Covid-19 Resources for Planning a Las Vegas Elopement

Las Vegas Elopement

When Las Vegas opens for business in the various phases of the Covid-19 crisis there will be essential restrictions in place you need to know about. We have created this article to help our customers navigate the climate during this crisis and share helpful resources. It will help you with useful “in the know” advice about the restrictions you will face when you prepare for having your Las Vegas elopement.

For the past few months, hearts and dreams have been on hold in America as couples with big wedding plans have had to rethink their plans and consider eloping instead of having a large event. There are many stories of wedding couples being creative and making alternative plans for their weddings. 

Safety Tips for your Elopement

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Las Vegas will be imposing restrictions on gatherings because of the spread of covid-19.  One of the major restrictions in the works will be restricting the total count of the wedding party.  In Nevada our governor has dictated guidelines businesses need to abide by. For the first few phases of reopening, group gatherings will have a total limit of no more than 10 people.  Elopements generally have two people but typically this also includes groups of less than 12 or 10 people. Considering the temporary guidelines, couples who plan to get married in Las Vegas will now be having a Las Vegas elopement instead of a large gathering. Eloping will be the order of the day until restrictions ease and are guidelines are changed.

But there’s new hope for those willing to pull up stakes and relocate to have their wedding in Las Vegas.  As of April 27, the Clark County Marriage License Bureau is reopened for business, which means the nuptials are back in Vegas, Baby! 

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What you need to know about getting your Marriage License in Vegas

But before you start planning your Las Vegas elopement wedding in Glitter Gulch, be aware that there will be some changes that are non-negotiable as far as the approach to your celebration.  First, to attain your license, you are highly encouraged to complete the Las Vegas wedding online application before arriving at the Clark County marriage bureau’s office.  On the day of pick up, come prepared to wait in line as the bureau. These are the safety measures they have implemented which all must now follow during this crisis. 

Mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols at the Clark County Marriage Bureau:

  • Only three couples in the lobby at one time
  • No children, relatives or guests
  • Couples will stand 6-feet apart while waiting
  • Anyone with a temperature over 99.9 Degrees will be turned away at the door
  • Couples must wear a facial covering/mask (homemade or purchased)
  • Counters will be sanitized between couples
  • Disposable pens will be issued to each couple
  • Only one online marriage license kiosk will be available in the lobby

BEFORE YOU GO:

  • Go to mlic.vegas and complete the marriage license application matching the names on your government IDs
  • Both people must be in attendance
  • Both people must have government ID ready and available
  • Couple must have a credit card available to pay for the license. No cash or checks will be accepted. The marriage license is good for one year. No refunds will be issued.

For the latest Covid-19 information or for further information about how to apply for a marriage license in Clark County, go to MLIC.Vegas. For any questions relating to licensing, please email clerkem@clarkcountynv.gov.

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Front of Las Vegas Marriage Bureau

With temperatures rising into the 90s and even 100s, you are advised to bring water and an umbrella to provide shade.  The Bureau will only allow three couples at a time into the interior space and only one licensing kiosk will be open (no children or guests are allowed inside).  At the door, your temperature will be taken and anyone with a fever of 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit will be turned away.  While in the lobby (and in line) you are required to maintain a social distance of six feet and to wear a mask.  Disposable pens are provided for signing documents and counters are sanitized between couples.  Finally, payment will only be accepted by credit or debit card.  No cash or checks will be accepted.


Click to view this PDF created by the Clark County Clerk’s office in coordination with the Wedding chamber of commerce. Custom Las Vegas Weddings is a proud member of the
chamber of commerce. We also plan to implement safety measures to keep our wedding and event clients safe.

For more advice about the weather and preparing to elope in Las Vegas visit this article about Seasonal weather and elopement wedding tips.  

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Basic safety tips for travel to Vegas

If you’re traveling to our city from another state, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak continues to emphasize (but does not require) a two-week period of self-isolation.  Regardless, it is important to practice safety precautions while traveling, particularly if you are using high contact means such as flying.  Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, carry personal disinfecting items (such as wipes) to sanitize contact areas, and wear a mask to reduce the likelihood of virus transmission.

This article will provide important travel tips to know to prepare for your Las Vegas elopement.

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Keep safe and prepare for your hotel stay

Come prepared with disinfectant supplies and on arrival at your hotel room spend a few minutes disinfecting high touch areas, such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, remote controls, toilets, and sink faucets.  If your room has glassware, silverware, or dishes that are not wrapped in plastic, wash them with soap and water before use.  And make a habit of washing your hands each time you return to your room to prevent bringing germs in from outside.

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Preparation tips for your Las Vegas wedding venue

Be prepared for your covid-19 Vegas wedding to be a little different.  Most venues considered places to elope in Vegas are already announcing that they will limit the number of guests, require attendees to wear masks, and enforce social distancing.  You should also be aware that demand is high right now, so check with venues for availability before you make your plans.

If you’re hoping to celebrate your Elope in Las Vegas, this article shares some Las Vegas wedding venue resources to help you plan your experience. You may also want to know informative details about the weather at Red Rock Canyon and view important tips to prepare for your wedding there. 

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What you need to know about restaurants during Covid-19:

Be advised, most restaurants that are reopening are emphasizing social distancing by placing tables at least six feet apart. Unfortunately, it won’t be business as usual for a while.  With demands already high and seating space now more limited, you will want to book as far in advance as possible.  You should also prepare yourself for servers to arrive at your table wearing masks and protective gloves.

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Bellagio Restaurant in Las Vegas

Read the contract and venue or policy closely

As you plan ahead for your wedding, be prepared to be flexible and it’s best to understand the deposits required by your wedding planning venues. If you are hiring a wedding planner, they will help you educate you on the rules. This way you will understand what is non-refundable and what is not. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman has announced her intentions to reopen the city’s entertainment establishments, but that does not mean that everyone is prepared to reopen under covid-19 restrictions.  New restrictions combined with what will almost certainly be high demand means that it may take you time to find availability for venues and to work through agreements that incorporate virus protocols.

Consider buying wedding insurance:

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Most entertainment and wedding venues and planners require retainers or deposits that are non-refundable to hold spaces. If you have to postpone, most venues are allowing deposit credits toward future Las Vegas elopement wedding packages. It is customary for our wedding planning to also ask for a retainer. This partial up-front retainer (AKA deposit) is for planning your wedding and arranging vendors. But we also will credit your deposit toward future planning and vendor services if you find out you have to cancel and reschedule at a later date due to an emergency or re-emergence of the Covid virus later in the year. It is always the best practice to be prepared and know what you are agreeing to because this crisis may re-emerge and present similar impositions further down the road. Because there is a likelihood of a resurgence of the virus, it is highly advisable to purchase wedding insurance in case venues are forced to shut down again or you can’t find an alternate date that works.

Benefits of having wedding insurance

With COVID-19 still ongoing, couples have modified their initial plans following all the recommended precautions, and others have just opted for postponing the special day altogether for a later time. We can all agree that this has been a situation that nobody saw coming and it was nearly impossible to determine at firs how was it going to impact across the board. The restrictions are slowly starting to get lifted as things change by the day and upcoming weeks. However, this opens up the conversation regarding wedding insurance and why it is needed.

Although the global pandemic is not a covered reason, there are other scenarios that some wedding insurance companies may cover, such as inclement weather, sudden illness, withdrawal of military leave, job loss, or venue bankruptcy.

It is really important to make space in the planning process to see wedding insurance options that are within the budget from the couple and that has everything they need. Now, it could seen difficult to search and navigate this topic but you can check out this research on several wedding insurance companies including their policy options, customer service and cost.

At the end of the day, wedding insurance is great to have it and not need it than not have it and need it. Being prepare can reduce the worry of the “what if this [fill the blank] happens?”. Now, before buying a policy check with your homeowner’s insurance or credit card provider just in case you have wedding coverage with them. If there is no coverage any of those, there are two important questions to keep in mind when planning to purchase wedding insurance:

How much wedding insurance should you buy?

This question is important because it depends on what you’re looking for. Generally insurers offer different levels of coverage that can match the total wedding expenses. You will have to make an assessment of the risks first. And why is it? Because it helps to organize and choose the right coverage and make sure that you don’t fall short on coverage.

Do you need wedding insurance?

This answer to this question is straightforward. If you are concerned about booking a wedding and not knowing if the environment for travel and wedding planning is unstable, it may be worth the money to invest in wedding insurance.  This is not only for your wallet but peace of mind as well. 

In conclusion, being prepared will help minimize problems. When there is no protection, little things can seem larger than what they are.

The future of weddings in Las Vegas

As Las Vegas reopens, remember that it is a high traffic city, welcoming travelers from all over the world and from all walks of life.  People are familiar with the popular phrase, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Well, in this case, we don’t want to “keep it in Vegas.” We ask you to please follow the best hygiene practices and we will follow suit and help keep you safe. We are hoping and praying Covid-19 leaves our glitter gulch and all places worldwide soon and our blessings go out to people everywhere to keep safe and sound during this crisis.  So, if you are preparing to have a wedding in Las Vegas and think it’s the right fit for you, it’s the safest bet for all concerned to keep celebrations modest now and choose to have a Las Vegas elopement.  You can always throw the big bash at a later date.  However, if you decide to “tie the knot,” in Sin City, on your return, be mindful of others and self-isolate for two weeks before returning to normal life.  You can call it a “honeymoon,” make yourself some quarantinis, and tell each other stories of your Sin City union.

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11 Justified Reasons and Valuable Tips for Eloping in Las Vegas

This article shares 11 noteworthy, justified reasons and valuable tips to set your mind at ease about the thought of eloping in Vegas. You may not have thought of these reasons but if you are on the fence about making the final decision to elope in Vegas, here are some valid reasons to do so to help justify your decision. This article will help If you need some justification or just want some great tips and Vegas elopement advice.

For instance, where will your wedding take place? What are the essential items you need? Where do you plan to eat and be entertained after you are married?  These are just some of the elements of information you need to prepare beforehand.

1. Eloping in Las Vegas is easy to do 

Even though choosing to elope in Las Vegas is is easy to do, it does require sufficient planning to make it stress-free and enjoyable. Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world and offers all the benefits and perks of a well-established hospitality mecca at your fingertips. The novelty of having a wedding in Vegas is the wonderful options you have and the myriad choices of things to do and places to experience your nuptial celebration.  It’s a great place to start your journey and experience a fantastic story to cherish for a lifetime of memories to share!

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2. Eloping is the no-guilt, stress-free solution

You don’t have to feel elopement remorse when you come to Las Vegas to get married.  When you are prepared to tell your loved ones, they can hardly be upset when you tell them you got eloped in Las Vegas because it’s an accepted trend.  Eloping is an accepted option for many couples and you should be able to enjoy the experience without remorse. Vegas is the perfect place to come if you are planning to elope because it’s set up to accommodate your needs at a moment’s notice.  Knowing it is the right choice for you and your partner is all that matters.

3. Not upsetting the VIP in your life:

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  Break the news about your elopement to your VIP’s gently and wisely


Not upsetting anyone of your friends and loved ones is a concern but if no one is coming then everyone is being treated equally.  This actually makes it an easier choice for you to make and many people love the ease of it. Create a plan to tell your VIP after the wedding. This will help you work through the process of how you want to tell them and how you want to say it. You can even create a script. This will allow you to carefully choose your words and to give you the chance to get out everything you want to say first before they start firing questions at you. Telling the people closest to you in person is the best idea.  Telling them in person is much more caring and personal and should make a huge difference. Sending out cards or emails is appropriate for those you consider acquaintances.

4. The legal preparation is easier in Vegas:

There is a lot that goes into planning your wedding and the ceremony but one thing you can’t forget even with eloping is the legal prep. You need to ensure you register in advance, figure out what ID and paperwork that you would need to bring along and then once that is all done, you need to obtain the marriage license before going to the event location to do the ceremony.

Click the photo link below to visit our FAQ Las Vegas Marriage licensing page.  This page provides a great resource and guide to get help preparing to get married in Las Vegas.

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5. A Vegas wedding elopement simplifies planning

Planning an elopement in Las Vegas is much easier than planning a large wedding in Vegas but you still don’t want to forget the small details. That small detail could end up being a bigger issue down the road. Using a Vegas elopement wedding planner that knows the ins and outs of the wedding industry in Las Vegas will best guide you if you are eloping in Las Vegas and will ensure your elopement is a safe and fun, stress-free choice. They can help you if you’re trying to budget your money because they know the local wedding vendors. A Vegas planner also will also be proficient enough to guide you and help you navigate the process and provide important advice on overall preparation. An experienced planner will offer an array of services and essential guidance making sure you simple wedding for two is an experience to remember for all the right reasons.

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6. The
advantage of informality:  One of the greatest things about eloping in Las Vegas is your dress and wedding attire don’t have to be traditional or formal. Wear something unique and weather appropriate for the Las Vegas desert setting. A lot of wedding couples keep their elopement attire simple and opt for a simple vest or dress shirt and semi-formal dress.  There is an assortment of dress options when you elope but none of them are required or expected. That is the beauty of eloping. If you end up needing some clothing assistance, there are many dress, tux and gown shops that provide last minute services.  They will provide mobile, last minute services such as picking up your clothes and steaming them or providing the attire completely.  This makes your decision a breeze and you don’t have to stress about finding the right outfit or not having choices if you forget to bring something along. 

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The weather in the Las Vegas desert setting is probably different then what you’re typically used to as well.  Las Vegas weather is typically warmer than most places. If you want advice about the seasons in Las Vegas and average temperatures, view this article for more information.  This article will help you prepare for the Las Vegas climate with essential seasonal tips for your wedding preparation. The information may change the way you decide to dress while here. If the climate in Vegas is drastically different to your own at home, the difference may make you brave enough to be super creative. You might just want to come up with a unique look that will rock the desert
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7. A simple Vegas wedding saves money

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The allure of choosing to elope in Vegas is the expense savings you reap the benefits of.  There are many things you won’t have to contend with when you decide to elope. You will incur less expense if you elope in Vegas than if you decide to have a large formal affair. Below you will see some comparisons of each option. You will still have some expenses if you elope but less of them.

Expenses you will avoid if you elope:

  • Pre-wedding dinners and parties (bachelorette and bachelor parties).
  • A large reception with DJ:  Reception venues typically cost $2000 or more for 4 hours.
  • Food for all your guests:  Food per person on the Vegas Strip starts at about $70-$100 per person unless it’s a buffet and buffets have disadvantages at times.
  • Alcohol expense:  Alcohol is a huge expense if you have an open bar.  The more people you have the more expensive it will get for your budget. 
  • Decorations: The flowers, lights, dance floor and staff to accommodate setup and breakdown can be high dollar items in the end.
  • Transportation for guests:  Your guests need to get there and back. If it’s a large party of people (30-50) bus transportation is in the $550 range just for 3 hours.
  • Receptions take 4 or more hours and cost on average $5-$10,000.  Most receptions last around 4 hours. 
  • Entertainment:  Typically, it’s a DJ although other entertainment can cost a pretty penny.
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Expenses you will have – but less expensive:

    • Wedding license cost (cost is $77). Learn more about costs here. Click to apply for your marriage license.
    • Officiant for the ceremony.  Ranges from $125 on up and more for scenic weddings
    • Flowers (can range from $60 to $300 but depends how many, what kind, etc.)  View flower ideas and choices for your wedding here.
    • Hair and makeup (typical costs vary but average at $225 for traditional and $255 for mobile hair and makeup services in Las Vegas. Shop around for great deals.
    • Tux and gown (for both around $300 to $500). Some dress shops offer evening gowns to rent and you may not need a tux if you go casual.
    • Transportation:  The most you will need will be a 6-passenger limousine which is not expensive.
    • Cake:  The cake will be much less if you decide to still have one.  Many couples who elope have the cake at a restaurant. Some couples decide to order one and have it delivered to their hotel to enjoy later.
    • Dinner:  You will still want to go out to eat but the cost will be much less than feeding all your family and friends. Visit this article for great restaurant ideas for a small reception. 
    • Entertainment:  You will only need to pay for your own entertainment but there are a lot of Vegas shows and options to choose from.Visit this article to learn 15 fun ideas for entertainment after your wedding elopement.
    • Gifts:Since you won’t have a huge guest count for an elopement service, you won’t be receiving wedding gifts from your guests, unless you have some attending. However, it is customary for a bride and groom to give one another a small gift. If you brides have a hard time choosing a gift for your groom there are some great gift ideas on this site.

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8. Saving on venue costs:

Venue costs will be much less expensive if you elope in Vegas. The cost of eloping in Vegas and choosing a simple venue is cheap compared to the cost of using a venue for a large group of guests. Las Vegas wedding venues typically cost $2000 and upward to several thousands of dollars to rent for a large event.

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Renting a reception venue for a full blown form affair costs more because the duration of the event usually lasts 4 to 5 hours. The choice to elope means your venue will not be needed as long. The time spent at the venue for an elopement is usually one to two hours at the most but usually no more than an hour.  Even if you have a unique elopement experience in Las Vegas, it will still be much cheaper than a full blown formal wedding.  There are many great elopement venue choices in Las Vegas and they are much cheaper to use.  You may also use the venues in creative ways that won’t break the bank. For instance, a Nelson Ghost Town elopement is a fun experience and the venue for up to 10 people costs only $100 to rent the venue for an elopement. There are quite a lot of great options to choose for eloping in Vegas with fun venues that will fit your budget.

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9. Saving on vendor expenses:
  Oftentimes your best deal when thinking of eloping in Vegas would be to choose an all-inclusive Vegas wedding package.

Hiring vendors as a DIY project is time-consuming and gets expensive. Hiring a planner that offers all in one service will make the overall experience more relaxing, enjoyable, and memorable for the right reasons.

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Choosing this option will give you the experience and expertise of a professional wedding planner who knows the vendors and can negotiate down the costs for you. It’s even better if you choose a pre-determined and cost effective choice of a Vegas elopement package. Las Vegas elopement packages for two provide everything you need without the hassle of finding all the vendors yourself. For example, professional photographers can demand fees starting at $200 to $400 per hour. If you choose an all inclusive Las Vegas elopement package, your planning will be stress free and you’ll reap the benefits of the savings you desire.

10. Not putting people out:  Some couples feel they don’t want the fuss of a wedding registry or feeling like they are making others obligated to give gifts.  Some people just don’t want to put other people out and ask for gifts. Nonetheless, it is customary for a bride and groom to give one another a small gift.  

11. Choices open up for creative options

For instance, when you have a small wedding for two people your choices for creative, fun and unique wedding experiences open up. You may choose to have adventurous or scenic wedding like a Las Vegas desert wedding elopement experience

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Fun Vintage wedding elopement:
  There are a lot of scenic choices you may consider if you want to be more adventurous.  I have written other articles about this topic. Rather than thoroughly explaining all the different scenic wedding location options in Las Vegas available to choose from I recommend you visit this wedding blog for more Vegas elopement advice and ideas.

Making your experience unique doesn’t necessarily mean you need a lot of people there or that you have to spend a lot of money on a venue. First, ensure you’re doing what you and your partner want to do then let the decision go and enjoy it. If you want to make your experience especially unique customize your ceremony or pick a special location that means a lot to you and your beloved. There are a lot of fantastic ways to elope in Las Vegas. Choosing a fun and unique location to elope will make the experience memorable.

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If you choose one of these
Las Vegas desert elopement wedding packages, the planning will all be done for you. This means you will have a stress-free wedding experience.  For a desert city, Las Vegas has a lot of different desert terrain options to choose from around it.  It has Lakes, Mountains, stunning red rock formations, and an assortment of resorts that resemble a dreamy oasis setting and beautiful nature preserve settings. To many people who visit Las Vegas, it’s surprising Vegas and the surrounding areas offer so much natural beauty.

Las Vegas city resort elopement:  When people think of getting married in Vegas, they typically think of having their wedding on the Vegas Strip with all the excitement and pizzazz.  What researching couples don’t realize until they put effort into the search is, a Vegas Strip wedding costs a pretty penny, even if you go to a chapel.  For that reason, many couples opt for a unique Vegas elopement and choose to have their wedding in a suite or resort setting.  If this option sounds appealing

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Tips for a outdoor Las Vegas desert Elopement


Get a plan before you commit

Choosing a Las Vegas wedding wedding company that provides dedicated wedding packages is the best choice for a wedding elopement in Las Vegas. Getting advice, guidance from a Vegas wedding vendor you can trust and implementing a good plan you can count on is going to be your safest option. This option will help you if you are trying to stretch your dollars as well as ensure you have the best experience you can possibly have.

Use a reputable elopement wedding planner:

It may be a surprise to hear this but if you use a reputable Las Vegas wedding planner, the decision will save you money and time in the end. Vegas wedding establishments can cost a lot of money and there is a lot you don’t know. A good wedding elopement planner will know the vendors you need and all the hidden expenses you will run into and will create a cost effective all-in-one planning in conjunction with vendor services to save you a pretty penny.  A good wedding planner that is geared toward offering wedding deals is a fantastic bargain.  This choice will save you money because a good planner will recommend and plan independent vendors that offer discounts.  Those discounts will be passed on to you as a part of their services.

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Wedding planning is a stressful endeavor but when you choose to work with a Las Vegas wedding planner who knows the area.  This way the planner will take care of all the details and stress for you and wrap up all the services you need and make your experience effortless.

If eloping in Las Vegas is your dream then we hope these 11 tips make it an even easier choice for you!

 

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.elope

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 venueJane and Roger traveled all the way from England to get married in Las Vegas. Read their personal Las Vegas elopement wedding story about their Vegas wedding elopement here, showcasing their delight and laughter with their guests at the beautiful Springs Preserve. Don’t be afraid to let your inner kids out to play.

 

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.

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 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?

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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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8 Fun Elopement Ideas for Eloping in Vegas

Your wedding is around the corner and you have decided to have your wedding in Vegas. In this article, you will find eight fun and unique yet simple ideas for a las Vegas wedding 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 possibilities to consider.

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 elopement planning process.   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.

Once you start looking, however, you will discover there are more choices 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.

Determining your wedding budget 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 Wedding experience.. A typical Vegas elopement wedding package will range in price from $500 on up to thousands, depending on what you choose. Therefore, in my opinion, this should be your starting point in your elopement decision process because it determines what option you will choose in the end.  This article presents elopement ideas that are not only affordable but unique and creative choices.

Here is an article you may read to help you determine your wedding budget.  This article is very informative and lists the essentials you will need for your wedding. 

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.  Here is an article that is very informative showcasing what to expect for weather conditions for your wedding.

Eloping in Vegas – Ideas to consider:

Idea One: Desert Elopement in Vegas Exchanging your wedding vows amidst a desert setting is a favorite and trendy choice for wedding couples now. The options that showcase elopement ideas for a cheap wedding package in Las Vegas and yet not so cheap that you lose the planning expertise to make it a wonderful experience for you. 

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Las Vegas Desert Elopement at Red Rock Overlook

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.  

View this couples experience when they had their wedding in the desert at Red Rock Canyon.

Here is a link to view some affordable Red Rock Canyon elopement ideas and packages 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.

Click here to visit the official Red Rock Canyon park website


Idea Two: Nelson Ghost Town

 

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. 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.

Here is a fun wedding article to read about this couples story about a Vegas desert elopement at Nelson Ghost Town

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To learn more about having a Nelson Ghost town wedding by reading this article.

Idea Three:  Choose a restaurant for the Ceremony and Dinner – There are many restaurant choices to consider when you choose this option.Click here to view a Las Vegas restaurant article showcasing popular restaurants in Las Vegas for weddings.  These are romantic Las Vegas restaurants to consider.


Eiffel Tower Observation Deck Elopement The Eiffel Tower observation deck is one of the most romantic elopement ideas. It is located at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. It presents a romantic option for an elopement in Vegas. The Eiffel Tower is a half scale replica of the one in Paris, France and stands at a 541-foot height.  It features not only a great view of the city but the observation deck with accommodate up to 20 guests at a reasonable cost competitive price for a ceremony on the Strip. The Paris hotel has many fine dining restaurant establishments as well if you want to pair that with your ceremony. It makes sense to choose this option whether it’s only the two of you or if you have 20 guests to attend your wedding. 

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Idea Four:  Fremont Street Experience – This location offers a backdrop of glitter and glitz. Fremont Street is the second famous street after you take into consideration the popularity of the newer, modernized Las Vegas Strip. It is located in the heart of the downtown old Las Vegas casino corridor. This street has affectionately earned the nickname “Glitter Gulch” by its city residents. It boasts an abundance of bright, glittering neon signs, like cowboy Vegas Vic. It’s a fantastic and popular idea to have a simple wedding in Vegas for two.  Here are premade Vegas wedding packages that offer Vegas elopement options and provide an old Vegas Vintage experience. There are many interesting street vendors and the Fremont Street location has live bands and frequent entertainment, to include the now-famous canopy music light show that airs on the hour during the night.The lights and attractions are vintage Vegas. Fremont Street is and was the original address for many famous casinos such as Binion’s Horseshoe, Eldorado Club, Fremont Hotel and Casino, Golden Gate Hotel and Casino, Golden Nugget, Four Queens, The Mint, and the Pioneer Club.

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Photo of Fremont Street Experience at night

Idea FiveAn Outdoor Park or Outdoor Wedding Venue in Vegas:

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

Read this article for tips on eloping in Vegas with simple wedding options that provide pre made or customized wedding package options. This choice is considered a Las Vegas Outdoor wedding setting. 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.

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Sunset Park is one of the largest parks in Las Vegas. It is located It is in close proximity to affluent neighborhoods as well as McCarran International Airport. The park lies on the corner of a) Sunset Road on the north, Eastern Avenue on the west and Warm Springs Road on the south. This park features a 14-acre pond, many trees, and green grass.  There are many areas to stand and conduct a simple wedding ceremony to make your elopement feature Mother Nature as your witness.

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Photo of the Lake at Sunset Park

For your convenience here is the link to Sunset park’s website.


Tulle Springs Park

 

Tulle Springs is also known as 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 if 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.

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


Idea Six:  Neon Museum

 

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 wedding with a Vegas wedding photo tour experience too.

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Idea Seven: Elope with a Vegas Wedding Photo Tour

 

Vegas is a popular scenic backdrop and the city wedding photo tour provides a guided photo tour and ceremony elopement experience. Many couples choose this option because it captures the city excitement along with the wedding memories all the way through the wedding tour. Photos will be taken in several locations and the photographer and planner will coordinate a done for you experience that makes you feel at home and yet pampered in this exciting city. Here are quite a few Las Vegas wedding photo tour elopement ideas to consider in Las Vegas. 

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Idea Eight: Elope at Spring Preserves in Las Vegas

Springs Preserve:  This location is a local Las Vegas treasure.  There is a lot to know about Springs Preserve.  We love to do elopements and weddings there.  Read this article to learn more about eloping at Springs Preserve.

 

If you want your wedding to be more of a private or semi-private garden elopement at Spring Preserves is a perfect choice. It showcases many botanical garden exhibits. For this Vegas elopement option there are many simple garden options to include a desert water fountain, rose garden and private gazebo and arbors. After the ceremony, you may wander through the butterfly habitat and have photos in the various desert exhibits the park features.

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Wedding Elopement at Springs Preserves Las Vegas

With the carefree elopement options listed in this article, you no longer have to stress about planning your Vegas elopement arrangements. With these done-for-you Vegas wedding package options, 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 Julie at Custom Las Vegas Weddings.  She will help you plan your Vegas wedding elopement in budget

9 Mistakes to Avoid if You Plan to Elope in Vegas

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Couple eloping in Vegas at Red Rock Overlook

Tying the knot usually takes far more work than just saying yes.  Usually, it involves a lot of family and friends, faces familiar and less so, and a logistical behemoth which takes months to put together. If you plan to get married in Vegas and dread the thought of a large ceremony, spending a fortune, and moonlighting through your special day, you might want to elope in Vegas as an alternate consideration.

People routinely underestimate the beauty of simplicity and tie themselves with all kinds of social expectations. If you are familiar with what I’m saying, and understand the burlesque of an expensive ceremony all too intimately, this article might come handy rather soon.

And regardless of whether or not you’ve made up your mind about eloping in Vegas, some things you do have to be reminded of. We’ve seen far too many people going over the same mistakes time and again, so our goal is to pave the road even more and give you valuable advice to elope to Vegas. Here is where you should pay attention.

One: Not leaving enough time for hair and makeup

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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 a bride should know better. No matter how simple you prefer your wedding, hair and makeup will always require extra time.

For suggested Vegas hair and makeup resources, visit this link to see our recommended vendors.

Do remember, therefore, to schedule your glam team at least two hours prior to the ceremony. That way you can relax, drink a mimosa, and actually enjoy the preparation while savoring the moment.

Two: Not capturing your memories in photos

 

There are so many options for eloping in Vegas and some ideas include photos and others don’t. But when you look back on your wedding day you might regret it if you don’t capture your wedding day memories. Hiring a Vegas wedding photographer can go a long way, since you’ll have amazing pictures to show, and even a video of the ceremony to stream online.

Extremely popular, nowadays, is the Las Vegas wedding photo tour as an option to elope in Vegas and also capture memories for a lifetime. Why not add on more limousine time and include  a scenic wedding photo tour? This can be planned for you affordably and  include an unforgettable scenic trip to places you don’t normally get to see when you are typical tourist in Las Vegas.  This can all be easily planned and coordinated for you by a professional Las Vegas wedding planner. 

Three: Not considering the first look

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Frank & Elizabeth Eloped at Red Rock Overlook

 

The ceremony itself can offer a degree of distraction, which though easy to handle is enough to prevent a creative and memorable photo session. A first look, therefore, which is a reunion between the bride and groom hours before the ceremony, is ideal for capturing those memories.

You can arrange a creative Las Vegas wedding photo tour, and savor the moment without having to rush and panic.

Four: Not being prepared for the formalities

Las Vegas Marriage license bureau

A Vegas wedding by law requires you to obtain a wedding license. These are issued hustle free, even to non-residents of the US, but you’ll still have to provide a 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. Be prepared by looking ahead and making the necessary arrangements.

Click here to find out what you need to know about marriage licensing  to help you prepare for getting married in Vegas.

Remember, also, that holidays are a peak season, when it’s harder to find, schedule and orchestrate a Vegas wedding with all of the details included –especially if you are doing it by yourself.

Five: Scheduling the celebration dinner too soon

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Restaurant overlooking the Bellagio Fountains 

Though not exactly busy like New York or Los Angeles, it still takes longer than expected to travel from location to location in Vegas. Getting from the wedding location to the wedding reception can easily become super stressful if you forget to schedule the celebration at least one hour later.

During a wedding, almost anything can happen and often does. You might want to take more pictures, there might be a delay with the limo or the Las Vegas wedding venue you are using … or God knows what else. Leave enough room, therefore, to get to your celebration on time.  It is well worth your time and money to reduce the stress of the occasion to hire a simple wedding coordinator to plan your wedding in Vegas ahead of time.

Six: Not using the complimentary hotel concierge services

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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 small services can be a life saver. Think in the lines of planning assistance, dress and tux assistance, referral for cake and flowers…

Also, do not rely on yourself when setting up reminders. It’s harder to remain calm and coordinated with your special day getting closer. You can 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.

Seven: 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 since you don’t know the city well you would be smart to leave it to a professional 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. This is invaluable service and will help avoid the pitfalls of being late to the wedding, restaurant reservations or shows.  But that’s one side of the coin. The other is more about having fun, enjoying Vegas for what it is, and allowing the experience of the ceremony to sink in before continuing with your special evening.

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 Vegas resource for recovering from your Vegas hangover.  This company is mobile and will come to your location in Vegas.

Eight: Elope in Vegas Jitters – avoid partying too much and lack of sleep, dehydration

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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.

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.

Nine: Not having a planner help you coordinate your wedding day

If you are in Vegas for the first time, try to make the calculations up front, 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 eloping in Vegas stress free.

Check out our Cost of eloping in Vegas budget calculator here to get an idea what you want to set for your budget.

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Vendors have an easier time collaborating with wedding planners, arranging dozens of discounts for transportation, flowers, or a garden variety of small perks and time savers. This will take the burden off your shoulder and help you relax and save money in the long run.

A Vegas wedding planner can help you plan to elope in Vegas or plan whatever you have in mind within a reasonable budget. They will take your wedding event and provide it with the extended treatment it deserves and it won’t cost a fortune to use their services if you choose the right company.

Be specific about what you want and don’t want with your wedding planning assistant.  Share your preferences with your planner. They know how to plan a simple Vegas wedding.

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Read 11 Valuable Tips for Eloping in Las Vegas

We at Custom Las Vegas weddings love to provide our couples with scenic Vegas wedding packages, Vegas strip elopement photo tour wedding packages or just simple Vegas elopement package at your resort.

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The wedding 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, photo shoots and logistical solutions to every step of the way.

Contact Julie here to help you plan your Las Vegas wedding.

 

 

 

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