Wednesday, 14 June 2017

How to get married in Las Vegas

How to get married in Las Vegas

When you've been together (and engaged) for as long as Jody and I have, a big white wedding seemed pretty pointless, especially as we aren't huge on PDA's, we didn't want to spend loads on a party and my idea of hell us trying to walk in a straight line with loads of people watching me so whilst we were in Las Vegas we decided to bite the bullet and have a quick sign and go wedding - Surprise!

Getting married in Las Vegas was ridiculously easy - So easy that I now know how Britney managed to marry Jason Alexander whilst drunk as a skunk.

First of all, I filled out a pre marriage application form. All you need is both your info + your parent's info and you're good to go. Make a note of your reference number once you've submitted it and then head downtown to the marriage license bureau - We were staying downtown so it took us 5 minutes to walk to it but if you are on the strip it will roughly cost around $25 in a cab (or you can get the Deuce bus for $6 but it takes ages).

We arrived at the marriage license bureau just after it opened so there were no queues and as we had already filled out the form we were in and out fairly quickly. We just had to double check our details, sign a couple of things, let them copy our passports and hand over $77/£61.

And just like that, we had our license.

How to get married in Las Vegas

Next up was the wedding itself.

Jody and I decided to go for a no fuss 'sign and go' ceremony at The Little Neon Chapel. It was tiny and tucked away behind Denny's on Fremont Street but for what we wanted it was ideal. We handed over our license, our $35/£27 wedding fee and the $50/£40 officiant fee before signing yet another form stating that we knew what we were getting into.

We then watched another couple have a slightly fancier wedding (that had guests and a photographer) before being called up to the front desk for our own - Yep we didn't even go into the chapel. Less than five minutes later and £120, we were married. No long vows, no rings and only a chapel member of staff as a witness. BOOM.

Now we are home we just have to wait for our marriage to be registered in Las Vegas before we can apply for an official certificate. After doing some research I don't think we have to file it here legally but we can give our certificate to the registry office incase we ever need another copy.

Getting married in Las Vegas was so so easy and I wouldn't change anything about it - Would you ever consider a quickie wedding or would you rather have a big wedding with the white dress and all that jazz?

How to get married in Las Vegas
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5 comments

  1. I'm really happy for you, congrats on making it finally "official" if I may say so! <3 This was so interesting to read, haha. Did the experience feel surreal because it was done so quickly?
    I can totally imagine that if you've been with someone that long, a big wedding wouldn't always be necessary. And yes, now that I think of it, it IS basically you spending a ton of money for public PDA and lavish celebrations! Personally I'd totally still want a classic, white-dress-and-all-that-jazz wedding, but definitely not a huge one either. I can't stand big parties!
    Wishing you both the very best from here on out, though. :) Have a great week!

    Joanne | Life in Blue Skies

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    1. Sorry for such a late reply and thank you for such a lovely lovely comment! It was really surreal at the time but now it feels totally normal referring to each other as husband and wife :) I think weddings are such a personal thing and what works for one wouldn't necessarily work for another but our little wedding was ideal.

      xx

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  2. I'm also getting married in Vegas this October at the Graceland wedding chapel. Soooo much easier for lots of reasons and at the end of the day you get the same result. Congratulations to you both <3

    Jodie / www.jodiesjournal.com

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    1. Ahhh congratulations! I hope you have a wonderful time in Vegas and I hope you are very happy together :) thank you for such a lovely comment! x

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  3. Congratulations!! Really happy to know about getting married at Las Vegas. I had been to a wedding at one of top wedding venues along with family last week. It was a huge wedding with many guests. Found the party really amazing and fun.

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