Las Vegas Red Rock Wedding Location Options

Las Vegas Red Rock Elopement Location Options

Red Rock Canyon Elopements

This article is meant to guide you about choosing a location for your Red Rock Canyon wedding elopement.

Most people don’t know the Bureau of Land Management has dictated only specific locations may be used to get married at Red Rock Canyon.  As official permit holders Custom Las Vegas Weddings has chosen to get a permit for three locations the BLM authorizes. 

 

  • Red Rock Overlook
  • Red Springs Boardwalk
  • Ash Springs

Red Rock Overlook

Red Rock Canyon Desert elopement
This photo was taken at the Overlook location. This is a favorite elopement location to choose for many reasons. It is easy to access because it is located directly off the side of State highway 159 as a dedication overlook. Even though tourists to drive through this area, we have  a permit to perform the ceremony at this location. For couples that want a more private spot, we walk up the path to the top of the hill at the overlook for a panoramic view of the valley and the red rocks in the distance.
Red Rock Overlook elopement photo
This photo was taken of the red rock mountains in the distance and the desert setting.  This is the view from the top of the hill at a more private spot for a ceremony.  It requires a 5 minute walk up a paved pathway to access the hill but it’s worth it.
Red Rock Canyon Elopements
This couple chose to have their elopement at the overlook and combine it with a scenic drive wedding photo tour.  The photo was taken at sunset for a more subdued hues and the dramatic overtones.
Red Rock overlook romance

This photo showcases the path that takes about 5 minutes to walk to the top for a private ceremony and view.  This was taken as sunset. There are benches at the top in two different locations and the area is big enough to accommodate up to 12 people as guests.

Red Springs Boardwalk

elope at red springs boardwalk

This photo showcases the platform and backdrop at Red Springs boardwalk. To elope at this location requires a 8 minute walk on a plasticized boardwalk to get to a meadow.  The backdrop for the wedding is beautiful red rocks and a meadow.  You do hug the mountain at this location and it’s close in to red rocks. It’s a great option for the warmer months at the canyon especially as later at the sunset time frame it’s shaded from the harsh sun. 

red springs mountains

This boardwalk and the backdrop of the mountain at Red Springs is stunning. 

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Brides love this entrance to the Red Springs boardwalk platform.  It is the perfect aisle to showcase the bride walking in with the special someone to present their hand in marriage.  

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This is the backdrop showcased from the boardwalk at Red Springs. Couples love the stunning views.

Ash Springs 

Ash Springs Red Rock Wedding

This photo was taken at the Ash Springs location. To elope at this location requires a 10 minute hike in through sandy desert paths. This location does require more time and effort to use.  As you can see, the rock boulders are a stunning backdrop for a ceremony. This is the only location you may use to climb on to large red boulders to get married at Red Rock.   Ash Springs requires at least 1.5 hours of minimum time at this location if you choose this location for the ceremony.

Ash Springs romantic elopement
This photo was taken of a couple who eloped at Ash Springs, showcasing the stunning red and white rock variations.
ash springs eloping at red rock canyon
There are a wide assortment of scenic photo opportunities at Ash Springs.  Some couples fall in love with the valley Ash Springs sits in and the adventure of walking the paths with it’s various small streams and greenery.
Ash Springs ceremony site

There is also an option to hold a quick elopement ceremony at this location at Ash Springs and then go on the scenic drive after the ceremony. If there are no other locations available we can pair Ash Springs with a scenic drive package.  

About Red Rock

Red Rock Canyon has been designated as a National Conservation Area by the Federal Government. It is governed by the Bureau of Land Management and they oversee administering park permits for weddings. The mountain ranges that make up Red Rock Canyon are a part of the Mojave Desert. It’s beautiful mountain peaks and geological features were created by the Keystone Thrust Fault. 

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17 Trending Las Vegas Elopement Venues for Elopement in Vegas

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VENUES FOR ELOPEMENT IN VEGAS

 

Whether it’s a scenic elopement in the heart of the Vegas Strip or in a low key, rustic, scenic choice, this article presents 17 Las Vegas elopement venues you are sure to love and may consider for your elopement in Vegas.

If your thoughts have been blowing around having your elopement in Vegas on the iconic Vegas Strip, we recommend a couple of gems that will appeal to your modern adventurous nature, with some choices providing affordable and fun options for Las Vegas elopements.

 

Neon Museum Elopements

 

#1 Neon Museum

 

The Neon Museum is one of the most iconic venues for elopement in Vegas where you may have both a vintage Vegas photo shoot and a nostalgic ceremony amongst the most memorable and cherished Las Vegas signs ever to grace the city skyline. It has over 1500 vintage neon signs from around the world that are displayed to inspire visitors. From London’s Covent Garden sign, which reads ” consumes coffee”, or an angel with long golden wings holding a glass of champagne – you’ll find it all here! Couples cherish the artistic, vintage Vegas keepsake photos of their experience due to the myriad of backdrops they get.

Just to give you fair warning, if you are planning an elopement in Vegas be sure to plan over a year in advance as this this is one of the Las Vegas elopement venues that is booked up a year in advance. It is often easier to find space for a half hour photo shoot than it is to have the ceremony in the museum and a lot cheaper as well.  Our packages may be customized to meet your needs however since it is quite expensive to get married inside the Neon Museum, we have created a package to accommodate eloping outside the Neon Museum and then following up the ceremony with a 1/2 hour photo shoot inside the museum.

We have found it is much easier and less expensive on the purse strings to pare an elopement with a photo shoot at the museum.  With photo sessions, you have the option to use the North Gallery, or the main gallery and costs vary a great deal between the two choices. If you want to have the ceremony inside the Neon Museum, please contact us for customized planning services.  In any situation we need to request availability with the museum before booking your event.

Art District Elopement

 

#2 The Art District

 

This is a popular destination and entertainment area for tourists looking to take part in the Las Vegas lifestyle. These two areas are considered the vintage section of the Las Vegas Strip.  Fremont Street and the Art District are popular places to watch the world go by and people watch. There is a wide variety of colorful and entertaining street artists, vintage Vegas signs, casinos, and murals around these areas.  Either one of these choices would be considered a more modern trendy option.  It is one of the more fun experiences for couples who want to have a Vegas Strip elopement.  Many of our couples have chosen to combine these options with a photo shoot at the Neon Museum. Just follow our lead and we will guide you to the best places to elope on and near Fremont Street or the Art District, in the heart of the action or close by.

 

Vegas Sign Elopements

 

#3 The Vegas Sign

 

The Vegas Sign is an iconic symbol for this city that never sleeps. Established in Henderson, Nevada before moving to its current location on South Las Vegas Boulevard. It is a popular place to not only take photos but also to have an elopement in Las Vegas. There is usually a line of people standing to take turns waiting to take their photos with friends and loved ones.  Elvis impersonators and showgirls often hang out at this location hoping to make a buck taking photos with people.  This appeals to couples who want to be a part of the action.  You may even include an Elvis impersonator to perform the wedding there. When you get married there, you will have a crowd of onlookers ready to cheer for your special day after you tie the knot.  Paring this experience with a photo tour on the Vegas Strip is a great way to celebrate and have keepsake photos of your Elopement in Las Vegas.

 

Elopement Foodie Tours

#4 Foodie Tours

 

We have teamed up with an award-winning Foodie Tour company to create foodie tour elopement packages for the foodies. We tailor the ceremony location to suit your needs.  There a several foodie tour elopement options which focus on combining a foodie experience, elopement ceremony and photo tour. Enjoy this special treat at renowned eateries, savoring three to four delicacies at each location, including plenty of decadent sweets at the end. Make sure to arrive hungry, as it all makes for a sumptuous meal. Add on options are available. Showcasing quality chefs who serve delicious dishes that engage all the five senses, artistry on the plates and beyond!  The restaurants are away from noisy slots and gaming tables. These elopement options combine a modern twist on an elopement with a built-in reception option.

City Lights Helicopter Elopement

 

#5 City Lights 

 

Elope with a Vegas helicopter wedding! Your elopement ceremony typically takes place in flight at night when the lights of Vegas showcase their splendor.  You’ll get to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip from the air. It’s romance in the air with a 15-minute flight over the entire Vegas Strip, providing amazing views of such famous landmarks as the Caesars palace, Bellagio, Stratosphere, Eiffel tower, Luxor, and the historic Downtown area. This is one of the more simplistic, yet adventurous venues for elopement in Vegas. We plan everything you need for your elopement ceremony, including the limo, flowers, photographer and more. The elopement takes 3 hours total including transportation time.

 

Off Strip Venues
Vegas Elopement Venues

 

OFF STRIP VENUES FOR ELOPEMENT IN VEGAS

 

For another perspective, especially if you favor having your elopement in nature: there are plenty of scenic Las Vegas elopement venues to choose from outside the Vegas tourist trap! When you’re looking for an intimate and unique wedding without the crowds we recommend going off-the beaten path for the most unique experience of your life. From scenic parks like Red Rock Canyon State Park where couples can enjoy breathtaking views during their nuptials to old Ghost Towns or Desert Havens capturing the unique photo memories, here are some more choices.

 

.Red Rock Canyon Elopements

#6 Red Rock Canyon

 

 
This is a trending scenic location, which captures the romance, taking in the Vegas desert. You’ll feel relaxed once you reach Red Rock Canyon. Its natural beauty abounds. That’s why it makes such an ideal setting for a wedding ceremony. Its mountains are part of the Mojavi Desert, and the canyon has a variety of beautiful sandstone, often light tan in color, blended with various shades of reddish-brown rock caused by iron oxide. The stunning scenic views and unique terrain is one of the main reasons why so many couples choose this unique venues for elopement in Vegas. You may choose from 3 locations, Red Rock Overlook, Red Springs boardwalk, or Ash Springs. Couples also like to choose combining the ceremony location with a scenic photo tour to have keepsake memories. We will add in décor and further customize your services with a la carte add on options, including planning your transportation.

 

Nelson Ghost Town Elopements

 

#7 Nelson Ghost Town

 

Nelson Ghost Town is a trending venues for elopement in Vegas. It is definitely one of the more unique places to get married in Vegas. It offers a secluded and private setting for a wedding ceremony. Nelson Ghost Town is one of the most popular venues for elopements in Vegas because it offers so many photo opportunities.  Nelson is an abandoned town, featuring a variety of old buildings, antique cars, and the beautiful desert landscape, so you will be sure to have unique photo and ceremony memories to treasure forever. Its style is reminiscent of the late 1800s. It is located on a former mining site and is one hour outside Las Vegas, close to Searchlight, Nevada. This location is also called Eldorado Canyon. We provide all the needed services to make your elopement a hands-off event. You may want to keep your experience simple and DIY the transportation, flowers and photos or have us plan it for you.  Let us know your preferences.

Cactus Joes Elopement

 

#8 Cactus Joes

 

We believe that creating memories that last forever is one of the high priorities of an excellent wedding. From the moment you walk into Cactus Joe’s, you will admire the unique atmosphere of this venue. Cactus Joe’s offers a relaxed vibe and a fun environment for your Vegas wedding. You also have the option of having a wedding in the desert at the location they refer to as Desert Love with a view of the Spring mountains in the distance. The Desert Love backdrop is one of the most tranquil and picturesque venues for elopement in Vegas you will find.  With over 30 varieties of cacti and succulents, it’s a unique venue option for your elopement ceremony, offering a small old Western Chapel or desert backdrops to use such as Desert Love. This option provides an amazing array of desert fauna and flora to compliment the photo opportunities you have at this venue.


#9 Valley of Fire 

 

This Valley of Fire helicopter elopement option takes place at one of the breathtaking scenic spots you can imagine, overlooking the Valley of Fire Park scenic vistas.  The Pilots narrate the history of the area and are actively engaged during the experience. The helicopter arrives to the Valley of Fire and alights upon a large rock overlooking the scenic vistas encompassing miles of fiery rocks. The panoramic views are stunning, providing for one-of-a-kind photos to capture the memory of the occasion.  Your after ceremony experience includes a champagne toast and hors d’oeuvres. Your adventure will conclude with a spectacular flight over the Vegas Strip and Downtown Vegas. You may opt to customize this experience and return at sunset, which will provide a spectacular array of colors to admire together as you start your newlywed journey. This option allows up to 6 people in a private helicopter experience.

 

Lake Las Vegas Elopements


#10 Lake Las Vegas

 

This elopement venue is located in the quaint Village located at Lake Las Vegas. This is one of the most beautifully appointed venues for elopement in Vegas that affords couples the opportunity to capture photos with breathtaking view of Lake Las Vegas. It features options for eloping in a gazebo, courtyard or an indoor space that is rustic and elegant. The décor in this venue option is rustic with stone accents, barrels, and unique décor. It’s a choice you won’t regret to have your ceremony in a beautiful lake setting. Eloping here gives you access to many scenic lakeside photo opportunities, showcasing waterfalls, rolling hills and lush landscaped areas near the many fine restaurants and hotels. You may even consider staying as some of the hotel hot spots and choose to have your honeymoon there.  The elopements at this location are available only weekdays Monday through Thursday during the daytime.

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#11 Greengale Farms

 

Greengale Farms is a one-of-a-kind elopement option. This farm is family owned and provides a wide array of desert and lush backdrops you won’t typically find around Las Vegas.  This venue will provide an assortment of ceremony backdrops, featuring palm trees, fruit groves, desert areas and woodlands. The farm animals and unique scenery provide unique photo opportunities. This location may be embellished with décor to make your photo sessions pop with additional color. The farm is located approximately twenty minutes outside the Vegas city limits but well worth your consideration for a potential location for your Vegas Elopement.

 

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#12 Springs Preserve

 

Springs Preserve features multi-faceted choices to have your elopement ceremony. This is one of the Las Vegas Elopement Venues that is a best-kept secret. It boasts a wide array of scenic botanical garden backdrops, with cactus, unique plants, and trees. There are lush winding pathways and unique decorative inclusions to include benches, water features, arbors and a gazebo with lush vine growth, and a butterfly habitat, to name a few. We love to hold the wedding ceremony and photo shoots here as this venue option provides fantastic photo opportunities amidst a garden setting. Those who visit this venue will feel the whimsical relaxation of your inner child take hold.

 

Midcentury manor photo
#13 Midcentury Manor

 

This historic mid-century manor boasts a vintage, Vegas Palm Springs atmosphere that showcases one of the most glamorous places to elope in Vegas you could imagine. The manor sets nestled into the Las Vegas National Golf Course and is 15 minutes from the Vegas Strip. It has unique décor and customized touches indoors and outside, complete with an outdoor entertainment area. Customized décor for the ceremony may be planned at this location. The ceremony may take place outdoors in a garden setting or indoors in luxury. They offer small, yet affordable reception options for elopements, including champagne toasts, cake and hors d’oeuvres. Dinner options are available with 15 minimum guest count.

wildhorse country club elopement


#14 Wildhorse 

 

The Wildhorse country club is a quiet, peaceful, and scenic elopement setting. It is located 15 minutes away from the Vegas Strip in the Green Valley area of Henderson, Nevada.  Green Valley. There are several options for the ceremony backdrop amidst rolling green hills. A rustic metal gazebo or hexagon arch feature may be decorated for you.  We provide all the items you need to make this choice a seamless, stress-free experience. If you would like to add in a small reception, their team of professionals will accommodate a champagne toast, hors d’oeuvres or a choice for small group dining options. It makes for an ideal location if you want a scenic choice since it has beautiful vista backdrops with mountains in the distance.  Sunset weddings are ideal at this location.

 

 

Scenic Parks

 

Scenic parks are very popular Las Vegas elopement venues and are often a frequent choice for couples to elope in Vegas. Two of the most most popular choices for elopement venues in Vegas are Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs in Las Vegas and Wetlands Park in Henderson. Both parks offer an outdoor park setting that are peaceful.  These options offer great solutions if you want a simple Vegas elopement that is intimate, yet scenic.

 

Tule Springs Park Elopement


#15 Tule Springs Park

 

This park features a lot of wildlife, including peacocks, and other small creatures that roam the various areas amidst its numerous mature shade trees.  Really, you don’t even know you are in Vegas at this park. It is located about 30-40 minutes from the Vegas Strip, depending on traffic conditions. One of our favorite ceremony locations at this park is a tree lined pathway that leads to an outdoor gazebo. There are also small ponds and a larger lake which some couples prefer as a backdrop for the ceremony, capturing the shimmering lake in the wedding photos. This park showcases many unique scenic photo opportunities, to include views of the surrounding mountains. A great add on is to opt for including a scenic photo tour at Red Rock Canyon Park in addition to this park. This add-on will allow you to take in not only the lush setting at Floyd Lamb Park but also have photos to commemorate the unique stunning beauty of the scenic drive at Red Rock Canyon.

 

wetlands park elopement


#16 Wetlands Park

 

The other park we love to offer couples is Wetlands Park in Henderson. This park is located about 20 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip.  This is a nature preserve showcasing a variety of wildlife and birds. The manicured winding trails are plentiful and nestled amidst the 210-acre park. There are a variety of backdrops and settings to choose from for an elopement ceremony at this park, to include a vintage bridge showcasing a mountain backdrop or a desert setting surrounded by reeds and blooming shrubs. There is even a small amphitheater setting you may choose, or a small pond surrounded by tall reeds.  Wooden fences spanning the distance of the many trails.  This desert option hosts native plants, trees, and a variety of lush shrubs, which make for stunning photo opportunities.  When you choose to elope here, you will be surprised by the unique wonders of the natural desert setting it offers you.

Mt. Charleston Elopement

 

#17 Mount Charleston 

 

Mt. Charleston Lodge is one of the best venues for elopement in Vegas if you are you looking for a serene getaway from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas but still want to stay close by. Nestled in the heart of the Spring Mountains, one hour outside of the Vegas strip, this cozy lodge is the perfect escape from the heat of the Vegas valley from May to October. We don’t typically go to Mt. Charleston November through May due to unpredictable seasonal weather changes that bring snow, rain, and wind to the mountains. The lodge boasts a variety of accommodations, from rustic cabins to luxurious suites for a stay or getting ready for the getting ready needs prior to the processional. Each room is uniquely decorated with a rustic charm that perfectly complements the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains. But the real star of the show at Mount Charleston Lodge is the stunning scenery and view from the balcony where the ceremony is held. Overall, if you’re looking for a peaceful and picturesque setting for escaping the city to elope in Vegas, Mount Charleston Lodge is the perfect destination.

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Décor Options 

The more décor and bling you desire, the more costly your wedding elopement will become. The typical Vegas elopement décor for a scenic wedding will start at $800 on up for simple boho basket décor options. Keep in mind you need to factor in the delivery, set up and break down charges.  This is for renting the items such as backdrop décor pieces, lanterns, carpet, etc.  Boho décor is a trending choice for elopement couples but there are other choices you might consider. We will present a quote and vision board and work with your photo submissions to create a look you like within your budget. You will need to reach out and reserve planning services with a retainer and we will work with you to create a look you desire.
Elopement Décor Planning


Elopement Budgeting

Some modern Vegas elopements carry a large price tag. Why? Because planning an elopement takes time and energy. For instance, the trending Boho or scenic wedding will most likely put a premium price tag for your elopement experience if you want service that comes with all the bells and whistles.

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Staying in Budget

A smaller budget for a scenic Vegas elopement is not a deal breaker.  Even if couples don’t have a lot of dough to spend they still can have a great experience. The plus side of having a smaller elopement is not having to deal with as many decisions.  You can have a simple elopement and many couples prefer to do that rather than have the stress of having a Larger and more elaborate experience. Larger elopements require more planning and because of all the choices available and extra decisions that need to be made such as décor choices, extra photography and embellishments, the price tag of a larger event adds up. The smaller price tag verses a more affordable one may be a preferable and stress free choice.


Vegas Elopement Tips

A planner will provide you with the guidance you need to be realistic about the expenses and understand the dynamics of the cost of eloping in Las Vegas. After you factor in your flight, lodging and food costs, how much will you have to spend on the elopement and how do you know what the costs are?  There is a solution to the high cost of planning an elopement in Vegas.  Custom Las Vegas Weddings offer Las Vegas elopement ideas and planning services that provide affordable solutions without breaking the bank.

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– Keep Décor Simple
Décor can be beautiful, yet unique with some embellishment but not over the top design, which will keep it elegant and fun without the huge price tag. Whatever choice you eventually decide on, you may not want all the extravagance for the ceremony.

– Limit Guest Count

The less guests you have, the cheaper it will be for you. Another idea is to have your guests join you for the dinner and opt to keep it simple for the wedding.

We offer great options for Las Vegas elopement packages for two. When it’s a wedding for two, the transportation options increase and that keeps expenses down. After the pandemic, limo companies have increased their pricing and minimum required booking standards substantially.

The Vegas elopement ideas presented in this guide range appeal to couples wanting either a simple budget of under $1000 to the mid-range budget of $2000 and may be embellished with décor add-ons which will bring the price tag into the $3000 or more budget range.

There are options you may not be aware of to keep your costs within your budget range and as a wedding elopement planner I am here to help you do that.  The budget for each event varies a great deal and is based on the services you choose, so contact us for more information. We do customize your experience for you, however if what you want exceeds your budget, we will offer guidance for other possible choices within budget.

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8 Fun Elopement Ideas for Eloping in Vegas

 

Ideas for Eloping in Vegas

Your wedding is around the corner and you have decided to have your elopement in Vegas.

In this article, you will find eight fun and unique yet simple ideas for eloping in Las Vegas that are not only affordable but unique and creative choices.

Las Vegas is one of most magnificent places to elope because it has an exciting, fun and engaging atmosphere.

Perhaps you will find these intriguing  elopement possibilities to consider.

eloping in Vegas

Now you need to decide the location you will choose for eloping in Vegas.

This article will help you choose your experience and hopefully simplify and sort through your process to elope to Las Vegas.   

You most likely are not aware these options are even available but I think you will like these affordable and unique options. The choices mentioned in this article offer a departure from the cookie cutter wedding.

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Once you start looking, however, you will discover there are more choices for eloping in Vegas than you realize. If it’s just the two of you for your elopement in Vegas or if you have a few last minute guests you want to include, these eight simple elopement ideas provide the solution for an intimate and elegant experience that will fit your budget.

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Determining your budget should really be your starting point and will help you know what elements you can afford for one of the most important days or your life, your wedding day.  

The cost of eloping in Vegas is variable based on where you decide to choose a customized Vegas elopement experience.

A typical Vegas elopement wedding package will range in price from $200 on up to several thousands, depending on what you choose.

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Weather conditions:  When you think about it weather will factor in to the cost of your wedding.  You may need to consider buying different clothes for your wedding day to ensure you are comfortable.  Another factor is planning for an outside wedding for instance. 

Idea #1:

Red Rock Canyon: Exchanging your wedding vows amidst a desert setting is a favorite and trendy choice for wedding couples now. These options showcase  scenic elopement ideas in Las Vegas which you may find suitable for a simple experience and yet the experience are not your typical cookie cutter wedding experience.  You will receive planning expertise and guidance every step of the way to make it a wonderful experience.

Red Rock Canyon Elopements

A Wedding at Red Rock Canyon is a very popular, romantic and trendy place to get married in Vegas. Red Rock canyon is a scenic place to elope in Vegas. Not only is it romantic but it can be customized for a large or small wedding experience.  

Here is a link to view some affordable Red Rock Canyon elopement package ideas to consider for a scenic Las Vegas wedding.

Red Rock canyon is a stunning scenic desert location that is a quiet and romantic choice. Red Rock Park is located approximately 45 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Vegas, depending on where you are staying.

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The ancient tan-colored sandstone contracting the deep red iron oxide colors in the mountain formations provoke a very calming and peaceful atmosphere. If you choose a scenic Red Rock photo tour at this location, a professional photographer will guide you through the scenic drive after the ceremony is complete.

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Many couples love to get close and have their photos taken with the bright red contrast of the rock. You may literally walk up the rocks quite easily. Couples always rave about the unique beauty and photos taken that capture their experience at Red Rock. Choosing a Red Rock wedding package to include a limousine allows you to sit back, be pampered and enjoy the experience in style and comfort.

Click here to visit the official Red Rock Canyon park website.

Idea #2:

Nelson Ghost Town

Nelson Ghost Town Elopements

Nelson Ghost Town is another popular place to have a scenic Vegas wedding at Nelson’s Landing. This choice is one of the best elopement options because it is a fun and unique experience for a Las Vegas outdoor wedding. The desert landscape and vintage setting are often used for movie sets and photo shoots. It features a number of abandoned buildings, antiques, and vintage vehicles. This location is located near a former gold mine town called Nelsons landing which is about an hour away from Las Vegas.

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It is truly a romantic and nontraditional desert setting for your wedding. Wrap up all your needs for a simple Vegas elopement and choose a scenic wedding.  This article provides tips on choosing a Nelson Ghost Town desert wedding experience.  Choosing this option will provide a fully planned experience.  This not only will relieve stress but this option provides the services to make sure your wedding is planned the right way for an experience to cherish.

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Idea #3
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The Las Vegas Sign

Vegas Sign Elopements

Imagine your wedding ceremony taking place in front of one the most famous landmarks on earth, The Las Vegas “Welcome to Sign”. This iconic landmark has become an instant hit with newlyweds and couples looking for that perfect spot to tie-the knot! The famous “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign is one that has been seen countless times by visitors from all over the world. It first came into development in 1959, when Betty Willis was commissioned to design a symbol,  now known internationally.  You’ll find replicas of the sign scattered throughout Las Vegas but there is no replacement for the atmosphere and excitement this location draws from worldwide visitors to Vegas.

When you get married at the Vegas sign you experience the epitome of what Vegas is all about, excitement, glitz and memories. You will take home precious photo memories of this iconic spot and be able to share the stories that go with getting married there.  Elvis impersonators and other colorful characters hang out at this Vegas attraction and as you tie the knot you will most likely also receive honks from passing vehicles giving an approving shout out to congratulate you on your nuptials.

Idea #4:  

Spring Preserves

venues for elopement in vegas

This hidden gem in the heart of Las Vegas is an incredible oasis for an enchanting elopement experience. The lush gardens,  with vibrant flowers, towering trees, and meandering paths invite romance.  Imagine exchanging your vows surrounded by the beauty of nature, with your loved ones by your side.

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Springs Preserve offers a variety of breathtaking locations for intimate elopements, from charming gazebos nestled within the gardens to picturesque overlooks with stunning views. Your special day will be made even more memorable against the backdrop of this enchanting sanctuary. If you are looking for a peaceful elopement retreat and unique experience look no further, Springs Preserve is the perfect destination.

 Idea #5:

Local Las Vegas Parks

Outdoor Vegas elopements

There are quite a couple of parks in Las Vegas that will work well for an elopement.  Wetlands Park and Tulle Springs Park are two local Vegas parks I recommend.

Having a park elopement is a simple outdoor  wedding choice to consider. There are quite a few parks in Las Vegas that will work well for an elopement but in this article, I focus on two of my favorite park settings for an elopement ceremony.

Tulle Springs Park

Tule Springs Park Elopement

Tulle Springs is also known as Floyd Lamb State Park, is located in the Northwest part and considered North Las Vegas. This park has a small lake fed by a spring and a backdrop of picturesque mountains.  It is one of our older mature parks. When visiting you could mistake for being in a park in the Midwest because it has lush mature trees and plenty of green grass and trees surrounding a lake.  This location also has a lot of wildlife, to include ducks and colorful peacocks.  This is a great location to exchange vows and have a simple wedding for two in Vegas with a in a semi-private garden setting.

For your convenience here is the link to Tulle Springs State park’s website.

Idea #6:

Neon Museum

Neon Museum Elopements

The Neon Museum wedding photo tour package is a contender when it comes to a great idea to elope in Vegas. You could combine the desert wedding with the Neon museum photo shoot after the wedding or consider one of the resorts or public locations at many of the iconic casinos for the ceremony. The professional photo tour will take you on an adventure and the focal point will be the Neon Museum.  This neon light museum was founded in 1996 by the Las Vegas city council.  It has earned the nickname Neon Boneyard. The Las Vegas Neon Museum consists of a collection of the historic neon signs that featuring the many popular Casino sites of the past. Couples who elope with a have vintage Vegas wedding photos taken and it’s one of the best Las Vegas elopement packages to choose for your wedding.

Choice 1: The Main Gallery is a popular location for wedding and engagement photo shoots. It showcases the widest selection of historic Las Vegas neon signs but it is the more expensive elopement choice.

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Choice 2:  The North Lot is the most accessible option for photo shoots. It allows photos to be taken from 8 – 9 am and again 1 hour before sunset.  During the summer availability opens up during the hot hours of the day.  This is the less expensive and most available option. We like to combine services and help plan a Las Vegas Neon Museum wedding that includes the transportation.  Choosing this option will allow you more time to continue on with more photos and combine the Neon Museum elopement, incorporating a Vegas wedding photo tour experience.

Neon Museum Photo Tour


Idea #7:

Elopement Foodie Tour

Elopement Foodie Tours

Are you ready to embark on the most exciting and unforgettable journey of your life? Look no further than our Vegas foodie tour elopement! We have carefully crafted an experience that combines the thrill of getting married in Vegas with the joy of indulging in delicious cuisine. We will plan everything for you, ensuring that your special day is truly unique and fun. From the moment you say “I do” to the moment you take your first bite, our goal is to make your elopement ceremony and reception a memorable event.

One of the best things about choosing a foodie for eloping in Vegas is that you have the option to choose from a range of different foodie tours. Each tour offers a distinct experience, taking you to some of Las Vegas’ premier restaurants where you can savor mouthwatering dishes prepared by top chefs. And the best part? You get to enjoy all of this while celebrating your love and commitment to each other.

Throughout your foodie tour, you will be accompanied by a personal guide who will not only ensure that everything runs smoothly but also regale you with fascinating stories and insights about the Arts district and downtown Vegas. As you stroll through the vibrant streets, your guide will unveil the rich history and cultural significance of these areas. It’s not just about the food; it’s about immersing yourself in the heart and soul of Las Vegas.

So why settle for a traditional wedding when you can have a Vegas foodie tour elopement? Let us take care of all the planning so that you can focus on enjoying this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Get ready to say “I do” with a fork in one hand and your partner’s hand in the other. It’s time to celebrate love, food, and everything that makes Las Vegas an unforgettable destination.

Idea #8:

City Resorts

Choosing to elope at a Las Vegas city resort is a fantastic solution to have a private all-in-one elopement experience.  The best part is, you don’t have to go it alone when choosing this option. As your elopement planner, we are here to help guide you on the best camera friendly resort options that fit the bill.  

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You have many choices to consider and we will guide you every step of the way.  There are two resorts that offer you stunning views of the Las Vegas strip and have a private balcony view. If you choose the hotel we recommend, you may book the hotel and use the balcony or your suite to hold a private ceremony.

Then you have a private photo session there.  You have the option to add on more services.  For example, you may add on a photo tour of the Vegas Strip, complete with a luxury limousine for a pampered experience. 

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Eloping in Vegas with Custom Vegas Weddings

With the carefree elopement options listed in this article, you no longer have to stress about planning your Vegas elopement arrangements. With these all-inclusive elope in Vegas packages, you don’t have to deal with coordinating your own wedding.

These simple Vegas elopement ideas will get you started choosing your ideal Las Vegas wedding venue to elope and lay a foundation for an iconic marriage ceremony without breaking the bank.

Contact Custom Las Vegas Weddings here.

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9 Mistakes to Avoid if You Plan to Elope in Vegas

9 Mistakes to Avoid if You Plan to elope in Vegas

Say yes to the idea of an elopement in Vegas!  Many people underestimate simplicity and tie themselves with all sorts expectations. But if you’re familiar with what I’m saying, then maybe this will sound like a good option for your big day instead-especially since it’s less expensive than most weddings (and can be done quicker).

Tying the knot is usually more work than just saying yes.  It typically involves a lot of family and friends, faces familiar or less so; it can be overwhelming to elope in Vegas for your big event when you don’t know what will make everything go smoothly on such an important day!

But if you’re feeling overwhelmed with all these expectations– consider some popular Vegas elopement venue locations for some relief from the tradition-driven weddings (and expensive ceremony costs). These ideas are great for letting two people who love each other have their own small celebration without any fuss at all.

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1st Mistake: Not leaving enough time for hair and makeup.

Having a Vegas wedding doesn’t mean you get to forget about stress altogether. Planning the logistics of location, the transportation, and the coordination, all follow a strict schedule. The groom might allow himself a laid-back attitude before the wedding, but in our experience, the bride needs to allow a lot more time to have the make-up session, especially if her bridal party is also receiving services.

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, with so many details to consider. But one aspect that should not be overlooked is the hair and make-up services. As a general rule, it will take approximately two hours to have these services rendered. In Las Vegas, the makeup artists will come to you and provide services in your hotel room. So, remember to schedule your glam team at least two hours prior to the ceremony per person receiving services. This will ensure that there is enough time for hair and make-up to be done properly, without rushing or feeling stressed. It’s an opportunity to truly enjoy the preparation process and savor every moment leading up to saying “I do.” This way, you can ensure that everyone has enough time to get ready and look their best for the big day.

As the minutes tick by, you start to relax and enjoy the process, knowing that you are in capable hands. Having your hair and make-up done is not just about looking good, it’s also about taking some time for yourself amidst the chaos of wedding planning to be pampered. As the hairstylist brushes through your hair and the make-up artist applies the final touches, you can’t help but feel a sense of calm wash over you. The stress of the wedding melts away as you focus on the present moment and indulge in a little self-care. And let’s not forget about the mimosa! As you sit in the salon chair, sipping on a refreshing mimosa, you can’t help but feel a sense of celebration.

This is your special day, after all, and what better way to kick it off than with a delicious drink in hand? The combination of the pampering, relaxation, and bubbly beverage creates an atmosphere of joy and anticipation. You can’t help but smile as you envision walking down the aisle, looking and feeling your absolute best. Sit back, relax, and let your glam team work their magic while you sip on a mimosa and embrace the excitement of your wedding day.

Just remember, no matter how simple you prefer your wedding, hair and makeup services will always require extra time and often more time that you planned.  If you need more advice on how much estimated time,  you are well-advised to ask your wedding planner. 

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2nd Mistake: Not capturing your memories in photos.

There are so many ideas to Elope in Vegas but when you arrive to the decision to have or not have a photographer it’s best to pause and think it through carefully. This is a very important day. It’s one of those highlights of your life. When you look back on your wedding day you might regret it if you don’t capture your wedding day memories. Having a Vegas wedding photographer can go a long way for many reasons.

  • First of all, if you are having an elopement, it will just be the two of you but in Nevada a witness is required.  The photographer will step in and be the witness for your legalities.
  • Secondly, it may be a mistake that you may regret to not have photos as a keepsake of your experience.  Think about it, choosing to have a photographer will give you amazing pictures to share with family and friends. And even better, you may choose some special photos to hang on your wall at home so you can remember your event often as you walk around your house.  You may even decide to go upscale and hire a videographer to make the experience even more cherished and capture it live for posterity. 

Be sure your photographer has a camera that will make a backup of the photos they are taking however. Mistakes can happen and photos can get lost by camera malfunctions. If the photographer is a professional, they will have cameras that provide that function. 

The ceremony itself is the focus of the entire event and capturing poses of the exchange of rings, vows and special moments is essential.  Once again, this is where the photographer will shine in capturing the special moments for you; but be sure to hire a professional photographer to record those special moments in time with the regrets of having sub-par photos. Excellent photographers will be able to provide creative shots that family members most likely will not be able to duplicate.  You will have memories etched in time to remember.

3rd Mistake: Not considering the first look.


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The first look is a tradition where the bride and groom see each other for the first time before a wedding takes place. In these modern times it’s sometimes done privately and many couples choose to have it done in their wedding suite or in a photo session before the elopement takes place.  The first look is the moment when the groom first sees his bride on the day of the wedding. It most often takes place during the processional when the bride walks down the aisle. It can also take place separately and privately, before the wedding, such at the photo shoot session before the official event takes place. 

This is a precious moment and you only have the opportunity once. Having the first look occur when the bride walks down the aisle can prove to be tricky though.  It will require great timing and logistical planning to make sure the guests and the groom don’t see the bride at all before the ceremony. 

It would be a mistake for the bride to not have separate transportation to the wedding location. It would also be a mistake to not have another additional coordinator or personal friend be on point as an assistant to time the correct arrival of the bride so the groom will not accidentally see the bride prior to walking down the aisle. 

For the first look, the bride needs to be seen by the groom at an appropriate time so the expression of the both the bride and groom can be captured as they see each other for the first time on their wedding day.

Grooms get excited to see their beautiful brides dressed up to the nines and have been often known to be a bit cheeky and try to take a peak too early.  They need to be reminded to look away, otherwise they can mistakenly look too soon and ruin the moment. 

4th Mistake: Not being prepared for formalities.

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A Vegas wedding, by law, requires you to obtain a wedding license before the wedding takes place. The wedding license is easy to obtain in Las Vegas, even to non-residents of the US, but you’ll still have to provide proof of identification. Birth certificates are not mandatory, and any type of official government photo ID will suffice. But there are also specific details you want to know about that are different in Las Vegas than other U.S. states and countries. Be prepared by looking ahead and making the necessary arrangements.

Find out how to get a Las Vegas marriage license to help you prepare for getting married in Vegas.

Remember, also, that holidays are a peak time when it’s harder to find, schedule, and carry out a Vegas wedding. Note, no one else can get the marriage license for you.  Only the bride and groom are allowed to obtain the license, in person. Popular days to avoid going to the license bureau are the major holidays, Valentines day, 4th of July, New Years Eve, for example.  It’s also best to have a look at the major conventions in Las Vegas to avoid bad traffic jams and high hotel room rates. These factors sometimes will effect your experience in obtaining a license because people will decide to get married while in Vegas during conventions.   

It’s advisable to visit the Clark county website before you arrive in Vegas and fill out an online pre-application for your Vegas marriage license up to 3 months in advance of your event.

It’s also important to be prepared for seasonal weather fluctuations.  Not knowing specifics about what you will face with the weather could put a huge damper on your event.  For instance, when the weather changes from the cold season (which doesn’t last long) to the hotter weather in July and August, when we extreme heat conditions.

Visit the article below for important weather and convention links and tips. 

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5th Mistake: Scheduling the celebration dinner too soon.

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Though not exactly busy like New York or Los Angeles, traveling through the city of Vegas still takes longer than expected to travel from location to location. Getting from the wedding location to the wedding reception can easily become super stressful if you forget to schedule the celebration and leave enough time to account for traffic congestion and other unplanned incidents.

This is where a wedding planner will be invaluable asset to you because they create an itinerary for you to keep your event on track. When you are eloping, almost anything can happen and often the unexpected does happen which may circumvent a well-planned itinerary. In these circumstances, last-minute revisions will need to be made.

One problem I have experienced happening at events is delays with the limousine. Many mistakes with timing can and do happen.  Two common mistakes that may delay the accurate timing are not planning out the ride well beforehand and calculating the amount of time needed for the elopement event, including travel time.  Las Vegas now has a tremendous amount of construction projects in effect and they are causing significant delays. These delays need to be factored in when planning is done and the planning needs to take place ahead of time.  If you are brave enough to plan it yourself, it’s best to leave enough room in your schedule to account for common challenges and keep your celebration timeline on track. It is well worth your time and money to reduce the stress of the occasion.  There are many excellent reasons to hire a Las Vegas elopement planner to plan your wedding in Vegas ahead of time.

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6th Mistake: Not taking advantage of hotel concierge services.

Las Vegas bride at concierge

A helping hand can easily turn what seems to be Herculean effort into a solution only one phone call away. Note that prices can vary greatly depending on which hotel you are staying, but even the small services a hotel concierge provides for free can be a lifesaver. Some of the planning assistance they may offer, depending on the hotel are some of the essential referrals you may need such as dress and tux, salon and spa services. Also, use the valuable services of a concierge to help you when setting up reminders for appointments.

As you get closer to your event the stress usually becomes higher in intensity. Then it may be harder to remain as calm and coordinated as you would like to be. You may always ask the concierge service to help you with reminders and notify you about important deliveries.  We at Custom Las Vegas Weddings also offer an all-in-one day of planning service to our couples.  So whether you go with the concierge at your hotel or decide to avail yourselves of an all-in-one solution like ours, it is a service you might not want to overlook.

7th Mistake: Not having enough limousine time.

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With traffic being such a frustration, you’ll need more time to travel from one point to another. More than likely you won’t know the city dynamics, therefore you would be wise to leave the planning to a professional Las Vegas wedding planning company to make a day of timeline.  A professional will be able to estimate more accurately how much time you will need for the limousine. There are a lot of details to take in to consideration when planning the transportation schedule, even for something as simple as an elopement event. Here are some of the mistakes that may take place:

  • Not calculating how much time the event will take.
  • Not doing a proper estimation for travel time to and from the event.
  • Not taking in to consideration traffic construction delays.

To avoid the pitfalls of being late to the wedding, restaurant reservations, or shows it is imperative proper planning takes place well before the event.  It’s most important your experience is more about having fun and enjoying the experience of the ceremony before continuing with your special evening. Your wedding memories should be treasured without blemish. 

8th Mistake: Partying too much and not getting enough sleep.

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A wedding day, complex or less so would still require lots of energy. And the magic of Vegas and the partying or gambling it offers is more alluring than any other when it comes to keeping you awake. Nothing can zap your energy more than these top three things:

  • Drinking too much:  Save the drinking for the night of or the night after the wedding.
  • Not getting enough sleep: Get the needed amount of sleep the night before the wedding and be clear the day of.
  • Not drinking enough water: Whenever you travel, you need to keep hydrated. Any travel and climate change will require more water intake.

Be careful not to over-drink though. It is easy to forget about limits altogether when you are driving through Vegas, at night, experiencing the hidden rhythm with all of those lights shining. If you do happen to drink too much, however here is a great hangover resource to recover from your Vegas hangover if you don’t manage to avoid the partying and need to recover quickly. 

If you want a memorable and enjoyable wedding day, take this advice – you must pay heed to these cautions. No matter what! There is always time for late-night partying after the wedding.

9th Mistake: Not having a planner help you coordinate your wedding day.

If you are in Vegas for the first time, try to make the calculations upfront, and see whether or not you’ll fare better with a Vegas wedding planner. They can handle the wedding day coordination down to detail, and even pass you discounts for coordinating vendors, saving you money in the long run, making your experience to elope in Vegas stress-free.

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If you are in Vegas for the first time, try to make the calculations upfront, and see whether or not you’ll fare better with a Vegas wedding planner. A Vegas elopement planner will handle the wedding day itinerary and coordination meticulously, down to detail, and even pass you discounts for coordinating vendors. They also have a lot of valuable local knowledge about all of the good and bad side of Vegas. The city is constantly changing and we are known as one of the largest “scam cities” in the world. Unfortunately, that title comes with most major tourism sites. Hiring a Vegas elopement planner is like taking the hand of a friend who has lived through it all.

Your planner will give you invaluable advice to steer away from the dark side of the city and into those dazzling lights that you really came to see! For example, beware of texts or phone calls following your ceremony from the “Marriage License Bureau” requesting that you send them additional money to validate your marriage license for an additional cost! This is a recent scam that has plagued a few traveling couples. Having a planner as your ally will help in saving you money in the long run even in ways you could never think of, making your experience eloping in Vegas stress free.

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The elopement planner you choose should let you share your vision, and offer lots of different places to elope in Vegas, as well as exciting Las Vegas elopement packages for two, including transportation, photoshoots, and logistical solutions to every step of the way.

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Destination Wedding Décor Ideas to Fit Any Budget

Out in the Nevada desert or somewhere in glitzy Las Vegas, Nevada, a destination wedding can be of “savory bites and city lights” or that of red rocks and succulent love. Dancing under the starlight, celebrating love and natural life, embracing the desert breeze; for eloping couples and boho-spirited lovers, a destination wedding perfectly matches their wild spirit and untamed passion.

Without breaking the bank, a ceremony can be just as luxurious and bedazzling; the following is a guide with valuable tips for planning your destination wedding décor, including a range of ideas suitable for most budgets.


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What is a Destination Wedding?

A destination wedding is a ceremony where the wedded couple chooses to get married far away from their hometown. Typically, destination weddings require travel for both the couple and guests, and they can be held in a variety of venues in the desired country. Moreover, destination weddings can provide an opportunity for couples to combine their wedding and honeymoon into one unforgettable trip

For couples looking to escape traditional hometown weddings, destination weddings can be a budget-friendly and a theme-planned option.

Factors to Consider When Planning Destination Wedding in Las Vegas

Nothing sounds better than exchanging vows in the city of golden wishes and wild adventures. However, before deciding on a destination wedding, ensure you are aware of some details, such as the legal requirements, the weather conditions, and the availability of the venue. That is where the expertise of a Las Vegas elopement planner will be invaluable to you.  They will help you navigate the fine details and oversee the planning for your wedding décor, providing feedback and valuable ideas. 

With proper planning, your Las Vegas destination wedding can be a memorable experience filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable moments you will cherish forever. Here are some wedding decor ideas to get you started planning your elopement. 

Balancing Your Wedding Décor with the Natural Surroundings

Boho décor is in and it’s a popular wedding décor choice to use when celebrate nature, color, and simplicity in the desert of Nevada. The hues of the surrounding desert can inspire a distinct color palette of blues, browns, raspberries, and plums to accentuate the boho style.

If you’re planning a wedding in the Red Rock Canyon area of Las Vegas, you’re in luck! Choosing a Red Rock Canyon Wedding venue is a great choices to pair with a creative choice of décor options.  Many Las Vegas couples choose to implement baskets in their décor and since Red Rock Canyon is overseen by the Bureau of Land Management and is in a setting that is sanctioned as a nature preservation area the décor may only be artificial flowers. At Custom Las Vegas weddings we help you create the perfect look for your wedding. We will work with you to create a custom décor package that fits your budget and style, so you can have the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank.

Incorporating natural elements into your wedding décor doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. By using inexpensive artificial flowers and incorporating baskets and a variety of high quality natural looking artificial flowers into your décor, you won’t see the difference in your photos and can still create a beautiful and natural look that complements the surroundings of your venue.  

Red Rock Canyon Elopements

A Wedding at Red Rock Canyon is a very popular, romantic and trendy place to get married in Vegas. Red Rock canyon is a scenic place to elope in Vegas. Not only is it romantic but it can be customized for a large or small wedding experience.  

Here is a link to view some affordable Red Rock Canyon elopement package ideas to consider for a scenic Las Vegas wedding. This scenic desert location is quite a stunning and romantic location to have a lot of guest or just elope in Las Vegas. It is a quiet and romantic choice. Red Rock Park is located approximately 45 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Vegas, depending on where you are staying. The ancient tan-colored sandstone contracting the deep red iron oxide colors in the mountain formations provoke a very calming and peaceful atmosphere. If you choose a scenic Red Rock photo tour at this location, a professional photographer will guide you through the scenic drive after the ceremony is complete. Many couples love to get close and have their photos taken with the bright red contrast of the rock. You may literally walk up the rocks quite easily. Couples always rave about the unique beauty and photos taken that capture their experience at Red Rock. Choosing a Red Rock wedding package to include a limousine allows you to sit back, be pampered and enjoy the experience in style and comfort.

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Flexible Packages: Red Rock Canyon offers a range of wedding packages

Even if you are planning to elope in Las Vegas choosing décor can be a challenge, with many details to consider, a bride may need more support. However, it is also a joyous thing to do, which is why Red Rock Canyon offers both customized elopement packages.

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An inclusive package minimizes responsibilities and is budget-friendly for brides looking to take a load off their hands. It gives the bride a chance to pamper herself and trust that all preparations will be ready on time; it includes event planning, décor, and catering. The package can be customized to fit the needs of the eloping couple, such as modified transportation and other requirements.

On the other hand, a non-inclusive package can be more expensive but leaves room for creativity and personal preference to pave the way for the ceremony. Brides can choose their vendors and venues, and a la carte weddings are more personal, allowing choices to be up to the couple.

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Choosing a Color Palette That Works with Your Wedding Style

Playing with color swatches can be tempting; however when considering wedding décor ideas, it is important not to overcrowd the scene. Create a color theme by selecting one main color and then degrading the palette with hues and shades of the same color.

A bride can draw inspiration from her diamond engagement ring. For instance, cooler tones such as blues, grays, and silvers may be more suitable if the ring has a white gold or platinum band. These colors create a cohesive and elegant look that will tie all the décor elements together.

On the other hand, warmer palettes complement rings with yellow diamonds. If your engagement ring features a yellow diamond, you may want to consider incorporating warmer colors into your color palette. Think of colors like gold, peach, and blush, which can complement the yellow hues in the diamond.

 

 

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Tips for Choosing the Right Budget-Friendly Destination Wedding Décor

The best part about planning the wedding décor for a desert elopement wedding is the nature-inspired elements that allow plenty of opportunities to enjoy having a simple affair that still has a style of class you want without breaking the bank.  Couples can use natural greenery such as succulents as columns and dress the sides with artificial sunflowers and handwoven baskets.

  • Brides can use artificial bridal bouquets, which can be later used to accessorize their hair after tying the knot. But many brides do prefer to have a real flower bouquet and opt to use artificial flowers only for the desert décor. 
  • For a desert elopement, a traditional aisle runner may not be the best option. Achieving a unique look for your space can be achieved by adding rugs to the décor.  We oversee renting a small 5 x 7 carpet to place at the desert alter. 
  • For a romantic desert elopement, a variety of wicker baskets to compliment the space showcasing dried pampas grass, and palm fronds to add more texture, other dried elements may be added with your choice of artificial roses.
  • Couples can play around with décor and use shades of earth tones when deciding on color pallets for the décor, using greens and browns of the desert for inspiration. 
  • Using Pinterest and Google search for wedding décor ideas is a great place to start looking for ideas that gravitate toward your style and taste.
  • Adding in additional décor elements such as a variety of lanterns with electric candles adds a special touch to the atmosphere created.

 

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Weather: The desert climate can be unpredictable

The deserts of Vegas deal an unpredictable hand, and weather patterns are likely to change with a single hit of a ray. During the summer months, couples  looking to celebrate in Red Rock are advised to bring or invest in UVA and UVB rays-blocking sunglasses . Glasses can be a contrasting item to the beaming wedding dress.   Gemstones matching the bride’s accessories can be randomly tossed to decorate the table with romantic touches.

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Conclusion

In conclusion, a destination wedding in the Nevada desert can be a dream come true for couples looking to celebrate their love uniquely and unconventionally. Careful planning makes it possible to implement your wedding décor ideas and create a luxurious and bedazzling ceremony without breaking the bank.

When planning a destination wedding, couples should consider the natural surroundings, color palette, weather, and wedding décor options. Custom Las Vegas weddings offers a variety of Las Vegas desert elopement ideas with a range of flexible packages that can cater to the needs and preferences of the couple, and many budget-friendly décor ideas can help create a magical and memorable wedding day.

 

5 Tips for The Most Romantic Las Vegas Elopement Ever

Who wants to manage a guest list of over 200 people? No takers? Maybe you’re more of the elopement kind of couple, but you still want to do it in style. Here are five tips to have the most romantic Las Vegas elopement experience ever!

 There’s nothing wrong with deciding to have an elopement. It’s the perfect solution for those couples who don’t want the large affair and they opt to try something different.  It’s trendy now to have a small wedding experience instead for the sake of simplicity and intimacy. Eloping in Las Vegas is a long standing tradition dating back to the days Elvis got married in Vegas. It’s super romantic and simple to do, so why not? 

1. Consider an Elopement Pop-Up Wedding

You’ve heard of pop-up restaurants and shopping events, but what about a pop-up wedding? Perhaps you love the idea of choosing to elope in Las Vegas cheap, but you want to bring your nearest and dearest with you. Queue the Vegas pop-up wedding, perfect for your dream, custom Las Vegas wedding! Check out this article which gives you ideas for eloping in Las Vegas. A Las Vegas pop-up wedding gives you all the essentials complete with all the details of a stress-free elopement, in downtown Las Vegas or the desert. The officiant, floral, couple, rings, fun props, food and beloved guests are all present.

 

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Neon Museum Elopement Pop Up

 With a pop-up Las Vegas elopement, you get the best of three wedding styles: elopement, destination wedding and intimate gathering with loved ones. It’s just on a smaller scale and with those who matter the most, preserving the mood of the special occasion and relieving the stress of managing tiny details and hordes of guests flocking in.

2. Include Personal Vows And as Much Laughter as Possible Romantic Las Vegas elopements are all about the celebration of you as a couple. You two are the focus. Take time to be truly mindful and present in the moment with each other. Las Vegas weddings for two can be customized by including personal vows and as much laughter as possible. Consider a Las Vegas garden wedding venue.  Jane and Roger traveled all the way from England to get married in Las Vegas. Read their personal Las Vegas elopement wedding story. This story showcases their wedding elopement and the delight and laughter they experienced with their guests at the beautiful Springs Preserve. They weren’t afraid to let their inner child come out to play.

 

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Romantic Client Story in a Las Vegas Garden Wedding Venue

3. Experience Relaxation and Beautiful Scenery  You know you want a romantic custom Las Vegas Red Rock wedding, but you want something different. Maybe you and your partner decided that Elvis will sit this wedding out and that chapels aren’t your style. Got a pension for adventure and romance for the ages?  Consider having a Red Rock Canyon wedding experience as a top contender for places to elope in Las Vegas. Get that feeling of a fiery, remote wedding without paying the typical high price of a traditional wedding. Make your “something blue” pop against the primary colors: distant blue and purple of the peaks and cliffs, the rustic red of the desert and gorgeous yellow sun. What makes it romantic?

Red Rock Canyon is a national park in Las Vegas with ancient desert history complete with petroglyphs and hiking trails dating back 2,000 years. Your wedding is one for the ages. The beautiful red and yellow mountain cliffs of Red Rock Canyon are a site to see and experience. What better way to not only relax but make the wedding experience more enjoyable and less stressful.

 

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Red Rock Weddings - stylish desert wedding elopement experience

4. Surround Yourself With What You Love Of course, you’ll include those you love in the wedding, but you should also surround yourself with what you love to make the most out of this once in a lifetime event! Love all things literary, historical and retro? You could enjoy a customized retro wedding photo tour and wedding ceremony at the historic Neon Museum. Enjoy being pampered in the luxury limousine and dress up or dress down, whatever you choose.  Celebrate what makes you unique and what brought you together by surrounding yourself with what you love, along with who you love. 

5. Capture the Small Stuff in Photos

You’ll look back on your Las Vegas wedding photos as the years to come with nostalgia and smiles. Choose a setting that you feel comfortable in and indulge in the little moments.

Capture these small, natural moments in photos — whether that’s with a professional photographer or in Polaroids. It’s the small stuff that you remember and treasure the most. It’s the curl of her hair blowing in the breeze, the intake of breath as the ring slides on his finger or their spontaneous laugh at the birds calling overhead.

Love of your life? Check. Scenic and stylish destination that totally suits you as a couple. Check. Now how about considering a romantic Vegas elopement for two is the best solution to potential stress for planning your wedding?

Las Vegas Elopement

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If you need help planning a Vegas Wedding on a budget read this very informative article to help you know what to factor in for your experience. 

Use these five tips to have the most romantic Las Vegas elopement ever, from including your personal story to surrounding yourself with what you love.

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The Pros and Cons to Elope in Las Vegas – Infographic 101

Do you want to elope in Las Vegas? 

You might be thinking you want to elope in Las Vegas, just so you don’t have to deal with the stress of wedding planning. However, you don’t just want to elope to Las Vegas without thinking through the pros and cons of everything first.

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Many couples are faced with the decision to either have a big wedding or decide on a smaller wedding and eloping in Vegas provides many great possibilities. The info-graphic next to this article, created by the Wedding Band Shop, outlines the pros and cons you need to consider when deciding if you want to elope or not. Eloping is not a decision I advise you to rush into. Think about all the pros and cons when making the decision. This article will take you through the pros and cons to help you decide.

What is your motivation to decide on a Las Vegas elopement?

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What do you envision for your wedding? Do you dream of walking down the wedding aisle with all eyes on you?  If so, you will want to either reconsider your decision or put aside those emotions.

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How well does your family work together and with you on decisions? If your family doesn’t work well together or if they often clash with your ideas and decisions, eloping offers a great choice to avoid conflict in your wedding experience.

Do you really want to elope or are the frustrations of planning pushing you into the decision? If you have given up on the idea of a larger wedding just because of the frustrations you are experiencing, you may want to step back and re-think it. Frustrated feelings are most often natural emotional reactions to stress whether you elope or not. You will be out of your comfort zone when planning. You just need to decide how far out of your comfort zone you want to go.

What does your partner want?  The final choice should belong to both you and your partner.  What do they want?  Ask them and then consider some of the pros and cons and in the end, doing so will help you arrive at a mutual decision.

Have you considered all the options?  Eloping is not the only choice of course. It suits a lot of couples but you will need to decide what aspects of your wedding are most important to you in the end and act accordingly.

Is there a chance you will regret your decision? If you think there is a chance you will look back and regret your decision, you will want to really take the time and think it through with your partner.

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     Pros –

  1. It’s less expensive – You avoid many of the costs associated with larger weddings when you decide to elope in Las Vegas. The cost of eloping in Vegas pales in comparison when you factor in the guest count, restaurant fees, and decoration costs, not to mention the formal cost of planning a formal affair.  For example, many venues including ours offer all-inclusive elopement packages in Vegas.
  2. You call the shots – Elopement puts you and your partner back in control. You can rest assured you are making decisions you want to make without any unwanted family coercion and intrusions on your wishes.
  3.  The world is yours – the sky is the limit when it comes to choices here in Las Vegas. There are places to get married in Vegas outside that provide great opportunities for an impromptu event. For those wanting something more private, there are great elopements venues in Las Vegas to consider that don’t break the bank but still offer the classy elopement option.
  4. Only VIP’s are present – Whether you decide it will just be the two of you or if you want to bring along a select number of family or friends, you are only having those you really want there at your wedding.
  5.  Privacy – When you have a large formal wedding event you spend a majority of your time around other people, pleasing them and entertaining them. With an audience of 200 guests, it’s difficult to enjoy the private moments with your new partner.

      Cons-

  1. Hurt Feelings – No matter where you decide to elope, one problem some people might face when thinking about eloping is the potential hurt feelings. Not all the family will agree with your decision to get married Las Vegas and the reality is you may have to deal with some fallout. Hopefully, most of your friends and family will be supportive and in the majority of cases, people love the weather and entertainment, not to mention the gambling opportunism most people love about Las Vegas.
  2. Fewer Gifts – If you are in need of receiving necessary gifts for the household in your newlywed life or if you want to receive personal remembrance gifts that mean a lot of you, the variety and amount will not be as plentiful if you elope.
  3. Less Extravagance – Smaller weddings are often less glamorous affairs than the larger formal events. That is not always the case but they certainly will not carry the formal flair and glamour a larger wedding affords.
  4. Dependence of vendors – You may choose a number of vendors or no vendors at your smaller Vegas elopement. This can be a pro or con depending on your opinion. Often times if you want a simple elopement in Vegas you will want a photographer to capture your affair for posterity. But you may choose to only have a ceremony and use your friends and family to take photos or video. If you choose a Vegas elopement for two, it will be essential to choose a photographer to be your witness. Choose a vendor that will allow you to use your own photos and not make you dependent on them entirely.
  5. Fewer guests to witness – With fewer guests attending, there will be fewer people to reminisce with you about your wedding day later. Of course, if you get a video or photo and have a get together later with a slideshow of the event that will help. That is what many couples who elope decide to do but it still is not the same as being there to share it with you.

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  • Do take care of all the legal details: Whether you decide to elope or not, you will need to do the research needed to make sure you meet all the legal specifications to enable you to elope.  We have included this link to a video and overview on our website to guide help you know what you need to know to get married in Las Vegas.
  • Do hire a local wedding planner: Choose your Las Vegas wedding planner carefully.  Base it on not only your budget but also what the planner will bring to the table. It would be wise to ensure the vendor has experience with respect to Las Vegas wedding planning. It is important to choose a vendor who will be proficient to guide you in either scenario, whether you decide to have a small wedding elopement in Vegas or a large formal affair.
  • Do send marriage announcements: It is courteous and proper protocol to send out wedding announcements to those in your life. Doing so keeps you connected and enables everyone to know your final decision. You can also showcase the elopement photos in your announcement or use this opportunity to invite them to your event at home.
  • Do plan an event afterward at home: Most couples who elope in Vegas do plan to have a follow-up celebration inviting friends and family.  This will afford the opportunity to showcase your photo or video slideshow and all people to still be a part of the event in a small way.
  • Don’t underplay it: If you do decide to elope in Las Vegas, treat it just like you would a bigger wedding. It is still your wedding so make sure to celebrate just as much and don’t underplay it just because you’re eloping.
  • Don’t forget to budget: Get ready to elope in Las Vegas by looking over our budget overview which outlines important questions you need to answer about your budget essentials. For ideas on how to get married in Las Vegas and how to budget for your Vegas wedding, read this article.
  • Don’t feel guilty: In the end, there is no need to justify your decision to anyone.  What is most important is to do what is best for you both.  It is your wedding day. If you want to include family, invite the VIP’s along and then have a get together at your hometown later. This will be sufficient to satisfy most everyone and make you happy in the end. Happy planning and contact us if you need assistance and guidance to make your day a special one to remember for all the right reasons.
Elope in Las Vegas