Las Vegas is well-known for its gambling and tourist attractions, stage shows and night life. Sin City is also famous for one more thing (and it's not Elvis impersonators): weddings. Couples who want an easy way to plan their big day may want to take advantage of some of the best Las Vegas wedding packages. Whether you want affordable or over-the-top, you'll find it in Vegas.
Blue Hawaii Wedding
Viva Las Vegas offers an Elvis-inspired Blue Hawaii wedding package, which features hula dancers and Elvis' Hawaiian Wedding Song. Fog and lighting effects add a unique look to your ceremony. Viva Las Vegas has been voted one of "The Best Las Vegas Wedding Chapels in Vegas" by Nevada Magazine for seven consecutive years. The top-rated crime drama CSI: Las Vegas even filmed a scene at this famous location.
With your wedding package, you'll receive a performance from an Elvis impersonator who also acts as the wedding Officiant. A bridal bouquet of six roses with matching groom boutonniere, 36 poses and picture proofs, 10 candid ceremony shots, a large marquee with the couples' names in lights, a live Webcast, courtesy limousine service and a wedding coordinator are all also included with the package. As of 2010, the Blue Hawaii wedding package costs $1,450.
Viva Las Vegas 1205 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89104 800-574-4450 vivalasvegasweddings.com/
Mandalay Bay Packages
Mandalay Bay, one of the more notable Las Vegas casino resorts, offers many different settings and packages for your wedding. Three chapels are available for traditional ceremonies, though some couples may choose the more exotic Shark Reef or another locale on the property. Mandalay's wedding chapel was voted as a 2008/2009 pick for The Knot's Best of Weddings.
Wedding packages at Mandalay Bay range from $800 to $10,000 as off 2010, and include simple ceremonies and designer wedding plans. Packages include outdoor and indoor settings, sunset or sunrise ceremonies, themed and traditional wedding ceremonies. A large selection of wedding reception packages is also available. Package services and features include flowers, photography, wedding coordinators, food, wedding Webcasting, decorations and all other wedding needs.
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89119 877-632-7800 mandalaybay.com
Bellagio Wedding Packages
The Bellagio Casino Las Vegas has won the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award, marking it as one of the city's best attractions. An extensive list of detailed wedding packages makes this casino one of the best choices for your big day as well. Packages range from simple to extremely decadent; 2010 prices range from $1,500 to $16,000.
All packages include the venue, flowers, decor, photography and wedding Officiant. You may choose packages which offer even more, including Cristal champagne, professional musicians, transportation services, salon and spa care for the bride and bridal party, penthouse wedding suite, after-ceremony breakfast, even dinner for two and other honeymoon arrangements. Themed packages allow you to express yourself or your religious customs in a unique, personalized way. The Jewish package, for instance, brings traditional decor and accessories to your big day.
Bellagio Las Vegas 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89109 888-987-3344 bellagio.com
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