Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, which means that thousands of prospective couples are thinking about coming to Vegas in February to say “I do.” With the average cost of a wedding at about $29,000.00 (according to TheWeddingReport.com), even the most expensive Las Vegas wedding is still a bargain.
Most Las Vegas hotels have chapels that offer wedding deals that can include a room and other extras. At the Eiffel Tower, couples can be married at the top; and at the TI, you can say your vows aboard a pirate ship. Prefer an outdoor setting? The red rocks of the Valley of Fire and Red Rock Canyon make a pretty backdrop to a wedding. And if you just can’t be bothered with too much preparation, try a drive-thru ceremony.
You can get your marriage license downtown at the Clark County Marriage Bureau, which is open from approximately 8 a.m. to midnight. No waiting period and no blood tests are required, but do bring proof of age and identity.
If you are thinking about getting married in Vegas for Valentine’s Day, do plan ahead–it’s the city’s busiest day for weddings, possibly the one day of the year when you may have to wait in line for your “quickie” Las Vegas wedding.
Photo of the Stratosphere wedding courtesy of Stratosphere Hotel & Casino
Photo of drive-up wedding window courtesy of Paul Hart
Photo of wedding at Red Rock courtesy of J.K. Califf