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How to Plan an Anniversary SURPRISE WEDDING VOW RENEWAL at Viva Las Vegas Weddings!

Vow Renewal Las Vegas
We’ll take care of everything, from flowers to photos to video documenting your wedding vow renewal in Vegas!

For happily married couples coming to Las Vegas to celebrate a big anniversary, there’s no more fun and unforgettable way to celebrate than by renewing your vows with, or without, Elvis! We even offer imaginative themed weddings, the wildly unique kind that you might have been wanted before you went the “safe” traditional wedding route instead. Now’s the time to do it YOUR way!

If you are planning a vow renewal ahead of time, and you haven’t yet mentioned it to your spouse, we can help you plan the whole affair as a SURPRISE! Just let us know that’s the plan, and we can help make it unbelievably magical for your mate, family and friends–who can actually watch online from home if you arrange for it–and if they can keep the secret!

Here are a few suggested steps for going about a surprise wedding vow renewal ceremony. You won’t need a license, so that makes it even simpler. Follow the guidelines below:

1. Book your trip to Vegas as an anniversary present to your spouse.
2. Check out our website at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com to choose the Traditional, Elvis, or Themed Wedding that’s going to blow your bride/groom away! ALL of our wedding packages can be performed as wedding vow renewal ceremonies. You just won’t need to go downtown for a marriage license!
3. Once you’ve selected a package, give us a call at 702-384-0771 and make sure you tell us it’s a SURPRISE VOW RENEWAL when you book your date and time. We’ll do the rest!
4. Plan exactly when you’ll reveal the surprise—If your wedding package includes limo service, tell your spouse when the limo arrives–perhaps after telling him/her that you’re dressing up for a nice dinner and you’ve ordered a car. If your package does not have limo service, just head out for “dinner” and tell them when you pull into the chapel. We’ve even had spouses tell their mates that they’re going to a wedding of someone ELSE at our chapel, only to find out it’s their own vow renewal!

Main Chapel at Viva Las Vegas
Get re-wed in a romantic traditional ceremony, or with ELVIS!

Above is the view from the pews in our lovely Main Chapel, but you can also have a sweet and picturesque outdoor vow renewal in our Gazebo or Garden Chapels. You’ll find packages that include everything, starting at around $300. THEN you can go to a cozy intimate dinner!

Eygyptian Themed Wedding Vegas
Or book a wedding vow renewal ceremony with a THEME! Seen here is “Tut” in our set and props room, stocked for dozens of themed weddings!

Themed Wedding Packages are thrilling and unexpected, and extra fun if you happen to invite lots of family and friends along for the surprise. You’ll have theatrical fog and lights, themed music, sets, costumed characters…the works! And if you don’t seen the theme of your dreams, let us know and we’ll customize a wedding vow renewal just for you!

Remember to request your military discount if you’re a veteran. We’ll also put your names up in lights on the Strip above our chapel after your ceremony, with a flashing panel that will say “Married 25 years” or however many years of wedlock you happen to be celebrating. Our photographer will get a shot of both, and if you bring guests, they’ll want to bring their cameras to capture the moment as well!

More questions? You can secretly call us or chat online anytime to start planning the anniversary celebration of a lifetime! (See phone number and website link above.)

Show Us Your Viva Las Vegas Wedding Shoes!

Las Vegas Wedding Shoes

If you’re getting married in Las Vegas, there are no holds barred on what’s acceptable for footwear at your wedding—especially one with Elvis. And, our 1950s Doo Wop Diner Chapel is the perfect place to show off your most outrageous Rockabilly-style shoes. In our lavish Main Chapel, we’ve even seen a few traditional brides in full length white gowns sporting a few surprises when it comes to wedding kicks! We thought we’d share a few great bridal shoe fashions from past Viva Las Vegas Weddings here on our blog.

White Wedding in Vegas

For a wedding in white, these fancy shoes fit the bill. They’re stylish, yet still peep-toe traditional. If you’re having an elegant, stately ceremony with us, we’d like to share a bit of wedding day advice about shoes. Be sure to practice walking in your wedding heels on plush carpet BEFORE THE BIG DAY. If you’ll be wearing stilettos or high platforms, be aware that they tend to stick a bit on carpet, and we’ve seen a bride or two stumble…SO…practice taking small deliberate steps, daintily picking up your feet.

50s Diner Wedding Shoes

These turquoise shoes, above, looked perfect in our Doo Wop Diner Chapel, with its turquoise, white and black color pallet. We’re not sure if the bride planned it that way, but what stunning photos they had! We’ve never seen a better color-coordinated wedding!

Unique Wedding Shoes

Elvis weddings and themed weddings almost scream for unique footwear that goes with the whimsical theme. Consider going all-out on the stockings, too. For Elvis weddings, and our 60s-era weddings, fishnets are the thing! Having Marilyn pop in to sing and do the honors of your vows? Seamed hosiery, still widely available online, make for that fab and flawless touch.

Vegas Wedding Bride Shoes

These blooming pumps, above, are feminine and filled with that sense of romance…just right for an outdoor wedding in our Gazebo or Garden Chapel. Even better? Ask to upgrade your ceremony with a rose-petal-filled, candlelit pathway down the aisle!

Vegas Wedding Couple Shoes

These his-and-hers wedding shoes are our favorites. Comfortable, and they say it all! If you have a close-up shot of YOUR fabulous Las Vegas wedding shoes, please post in the comments section so we can all share and drool. Or, see more incredible wedding shoes in the photos section of our Facebook page! See us on Facebook at: The Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, and maybe give us a like while you’re visiting! 🙂

Having a Blue Christmas? Renew Your Vows in an Elvis Blue Hawaii Ceremony in Las Vegas!

Elvis tree ornament
Elvis tree ornaments and other Elvis memorabilia are available in our lobby—perfect for wedding/holiday gift giving!

Planning a holiday time wedding in Las Vegas? Don’t have a Blue Christmas–have an Elvis Blue Hawaii holiday wedding or wedding vow renewal! Just before Christmas, things are quieter in Las Vegas, room rates are low, and the fabulous shops in all the mega-resorts are primed for holiday shopping! Perfect for when you want to combine your special day with a fun holiday-themed honeymoon in Vegas.

Our most popular Elvis Blue Hawaii wedding is relaxed and spirited–but did you know you can add Santa Claus (with or without Mrs. Claus) to your wedding? Add our unique Pink Cadillac entrance, with Elvis driving the two of you down the aisle into the chapel with Santa in the passenger seat, jingling his bells! At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, YOU can tell US what you want to include in your unique wedding package.The Elvis Blue Hawaii wedding comes with flowers, photography and video, beach fog and theatrical lights, Elvis singing three songs with a hula girl by his side…Even round-trip limousine service is included!

Elvis Blue Hawaii Wedding in Vegas
Elvis sings The Hawaiian Wedding Song during the vow exchange.

If you’re doing an Elvis wedding on a budget, we have several less elaborate packages (see the drop-down menu under Elvis Weddings at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com), but we can upgrade with any special holiday features you wish. Add a holiday song for a First Dance, add Santa to pass out small gifts or candy to your guests, add custom holiday-themed flowers…We take requests! Mrs. Claus can be your matron of honor, or, request an elf, angels, or…? as attendants.

custom wedding flowers las vegas
Go red for the holidays and, by special request, have our onsite florist make a custom holiday bouquet for YOU!

If you want a more traditional holiday wedding, we do that, too! We offer Traditional Weddings in packages beginning under $300. Add a classically trained singer to perform “Ave Maria” live, or any other seasonal song that brings a tear or two during your candle lighting ceremony. Please give us a call with questions and ideas for your December wedding to remember! 702-384-0771

Choosing from Viva Las Vegas Weddings’ Multiple Chapels!

Viva Las Vegas WEddings main chapel
Our elegant Main Chapel, perfect for your Traditional or Themed wedding ceremony…But Elvis will tie the knot for you here, too!

At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, we have several different settings to choose from when you book your Traditional, Themed or Elvis Wedding! Our Themed Weddings generally are done in our Main Chapel, just because it’s outfitted with special lighting and smoke effects. But we can do an adapted version of any of our wedding themes in our other onsite chapels…Just ask! (Yes, we’ve done a James Bond Wedding in our Garden Chapel!) Most of our traditional weddings take place in our Main Chapel, too. It’s elegantly spacious AND intimate–perfect for weddings with a lot of guests OR for just the two of you. It’s also where the Pink Caddy cruises down the aisle with Elvis at the wheel, chauffeuring the happy couple right up to the altar.

Garden Wedding Vegas
Garden weddings for day or evening ceremonies are the height of romance!

Our larger outdoor Las Vegas weddings take place in our lush and romantic Garden Chapel. You can even choose to have either a traditional minister or Elvis perform your outdoor ceremony. We offer daytime or evening weddings–just tell us the time you like best when you call us to book. Evenings bring out the picturesque twinkling white lights. Daytimes offer flattering shaded light for gorgeous wedding photos!

Vegas Outdoor Chapels

Our quaint Gazebo Chapel is especially popular for smaller, simple-yet-lovely outdoor Las Vegas weddings. Our Outdoor Garden and Gazebo chapels are both equipped with a webcam, too, so your ceremony can be streamed live across the country or around the world. Remember, too, all of our romantic outdoor weddings can be performed as wedding vow renewal ceremonies, too. It’s the perfect way to remember your wedding day, long long ago, and stir up the passion, besides!

50s Diner Chapel Vegas
Do it in the Doo Wop Diner!

For a unique and kinda-kitschy wedding setting, we present our Doo Wop Diner Chapel. Elvis generally plays the role of minister, or choose from a wide range of characters and impersonators to do the honors instead. From the Diner, you can have your ceremony streamed live on the Internet, plus we’ll display your names in lights on our marquee high above the Strip afterward. Check out our website, too, for our Doo Wop Diner mini-receptions– serving up sliders, hot dogs, and root beer floats for you and your guests!

For information on these chapels and all of our amazingly varied and all-inclusive wedding packages, visit us at: www.vivalasvegasweddings.com

Not a Fan of “Here Comes the Bride?” Songs for Walking Down the Aisle at Your Viva Las Vegas Wedding

Vegas Wedding Chapel
You can choose how you go down the aisle at Viva Las Vegas Weddings!

If you’ve chosen a more traditional (non-Elvis) wedding at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, you can still choose simple elements to customize your elegant yet-affordable wedding or wedding vow renewal. For example, not every bride wants to walk down the aisle–even in a more traditional wedding–to “Here Comes the Bride.” That’s no problem with us! Whether you get married in our enchanting Main Chapel or in one of our romantic outdoor chapels, you can substitute the music for something that is more “you.” Just let us know your preference for a particular song when you book your wedding. You can bring the CD with you, or make arrangements with us on the phone.

There are very good reasons you might want a special song choice for a wedding entrance: Some couples like to come down the aisle hand-in-hand. (So, naturally, “Here Comes the Bride” doesn’t really feel quite right, when the groom is coming, too!) For others, they have “their song” and it makes the ceremony all the more special to include it. You can even add an EXTRA song to dance to DURING the ceremony, or simply the full-length version of your “down the aisle” music. (Please let us know if you wish to have this upgrade. Many couples want to add it to make their wedding vows last a bit longer and to add to the romance factor!)

We can even arrange for you to “secretly” swap out “Here Comes the Bride” so it will be a surprise for the bride or groom. Let us know that, too, at the time of booking, so we can help guard the secret.

Las Vegas Weddings
Make your traditional Las Vegas wedding a bit more personal by selecting your own favorite music to be played!

If you want something truly unique, you can also upgrade and have “your song” sung live by one of our classically trained solo singers, male or female. If you have an instrumental tune in mind, we can provide a professional pianist or organist to play for you. (Additional charges may apply if not already included in your package.) Your guests’ eyes may fill with tears as you are lighting a unity candle during a performance of an emotionally touching song. Ask our friendly wedding planners about how to make this happen for you.

Las Vegas Chapel Wedding

Need suggestions for some popular alternative “down the aisle” music? Here’s a list of favorites to consider:

“Here and Now,” by Luther Vandross
“Suddenly,” by Billy Ocean
“All My Life,” by K-Ci & JoJo
“All of Me,” by John Legend
“I Can’t Help Myself,” by The Four Tops
“Chapel of Love,” by The Dixie Cups
“God Only Knows,” by The Beach Boys
“Marry Me,” by Train
“Better Together,” by Jack Johnson
“God Gave Me You,” by Blake Shelton
“My Best Friend,” by Tim McGraw
“From This Moment On,” by Shania Twain
“To Make You Feel My Love,” by Garth Brooks
“Marry That Girl,” by Dirty Magic Cards
“Dreamgirl,” by Dave Matthews
“The Wedding Song (There is Love),” by Noel Paul Stookey
“Ave Maria,” by Céline Dion
“I Found You,” by BeBe and CeCe Winans
“Crazy Love,” by Van Morrison
“Lucky,” by Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillat
“I Run to You,” by Lady Antebellum
“Keeper of the Stars,” by Tracy Byrd

You can also view our live song suggestions, rehearsed and ready to perform for your gorgeous wedding on our website under “Upgrades” and “Wedding Music.” For more information, visit us at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com or call us at 702-384-0771. We want the music you hear on your special day to fill the chapel, and your hearts!

FREE Showgirl “Bridesmaid” with Every Elvis Wedding on “The King’s” Birthday– 1/8/18!

1/8/18 Elvis Wedding Special
Our one-day-only 1/8/18 Elvis Wedding Special!

Planning to get married in Las Vegas in the New Year? Here’s a blog-only Elvis Wedding Special, good only on Elvis’s birthday, 1/8/18! We’re celebrating those repeating wedding date digits AND The King’s special day by upgrading any Elvis Wedding at Viva Las Vegas Weddings with a free and glamorous showgirl bridesmaid! Just mention you saw this special on the blog when you book your Elvis wedding for Monday, January 8th.

Choose an indoor Main Chapel ceremony, a Doo Wop Diner retro 1950s chapel wedding, or an Outdoor Gazebo or Garden wedding featuring Elvis. Packages begin at just under $300, and on this day only, will INCLUDE a free showgirl. The showgirl can precede the bride down the aisle, walk the groom down the aisle while Elvis escorts the bride, or simply add a bit of Vegas glitz to any Elvis Pink Cadillac wedding entrance as Elvis drives you right INTO the chapel and down the aisle. The showgirl and Elvis will make sure there’s a whole lotta shaking going on as they dance along with whatever songs you’ve included in your ceremony.

If you’re already married, now’s a great time to celebrate an anniversary with an iconic Elvis wedding vow renewal in Las Vegas. This Monday date means you’ll enjoy weekday room rates and fewer crowds in post-holidays Las Vegas!

Remember we rent costumes for the occasion in our onsite Costume Shop, so if you bring any guests along, you can all dress up as zany characters, or as extra Elvi. Or, bring your own costumes. We’ve seen lots of Marilyn’s, Priscilla’s, and a host of folks dressed up as Hollywood and music legends in our fun and fabulous Elvis weddings. Of course, traditional bridal wear is always fine, too!

For more information on this blog-only Elvis’s Birthday Special, give us a call at 702-384-0771. You’ll need to book by phone rather than online to take advantage of your free showgirl bridesmaid! See all of our Elvis Wedding Packages and Elvis Wedding Vow Renewal Packages on the drop-down menu of our home page at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com . Viva Las Vegas!

Bachelor Party Guests
Add fun and feathers to your Elvis wedding!