After you’ve booked your amazing Elvis, themed, or traditional wedding package at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel (the best and most fun place to get hitched in Vegas), what’s next? Once you’ve arrived in Las Vegas and settled into your hotel, you’ll need to make a trip downtown to the Clark County Marriage Bureau. Unless you’re renewing your vows, you’ll need a license. (The good news: No waiting period, no blood test. Once you have that license, you’re good to go!)
It’s really easy to find the Marriage Bureau with your GPS navigation thingie, but cab drivers know the place well, too. (201 Clark Avenue, NW corner of 3rd Street and Clark.) We recommend getting your license the day before your wedding, so it’s less stressful. But, if you have a later afternoon or evening wedding, you should be fine getting it the morning of your ceremony.
To make it even easier, you can go online (up to 60 days ahead) to http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/Depts/clerk/Services/pages/MarriageLicenses.aspx Click on the Marriage Pre-Application, to be completed for both the bride and the groom. Print and bring these forms with you to the Marriage Bureau so you can get “express lane” service when you arrive. The Bureau is open until midnight during the week, 24 hours on weekends. You’ll need $60 cash (or $65 credit card); money orders and cashier’s checks are also accepted. You’ll need to show ID (check Bureau site for details on requirements) for both parties.
Once you’ve got your license, be sure to bring it with you to the chapel at the time of your wedding. We can do the ceremony if you’ve forgotten the rings, but not if you don’t have your license in hand!
Remember, if you have ANY questions or concerns about your upcoming wedding with us, call one of our patient and friendly staffers at 702-384-0771. Or visit our website at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com to chat live online. We’ll make sure every aspect of your wedding is a breeze. Viva Las Vegas!
At Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, it’s all about YOU. We offer all kinds of innovative, customizable wedding packages, traditional or character-themed, just so your day will be truly YOURS. If you don’t see what you’re looking for on our site, we welcome brides and grooms who want to add their own special touches, the kind only they can choose to do. Some couples come down the aisle on a Harley or with Elvis in a Pink Caddy. But you can do it any way you like– singing, dancing, alone, with an iconic superstar impersonator, or with a bevy of your closest friends and family. Here’s one bride who sang to her fiancé all the way. If you’ve got the chops and are so inclined, bring your karaoke CD and we’ll give you the mic and cue you up! “>
Other brides and grooms like to save the fireworks for after the vows. Check out this wedding recessional, below. This sort of thing takes a bit of advance rehearsal and preparation, but if you take care of that part, we’ll play your song and let you all go at it! Remind everyone at home to watch your wedding streaming live on the Internet, or they’ll have to catch the DVD version later.
We at Viva Las Vegas Weddings are ready to be wow-ed! See you in the aisle!
Okay, mates, this wedding is not for everyone, but if you’re a fan of the 60’s and are looking for a funky, psychedelic romp of a wedding, this one’s for YOU! Our most memorable Las Vegas themed weddings are the ones where the guests play a part, come in costume, and have a rip-roaring good time at the only-in-Vegas kind of ceremony. You can’t beat this delightfully affordable Las Vegas wedding with Austin Powers as minister, and a room full of guests in outrageous retro fashion and color. Or should we say “colour”?
Costumes a problem? We’ve got you covered (literally) for any of our themed weddings. You won’t even have to pack. Visit our website or speak to one of our friendly and helpful wedding coordinators to set up all the arrangements for your costume party of a wedding. Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, +1- 702-384-0771. And, as always, we’ll customize your wedding package to include any characters that ring your (wedding) bells.
After presiding over literally thousands of Las Vegas weddings, our own Reverend Daphne knows a thing or two about compatibility. Despite what you might think, eloping or getting married in Las Vegas doesn’t necessarily mean couples have poorer odds on happily-ever-after. According to Daphne, it’s a lot more complicated than that.
“How do I know if a wedding will last?” she asks. ” Statistically, 50% of first time marriages won’t make it. Second or third marriages may be even dicier. Why? Chances are good that one or both partners bring too much baggage to the union.” Daphne continues, “Children from other spouses, ex’s, and even ex-family members all contribute to some very high divorce numbers. It’s really an unfortunate situation.”
Daphne contends that a lot hinges on the level of caring and flexibility of the two partners involved. Over many years of insightful observation, she can easily spot a few tell-tale signs that a marriage will be on shaky ground right from the beginning. And we mean the very beginning. The wedding day itself.
Believe it or not, Daphne has witnessed her share of couples who argue while checking in for their wedding. Since frequent fighting over money is a leading cause of divorce, this is definitely not a good sign! Daphne contends that the way couples handle money from day one offers clues to the longevity of their relationship. (More on this to come in future Daphne blogs!)
“A red flag also goes up with me while the wedding is taking place,” Daphne adds. ” Some couples will talk to each other during the ceremony. They’ll say things like, ‘I’m hungry, where should we go to eat?’ ‘Did ____call you? Good thing we didn’t invite ___,’ etc. They’re not paying any attention to the ceremony. (Maybe they’ve done this too many times before!)
Even when a light-spirited themed wedding is in progress, the way couples stay connected while being involved in their own wedding (or not) speaks volumes about what their marriage will be like. Saying things like, ‘I love you’ or ‘You look beautiful’ during the ceremony is another thing altogether. Couples who focus on making the other person feeling loved and cared for, that’s the best sign of a rosy future ahead.”
It was a shotgun wedding at Viva Las Vegas Weddings that had this couple up in arms. It was the Gangster Wedding Renewal complete with Tommy Guns and a body in the trunk! This playful couple most certainly has the right stuff. A sense of humor. I say this is how you make it to five years of marital bliss.
Viva Las Vegas offers the best themed ceremonies in the city. Our motto is, “If you can dream it, we can theme it.” At Viva, we do it all. Traditional, renewals, commitment and themed ceremonies that are reasonably priced. All ceremony packages come complete with flowers, music, a photographer and so much more.
My husband and I recently got married at Viva Las Vegas wedding chapel on Valentines Day in 2013. We wanted to marry in Vegas because we couldn’t afford a huge traditional wedding and a honeymoon, so we decided to do both at the same time. I was pretty worried because I reviewed chapels online, and sometimes you never know what to expect when you actually get there, but I was very happy with our decision. We married in the outdoor gazebo and it was just as gorgeous in person as it was online. Whoever designed and decorated did an amazing job; the whole chapel is beautiful down to the walkway. Valentines Day is a very busy day for them, but everyone there was calm and collected which made me feel much better. Our limo driver Deanna was absolutely amazing. She went above and beyond to make me and my guests in the limo happy. She was very pleasant. The wedding coordinator, front desk employees, photographer, and minister were very nice. I don’t have any complaints about anything. We plan on renewing our vows every 5 years and coming back here to do it!