankets in and laid them out in front of the raised stage they had for the band. We really had fun dancing in the dirt to some great music! But this wasn’t the end of the date by far. After the concert we split up and Billy and I ended up taking a walk through Prexies Pasture, which was a grassy field area in the center of the campus buildings. It was covered in snow and the air was crisp and cold, but we didn’t seem to care. All of a sudden, a snowball came my way and “it was on”. I reciprocated, only I hit him right in the mouth. He turned around and showed me a front toothless smile! Oh My God….I knocked his front tooth out! I really got upset and didn’t have a clue on what to do. Then he sheepishly turned around again and showed me a full smile…all the teeth in tact. He told me he had his front tooth knocked out when his brother hit him in the face with a shovel, when they were kids. He really got me. So there you go..I knew he had a great sense of humor. By this time s my hands were getting cold and I didn’t have any gloves, so Billy gentelly offered his to me. We continue to walk and talk and I never wanted the date to end. I think I started loving him that very night and after two weeks I knew this was the man I was going to marry!

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Bill and Jeannie, nearly 50 years ago!

The Proposal

Billy and I spent every spare minute together throughout my Freshman and his Sophomore year at the University of Wyoming. When summer came it was a bittersweet time for the both of us as we had to part for the summer and not see each other until the Fall when we returned to UW. I missed Billy terribly and I know he missed me, too, because he wrote letters back to me and that is pretty good for a guy. In each letter he’d give me a little hint like “I’m bringing you back a surprise” or I got your surprise today and you are really going to like it. By the end of the summer one of his letters said “Your surprise is very sparkly”. Now if that doesn’t give a girl a Big Hint, I don’t know what would. Anyway, the summer was finally over and I got to borrow the car and go to Denver to pick him up from the airport. I remember being so excited. I made a new dress to wear and could hardly wait to see him. His plane was on time and we were so very happy to see each other again. We both just smiled and smiled…and we jabbered on about just everything. We got his bags and headed for the parking lot where I’d parked the car. We tossed the bags in the trunk and piled inside the car. The next thing I knew Billy was sitting there with a sparkly wedding ring and he said, “Will you marry me!” He seemed so excited and as if he couldn’t wait a minute longer or he’d burst. Of course I said “Yes!” and we both agreed we never wanted to be apart that long again. Looking back over the past 49 years together, we never have ever been apart that long. I guess you’d have to agree “that’s Love” when we couldn’t stand being apart and not seeing each other every day. I remember thanking the Lord for bringing this man into my life and I still thank him every day for that blessing.

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Forty-seven years ago…

A Las Vegas Wedding

One day out of the blue,as we were driving down I-44 Billy asked me, “Would you marry me again?” I said, “Of course in a heartbeat.” Then he said he’d like to get married in Las Vegas this time and just have fun. We’d had the big, white wedding with all my parents and his parents guests, as well as our friends and followed all the church protocols. My mother had especially enjoyed helping us with the details,etc. This time we wanted it to be in a fun celebration of 47 years together, with fun music we loved, and our children standing up there with us as witnesses. We wanted to write our own vows and ” just do our own thing” sorta speak. We are especially happy it will be videocast for all our friends and family to see from afar, without the expense of the trip. Although, with us being in Las Vegas and all it has to offer, your more than welcome to come and attend the wedding. Please let us know you are planning on attending in person.

We also would like to request “No Gifts”, but instead would love to hear from you by text, or card. The main thing is that you join us in spirit as we celebrate 47 years of marriage together with Elvis in Las Vegas.

Stay tuned for a follow-up blog later in the week…Jeannie and Bill’s emotional and heartfelt wedding vows! Get out the kleenex!
Our best wishes to the happy couple for a lifetime of continued happiness!

Our Most Popular Viva Las Vegas Wedding Package? Elvis Pink Caddy!

Pink Caddy Elvis Wedding
Who wouldn’t want to be driven into the chapel with Elvis at the wheel in this fabulous pink Caddy?

When couples come to Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel for their ceremonies, there are two questions we are asked the most: “How many weddings do you do every day?” and “What’s the most popular wedding package?”

The number of weddings we do varies quite a bit. Of course, Saturdays are generally the busiest days, and, depending on the season, we can range from 16-30 weddings on a typical Saturday. We schedule ceremonies every half hour, and in peak season, we’ll have weddings going simultaneously in our Garden, Gazebo and Main Chapels. On holidays like Halloween and Valentine’s Day, we have done upwards of 50 and more weddings. Our record-setting dates, though, were those magical 10-10-10 and 11-11-11 weddings, beginning early in the morning and going full speed in all chapels until nearly midnight!

Our most popular wedding, hands down, is the Elvis Pink Caddy. It’s the one Elvis wedding you can get ONLY at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, where our chapel doors are wide enough for you to drive right into the chapel with Elvis–and down the aisle in a cloud of theatrical fog and lights! Besides all the glitz and pizazz, the wedding comes with three songs sung live, limo transportation to and from the chapel, flowers, photography–the works!

Vegas Wedding Elvis
REALLY surprise friends and family with your spectacular entrance down the aisle!

Bring all your friends and family, and let the entrance be a surprise! You even have the option to stream your wedding live online for everyone who can’t be in Vegas on your special day! They won’t believe your eyes when they see THIS wedding. We’ve included all the details on the package from our website at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com below:

The Elvis Pink Caddy Wedding Package
If you want to make a spectacular entrance on your wedding day in Vegas, let Elvis drive you right down the aisle of our Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel in a gorgeous 1964 pink Cadillac convertible! Rockin’ Elvis theme music, fog and theatrical lighting effects make the atmosphere even more electric as Elvis’s vintage car shoots through our main doors. But no kidding, your guests will be on their feet cheering, and friends and family watching on the Internet will simply be blown away. Elvis then escorts you to the altar, where he’ll perform the ceremony as well as three legendary songs. The unbelievable energy of this phenomenal wedding package culminates as guests join you dancing in the aisle to Viva Las Vegas. It’s truly the wedding experience of a lifetime!

Package Features Include:
Ceremony Performed in The Main Chapel
Pink Caddy Entrance with Fog and Lights
Elvis will drive you down the aisle
Elvis Sing Three Songs and Performs the Wedding Ceremony
6 Rose Bouquet
Boutonniere
10 Candid Photos (taken during ceremony)
DVD
Elvis Certificate
Candlelit Chapel
Complimentary Limousine Service to and from the Chapel for the Couple
Wedding Website and Wedding Invitation
Your Names In Lights on Our Marquee
Wedding Planner
Wedding Coordinator
Witness
Chapel Fee
Ceremony is Limited to 100 Wedding Guests or Less
Price $777.00

With such a lucky price that includes all the frills, this is THE way to get married by Elvis in Vegas! Call us anytime with questions or to select a day and time for your Elvis Pink Caddy wedding or wedding vow renewal! 702-384-0771

Elvis Pink Caddy wedding
What a way to go! How could this NOT be a wedding filled with happy memories? Viva Las Vegas!

Five 5-Star Viva Las Vegas Weddings Reviews–Plus One!

Evening Vegas outdoor wedding
Outdoor Garden wedding

If you follow our Viva Las Vegas Weddings blog, you’ll know that every once in awhile we check our online reviews to see how we’re measuring up. We want to know what couples think about the customer service they received with their Viva Las Vegas wedding planning. And especially we want to know how smoothly their special wedding day went, all around. We try to improve where we can all the time, and we love it when the reviews are filled with happy praise. We checked in recently and found SIX five-star reviews in a row! So…all modesty aside…we thought we’d share them here. They’re also a good way to get an idea of what to expect from your weddings and wedding vow renewals with us. We try to live up to every single five-star review. And, if we’re lacking, we take that to heart and see where we might have gone wrong on that particular day.

Here goes with the reviews!

Civil Partnership
We had planned a trip to vegas with friends for over a year and then decided to gatecrash the holiday with our wedding.
So glad we picked this place. Great people and outdoor garden on the evening looks brilliant.
The best bit for me was our names in lights out the front was brilliant and a great idea.
Limo was good and all the staff so helpful.

Loved it and what a great experience whilst getting married.

Thanks to them all.

Mini Elvis Vegas Wedding
The Little King of Rock ‘N Roll does the job!

Reviewed February 9, 2018
Amazing
We got married on 3 February by little Elvis. Only one word amazing. If you want to get married in Vegas this is the only place to do it. Everyone made us so relaxed and the day was perfect, but the biggest shout out to little Elvis who made the day. Thank you guys.

Sunset Vegas Outdoor Wedding
Garden Chapel aisle at sunset

Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile
Fab!
We got married in the garden at 4.30 as the sun was setting and it was beautiful! It was everything we wanted it to be, the minister was light hearted and comical which made the service great fun. The photographer was great and I can’t wait to see the shots he got if our big day! All the staff have been very friendly and helpful since booking the ceremony and during the time we were there. I highly recommend a viva Las Vegas wedding!!

Anniversary vow renewal
Our inexpensive Elvis packages are a fun and romantic way to renew your wedding vows on an anniversary trip to Vegas!

Reviewed November 6, 2017
Vow Renewal in Vegas
We thought this was a wonderful experience. Elvis was a fun guy with the know how to put on a wedding expertly. The wedding coordinator, Blaze, was very knowledgeable and helpful. The photographer got the job done with ease. This was a 20 year marriage vow renewal and the whole process fit our needs perfectly. We plan to repeat this in 20 years and will use this same venue.

Every wedding includes a photo op with your names in lights on the Strip!

Reviewed October 23, 2017
Our Wedding Day
We had a fantastic day. From the limo driver, receptions staff, photographer and best of all Elvis to marry us. Excellent service, friendly and very helpful. Family and friends all said fantastic!

Thanks to all who took the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Thank you especially for your kind words, and for making our day. Give us a call if you’re thinking of marrying in Vegas or renewing your vows on an anniversary to come. We’d like to make your day, too. Viva Las Vegas! 702-384-0771

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Grease (and YOUR Anniversary) with a Themed Wedding Vow Renewal!

Diner Wedding in Vegas
Renew your vows (or get married) in a Grease Themed musical wedding!

Everybody’s favorite themed musical, Grease, is celebrating 40 years this week! If you’re a big fan, you can celebrate your anniversary this year with a Grease Themed Wedding vow renewal in our 1950s Doo Wop Diner Chapel! Choose any character from the movie to be your impersonator minister….Danny, Sandy, or even Principal McGee! You can book our 1950s Themed Wedding and ask to have it in the Diner, if you like, or you can choose our spacious Main Chapel. to get all the theatrical lighting and fog effects.

Let us explain how you can create your Grease Themed musical wedding in our Doo Wop Diner, and then let your imaginations go to town. Our wedding staffers can work with you over the phone or in an online chat to schedule just the features you want in your custom ’50s wedding package. The Diner is the most unique chapel in Vegas and even is equipped to stream your Grease Themed Wedding live across the country and the world. It’s ideal for smaller weddings seating for two to three dozen guests or so in classic diner style. Here’s a screen capture, below, of a streaming Diner wedding where the guests got up and danced in the aisle!

Elvis diner wedding in Vegas
If you go together like a bam-a-lam-a-ding-dong, tie the knot in our 50s diner chapel with Elvis, or…? A favorite character from your favorite movie musical!

From a few years back, here’s a couple that choreographed their own Grease dance number to perform after the wedding. (And THAT was before we offered chilled wine and beer in our lobby before wedding ceremonies!):

For more information, or to ask us all your questions about setting up your retro vows, call us at 702-384-0771. We can even arrange an ice cream-and-sliders style reception in the Diner right after your ceremony. Let us know your favorite Grease tunes for walking down the aisle, or bring your own CD. And tell your guests to bring their leather and Pink Ladies jackets or poodle skirts along!

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A view of our awesome Doo Wop Diner Chapel–Get married by the fridge!

May the 4th Be With YOU for Your Vegas Wedding or Wedding Vow Renewal!

Star Wars Wedding
Come as your favorite characters to be married in a May the Fourth themed wedding–or do it any other day of the year!

Dearly beloved Star Wars and space-themed sci-fi fans,

If a wedding or wedding vow renewal is in YOUR future, consider tying the knot in a galaxy far, far away, or…in Las Vegas! And, ideally, on May the Fourth, Star Wars Day, which is fast approaching! (If it’s too soon for you to set that special date, please know that we do ALL of our ceremonies year ’round, indoors, outdoors, rain or shine or heat of summer!)

Our Intergalactic Themed Wedding package can be customized with a minister character from any galaxy YOU decide. Pick your favorite captain, lieutenant, or alien creature to conduct your wedding vow exchange. The ceremony includes themed music, special effects (theatrical lights and space fog) and all the expected drama of your favorite episode or series. Our Darth Vader impersonator minister is the most popular choice to do the honors, and couples and their guests most often come dressed to play other roles. You can customize almost any aspect of your ceremony–sci-fi wedding couples sometimes even add Elvis to do a number!

Star Wars themed Vegas wedding
Storm troopers make the best best men ever!

The Intergalactic Wedding (also customizable for Trek fans) includes: Your Choice of Sci-Fi Character Minister, Transporter/ Illusion Entrance, Appropriate Music and Decor, Theatrical Lighting, Laser Beams and Fog, 6 Rose Bouquet for the Bride, Matching Boutonniere for the Groom, Photography and 10 Candid Ceremony Prints, Video of the Ceremony, Free Wedding Website / Wedding “Invitation”, Wedding Wish List Registry, Round Trip Courtesy Limousine Service from any hotel on “the Strip” or Downtown, Chapel Fee and Wedding Coordinator.

Star Wars type wedding
Theatrical lighting and fog effects during your ceremony set the mood

Upgrade your May the 4th wedding to include live streaming online so folks all over the planet can watch if they can’t attend in person. Other unique add-ons can include a mini-reception in one of our cozy reception rooms, or even in our 1950s time-tripping Doo Wop Diner. From just cake and champagne, to drinks and appetizers, to a full-on gourmet buffet, we do it all, right around the corner from our Main Chapel.

If you have any questions about this fantastic package, our custom receptions, or any other special requests, feel free to give us a call at 702-384-0771. We’ll see you on the Fourth!