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So You Want to Elope to Las Vegas? Pointers for a Non-Traditionally Traditional Wedding

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Even if it’s just the two of you, you can have the traditional wedding of your dreams!

Believe it or not, nearly half of our Viva Las Vegas Weddings ceremonies are full-on, traditional style weddings with most of the lovely bells and whistles of a church wedding back home. Some are very intimate affairs with just the couple, whether they’re eloping in secret or just wanting something personal. But–in case YOUR cozy wedding-for-two turns into a big one once everyone finds out you’re tying the knot in Vegas–our Main Chapel can comfortably seat nearly 100 guests. (It’s amazing how many friends and family members don’t mind a trip to Las Vegas for your wedding day!)

Whether you’re eloping to Vegas or it’s simply your wedding destination of choice, here are a few traditions you may (or may not) want to keep for your Viva Las Vegas Wedding. First–the ring! Did you know that about 70% of brides wear a traditional diamond ring on their left hand? Others opt for a sapphire, representing a happy and harmonious union, or an aquamarine stone that bodes for a long and prosperous union. We’ve also seen tattoos in place of precious metal rings, and even lollipop rings– when couples choose not to exchange “real” rings at all. (Your “traditional” style wedding can include only the elements that have meaning for YOU.) Your personal wedding coordinator will ask ahead of time if you’ll be exchanging rings. If not, the minister will work around this seamlessly.

A bit of Las Vegas trivia here! Priscilla Presley’s engagement ring was 3 1/2 carats! Your rings–and the size or presence of their stones– are a very personal choice, but just be sure to bring them to the chapel! (One bride lost her ring and the ceremony had to be performed without it. On the way back to her hotel in the limousine, the bride discovered the ring had gone down the front of her dress and lodged in her bra!)

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Next–the dress! Wondering what to wear to your traditional Vegas wedding? Many brides still choose to wear white, a trend said to have been started by Queen Victoria in the mid-19th century. But in Las Vegas, that white is often in the form of a summery off-the-shoulder dress, or something a bit sassier. (We’ve even seen white bikinis for our clearly non-traditional Beach Party Themed Wedding!) But, in Las Vegas, where many weddings are distinctly different, brides wear almost any style or color down the aisle–even jeans, for a casual yet still “traditional” wedding.

Even in the most kicked-back of Viva Las Vegas Weddings, where jeans and even shorts are worn, brides often keep the veil, a traditional started in ancient Greece and believe to have protected brides from evil spirits.(You wouldn’t want that!) Brides in jeans (or bikinis) look fun and fabulous in a veil, and we even rent them here at the chapel. For more formal weddings, we also rent tuxes right on the premises!

At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, you also have the option of adding a traditional reception afterward, from a simple cake and champagne toast to elegant dining and dancing with live music at our adjacent Ron Decar’s Event Center. If you’re eloping and just want wedding cake for two to take back to your hotel, we do that, too, and we’ll pack it to-go!
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For more information on ways to include your own traditions in a customized Viva Las Vegas Wedding, visit our website (www.vivalasvegasweddings.com) and then give us a call with questions at 702-384-0771. We’ll be delighted to help you start your own wedding tradition!

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Why Couples Choose Our Traditional Weddings at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel

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For less than the price of the dress, you can have an extravagant Traditional Wedding with all the frills!

At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, we think our Traditional Wedding packages are second to none. But we may be biased. Here are a few good reasons why many happy couples consider our classic, traditional weddings to be the BEST in Las Vegas!

1. We customize your wedding so that it is uniquely YOU.
At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, our dedicated and helpful staff members understand that this is the most important day of your lives. We know you want every aspect of your ceremony to express who you are as a couple. To make this easy, we offer a wide range of wedding packages from the elegantly lavish to the simply intimate. Can’t find one that’s just right for you? We’ll customize every element of your wedding, working with you to create a vow exchange that is like no one else’s. Ever. Live music? Online streaming of your ceremony? Limousine transportation to and from your wedding? Your names in lights high above the chapel and the Las Vegas Strip after your wedding? Yes, we can do all that!

2. We pride ourselves on the warmest, friendliest and most experienced staff of wedding planners and entertainers.
Our caring and talented wedding experts also boast professional backgrounds in music, entertainment and hospitality. We bring the expertise needed to make your wedding ceremony a truly theatrical production. And we do it seamlessly. We give the same loving care to weddings vow renewals as we do weddings, and we have performed same-sex ceremonies since the day we opened our doors. Our number one priority is to make you feel comfortable and carefree on the day of your big event! Every one of our ministers makes you feel welcome and at home. We do everything for you, so you can enjoy making memories with each other, and your guests. Your wedding day is your day to shine!

3. We have the largest freestanding chapel on the Las Vegas Strip.
Our Main Chapel reflects California mission style architecture, with soaring vaulted ceilings and stunning stained glass insets. It offers a touch of rustic flair amidst an invitingly contemporary décor. The ambiance will put you (and up to 100 guests) at ease from the moment you walk inside. As always at Viva Las Vegas Weddings, you’re free to choose any upgrades, your own special music, or any of the elements that will give your ceremony the best “look” and style for you.

Our beautiful Main Chapel is the perfect setting for a traditional wedding ceremony!
Our beautiful Main Chapel is the perfect setting for a traditional wedding ceremony!

4. We offer a choice of gorgeous indoor and outdoor wedding chapels.
Besides our two beautifully appointed indoor chapels—our Main Chapel and our intimate Little Chapel, decorated in deep burgundy and ivory—you can choose from two picturesque outdoor venues, featuring lush landscaping and twinkling white lights for evening ceremonies. After all, you should be able to choose the perfect setting for your vows! All of our chapels are located on one sprawling property, situated right on the Las Vegas Strip between the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino and fabulous Downtown Las Vegas. To view all of our chapels, visit our website at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com and click on Chapels at the top of the homepage.

5. We feature the widest array of choices for Traditional Wedding Packages in Las Vegas.
Even our most basic indoor and outdoor weddings include flowers, photography and everything you need for a memorable wedding starting from under $300. If you want more frills, choose from our exquisite upgraded packages, all the way up to our to-die-for Fairy Tale Themed Wedding with a breathtaking Cinderella’s Coach entrance. Looking for something a bit more reserved? We have everything in between, or we can customize a-la-carte style from a basic traditional package.

6. Want a traditional wedding reception, too? We have a SPECTACULAR reception venue right next door!
Whether or not your Las Vegas wedding takes place at one of our wedding chapels, our stunning Ron DeCar’s Event Center is only footsteps away from any of them. Ron DeCar, owner of Viva Las Vegas Weddings, hosts thrilling receptions in a setting reminiscent of the nostalgia of Old Vegas. The Event Center features a vintage bar and lounge, a variety of delectable buffet or sit-down dinner options, live music, and a sizzling dance floor. Owner Ron also happily welcomes local couples who are looking for a unique venue after their more traditional church weddings elsewhere. For cozier wedding parties, we offer three smaller venues right on the property that can include more casual cake and champagne to finger food-style receptions. For more detail on our receptions, visit our website, clicking on Receptions. You’ll also find a link to Ron DeCar’s Event Center receptions.

More questions? Feel free to give us a call about our traditional weddings at 702-384-0771 or visit us on our website at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com to see all of our chapels, reception sites, and to check out our many all-inclusive traditional wedding packages.

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