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How Much Does a Las Vegas Wedding Cost?

 
low costChapels: $40-$245average costHotels: $400-$2,000high costLuxury Hotel: $3,000-$20,000
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Las Vegas may be best known for its casinos and showgirls, but it is also the wedding capital of the world. According to Visit Las Vegas[1] , the official website of the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, there are more than 122,000 marriage licenses issued each year.

Typical costs:

  • A bare-bones ceremony, which typically entails use of a chapel (usually away from the Strip), runs from $40 at Las Vegas Garden of Love to $75 at Always & Forever Weddings. Some will also include a small all bouquet for the bride to carry.
  • Basic wedding packages run from $179 - $245, and include the chapel, officiant, recorded music, a small bouquet, boutonniere, 6-24 pictures, and a limo to/from the chapel. Basic Elvis weddings, like those offered by Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel[2] , are naturally very popular in Las Vegas. These involve an impersonator walking the bride down the aisle and performing 1-3 songs. These packages cost from $249 - $379.
  • Deluxe packages typically cost $249 - $699, and include everything in the basic package, additional photos, an upgraded bouquet (cascade bouquet), a soloist (usually a pianist, organist or vocalist), and a video of the ceremony.
  • Wedding packages at hotels on the strip are much pricier. A bare-bones ceremony, including the chapel, minister fee, music, bouquet and boutonniere, can run from $395 at the Excalibur[3] , to $1,100 at Mandalay Bay[4] . Many larger hotels offer bare-bones packages only on Monday-Thursday.
  • Basic packages at strip hotels cost between $600 at Treasure Island to $2,000 at Caesars Palace. Basic packages at hotels include everything in the bare bones package plus champagne, a VHS tape or DVD of the ceremony, and up to 15 photos.
  • A deluxe package at Treasure Island costs $800, compared to a similar package at Caesars Palace for $4,000. Deluxe packages include the basic plus limousine service, 20-30 pictures on a photo CD and a soloist or champagne flutes. Premium wedding packages run from $3,000 at Mandalay Bay to $6,500 at Caesars Palace. High-end hotels like the Bellagio and Caesars Palace also offer luxury packages that run from $15,000 - $20,000.
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Additional costs:
  • Since most chapels don't allow you to bring in an outside minister or other official to perform the ceremony, and the cost of a chapel-provided minister runs between $50 - $60 if it is not included in a package.
  • Tux rentals cost between $90-$170; gown rentals vary based on design but generally run between $120-$200.
  • If not included, videotapes or DVDs of the wedding ceremony cost about $50-$75.
  • Limousines are often included in packages, but the driver tip may not be covered. Tips for limo drivers usually start at $35.
  • Many chapels charge premium fees on certain holidays, with some doubling their costs on popular wedding holidays like New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day.
  • Because many hotels and chapels schedule back-to-back weddings, many also charge late fees, anywhere from $50 - $150 for couples who do not arrive for their ceremony on time.
Discounts:
  • A majority of the weddings in Las Vegas take place on Fridays and Saturdays, so many chapels offer discounts Sunday-Thursday.
  • According to Vegas.com[5] , Las Vegas temperatures often top the 100-degree mark during the summer months, and many chapels and hotels offer discounts from June to August.
Shopping for a las vegas wedding:
  • The Las Vegas Leisure Guide[6] and Vegas Vows provide lists of companies that offer wedding packages, while Las Vegas Wedding Informer[7] lists chapels that offer Elvis weddings.
  • Sites like Yahoo! Travel[8] , Virtual Tourist[9] and My Vegas Wedding[10] list consumer tips and reviews of Las Vegas wedding-related services.
  • The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce also provides a business directory for wedding-related services.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.lasvegas.com/planning-tools/weddings/las-vegas-weddings/
  2.  www.vivalasvegasweddings.com/elvis_wedding_packages.htm
  3.  www.excalibur.com/weddings/wedding_packages.aspx
  4.  www.mandalaybay.com/features-and-shopping/weddings/
  5.  www.vegas.com/weddings/
  6.  www.pcap.com/weddings.htm#packages
  7.  www.lasvegasweddinginformer.com/elvis_weddings
  8.  travel.yahoo.com/bin/search/travel?sem=google&p=las%20vegas%20wedding
  9.  www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Nevada/Las_Vegas-8...
  10.  www.myvegaswedding.com/chapelweddings.cfm
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