Everyone wants an original wedding. The trouble with getting married in Vegas is that it’s one of the most popular destinations in the world when you’re looking to elope.
Brides shy away from the cliche of a Vegas shotgun wedding in hopes of creating a more cosmopolitan experience. But you can have it both ways.
Here’s how to plan the ultimate Vegas garden wedding you’ll never forget.
Planning a Las Vegas Wedding
You don’t need to roll through a drive-thru for your wedding to qualify as an official ‘Vegas’ style wedding. The many chic hotels on the strip offer environments you can’t get anywhere else in the world.
Aim for a garden wedding at your favorite venue. Or, you can get married off the strip and save money on venue costs.
The benefit of choosing a location away from tourist areas is having more flexibility and privacy. You’ll pay a premium to be in top hotels like the Wynn or the Venetian.
More affordable wedding venues allow you to bring in your own garden elements instead of relying on the space for ambiance.
Anyone who plans to visit Las Vegas knows that it’s the place to be for epic shows and nightlife. This is a huge plus when sourcing props and decor for your garden wedding.
Vendors are used to delivering unusual objects and flamboyant props to the area. Expect to have your pick of giant topiaries and other floral arrangements to create a wedding design you will never forget.
Go from High to Low
With a garden wedding theme, always think high to low. Start with embellishments like floral chandeliers and boxwood hedges as room dividers.
These are the elements guests will notice first. Then, you can move on to seating options and runners for the aisle.
If you’d like more of a forest theme, log-style benches make a whimsical touch. But most garden weddings simply add chivari chairs as a sophisticated contrast to the surrounding greenery.
Use the City
Wondering what to do with your wedding party on the days leading up to your nuptials? Take advantage of the many attractions in the city.
Have your rehearsal dinner at Believe it Or Not or one of Vegas’ famous brunch buffets. It’ll be a wedding rehearsal dinner your close friends and family will never forget.
Book Professionals Early
As you probably can imagine, with the constant entertainment happening in Vegas, the top pros get booked up quickly. Choose your photographer when you choose a venue.
Make sure you find an event designer and florist right away. These people likely get high-end work from hotels and event producers if they’re the best in their field.
Never Forget the Wedding Party
When planning a wedding you’ll never forget, you want to make sure you remember to inform the wedding party early. Your guests need time to make plans for a destination wedding.
Give them around 8 months ahead of your final RSVP deadline to make travel plans. For more information and planning tips, visit our blog for updates.