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How to Plan the Ultimate Las Vegas Wedding

Many folks dream of a Las Vegas wedding, and it's easy to see why. A Las Vegas wedding is bound to be an iconic one—stunning chapels, world-class venues, sparkling neon lights and the sound of live music drifting through the colorful streets.

Vegas has also been the scene of more than a few celebrity weddings. Bruce Willis and Demi Moore chose to walk down the aisle in a retro chapel three months after they started dating.

Sin City is blessed with everything you can imagine (and even some things you can't) for a spectacular wedding. To get you inspired, we spoke to Westgate Las Vegas, a leading Las Vegas resort and wedding venue, to share some tips for planning the ultimate wedding in Las Vegas.

Why get married in Las Vegas?

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Las Vegas is renowned across the globe as a popular wedding destination for couples from all walks of life. This is because a Las Vegas wedding is vibrant, versatile, affordable, convenient and free of lengthy legal processes.

You can make your wedding as unique as you are

When it comes to bringing your vision to life, Las Vegas truly has it all. Las Vegas weddings are versatile and break all the rules when it comes to saying 'I do'. This gives each couple the freedom to tailor their wedding to fulfil their unique vision. Do you want an Elvis Presley impersonator at your ceremony or a live rendition of your favorite musical performance? No worries!

The team at Westgate explains, "Whether you and your loved one are searching for a traditional ceremony and reception, a small intimate wedding, or a massive, make all your friends and family jealous of the wedding weekend extravaganza, Las Vegas has you covered."

Located adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center and just one block from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino offers a beautiful wedding chapel legendary entertainment, world-famous restaurants, and some of the most spacious rooms in Las Vegas. Dream weddings can definitely happen at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. No matter what your vision is for your big day, their Las Vegas wedding packages all-inclusive offers are some of the best in the city.

You can get hitched quickly and easily

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Las Vegas is such a popular wedding destination because of the easy legal processes. In Las Vegas, there is no waiting period, so if you want to be really spontaneous, you can get married on the very same day your partner pops the question!

The process is simple. For each ceremony, the Clark County Marriage License Bureau issues a marriage license, making it legal and valid. The Bureau is open seven days a week from 8 am until midnight, so it's extremely accessible.

Simply provide the staff with a form of identification for you and your partner, and they will begin to process your license. All you then need is a licensed officiant, and you're on your way to an exciting new phase of your lives together.

Las Vegas is a budget-friendly wedding destination

Another reason Las Vegas is so popular with soon-to-be-weds is that it is an affordable wedding destination. From the engagement ring to maybe buying your first house there are plenty of expenses to consider as you plan a future together—your wedding doesn't have to break the bank before you get started.

"In Vegas, you don't need to sacrifice luxury to stay well within your budgetary limits," says Westgate. Recent studies reveal that the average wedding in Las Vegas costs between $500 to $600, which is far below the national average of $20,300

Because a Las Vegas wedding is an affordable one, you don't have to spend months planning and organizing budgets. There are also plenty of wedding packages available, limited waiting periods and an extensive selection of venues, so you can find the perfect fit in no time!

Planning a more affordable wedding means you can splash out on other things. Book a romantic honeymoon, start saving for a house or simply keep some money stashed away for the future. You don't have to spend thousands of dollars to make your wedding day special—it's about the location, the people and the memories.

A Vegas wedding is also a vacation!

Las Vegas attracts thousands of visitors from around the world each year. With so many entertainment options, fine dining venues and world-class resorts, it's no secret why.

"You can tie the knot and have your honeymoon in the same location, which in turn saves you some cash!" says Westgate.

It's the versatility, ease, buzzing atmosphere, and endless options that make Las Vegas the perfect spot to exchange your vows and your wedding rings, and the ideal place to begin a life together.

How to plan the Las Vegas wedding of your dreams

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Choose a venue that excites you

Choosing the right venue can be a make or break for your special day. The great thing about Las Vegas as a wedding destination is that there are so many unique venues to pick from. For more intimate settings there are venues like The Chapel of Crystals at Westgate, and for those who envision a larger-than-life celebration, the Westgate's ballroom offers all-out decadence.

Curate a delicious menu

On your special day, you want the food to be just as memorable as the ceremony. If you're planning your wedding in advance, make sure you choose a venue that caters to all dietary requirements. For example, at Westgate, there are several restaurant options to suit all tastes, like Edge Steakhouse, Benihana, Fresco Italiano, and Silk Road Asian Bistro.

Find your dream accommodation

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Give yourself an unforgettable experience by organizing accommodation that you love. With so many options to choose from, you can find the ideal venue that fits your style and budget. Westgate has several accommodation options, from studio villas to luxurious suites.

Plan your attire

No Vegas wedding is complete without the perfect matching attire. Your attire may be the thing you'll remember most vividly for years to come, so dressing to the nines is a must! Whether you're going for the glitz and glam, dress-up, or are opting for something more casual, planning your attire in advance will help your dream Las Vegas wedding come true.

Celebrate your Las Vegas wedding in style

Las Vegas is a vibrant city with something special for every couple. From sipping cocktails with the wedding party in a glitzy bar to hosting a glamorous wedding reception in one of Las Vegas' many opulent ballrooms, the options are endless. "No matter the size, budget, or requests, all bets are off when it comes to Las Vegas Weddings," says Westgate. However you choose to celebrate your Vegas wedding, you are guaranteed it will be one to remember!