I love you more than money and more than the stars above
I love you more than madness, more than waves upon the sea
I love you more than life itself, you mean that much to me.
Ever since you walked right in the circle's been complete
I've said goodbye to haunted rooms and faces in the street
In the courtyard of the jester which is hidden from the sun
I love you more than ever and I haven't yet begun...
Every time I think about weddings, this song by Bob Dylan comes to mind. I keep humming the tune over and over again, and often find myself getting mesmerized with the lyrics. If you've ever loved someone, truly, madly, deeply, this song will speak to you in many ways. For a bride, her wedding day is one of the most beautiful days in her life and she will make sure that it is unforgettable as well. Many women (some couples) plan their dream weddings in grand celebration where friends and family join them in their eternal happiness. However, that's not the case with most of the couples. Some couples are more spontaneous and don't really care about making a huge gesture like say, a lavish wedding. And that's when the idea of eloping to Vegas pops in.
Now, if you think about, getting married in Las Vegas has its own ups and downs. But since we are concentrating the article on how to plan a wedding in Las Vegas, Nevada, we'll stick to the ups. Although come to think of it, I don't see any major downfalls in this plan in any case. So... moving on. If you're planning to tie the knot in Vegas or are being spontaneous with your decision, there are certain things you should keep in mind. And to find out more on that subject, keep reading the article.
Getting Married in Las Vegas Without Spending a Lot
Vegas is well-known for hundreds of chapels around the city. Each year, over thousands of couples get married in Vegas with not having to lose the element of time. Well, even though you are not following the traditional ceremony, there are certain requirements for getting married in Las Vegas, Nevada. And here they are.
♥ First and foremost, the bride and groom has to apply for a marriage license. There, you will require your ID which has your correct age and your Social Security number. If you are under the age of 18, parental consent is necessary to get married in the city (or anywhere else in the country).
♥ Once you have your marriage license, research on wedding chapels in Las Vegas. You will literally find hundreds of listings in your search. So the best thing to do is to find a chapel near the hotel you'll be staying in. This way, you won't be traveling a great deal when you reach there. You'll find wedding chapels that are open 24 hours a day, so that can be of some use.
♥ Call the chapel you selected ahead of time to schedule the day and time of your wedding, or you could just get there and get married at spur-of-the-moment. Either way, Las Vegas is known for couples being impromptu with their decisions.
♥ If you are calling ahead of time, the bride and groom can pack attire for the wedding accordingly. Also, close family and friends could be notified so they can be present at the ceremony. However, this decision lies entirely up to the couple.
After the wedding ceremony takes places, enjoy your time in Vegas and get the honeymoon suite back at the hotel. Be safe, don't drink and drive, and catch the shows around town.
Whether you want a wacky wedding or a glamorous, posh wedding, Las Vegas has it all. It truly is up to you to decide the kind of wedding you want for yourself. Opt for the small, intimate drive-in and walk-in wedding chapels or plan a glitzy wedding in one of the hotels in Vegas. There are many places to get married in Vegas; so make the most of it. And this time, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas... except for your marriage.