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Getting married in Las Vegas

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Fabulous hotels, year‐round sunshine, a hue choice of chapels… and where else can you get married by Elvis?

Getting married in Las Vegas

Why get married in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas really is the city that never sleeps, where casinos never close, fabulous shows are performed all night and you can gamble around the clock. What was once little more than dusty gambling den is today the hottest destination in the US, with some of the finest hotels, restaurants and shops in the country ‐‐ and a huge range of chapels in which to get married.

Las Vegas is also well situated for exploring the south‐west. The surrounding landscape is stark and forbidding yet strangely beautiful. For instance Red Rock Canyon, just twenty miles away, looks just like a Hollywood scene from a cowboy movie.

What kind of wedding ceremony can I have in Las Vegas?

There are as many places to get married in Las Vegas as there are types of wedding ceremony. You can have anything from a short simple civil ceremony to an elaborate, romantic wedding. The simplest way to get married is a brief civil ceremony performed by the Las Vegas Marriage Commissioner, which only takes half an hour and will cost about $50.

Wedding chapels are a part of the myth of Las Vegas and most of the casinos and hotels contain at least one. These tend to be very elegant and much grander than the small independent chapels, so there is something to suit all tastes.

For an unforgettable wedding, you could try one of the special wedding services on offer from Vegas wedding consultants. You can choose anything from an Elvis or Star Trek theme to a ceremony held in a helicopter flying over the Las Vegas strip or on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Just let your imagination run as wild as Las Vegas itself.

Is it wedding weather?

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temp (°F)* 54 59 68 77 88 97 103 101 94 80 65 56
Sunshine hours* 8 9 10 11 13 14 12 12 12 10 9 8
Rainfall (inches)* 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.4
*Average daily max temp (°F)
*Average daily sunshine hours
*Average monthly rainfall (inches)

What’s the flight time?

11 hours

What’s the time difference?

GMT ‐8

Do I need a visa to enter the country?

US visa or waiver form required.

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