Vegas is the wedding capital of the country, hosting nearly 200,000 weddings every year. What is it that draws people to Vegas to celebrate their wedding? Is it the flashy lights on the strip? The gambling? Entertainment? Shopping? Golfing and luxury spas? Or the fact that you can easily wed there without a hitch? (See the guide on Marriage Licenses for more info.) Whatever the reason, Vegas is a hot spot for destination weddings that is budget-friendly and versatile. Perfect if you are eloping, getting married for the second time, or if you're having a small, private wedding for a few fab friends that's more like a party than a wedding so that you can have your "real" wedding with family back home.
The benefit though of opting to go to Vegas is that most of the ceremony and reception sites offer packages. Package weddings are less expensive than creating a wedding piece by piece and when you are traveling to your wedding site, it cuts out the need to work extensively with wedding planners and vendors. Package deals come with everything included so you can go, wed, and not worry about a thing. The flowers, champagne, decorations, music, photos, and officiant are all taken care of. Plus, if you want to, there is often the option of adding on extras (for a fee) so that you can get precisely the look you want. And, just because it's Vegas doesn't mean that you have to have a cheesy wedding. Plenty of couples opt for a romantic and elegant wedding over Elvis-themed shindigs or glitzy Vegas-inspired receptions. It's very much up to you what kind of style you wish to have. Simply inquire ahead of time with the venues you choose about what options are available.
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Here are some of the Vegas hot spots that can host your special day.