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Five Biggest No-No’s for Your Viva Las Vegas Wedding

Crazy Las VEgas wedding
Actually, we don’t really mind what you’re wearing, once the ceremony is over…

It’s true, just about anything goes as far as your themed, traditional or Elvis wedding with us at Viva Las Vegas Weddings. We want your day to be all about you, so we try to make all the details right, customizing your wedding package with features that suit your taste and style perfectly. But, we DO have a few suggestions to make sure your wedding, wedding photos and video– your total wedding experience— will be flawless.

We’re all about fun here, and we think we’ve seen almost every mistake a bride and groom can make on their wedding day in Vegas. Follow these five easy suggestions,though, and you’ll eliminate the chances for most of the “uh-oh” moments we see at our chapel.

1. Spit out your gum. We know you want fresh breath for the wedding kiss. And we know chewing gum helps relax nervous brides and grooms. But, trust us, spit out your gum before the wedding ceremony begins, and your breath will still be great at kissing time. Why? Just wait until you see your wedding video with you chomping away during the vows. And remember, that’s what your friends and family are seeing, watching live on the Internet.

2. Don’t forget your marriage license. Most people do remember to go downtown to get it. But, the real problem occurs when you forget to bring it with you to the chapel. It’s a real bummer, but you can’t be legally wed without this on your person.(If you are renewing your vows or having a commitment ceremony, you don’t need a license at all. Whew.)

3. Don’t forget the rings. If your best man or maid of honor are carrying them for you, double check. We can still do the ceremony without these, but it’s just not the same….

4. Turn off your phone. And ask your guests to turn theirs off. No explanation necessary here.

5. Save the toast for after the ceremony. We know you’ve seen wedding episodes on TV sitcoms or wedding-themed movies where being a bit tipsy has been an issue. We know it’s Vegas, but things are just generally going to go better if you are aware of the importance of your special vows. Our ministers and Elvis officiants will make you feel very comfortable during your ceremony, so you shouldn’t really need liquid courage.

These are just general guidelines for a great wedding. Almost anything else that might go wrong just makes for fun stories to tell to your grandchildren. See you at the chapel…WITH your license!

Rev. Daphne Tells All: Confessions of a Viva Las Vegas Minister

Rev. Daphne“I LOVE MY JOB! How many people go to work each day saying that?” A longtime Viva Las Vegas minister, Reverend Daphne has the delightful task of marrying hundreds of couples each year. (To date, she has over 17,000 ceremonies under her belt.)  ” I meet people not just from various states in the USA, which I find very interesting, but people from all over the world.  I have traveled to many countries during my lifetime, so I get chat with couples about the wonderful time I had in their city or country.”

Daphne looks forward to traveling to China and Australia and  also re-visiting Israel in the near future. In the meantime, she’s content to visit with folks who come from many such fascinating places. The personal story of every betrothed pair is a privilege to share, whether they’re from Rome, Georgia, or Rome, Italy.

In her profession, Daphne has witnessed more than her share of touching, hilarious, and even outrageous and weddings. We thought it would be fun to feature her insights and experiences here on a regular basis. She’s seen it all! Do tell, Rev. Daphne!

Daphne admits, “People usually say all brides are beautiful on their wedding day. Take my word, don’t believe it. The reason is almost always THE DRESS. Brides see a gorgeous dress on the rack or in a magazine, and they MUST HAVE IT. But the problem is, it looks awful on them. It doesn’t fit their body proportions. For example, a strapless dress may not be suited for a well-endowed bride. In my opinion, a halter type dress would be better, so they won’t be constantly pulling it up. And, ladies. DO NOT wear black underwear under a white wedding dress! Definitely NOT sexy.”

Got a question for Daphne?  Need expert wedding advice? What is the most unusual wedding Rev. Daphne has ever seen? Can she tell if a marriage is going to last, judging by the behavior of the couple on their wedding day?  Daphne says she can. Find out in future blogs featuring Daphne’s fun exploits at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel.