While some may consider it the ultimate cliché, a 'Vegas
Wedding' can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Each year, there
are up to 60 000 weddings in Las Vegas, from impromptu nuptials to
extravagant celebrations. Weddings in Las Vegas are famous for
their spontaneity, however large and lavish celebrations can be
arranged at any of the casinos and resorts on the Strip.
Las Vegas Wedding Chapels
Wedding chapels in Las Vegas offer traditional and themed ceremonies, including Eiffel Tower, Elvis, gondola, pirate ship and helicopter weddings. The helicopter option gives couples panoramic views of the Grand Canyon or the Las Vegas Strip as they say 'I do.' Drive-thru weddings only take about 15 minutes and are available round the clock. This is an extraordinary way to experience the much anticipated, or sometimes spontaneous, 'big day'.
Some of the most famous wedding chapels in Las Vegas have hosted celebrity nuptials: Britney Spears and Sinead O'Connor both tied the knot at the Little White Wedding Chapel, Angelina Jolie married Billy Bob Thornton and Dudley Moore wed his make-up artist in the Little Chapel of the West, Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman said their vows at the Little Chapel of Flowers, and both Jon Bon Jovi and Lorenzo Lamas were married in the Graceland Wedding Chapel.
Las Vegas Wedding Formalities
A marriage license is required for a wedding in Las Vegas and can cost as little as US$99 from the county clerk's office, but will only be issued if both parties are over the age of 18 and have valid IDs.