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.
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?