Are you thinking of tying the knot in Sin City?, Weddings in Las Vegas are full of amazing and unique ideas , so take a look at all of the various kinds of weddings in Las Vegas.
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They all have the same goal—to make your weddings in Las Vegas experiences to remember. Some of these need to be booked well in advance while others have walk-in service.
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The Legal Issue
Just like any other state, Nevada has certain pre-ceremony legalities that must be met to obtain a Las Vegas Marriage License. To find the city Marriage Bureau, it is located at 201 Clark Avenue on the corner of Clark Avenue and Third Street. The Marriage Bureau has a separate entrance from the main building on the first floor.
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It is fairly easy to obtain a marriage license in Las Vegas. That is why it has become so popular for weddings; planned or otherwise.
Weddings in Las Vegas have become as popular as gambling. You can truly have the wedding of your dreams because just about anything is possible in Las Vegas. Here is a wonderful website that gives you hundreds of ideas!
Traditional or adventurous, spontaneous or years in the making, Las Vegas weddings are always a tale of a lifetime.
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Here is a guide to the traditional way of doing things and how the expenses are to be divided amongst the bride, groom, family, etc. A sort of who pays what in a wedding?
These money and who pays what rules are rather guidelines and Weddings in Las Vegas is just providing them to show you a general etiquette and what was tradition, but we know now "adays", that many changes are being made to the general order and way things were once done.
What should the Bride’s Family Pay?
Used to be that the brides family saved all of her life and paid for everything! Not so much anymore. Yes some old fashioned families still do this and some that can still afford it, but for the most part we have two working parties that split the wedding because often parents dont have the money, or everyone helps or they get a loan... Here is how things were traditionally and feel free to carry this on if you like:
The bride’s family should pay for the reception dinner with all its many accompaniments such as food, beverage and alcohol, the dinner venue, the waiters and other service staff and that includes tipping, also the decor such as candles, flower arrangements , water features, photographer, etc.
They can also contribute to many of the items needed leading up to the actual ceremony for weddings in las vegas, and these can include the brides wedding dress, shoes, accessories, the wedding invitations and save-the-date reminder mailers or cards, and they can often foot the bill for the engagement photos and wedding photos.
The costs for the brides family can go so far as the package for the chapel, the cost of hiring the ceremony photographer and hiring the company to video the ceremony and reception. What about even paying for the ring bearer pillow and ceremony essentials like the flower girl basket and accessories?
Did you know that the family could even be expected to front the transportation costs and the bouquets for the bridesmaids. I would say, if you have a daughter and you are trying to plan ahead, start saving at 1 years old.
What does the Bride Pay For? If you compare what the brides family has to pay, the bride gets quite a break on the expenses. But, remember these are just guidelines. Brides usually pay for their groom’s wedding band of choice, buys all of the gifts for her bridesmaids, hosts a luncheon for her bridesmaids, takes care of her own blood test fees if required and any toiletries to enhance her bridal night such as perfume, lingerie, lotions and potions.
If her bridesmaids traveled out of town traditionally, the bride would pay their costs of travel and stay, but I have not seen this happen lately, it seems now adays, if you get invited to be in a wedding, you just plan on paying to be in it including your garb.
What does the Groom pay for? Well of course he buys the engagement ring.. and it better be a good one. Two months salary spent is the traditional guideline if you are following those guidelines. It seems to me that it is more like six months salary for most in this day and age. The groom will probably be footing the bill for the honeymoon and the Marriage License.
Oh, and dont forget the great flasks, game tickets, cigars or other gifts for your groomsmen. If the groom is a true gentleman he will also cover the cost of the brides flower bouquet and the flower corsages for mom in law and his soon to be new mother-in-law. And just when you think you have paid enough, traditionally the groom would also pay for the mens boutonnieres, and his brides wedding band to accompany her engagement ring.
The groom might want to pick up special gifts for the ushers and for the parents if the desire is to show them you have class. Oh, lets see I forgot that the groom typically can be responsible for the honorary judge presiding over the ceremony as well.
What does the Groom’s Family pay for? The grooms family should plan and pay for the rehearsal dinner and everything that goes along with it. To include, dinner, drinks, decor, photos, etc.
The bachelorette parties and any planned wedding showers are the responsibility of the brides chosen maid of honor. The responsibilities are not limited to venue, invitations, food, games, dessert, etc.
What does the Best Man pay for? The best man is the so called master of ceremonies and planner of the grooms bachelor party. He is responsible for the entire event from the planning to actual running of the event and guests and getting everyone home safely hopefully! Be careful if you are planning your bachelor party in Vegas because many a marriage has ended before it started in sin city.
What do the Groomsmen and Bridesmaids pay for? Traditionally and I say again, not rules, guidelines, each party member will pay for their own wedding attire such as the tuxedo rental and costs of the bridesmaid gown the bride has chosen for them – These and any accessories are the responsibility of the individual wedding party member.
They also typically should bring a gift to the newlywed couple. If you are a member of the wedding party and you are arriving from out-of-town you are also expected to pay for your own accommodations which can be expensive if the wedding is an elegant weddings in Las Vegas event.
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Helpful Links for Weddings in Las Vegas:
Chapel Listing a complete listing for you from hotels to stand alone venues
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