Take your white wedding somewhere totally unexpected - Las Vegas

Feb 6 2017, 11:47 pm

You said yes.

After the life-changing question, the ring slipping on your finger, and the numerous phone calls, it’s time to start planning your wedding.

Will you have the sweet hometown ceremony, or an elaborate destination wedding? And if you opt for the destination, why not try somewhere luxurious and just a little unusual? Somewhere like Las Vegas.

More than 82,000 couples have their weddings in Las Vegas each year, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

But not all those people are going for the cliche quick hitch. In fact, many are looking for the traditional white wedding, and they’re finding it in the sumptuous hotels and gorgeous natural scenery of Las Vegas.

Take the Bellagio as an example – one of the most iconic places in the city, known for its elaborate fountain displays and Italian-inspired architecture.

For $25,000, less than what most Canadian couples spend on their wedding, you can walk down the aisle in a romantic and intimate setting, surrounded by 30 of your closest friends and family.

Flying to Las Vegas is super affordable, which makes it easier for your party to join you at your destination. Those who can’t make it can watch the live broadcast from their living rooms back home. Just close your eyes and imagine yourself pacing through white petals strewn across the walkway, the harpist playing as you approach your love.

But the best part – the reason why so many people decide to have these kinds of weddings in Las Vegas – is that it’s stress-free. No worries, no hassle, and just the look on your beau’s face as you say “I do.”

Of course, that’s not the only reason why people head to Las Vegas. There’s also the undeniable fact that diversity is not only welcomed in the city, but encouraged – especially in the wedding industry.

There are many places that offer Jewish ceremonies for engaged couples, including Wynn Las Vegas. The Wynn Las Vegas offers many other unique, customizable packages including The Love Affair and The Opulent Affair, which comes with a stay in a Wynn Deluxe King Resort room and limousine service to and from the courthouse.

It’s also legal for same-sex partners to get married in Las Vegas, a benefit that not every destination can boast.

There are even some places that offer cultural experiences you might not expect – Nobu Hotel‘s San San Kudo is just one example. Hosted at Caesars Palace, it incorporates elements of a traditional Japanese ceremony into your wedding.

Choose this option and you’d find yourself standing across from your newly-wedded spouse, a cup of sake in their hand. Your lover would take three small sips and then pass it over to you. Eventually you would pass a cup to your families. And as they drank the rice wine, your families would be symbolically joined.

Then you can really start the party.

But ultimately, people don’t go to Las Vegas just because it’s an affordable, romantic, and inclusive destination. They go because it suits them.

They have their dream weddings in Las Vegas because it lets them showcase their individuality in a way that many other wedding destinations cannot – without stress and with just the right personal touch.

If you want to get married surrounded by vintage neon signs at The Neon Museum you can. The dazzling display of lights offers an incredible and unique backdrop for all your wedding photos.

If you want to have an exotic wedding at the Bali Hai, an elegant golf course adorned with white sand and palm trees that’s reminiscent of a lush desert oasis, you can.

And of course, if you want to run off for a quick hitch presided over by your favourite celebrity impersonator, Las Vegas welcomes that too.

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