How to Plan a Vow Renewal Las Vegas
Can you guess the name of an iconic location where 150 people get married every day? If your first thought was Las Vegas, chances are you’re already considering the marriage capital of the world for your own special ceremony.
However, even a seemingly simple vow renewal requires planning. If you’re stuck, this guide is for you. Continue reading to learn how to get started on hosting your vow renewal in Las Vegas.
Consider the Cost of Your Vow Renewal
When planning your vow renewal in Las Vegas, the first step is to settle on a budget. Wedding and renewal packages in Vegas run the gamut from two-person elopements to 200 guest soirees. The choice is yours with how you want your (second) special day to look.
On the most expensive end of the spectrum, you can expect to pay a few grand for a spectacular celebration. A package like this would include professional photography, and other cool custom touches to make the vow renewal your own.
But if your budget is on the smaller side, don’t fret. You can have a fantastic day at any cost. For just the basics, you can expect to pay around two hundred dollars.
You should also keep in mind that the date you choose for your ceremony can impact its overall cost. For example, some venues have prices for high and low seasons, and others may charge a small amount for a weekend date.
However, if it’s important to you that your guests get to take their own pictures and videos during the ceremony, you should spring for a higher cost package since the basic options usually don’t allow for this.
Choose a Unique Vow Renewal Venue
There are so many incredible locations for your Las Vegas vow renewal. To help you narrow it down, take time to think of why you want your ceremony in Vegas in the first place. If you and your spouse have good memories from a previous couple’s trip, then be sure to include those spots in the festivities.
Other folks are in love with the iconography of classic Vegas. If this sounds like you, you would be pleased to know that you can have your vow renewal performed under the famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign. Or, for a quintessential Las Vegas time, opt to get married in the famous Little Church of the West, the oldest wedding chapel in the city.
Feel Free to Go Untraditional With Your Outfit
Since this is your vow renewal, chances are you both went traditional with your wedding attire the first time around. That might have been the right choice then, but you’re getting married in Vegas, baby! You’ve got to pull out all the stops.
For guys, keep it classy with an all-black suit and black dress shirt, completing the look with a black knit tie. Or, go the fun route and play with funky patterns like plaid or colors such as electric blue.
And, for the missus, be daring in a sparkling form-fitting gown, or achieve a classic retro-sweet look with a Marilyn Monroe-inspired dress. If you wore white at your wedding, perhaps it’s time to experiment with bold colors.
When deciding on clothes, it’s critical to take possible vow renewal locations into consideration. For example, with an outdoor venue, staying cool and comfortable under the Vegas sun should be your top priority. Alternatively, if you’re getting married in a themed location, it can be a fun choice to “dress the part.”
Have Fun With Your Officiant Choice
Of course, you can hire an ordinary minister, but for the epochal Vegas experience, consider having your vow renewal ceremony performed by none other than the King himself, Elvis. Your guests will never forget watching a professional performer do all of Mr. Presley’s signature moves just for you two.
And, if you’re not an Elvis fan, there are still out-of-the-box options for you. There are many impersonators for hire to make your day unique and perfectly tailored to you, such as Johnny Cash.
Splurge a Little on Extras
There is more to creating an extraordinary Las Vegas vow renewal than location and officiant; sometimes, the devil really is in the details. You can get the party going before the ceremony starts by booking a party bus to take you to the ceremony (and then to the after party!)
To add a more traditional note to an otherwise zany day, you can add a champagne toast for you and your guests for a nominal fee. And another classic complement for those of Irish or Scottish descent is the addition of a bagpiper. More musical add-ons include a professional singer for the bridal entrance and couple’s exit and a Johnny Cash impersonator who covers the classics.
Don’t Forget to Have Fun and Make Memories
If you’ve decided to have your vow renewal party in Vegas, you and your spouse are looking for a good time. During the ceremony, opt for a professional photographer to catch those fleeting party moments that are easy to forget. Even if your package allows guests to take photos, there is no guarantee they will capture the shots you really want.
And don’t let the party stop after the ceremony is over. If you have guests, include some special surprises lined up for them as a thank you. Cruising the strip in a limo and some VIP treatment will leave you and your group thinking you’ve never been to a better party.
Experience an Unforgettable Vow Renewal in Las Vegas
Many couples choose to do a vow renewal because they’ve been married for so long, their identities, needs, and desires have vastly changed, and it’s time to make new promises that reflect those changes. If your desire is to inject some fun back into your relationship, a Vegas ceremony is the perfect place for you. Because when you host your vow renewal in Las Vegas, you forge a new and adventurous path as a couple.
At the Little Church of the West, we’ve been making Las Vegas wedding dreams come true since 1942. Contact us if you’re ready to start planning yours today.