Category Archives: Renewal of Vows

50th Anniversary Elvis Wedding Vow Renewal at Viva Las Vegas Weddings

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Linda and Frank celebrate 50 years of marriage with Elvis, family and friends!

Recently, Linda and Frank came all the way from Texas to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary (on the exact day and hour!) with an Elvis Blue Hawaii vow renewal at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. It was one of the most touching vow renewal ceremonies anyone here can remember. Tears were shed as Elvis crooned in the “ocean mist” and the wedding vows were exchanged. But, everyone got to their feet and danced jubilantly afterward to “Viva Las Vegas!”

Shall we share a fun bit of trivia about this lovely couple? We were amazed when the beautiful bride, Linda, revealed to us that she was wearing her ORIGINAL wedding gown from 50 years ago! This may have been the first time any bride has appeared in her original dress at our chapel after 50 years! (If we are wrong, we’d love to know…But we’re pretty sure that this is a rare event among vow renewal ceremonies!)

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The bride and groom…Bride Linda wearing the same dress she wore on the same day, 50 years ago!

If you’re interested in renewing your vows on an anniversary (not necessarily your 25th or even 50th), the Elvis Blue Hawaii Wedding is equal parts fun and nostalgia, just right for the occasion. But we can customize any of our Elvis or Themed Wedding Packages for your light-hearted-yet-meaningful vow renewal. (And, yes, there are couples who renew vows in a traditional way, too, often in one of our outdoor chapels.)

Some couples choose to marry again as a surprise for their families. And, some families surprise their PARENTS with a vow renewal, while others just invite everyone to come to Vegas to witness the fun. If you come on a second honeymoon, though, your friends and family can watch online back home if you upgrade with live streaming coverage. We often do fun and memorable multiple-couple vow renewals as well, when great friends want to create a great Vegas memory and say “I Do” all over again.

Our best wishes go out to Linda and Frank for continued happiness. We will long remember your special day with us!

For more information on our wedding vow renewals, visit us at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com or call at 702-384-0771.

Anniversary Vow Renewal in Las Vegas? Bring the Kids!

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Themed weddings–like this Intergalactic ceremony– are fun for all ages!

Viva Las Vegas Weddings’ Elvis and Themed Weddings make loving and light-hearted wedding vow renewals, so it’s no surprise that couples celebrating 10, 15 or 20 years of marriage include the kids on their special day! Young ones love wearing costumes as part of a themed vow renewal, and even if the ceremony you choose is more traditional, they feel very grown up dressing in fancy duds for the occasion as they take part in the proceedings.

We see a lot of tiny Elvi going down the chapel’s aisle (see below), but our Superhero, Blue Hawaii, and Intergalactic weddings also bring out some junior-sized luau wear and character costumes. Ring bearers and flower girls strut their stuff as gangsters, wizards, space princesses, and mini-zombies. For kids who are less outgoing, though, themed and Elvis ceremonies are casual enough that shorts and t-shirts are fine, too. Some just add a tropical lei, or Elvis sunglasses, available here in our gift shop.

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A little Elvis leads the way down the aisle!

At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, we encourage creativity. We still remember an entire family who came dressed as Vikings, and another where all the male family members wore kilts. Other families and their guests have arrived dressed as space aliens of every ilk. Needless to say, we don’t have many boring days here at the the chapel! While Themed and Elvis Weddings are not for everyone for their first weddings, vow renewals bring out a whole different side–and a lot of imagination–in couples.

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Hanging with The King in the Doo Wop Diner

Consider adding-on a casual Doo Wop Diner reception if your wedding is a family affair. We’ll serve up sliders, hot dogs, sundaes/soda fountain fare in our retro 1950s setting. We take requests for all weddings, vow renewals, and receptions. Just give us a call with your ideas and special needs, and we’ll do all we can to make it happen for you! 702-384-0771

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Our Most Popular Viva Las Vegas Wedding Package? Elvis Blue Hawaii!

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Palm trees, theatrical lighting, and beach mist make you feel like you’re on the beach in Hawaii!

Wedding couples often ask which is our most popular Elvis wedding. The Elvis Blue Hawaii wedding package, of course! You’ll feel like you’re in a tropical paradise with the “ocean mist” (created by our theatrical fog machines) rolling in, a hula girl swaying, and Elvis crooning “The Hawaiian Wedding Song” as you cuddle or slow dance at the altar. Many couples opt to add our fantastic pink Cadillac entrance down the aisle! It’s Vegas, baby! So feel free to go all-out with the optional extras!

We’ll share some highlights from Stan and Cynthia’s Elvis Blue Hawaii wedding. Check out a minute or two of their fun-filled vow exchange!

This all-inclusive package includes Elvis singing “Viva Las Vegas!” and two other songs performed live, flowers, photography and video, plus round-trip limo service from your Strip or Downtown hotel. You’ll have your names in lights on our marquee for a fabulous photo-op after your ceremony, too! We probably don’t even need to mention that the Elvis Blue Hawaii is also our most popular wedding vow renewal package! It has a special elegance, and yet the ceremony is very casual, so we encourage sarongs, Hawaiian shirts, beachwear and sandals. Getting married barefoot works, too!

Please call us with any of your questions about our unique Blue Hawaii wedding package. Our staff can suggest upgrades like exotic orchid leis or a wedding cake packaged to-go. This is one wedding you might want to stream live online to friends and family back home–they will be sorry to miss being here in person! See you in the “islands” for your wedding “on the beach” with Elvis! Viva Las Vegas Weddings, 702-384-0771

Renew Your Vows in Las Vegas on Valentines Day!

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Renew your vows for Valentine’s and have a second honeymoon in Vegas!

Before you know it, our busiest wedding day of the year will be here once again! Valentine’s Day is typically popular for getting married in Vegas with Elvis or in a traditional indoor or garden wedding ceremony. But, it’s also the perfect time to renew your vows, on the biggest romantic holiday of the year! Best of all, you can combine your second honeymoon with a trip to Vegas, city of many gorgeous and romantic hotel suites!

If it’s just the two of you, you can tie the knot once again in a simple but meaningful ceremony in our Outdoor Gazebo or Garden Chapel. Packages begin at around $300 including all the basics, flowers, photography and your own personal wedding coordinator. Feel free to bring a CD with “your song” from your first wedding, or add a special memento that reminds you of the day. Sometimes husbands surprise their wives with a vow renewal ceremony–we can help with all the arrangements so she won’t know until the last minute!

Best of all, at Viva Las Vegas Weddings, your Valentine’s reveal can be sweet and sentimental, or a bit wild and crazy…We do it all!

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Choose and Elvis vow renewal in our Doo Wop Diner Chapel for a less formal ceremony that’s a ton of fun!

If you want something a bit kitschy and on the lighter side, our Elvis weddings in our 1950s-era Doo Wop Diner are just the ticket! They are extremely affordable and fun. Many couples come dressed in their ’50s finest, and their guests, too. Our Diner Chapel is equipped with webcam for live streaming and packages include flowers and photography and unexpected frills!

Give us a call with your ideas for an unforgettable and romantic wedding vow renewal on Valentine’s Day…on an anniversary, on a special birthday. We offer tons of themed weddings, too, so you can customize your vows just for YOU. 702-384-0771 (Valentine’s Day is booking fast, so please schedule your ceremony soon for best choice of times!)

Renew Your Vows with Elvis in Our Popular Elvis Blue Hawaii Wedding—FREE Lighted Leis, Too!

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Get your free lighted Hawaiian lei, baby!

When your 10th, 15th, 25th…or even 50th anniversary rolls around, it’s time to head to Vegas and Viva Las Vegas Weddings to renew your vows! Our NUMBER ONE wedding package for renewals is our fabulous Elvis Blue Hawaii ceremony! And from now until the end of the year, ask for your FREE lighted leis when you book an Elvis Blue Hawaii Wedding with us! It’s a blog-only special, and makes the perfect memento for your exciting day (or night) with Elvis! Add the spectacular Elvis pink Cadillac entrance to your Blue Hawaii Wedding Package, and you’ll receive FOUR MORE lighted leis for your attendants…or…for another couple or two, if you choose to have a multiple-couple wedding vow renewal!

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Add a pink Caddy entrance, with Elvis driving right down the aisle and through the palm trees!

Best of all, you can come casually dressed, since Hawaiian shirts, sarongs and sandals are all you really need to renew your vows! Tropical wear is a guest favorite, too, so spread the word! Also, if yours is a wedding vow RENEWAL, you won’t need to get a marriage license or go downtown–you’re already legally married! (If you book our Blue Hawaii wedding for your first wedding, well…you’ll need to do that part first. Call us, and we’ll tell you how at 702-384-0771.)

Our Elvis Blue Hawaii Wedding includes three songs sung live by “The King”–including the iconic Hawaiian Wedding Song, Can’t Help Falling in Love, and Viva Las Vegas. It also includes flowers, photography and video, theatrical lights and fog, plus round trip limousine transportation from your Strip or Downtown hotel. You’ll have a hula girl dancing to the Hawaiian Wedding Song, palm trees, and your very own personal wedding coordinator to run you through the drill before your guests are escorted into the chapel. Add live streaming internet coverage if you have friends or family who can’t come to Vegas to witness your special day in person.

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The Elvis Blue Hawaii Wedding also makes the perfect anniversary wedding vow renewal package–for just the two of you, or you and another loving couple or two!

To learn more or to book your fantastic Elvis themed wedding, visit us at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com or call one of our friendly wedding planners directly at 702-384-0771. Be sure to say you saw the special on the blog, so you’ll be sure to receive your free lighted leis. Make yours a truly VEGAS-style Elvis Blue Hawaii Wedding! Viva Las Vegas!

How to Exchange Rings at Your Viva Las Vegas Wedding

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What you need to know about the “ring part” of your Viva Las Vegas ceremony

One of the last things on wedding couples’ minds is their ACTUAL wedding ceremony at Viva Las Vegas. Most remember to BRING the rings to the chapel, but hardly anyone gives much thought to how things work during the vow exchange itself. Here are a few answers to commonly-asked questions, to smoothly get you through that part of your wedding. We’ve also included a couple of cool suggestions, for those who want to customize their ring exchanges.

1. If the bride is wearing her engagement ring to the chapel, she should remove it and place it on the ring finger of her right hand before the wedding. That way, the wedding band will go on the left hand during the vows, closest to her heart. (In Roman times, it was said that the blood vessel leading to the heart ran through that finger, thus, the ring was symbolically closer to the heart, too.) Once the excitement of the wedding has died down, the bride can place her hunky rock of an engagement ring on top. If the two of you are exchanging simple wedding bands, you can skip this part altogether.

2. Be sure to give the rings to your attendants or appointed “ring person” before you arrive at the chapel. Or…WHEN you arrive is even better. You want to be very sure the rings get here…If the worst happens and the rings are left in your hotel room, or–back in Milwaukee–we can still perform your wedding and just “fake” the ring part. It’s been done…And then you’ll have a story to tell! If it’s just the two of you, wear your soulmate’s ring on your thumb or pinkie until that part of the ceremony.

3. No rings? Some couples prefer not to exchange rings at all. Or, in some countries, one ring is the norm. That’s fine. Your wedding coordinator will ask first, and your minister (or Elvis or wacky impersonator “minister”) will know just what to do.

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Make sure your ring hand is ready for a close-up! Lotion works, and helps with getting rings on and off, too!

4. If you are renewing vows, you can re-exchange your original rings–if they still come off—or, your wedding officiant will have you just clasp your hand over the ring. (Hint: Some grooms, when renewing vows on a big anniversary, will replace the original ring with a NEW one, as a surprise. This is one of the most touching tributes we see at the chapel!)

5. For some fun weddings or vow renewals, we have seen lollipop rings, or some couples have chosen to tattoo rings on the third finger. It is becoming more common for couples to do what suits them, beginning their own wedding tradition.

As always, if you have questions about any aspect of your upcoming wedding ceremony, give us a call anytime at 702-384-0771 or chat online with a helpful staff member at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com