Vegas Elopement Customer Reviews & Awards

Elopement Customer Reviews & Awards 

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Custom Las Vegas Weddings has been named a top winner for elopement planning services since 2009 via WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®

On June 16, 2020 Custom Las Vegas Weddings was once again announced a winner of the 2020 WeddingWire awards.

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It is honored to be one of the top wedding businesses in Las Vegas for elopement services on WeddingWire.com. Read two of the 149 independent elopement reviews written by happy customers on WeddingWire. 

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Floyd & Beatrice Campbell

Simply Amazing!   6-11-2020  5.0

Julie is so AWESOME! She coordinated everything so BEAUTIFULLY in less then 2 weeks simply AMAZING! Our original plans were to fly out to California to visit family, but we ended up incorporating Los Vegas to get married since we were so close to that area. I searched online for different places to get married in Vegas and came across Julie’s information and read the reviews and knew at that moment I wanted Julie to coordinate our wedding. I called and after we talked the rest was HISTORY! Julie made our wedding so very SPECIAL! She is very professional, organized, and inexpensive, we LOVED everything!  The option of our vows, professional photographer Jack and the BEAUTIFUL photos he took, the florist and limo driver! .Julie made planning our wedding STRESS FREE that was PRICELESS!  You are the best Julie!/ You will come highly recommended to any of our friends or family members wanting to get married in Vegas! Thank you again Julie!

 

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Katrina & Damien Cope

Amazing experience 7-13-2019  5.0

When my husband and I decided to get married in Las Vegas, one of the main things we wanted to do was a photo shoot at The Neon Museum. I had no clue how to go about this being in PA and there were a lot of things needed such as permits and such. After some google searches I found Custom Las Vegas Weddings. I reached out and Julie made this dream possible! She made it so easy for us and was always in contact and extremely professional! I’m so so thankful for her and all the work she did to make this possible! We got our pictures back so fast as well, they are stunning, and our photographer was just amazing!! This was seriously a dream come true thanks to Custom Las Vegas Weddings, Julie, and Jack! Thank you all!

About Custom Las Vegas Weddings

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Weddings are one among the most important and significant events in a person’s life. Typically weddings are not a piece of cake when it comes to the planning process.

Many wedding couples opt to have the traditional full blown wedding but it’s becoming a popular trend to downsize the wedding in many ways. Custom Las Vegas Weddings has created a large variety of Las Vegas elopement packages and wedding planning services. Many couples want to elope in Las Vegas or have a mid-size wedding that doesn’t break the bank. This company is a premier Las Vegas wedding planner serving couples from all over the world.

The preconfigured wedding packages on Custom Las Vegas Weddings website showcase a variety of customizable options. Customers may look over the packages and customize services based on their needs. The Las Vegas elopement packages are tailored to make them the most unique experiences. 

The company has collaborated not only with the most professional vendors but also the most trendy Las Vegas Strip wedding venues and outdoor scenic wedding venues. They also will create one-of-a-kind elopement packages for the many outdoor Las Vegas wedding venues here in Vegas to include romantic and upscale styled photo sessions to accompany the experience. These experiences create amazing photo keepsake memories which you will treasure and hold close to your heart forever.

The customized services will make your wedding day stress free and easy to plan from a distance as your services are planned with care and attention to detail.

Some examples of Las Vegas elopement services include:

These services are supplemented with modern choices for flower planning and decoration, tux and dress planning, makeup and hair planning and specialized limousine services to customize your wedding experience. We also will make restaurant reservations and recommendations for you.

These are Las Vegas elopement a la carte services:

Custom Las Vegas Weddings provides destination wedding couples customized elopement services without the large price tag. 

Contact the company here to discuss your vision and trust us to provide excellent, caring service.

With over 140 positive reviews to our credit we have your needs covered.

About The Couples’ Choice Awards®:  This award is an accolade representing the top wedding professionals across the board in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism reviewed by couples on WeddingWire.

A leader in the global wedding planning industry, WeddingWire continues its celebration of local wedding vendors with the announcement of its twelfth annual WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® winners. To determine these distinguished wedding professionals, WeddingWire analyzed reviews across more than 20 service categories, from venues and caterers to florists and photographers to find the most highly rated vendors of the year. These winners exhibit superior professionalism, responsiveness, service, and quality when interacting with the millions of consumers who turn to WeddingWire to help ease their wedding planning process each month.

Wedding professionals who win WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® are members of WeddingPro, the leading B2B wedding brand. As the largest marketplace and community for wedding professionals, Wedding Pro connects businesses with more than 13 million visitors per month who are planning weddings on WeddingWire and The Knot, as well as with hundreds of thousands of pros in the industry. Through its online marketplaces, educational programs and community-building events, Wedding Pro is dedicated to helping wedding professionals build relationships with couples and pros that grow their businesses.

For more information about having a Vegas elopement with Custom Las Vegas Weddings, please visit us on WeddingWire.

To learn more about the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.

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WeddingWire is a trusted global online marketplace, connecting consumers with local wedding professionals and a suite of comprehensive tools that make wedding planning easier. Operating within a $250 billion industry, WeddingWire helps millions of users every month find the right team of wedding professionals to personalize and pull off their special day. Consumers around the world are able to read more than 5 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a directory of over 500,000 vendors local to them. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio serves couples and wedding professionals across 15 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. The company is headquartered in Washington, DC with international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain. –

21 Tips for Eloping in Vegas the Right Way Podcast

This blog post is devoted to wedding couples considering eloping in Vegas. The article will focus in on what wedding couples can expect in their wedding planning journey and how services are rendered by Julie Nourish, the owner and wedding planner of Custom Las Vegas Weddings. If you are going to put your trust in a Las Vegas wedding planner, you need to know what to expect and be assured the planning will be carried out professionally, the right way. 

This post features the an interview from Creative Living Podcast with host Brendan Sick. Brendan is a very talented up and coming professional saxophone player, sound engineer and songwriter. Brendan’s passion is creating and writing custom songs, especially custom love songs. He shares some details about his own business and services in this podcast. Be sure to watch Brendan’s YouTube video about his services in this article. 

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Brendan reached out to Julie for this interview because he was curious and interested about the Las Vegas wedding planning process. He wanted to know the history and how Julie as a Las Vegas wedding planner established the business. He was impressed Julie received over 150 – 5 star positive reviews from happy couples during her time in business since 1996. He also wanted to know why couples who plan an elopement in Vegas can put their faith and trust in Julie to plan their wedding experience. In this interview Julie shares her experience as well as what any potential customer can expect when they hire Julie to plan a Las Vegas elopement.

 

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Question 1. Brendan: What is the overall experience of working with Custom Las Vegas Weddings like?

Julie:

Guidance My customers will be guided every step of the way to prepare for their Vegas elopement.

Stress Free Service: After the couple’s book with us they can then relax and feel confident the services will be planned.

Wedding Licensing: I start by helping them understand the wedding licensing process and sending them licensing information.

Ceremony wording:  My clients will then choose their ceremony wording and customize the ceremony and vows if they desire that.

Itinerary is created:  I guide them to understand how the day will unfold and create an itinerary to help them know the timeline of events.

Help planning periphery services: If the customer needs hair and makeup assistance or tux and gown, I match them with those vendors.

Vendors are planned for clients: Then the vendors are planned for the event. It’s all done for clients as a part of my service to them.

Customization of packages: My wedding package templates are customizable. I will discuss the customization possibilities with my clients.

Official quote is created for client: After the clients agree on the services, I then write up a quote for them to approve.

Client provides a retainer: At the point of signing the quote, my client will then place a deposit as a retainer for services. I then start the planning for them.

I am available to correspond by phone, email or chat with customers.

Question 2. Brendan: What services do you provide?

Julie:  I primarily provide services such as eloping in Vegas packages as well as other periphery Las Vegas wedding planning services to customize packages for couples. I have spent time building a network of wedding venues in Las Vegas. The vendors I collaborate with are long standing associates and pros. I provide only the best wedding professionals as vendors for my clients.

 

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These are some the main Las Vegas wedding planning services I provide.

• Procuring booking with established venues and planning the event 
• Creating an itinerary for the client and vendors
• Helping with the preliminary details before the event
• Assisting customer with hair/makeup, tux/gown
• Guidance to help client choose flowers for event
• Setting up all vendors (photographer, transportation, etc.)
• Day of coordination services 
• Client vendor correspondence and assistance
• Arranging the payment for vendors on behalf of the client

Question 3. Brendan:Would you give me some examples of the a la carte services you offer for customization?

Julie:  If the customer wants to add in additional services above and beyond the package listed on my site, these would be considered a la carte options.

Some examples of a la carte options would be:

• Planning and ordering a wedding cake for the event
• Additional day of coordinator services
• Helping the client get tickets for entertainment
• Booking a restaurant for the event
• Help planning the reception
• Help running errands

If the client wants a la cart services, I will go over the details with them and work up a quote for services.

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Question 4. Brendan: What type of budget do your clients typically need if they are planning a Vegas wedding?

Julie: I attract couples who want services ranging from Las Vegas wedding packages for two people, which start at the $500 price point to customized packages as much as $3500 or more for an upscale elopement experience. It just depends on what the customers want and their budget limit. I try to work within a budget if it’s possible to offer what the client wants and tick all the boxes.


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5. Brendan:  How do you customize services for couples?

Julie: First, I offer templates and suggestions on my website. Then the customer can modify the package based on their needs and guest count and circumstances. If they want to add in a la carte services, they may do so. For instance, transportation, design elements, video, more photos, a cake, etc.

Question 6. Brendan: How involved in planning do the customers get to be?

Julie: I think it’s important for the customers to be fully involved in their wedding. Most people choose my services because they don’t want to have to think about too many details. But some of my clients have been very involved and want to have a lot more input. I always welcome their input and creativity.

 

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Fun moment of exchange with wedding party

 

Question 7. Brendan:  What’s not involved in the planning services you offer?

Julie: My clients are primarily Las Vegas destination wedding couples, traveling to Vegas from other cities and countries and don’t live in Las Vegas. Sometimes, they do want pre-wedding meetings and if they do, there is an hourly a la carte charge for that service. I recommend my clients use online conferencing, email and phone to go over details and I meet my clients on the day of the event typically.

My associate planners work with me to provide larger event planning if you need a planner to scout for vendors and provide in depth services such as a large full-scale ceremony and reception. I primarily focus on the venues and experiences listed on my site. For instance, if someone needs a planner to find a specific venue and help them visit and interview vendors, taste cake, put together a full-scale event with RSVP services, stationary, and invitations, etc. they are looking for a full-scale wedding planner. I keep my pricing comparatively affordable and cater to a certain demographic of elopements or clients who don’t need a full-scale large event. I do collaborate with other full-service planners though and will refer people who are looking for that kind of services in touch with my associate planner. The service quote I work up for clients will specify the services they get and those can be customized based on their needs.

 

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Julie pinning a boutonniere on the groom

 

Question 8. Brendan:  How do you differ from other Las Vegas destination elopement planners in Las Vegas?

Julie: I like to be very creative and offer unique customization services for Las Vegas wedding packages.  This is a departure from the cookie cutter wedding planning that is a standard in Las Vegas for smaller elopement companies and venues. Because I am an independent Las Vegas elopement planner, I am more flexible to think outside the box and offer ways for clients to make their elopement event special. For example, adding props to their decorations, decorating the client’s room to make it a romantic setting, making reservations for restaurants after the elopement. 

Question 4. Brendan: Would you give me some examples of the packages you offer for customization?

Julie: I offer a variety of packages on my website. Many are scenic outdoor wedding packages and some are on the Vegas Strip or in local venues in Las Vegas. 

For example these are only a small list of elopement location choices I will customize for clients.

Scenic outdoor wedding choices:

• Reflection Bay at Lake Las Vegas
Red Rock Canyon Wedding
• Valley of Fire Helicopter Wedding
• Grand Canyon Helicopter Wedding
Local Las Vegas Parks or home weddings
• Mount Charleston wedding
• Lakeside weddings
Nelson Ghost Town wedding

 

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Elopement at Nelson Ghost Town

 

Las Vegas Strip Wedding choices:

The High Roller
The Sugar Factory
Madame Tussaud’s
The Neon Museum
• The Mob Museum
• Art District
• Hotel weddings
Wedding Photo Tours
Scenic City Helicopter
Oasis Event Center

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A photo of Julie, the pilot and a wedding couple eloping in the Grand Canyon


Question 9
. Brendan:  How involved are you in the day of wedding experience?

Julie:
Prior to the day I touch base to make sure my clients have arrived safely to Las Vegas. Then I make sure I am in touch with my wedding clients by phone or text on the day. I will guide the clients with any last-minute questions or concerns that arise and typically I am there on site with the couple during the event. If I am not, I ensure that there is an assistant coordinator to run the show who knows what to do.

Question 10. Brendan:  How far in advance do couples need to reserve services with you?

Julie: For some scenic and Vegas Strip wedding packages it is recommended my clients give at least a months’ notice. More advance notice will secure better results for having a venue available. If the client waits until 3 weeks prior to the wedding to reserve, it will be less likely the venue they want will be available. The client needs to realize the full payment will be due 3 weeks before the wedding and if they are requesting services within that time frame the entire payment is due.

Question 11. Brendan: Do you handle all the contracts and payment processing for clients eloping in Vegas?

Julie: Yes. First, I create a quote and contract for clients to view, approve and sign. The quotes are itemized for clients. Some Vegas wedding venues require the clients sign the contract directly with the venue but I do facilitate sending the documents and helping keep track of signing and payment to the venues on behalf of the client. I also will help correspond with vendors for clients and facilitate and oversee the venue contract signing for clients as well as overseeing paying the vendors on the clients behalf. 

Question 12. Brendan: Do you handle rentals for clients?

Julie: Yes, I schedule and set up the vendor rentals for the event. This includes the scheduling, correspondence with the vendors for scheduling the rentals, delivery, arrival and set up, and breakdown of rentals. A good example would be for props to be used for custom photo events, floral items, decorations such as chairs, floral, musicians, etc.

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Question 13. Brendan: What is the deposit for booking a wedding?

Julie: All venues and vendors require a different deposit. Deposit terms will be specified in the venue contract the client will sign. I collect all the data and ensure the correct deposits are paid for by the client to reserve the venue and vendor services they want. I also collect a wedding planning deposit which is a retainer for services.  The deposit amount will be determined by the services the client hires me for. 

Question 14. Brendan: When is the final payment due?

Julie:The final payment is due 3 weeks prior to the event. If the client initiates services within the 3-week timeframe of the event, the full amount is due then.

Question 15. Brendan: Do you help the clients pay the vendors?

Julie:Yes. I handle the planning and payment on behalf of the client for the vendors. The more services the client receives, the more itemized the invoice will be and the client will be able to see the charges for each service received.

Question 16. Brendan: Are there additional fees clients should know about?

Julie: Because I have the client agree to a quote, they will have all the charges up front when they sign the contract. The only time there would be any additional charges would be if the client requests more a la carte services after the quote has been signed. In this case I will revise the invoice and the client will see the charges and agree to them at that time.

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Question 17. Brendan: What happens if the customer needs to change the date of the event?

Julie: As the elopement event planner, I will step in and advocate for the client to re-arranged the services and change the date or time. I just ask the clients to try to give me at least 3 weeks’ notice, if possible. I have often done this for clients and it’s dependent on many factors, not the least of which is whether the date is available with all the vendors and venue as well as my own schedule. This might happen if the couple has to postpone or change the event date.

Question 18. Brendan: Is the deposit or final payment refundable?

Julie: The planning fees are not refundable. The initial planning deposit is taken as a retainer to pay for wedding planning services that are rendered before the wedding takes place. The initial planning involves effort. It will require computer time, outreach to vendors, scheduling the venue, helping the client sign contracts, taking payments, email correspondence, scheduling vendors, creating the itinerary and in many cases more. The planning is done prior to the 3-week timeline before the wedding day, if the clients give such notice. I do not refund the planning fee to clients for this reason if their plans change.  I will however credit the initial planning deposit payment toward future services if a postponement or date change is needed and is possible.

The final payment for the event and venue is typically due within the 3-week timeframe prior to the wedding. At that time, the final payment becomes non-refundable. If the wedding needs to be rescheduled, in most cases the venues will work with the clients.  Each venue differs in their credit and refund policies. It is best to clarify these details from the venue before you book to know what to expect if there is a disaster beyond your control. The planning deposit may be applied to future wedding services within one calendar year.

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Elvis Rocks this wedding couple at the Vegas Sign


Question 19.
 Brendan: Will planning the wedding be stress free and fun for clients?

Julie: I think so. I have many reviews from happy couples who indicated their experience was seamless and stress free. Many clients tend to worry because they don’t know Las Vegas and who to trust. They plan from a distance and can get overwhelmed. I am happy to ensure the client feels at ease and confident their event will go on without a hitch. If the client is planning well ahead of time, I check in with the client and they may check in with me with questions whenever needed. I get more interactive with my clients about a month ahead of their event and keep in touch to make the client feel excited and at ease about traveling to Vegas and knowing what to do.

Question 20. Brendan: What was the biggest takeaway you can share? What was your greatest Challenge, and takeaway?

Julie: I would say logistical and technical issues have been the biggest challenges for me. One of the biggest hurdles I have had to contend with is having my website hacked about 10 years ago. My ranking and business literally went dead. Google penalized me and dropped my ranking almost overnight, regardless of whether it was my fault I got hacked or not.

I have also had challenges trying to build up my company and try to run my business and wear all the hats necessary to streamline and run my business economically. Technical challenges with my website, trying to rank on Google and also making myself available to answer my clients and be out in the field doing the work have been challenging.

The biggest takeaway is, collaborating with other professional associate and vendors I can depend on has made a huge difference.   I have found great professional and talented vendors through networking in the community and word of mouth. That has been very helpful.

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Photo of Julie with wedding couple after a wedding at Red Rock Overlook


Question 21.
 Brendan: What is your greatest moment of success?

Julie: One of the highlights of my work has been I think I have had success come in waves and it still fluctuates. Being able to reach a high domain authority which has helped me be found in Google has helped drive business. Having couples give me great reviews and feedback has been very motivating and I am grateful for that. Reviews have helped me start to build success. I am optimistic as time proceeds, my wedding business will succeed.  Ultimately, I consider making people who are eloping in Vegas happy and satisfied my greatest success of all!

Thank you Brendan for your thoughtful interview.  If you want to learn more about Brendan Sicks love music and visit Brendan’s creative love songs website here

View this video interview with Brendan on YouTube.

 

A Guide to Using Pinterest to Help You Plan Your Wedding

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Planning for a marriage ceremony is never easy or clear cut. It has also changed since the days when your choice of wedding inspiration was limited to magazines. You no longer have to scribble down lengthy notes and stack up folders with your essentials to plan your wedding. Today, the world is digital enough that virtually everything you need to plan a modern wedding is available online, such as Pinterest.

With over 200 million active monthly users already, Pinterest is one of those social networking sites where anyone planning for a wedding, engaged or privately researching on wedding ideas has visited. It means you’ve probably saved lots of pins on diverse themes, flower ideas, cake tips and lots of pictorial inspiration.

While you’re expected to keep on scrolling tons of pins, you can actually get overwhelmed by the online tool to plan your wedding nuptials. Here are a number of tips to get you started with wedding planning using Pinterest.

Pinterest Board Photo of Custom Las Vegas Weddings

Pinterest Board Photo of Custom Las Vegas Weddings

 

Sign up if you haven’t

Chances are you’ve heard and browsed pins on Pinterest but haven’t actually gone ahead and signed up. No doubt there’re thousands of beautiful and striking pictures posted every minute. However, you can do more with the tool other than look at pretty images. Pinterest is a wonderful tool to use to gather all types of wedding ideas and receive the inspiration you need to get started.

You can use all the quality images to let a wedding vendor know what you really want or try out various ways of decorating a venue free of charge. At the end of the day, all the beautiful pictures will give a precise vision of your wedding and what you really want.

If you want to get a clear idea of what to expect on the theme of your wedding to décor, flower arrangement and many others Pinterest pins are a sure graphical way of doing it. Use your email and create an account right away to be able to save the pins you like.

The proper way to maximize on Pinterest

Having perfectly done boards to inspire yourself and communicate better with vendors is the reason why Pinterest is perfect. Nonetheless, doing it in a well-organized manner as you collate every pin you’ve liked is important. With thousands of thousands of pins to rummage through, doing it without a clear approach will get you overwhelmed.

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Pinterest board consolidation

Right after creating a Pinterest account, you’ll find that the online tool allows you to come up with all manner of boards. Since each board has its own title, come up with a board for your wedding and save every inspiring pin you find under the wedding board.

Nonetheless, don’t do it haphazardly. Think about the wedding and all the diverse elements that come with it from your makeup, cake, décor, flowers, stationery, and music, among others. Rather than put all these elements in a single board have different boards for each of these sections for easier organization.

For instance have a board for ‘bridal gown’, ‘floral’, ‘décor’, ‘cake’ etc. all the different categories will be simplified and splendidly organized.

Quick thoughts to have in mind:

Already have an account with thousands of pins and hundreds of boards? Create a new Pinterest account specially for planning your wedding to avoid being dazed.

The Pinterest account is your reference point with all you need. Simply log in and be inspired by the image you pinned on a specific category.

Have nosy family members and friends? Want to do your Pinterest wedding planning privately? Use secret boards option from your profile and pin up inspirations only you can see.

Getting the specific pins you want

Neon Museum Pin for Custom Las Vegas weddings

Once the Pinterest account is ready, boards created and everything well organized, the next step is finding the specific inspirational pins you came for. You can do this in a number of ways.

  • Follow all wedding related categories including those related to your different boards such as ‘venue ideas’, ‘rustic ideas’, ‘Vegas Strip ideas’ to name a few.  Soon you’ll see Pinterest has customized your feed that all related sections will be up there waiting for you when you sign in.
  • Use the search bar to find specific pins rather than rummage through vast categories like ‘wedding flowers’ or ‘wedding decor.’
  • Search for specifics such as ‘peach color ideas’ rather than ‘wedding color ideas’ through descriptive terminology.
  • As you click on pins, Pinterest takes it a tad higher by suggesting lots of similar or related images you’ll love looking at.
  • In case you want to find out the root of the pin you can click the photo and it’ll take you there. This is helpful if you want to read more from the blog or website of the pinner about the wedding element such as ‘Vegas summer wedding ideas’.
  • While reading wedding related sites on the web pin the photos onto your Pinterest account directly from the sites to use later.
  • Don’t just pin without a description.

Most people simply click images and pin them. To make the photos more helpful write a little description of the pin and why you selected it in a few words or more. This is not all.

Using descriptions, such as ‘great wedding cake idea to think about’ will be perfect much later as you return to your boards.  Descriptions ensure your boards are personalized and have a short reason why you selected them to help you when tying your wedding ideas together.

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As you find pins, personalize and add them into the various boards you’ve created for your wedding planning boards, nothing much can be said about them. However, as the nuptial planning process progresses, the Pinterest boards and wedding planner will collaborate perfectly to understand exactly what you want to plan your wedding.

If your suppliers have Pinterest profiles share your boards with them. Allow them to offer more ideas and advice according to the images shared. Allowing the vendors to interact with your boards and pins also helps them understand exactly what you want even if you’re unable to explicitly explain it in words. For instance, your bridal gown provider will interact with your ‘bridal gown inspiration board’ and make suggestions according to the images and notes you’ve made. 

Is your wedding planner on Pinterest?

Allow whoever your planner is to access all the Pinterest boards you’ve created and the individual will have a proper grasp of the wedding vision you have in mind. Get hands-on right away.

Going the rout of DIY:

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Perhaps you’re a DIY kind of person who has a lot of wedding items and decorations to do on your own. Pinterest is the home of DIY inspirations!

What do you want to do on your own? Flower arrangements for instance? Simply look for ‘DIY flower arrangements’ and find what captures what you want better. Click the image and visit the root source of the DIY instructions and learn how to create what you want.

There’s absolutely nothing you cannot find for DIY nuptial inspirations. You can even find printable freebies such as stationery, printable menus and invitations.
 
Sharing all Pinterest boards with your partner will also help him decipher the kind of wedding you’ve in mind to offer contrary views or suggestions.

The whole Pinterest board exercise and interacting with lots of superbly done photos of everything you’d want in your wedding has its downsides. Firstly, you need to a reality check and accept that together with your partner you’re different and unique. The pins are also done delicately by teams of professional photographers who took time to plan for a single shoot and edited the images for hours.

None of the photos is going to be equal in quality and look as what you have in mind. Your uniqueness as a couple also means you shouldn’t seek a perfect copy of images you see on Pinterest.

Duplicating such incredibly fantastic photos for the entire nuptial event will costs a lot of money and very hard to fully replicate. Manage your expectations by being in peace with the fact that accomplishing the kind of wedding you see through Pinterest wedding pins will not happen. The wedding boards in their entirety are simply to inspire you and communicate the wedding vision you’ve in mind.

Pinterest is simply that picture-perfect online tool to help you have fun while planning your ceremony and allow the wedding planner and various vendors to understand your wedding vision and essentials you’re thinking about.

7 Great Reasons to Hire a Vegas Wedding Planner

Wondering if you should hire a Las Vegas wedding planner?
Here are 7 reasons to consider hiring one with more to follow soon. 

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Planning your wedding comes with many questions. Some questions are easier than others — from what will your theme be to what dress will you wear? Some questions you won’t know to ask until you stumble into it, sometimes hours before your wedding — like timing vendor arrival.

1. Solve Unexpected Issues

You can count on having unexpected issues leading up to and on your wedding day. The place settings are beautiful but the wrong number. The buttons on your dress torpedo across the room. A certain family member is up to their shenanigans. Yay.!


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A planner is “on point” in each of these little situations. An excellent Vegas planner will take care of each of these unexpected issues so well and discreetly that the couple may never know there ever was an issue.

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2. Save Money


Couples often assume that hiring a wedding planner means flushing your wedding budget down the drain. An experienced Vegas wedding planner has an established vendor network and can meet your personal price range.

Much of the wedding cost goes right to the venue.  According to this Forbes article, venues cost an average of $14,006. Unsurprisingly, a poll recently found that 91 percent of couples regret spending too much, so it pays you to truly plan ahead for what you need with an unbiased and expert outside perspective.

Rather than wasting gas and time and settling on a vendor to “just be done with a decision”, invest in an planning adviser. In the end you will save more money by having someone help you than not.  You may then put that money toward your honeymoon or life goals as a couple. A planner will not only help you determine what budget you need but will help you stay within your budget. Who doesn’t like saving money?

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3. Customized Services

A Vegas wedding planner can customize your wedding so that you can have your dream and save money. Any aspect of your wedding can be customized. If you see your destination wedding happening in Las Vegas, but with a particular ambiance in mind — Vegas wedding planners Las Vegas Strip weddings make it happen, whether that’s scenic, national park or Las Vegas Strip weddings.

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4. More Than Decorating

Wedding planners are like interior designers — right? They make everything organized and beautiful for your wedding while not spending your life savings. Wedding planners know local decorators and will help give the needed directions to do more than decorate and coordinating — they are the epicenter of the planning experience and making sure it all goes right.

Anyone who is helping you plan your special occasion should care and hold your vision close to their heart, after all they becomes an active part of this meaningful moment of your lives. They will share that vision with you and be your support, offering advise at important junctures of your planning experience. 

 

5. Helpful advice

Let the little issues go and breathe. What if you never had to know about all the almost-disasters that nearly took you away from your wedding bliss? If you have a a planner to help you can let go of the stress.

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It can be difficult to let the dream go when you’ve spend years imagining what your wedding would be like. Obsessing over every little detail is natural, but it can also hold you back — filling your day with endless imagined disasters. On your bid day, you deserve to tune out the stressful stuff and focus on your big moment.

6. Connections

You may prefer to take care of specific details yourself but still want to consult with a professional. Finding the right vendor for each job is intrinsic to making your dream Las Vegas wedding come true. There’s a special kind of synchronicity that you feel when you find the right person to assist you along achieving the milestones of your life, such as locating the right artist to ink your first tattoo. Connecting you with the most reputable vendors such as florists and hair and make up vendors are all important elements that come down to having the right connections.

7. Planners know the area

Your planner should be knowledgeable about the little details — which especially matters if your wedding is happening overseas.  If you are traveling to Las Vegas from overseas or even from a different state where, like Jon Snow, you know nothing, you can be at a definite disadvantage. This means you might mean in some situations you may be taken advantage of by the hustlers in Las Vegas.  If you have an adviser and confidant who knows Las Vegas you will be safer.  This means the all the details will be handled with care and guests will be at the right place at the right time.

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You should be free to enjoy the big picture of your wedding and future together blissfully without worrying about unexpected issues, staying in budget and getting all the little details right. Check out our part two which covers the ins and outs of how your Vegas wedding planner masters the seemingly endless to-do list with calm expertise. Meanwhile, you show off those fancy boots, look your best and celebrate your big day.

Wedding planning is stressful, especially when planning for a destination wedding. Let us at Custom Las Vegas Weddings help you make your wedding memorable. It’s our job, after all, and we love what we do.

 

10 Cheap Las Vegas Wedding Venues to Consider

Many wedding couples are now considering having a DIY wedding.  Some wedding couples may start the research and desire to book cheap Las Vegas wedding venues on their own.

Las Vegas with its Casino world, the hub of glamorous shows and foodie hotspots can be a perfect destination for your wedding in Las Vegas. You see fireworks and stars when you look at your partner. So, why not take advantage of the spot where the lights never die?

Preparing for any wedding is oftentimes is an uphill task. It can create a lot of stress for couples who don’t know the wedding options available for a city they don’t live in. I have spoken to many engaged couples who tell me they feel overwhelmed with the options when they start to research where to get married, especially if they are looking for cheap Las Vegas wedding venues. So, I decided to create this guide to help my wedding couples with essential advice they need to choose the best location that will be accommodating for their needs if they are on a tight budget.

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Almost every wedding facility in Las Vegas comes at a hefty price for most couples. Having a $2000 budget is a very low one to have for a Vegas wedding and if you want to incorporate food and alcohol you will need to increase your budget if you are considering a venue for your Las Vegas wedding on the strip.  If you plan to have a large guest count you will need a larger budget than $2000 and still have a wedding in the heart of the city. 

If you want to have a larger guest count and still have a wedding within this budget there are some options to consider however.  That is when the appeal of cheap Las Vegas wedding venues emerge. Choosing any of these options presented in this article will keep your ceremony costs down and allow you to implement more embellishments for your reception.  However, we at Custom Las Vegas Weddings help out customers plan their Vegas wedding in this price range and even below this price range frequently.  If you are willing to venture away from the Vegas Strip and will consider pairing your ceremony venue with a buffet or restaurant away from the main boulevard then you will have more luck planning your wedding within your budget successfully.

Weddings can turn out to be very expensive for couples on a tight budget. So, understandably, many couples are searching for alternate options. Chapels seem to be the go- to solution for a lot of couples.  However, chapels typically only cover the ceremony and not the reception. Banquet facilities also offer all in one solutions but seem to get expensive with the periphery items like buying photos after the wedding.  

So, what do you do?  Where do you go to plan your Las Vegas event if you have a tight budget?  Those are great questions. If you desire the answer, read this article for great ideas to fit your budget.

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Affordable Las Vegas Venue Ideas

Using a Wedding Planner is a great solution for the budget conscious wedding couple.  Having a wedding planner actually does help save couples money because they get special pricing discounts through the expertise and connections of a planner.  Planners know the budget saving options and pass them along to their clients so you win in the end to have one.

The following 10 Las Vegas wedding venue ideas may help you brainstorm if you are considering a DIY wedding and are preparing to wed in Las Vegas but are cash strapped:

  1. Hotel suite:  Have a Las Vegas Strip wedding and consider having your ceremony and reception in your hotel suite, and host the reception in a local restaurant or buffet. Loved ones will be on time and not have to worry about travel costs. Many restaurants also have separate rooms to rent for receptions or can make a section of the restaurant work for you.
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Photo taken at MGM Signature suite

  1. Local banquet room: Use a local establishment that will let you bring in outside vendors for your ceremony and reception. There are some facilities that are considered gems in my opinion. They will allow a Las Vegas Wedding planner use their facility with a flat rate venue rental charge. Custom Las Vegas Weddings collaborates with these venues. These are a great fit for smaller elopement weddings or micro weddings for wedding couples who are budget conscious. Give yourself the Disney Princess treatment without the crazy costs.

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  1. Theme weddings and Vegas wedding venues: There are quite a lot of themed ideas you might consider ranging from Elvis to impersonators. You may consider having your ceremony in a Western Town,  Las Vegas Vintage Ghost Town, Mystic Falls Garden, Wax Museum, High Roller, Sugar Factory and more. Only a local wedding planner would know how to assist you in pulling it together well. The facilities collaborate with Custom Las Vegas wedding planning to help you pair your theme wedding.

Las Vegas Strip Wedding Venue

  1. Party bus tour: Have the ceremony in a party bus, and host the reception at a theme restaurant or buffet. The party bus will take you on an excursion, and the final destination will be the restaurant theme of your choice. What about a climate controlled beer garden or many of the theme restaurants in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas Party Bus Tour

  1. Local Parks: Use a local park for the ceremony and reception. This is a great choice because it gives you the freedom to customize the ceremony to your theme and vision. For example, a Red Rock State Park DIY wedding provides a beautiful backdrop as the sun sets to play with primary colors and enjoy the natural scenery.



    Click this link to view Las  Vegas local park wedding packages or customize one based on your needs. 

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  1. Iconic Retro Vegas: Pair your ceremony with an iconic landmark like the Las Vegas sign or the Las Vegas art district or Neon Museum with a Las Vegas wedding for two, followed by a private foodie tour. Foodie tours are popular and can be customized to let you experience a variety of Las Vegas food and restaurant experiences. Turn your wedding into an adventure.

     

Neon Museum Wedding

  1. Pair your ceremony with an Elvis Theme ceremony and personal Elvis guided memorabilia tour. Elvis will provide the theme ceremony with songs and keepsake souvenirs. It’s a Vegas classic.

Las Vegas Elvis wedding

  1. Midcentury Manor is a fantastic option to host the ceremony only.  You may add on a wedding reception. Hiring Custom Las Vegas Weddings as your Vegas wedding planner means  you will have the support you need leading up to the event and final details to make it happen seamlessly. This beautiful midcentury home was turned into a classy venue and it’s located about 10 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. They will give you the VIP treatment without breaking the bank.  

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  1. Enjoy a scenic wedding excursion and pair it with a restaurant after your scenic marriage ceremony. Destination weddings are about the experience, and the picturesque scenery will make the journey all the more memorable. You may even have a Vegas wedding coordinator plan the event affordably.  A good coordinator will offer customers a variety of cheap Las Vegas wedding venues, transportation options and collaborate with many other wedding vendors to provide everything you need for and excellent experience.

     

Red Rock Canyon Wedding

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  1. Combine a ghost town wedding with a scenic photo shoot. Enjoy the whimsy and haunting, vintage mystery of the environment which you can reflect in your decorations and wedding attire. You never hear anyone complain about barbecue, either.

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Keeping Within Your Budget

From minister fees, extra photo payments, DJ payments and Las Vegas officiant fees to boutonniere and a bouquet for the bride, hidden fees are commonplace. To stay safe from paying for what you hadn’t budgeted for, ask for a breakdown of everything that you will be charged for. Additionally, research the company well and let them know of your concerns.

Finding the Right Vendor Through Good Reviews and Feedback

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It is possible to get robbed blind in the midst of the confusion about hosting a memorable wedding in Las Vegas. However, when you use a trusted vendor, you will not experience any glitches.

A reputable vendor often has a solid reputation as a professional with excellent reviews, a website and doesn’t charge lower or exorbitant rates. Use the web and ask for reviews from those who have been there before.

Just because you’re budget conscious doesn’t mean that your wedding has to be bland or boring. Plan a DIY Vegas wedding and use a Las Vegas wedding planner for your most essential needs. Simple doesn’t mean boring with a little outside of the box creativity, especially with our know-how at Custom Las Vegas Weddings.

As an update Custom Las Vegas Weddings has written an article as a resource during the Covid-19 pandemic. Click the image below to read and get update on the latest news.

 

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How to Make the Most of Cheap Vegas Wedding Packages

Many couples who choose to get married in Las Vegas are looking for the best deals they can get. When they start looking they realize there are many Cheap Vegas wedding packages and choices available. These package and companies are abundant in Las Vegas, but do you really want to sacrifice style and elegance for your one and only wedding by settling? Many couples want to know the cost of getting married in Las Vegas.

Most likely your budget is tight, but understandably, you don’t want to let go of those details that will make your marriage truly unique, special and memorable.  Not to say there is anything wrong with the choice of utilizing a great deal either.  After all, it serves you well to know you are receiving the best deal and are educated about the lowest cost wedding and reception venues in Las Vegas.

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Oasis Banquet Hall in Las Vegas

Look at the reviews of the company you are considering when determining who to trust when you are planning your Las Vegas event.  

Quite a few of the cheap Vegas wedding packages that you will come across and consider in your research may not have what you’re looking for. So, why not think about using a company that offers customizable services?  This idea will give you the choice to go all out for the most important aspects of your day, giving you the freedom to decide what those are for yourself. 

Can you have your cake and eat it, too? Yes.

It can be costly to get married in Vegas, especially if you’re considering a royal-style wedding in Las Vegas. (Who designed Meghan Markle’s dress again?) But you can still feel and look royal on a budget.

The beauty of a Vegas marriage celebration is that there’s always something available for everyone, and it doesn’t matter if you’re short on time or a budget. You can still get it done — and fabulously. Here’s how to make the most of cheap Vegas wedding packages.

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Springs Preserve Wedding Facility in Las Vegas

Overcoming Vegas Wedding Sticker Shock

A lot of wedding couples start their search looking for wedding packages in Las Vegas. Then, they get overwhelmed. The time spent searching on Google, calling and waiting for return correspondence from all the companies is enough to feel like pulling your hair out.  A lot of people just give up. People researching getting married in Vegas are inundated with Las Vegas planning companies reaching out to them via email and voicemail.  If this describes you, perhaps the thought, “Maybe we’ll just let Elvis marry us and go to a chapel after all.” Sometimes the overwhelm leaves people feeling they can’t deal with the stress of planning it all and they settle for receiving less photos or service just so they can make a final decision and let the stress go.

Choosing the cheap Vegas wedding packages option may be the wisest choice for many due to economic concerns of the day. And you can still have an elegant and classy celebration. Those two words do go together. Consider these desert elopement ideas here as affordable alternatives to the expensive options traditionally considered. 

It’s natural to worry about how much your event will cost. The average American wedding costs over $25,000 and the average wedding in Nevada is just under that at $23,008. The dress purchase averages $1,183 in Nevada. Is there such a thing as an inexpensive wedding venue in Las Vegas?

Don’t close your browser window just yet. Sticker shock is understandably a thing when you get a little too happy with your Vegas research. You’d much rather put that kind of money toward a house, student loans, retirement and other dreams.

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Floyd Lamb State Park in Las Vegas

Bundling in the case of choosing a package isn’t like bundling your cable, internet and phone. The price to get married in Vegas can be affordable and you don’t have to sacrifice quality and what you need and desire the most.

Budgeting for affordability

Vegas marriage packages can give you the most bang for your buck. You should prioritize what you want most for your wedding. Start with making a list, but don’t immediately disregard an idea because you assume the idea will cost too much.

Venues can be one of the most costly aspects of planning, but imagine your event at a national park with the beautiful colors of the desert. Affordable and beautiful? Check. The same goes for your photos, flowers, reception and stay.

There are cheap places to get married in Las Vegas, like wedding chapels for instance, but if you want a more elegant and unique choice for your experience in Las Vegas you will benefit from the guidance of a Las Vegas event planner who will show you the way to have an elegant wedding without the high price.

Do you have to settle for less?

No, you don’t have to settle for a cookie cutter wedding package.  The first thing you need to do is figure out what your budget is. How much do you have to spend and what is most important for you to spend it on? 

To have an exceptional experience on a budget and figure out what your Las Vegas event budget really is read this article.  It will guide you to determine what you consider most essential.  

A professional Las Vegas wedding coordinator can help you budget your event.  Here are some ideas below you may consider to get started planing your ceremony in Las Vegas without breaking your budget:

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There are wedding event companies in Las Vegas that do allow you to customize your wedding experience.  These companies will help you find the lowest cost event and reception venues there are to find. Let’s go back to that desert scene. Many couples are drawn to Red Rock for their destination wedding. Flowers can be customized based on native plants or your favorites in the form of fresh flowers or a silk bouquet. If you’ve been planning the bouquet to match your dress since the age of six, you don’t have to give that dream up.

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Red Rock Canyon outdoor wedding location for a simple wedding wedding in Las Vegas

You don’t have to sacrifice that childhood dream. Have the ceremony right as the sun is about to set, and take photos along a scenic drive one of Las Vegas’ scenic parks. This is a great idea if you are looking for a Las Vegas wedding venue for a small occasion. Imagine those beautiful dusky orange and red hues of beautiful Red Rock canyon for instance, as a backdrop against something borrowed and blue. Red Rock is the perfect location to experience a Las Vegas desert elopement wedding. Those are just a few examples of how you can customize your experience.

Being able to customize your experience is not the standard experience many couples find when they start searching in our city. Many chapel weddings will not allow customization of wedding packages.  They force  you to stick to the packages they offer, which is more of a cookie cutter approach. You may not want to settle for that experience if it means you are losing out on the greatest experience possible for your dream wedding.  You might prefer to have your vintage wedding experience in Las Vegas, for instance. 

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Nelson Ghost Town wedding location

The cost of getting married in Las Vegas can give you sticker shock at first. It’s like relying on Dr. Google to diagnose what’s probably the common cold. But your wedding should be anything but common, and it shouldn’t cost you your dreams. It doesn’t have to, either — whether that means choosing a cheap Vegas wedding package or going with a company offering customizable wedding services.

Yes, you can have your wedding cake and eat it, too. You can prioritize the items you’ve been dreaming about while maintaining your wedding budget. All you need is a little help to get you there.

Custom Las Vegas Weddings has an important update if you are getting married in Las Vegas pertaining to the current Covid-19 pandemic. Click the image below to read over the latest news.

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If you still want to get married in Las Vegas and need help getting over sticker shock, Reach out to Custom Las Vegas Weddings.  Let us reassure you and help you strategize your dream wedding.