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To Elope or Not to Elope?


To elope or not elope that is the question? So, here it is, you’re newly engaged, and you are getting ready to begin the wedding planning…

You begin with the invitation list. Who to invite, and who not to invite. Hmmmm.

You have a budget to stay within, so do you invite your mothers cousin that you have only met twice, but your mother keeps in touch with ( via a Christmas card every year)? Well, we’ll come back to that question…

Let’s see, you loooove Gardenias but they are $15 a bloom! So you settle for ? Okay, we’ll get back to that question too.

Alright, you have always wanted to get married at the Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes ever since you were a little girl..the cost? $3000 for the wedding/venue ( no extras-here).

You want to keep the wedding small and stay within your budget , but it is slowly getting out of hand, with family that expects to be invited, friends that are anticipating your invitiaton in the mail, co-workers and your boss. Arghhh. OH NO! The wedding invitations? I’ve already pretty much blown my budget and the hits keep on coming.

Family is fighting over who gets invited, you want to keep your new in-laws happy and cannot say no to their guest list, and it’s enormous. You and your Fiance’ are now fighting due to all of the stress. Sooooooo I ask..Is it all worth it?

As for me, I say I’ll take that $3000 and give me an E- L-O, a P, and an E ~ Ha! Eloping was definatley for me. A small Chapel wedding was the key to happiness for me and my Mister right when we did tie the knot. We had a super ceremony, and just a handful of family and friends ( 7 to be exact),  and it was just perfect.

So, I pose the question…TO ELOPE OR NOT TO ELOPE?



~ To Hide the Bride or Knot?

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The tradition of the Groom not seeing his lovely Bride until she walks down the aisle can be so exciting. We offer the Look of Love here at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. We call it, “First Look”. First Look packages can range from mini First Looks to Deluxe First Looks. We offer hiding the Bride or Groom from each other guaranteeing that he will not have his breath taken away until the very moment that you walk down that aisle. In my short time here at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, I have had many Grooms request First looks. Some Grooms are just traditional, and others just know how special a moment it really is for their Bride. So you are like the gift that he anticipates seeing, all wrapped up and ready to say “I Do.” Why you have managed to make him feel like the luckiest man in the world by hiding out. My opinion of the question fore-mentioned is Yes~ I say” Hide the Bride”and make it special~really special…

"I'd love to sing for you Elvis"

We recently had a Rockabilly Elvis Wedding and our Beautiful Bride made her First Look a Deluxe. A day event with a glam team to do her hair and makeup along with her Bridal Party. A light lunch was served, and the ladies were fussed over by the glam team. Check out my Rockabilly Elvis Wedding Blog and see for yourselves. There is a testimonial from one of the ladies in the Bridal Party as well.

This is all done in our Elvis and Priscilla Bridal Suite. The Suite is adorable, it’s made out to look like the gates at the healm of Graceland and Elvis’ Recording studio. The photos are attached. You will see Y.T.  in the photos. Now Elvis really wasn’t plugging his ears because of my singing….I’m just chatty ( as if you couldn’t tell ). I highly recommend a First Look package for you on your special day. Talk to a reservationist today for details. Let us help you make it memorable.

Yours Truly,