Happy 4th of July, peeps across the Atlantic! This day is (or was, it’s next day here) our 11th Wedding Anniversary, we actually tied the knot in Las Vegas this day in 2006. Now, getting married abroad is not for everyone. But a lot of people do head to LVNV, it still is the Wedding Capital of the world with marriage licences issued 80,000 to 120,000 annually.
Why we decided to get married away from home?
As nightlife entrepreneurs we are constantly surrounded by people. We are more or less visible figures and we wanted our wedding to be something more private, small-scale, intimate. Mikaela had also been arranging large wedding events for years, working closely with wedding industry professionals and consumers planning their big days.
Why Las Vegas?
Las Vegas is one of our all time favourites and had many options for arranging a wedding. That’s why we chose Sin City. We chose a pretty traditional wedding package (chapel, ceremony, flowers, photos, music, on-line viewing possibility) from Caesars Palace, we had a dinner at Trevi and enjoyed drinks & dancing later. The next day, we took our guests to see “Love” by Cirque du Soleil. It combined our love for live entertainment & unforgettable Beatles music. Good times!
How To Get Married in Las Vegas
A lot of people ask about the process of getting Married in Las Vegas, here is a fantastic document on the official stuff to remember by a Clark County Clerk. If you are not an American, it is definitely important to find out about the paperwork you need to do in advance, during your trip and as you return to make sure you can get married and actually be officially married also as you get back home. We’ve heard of cases where people return home and then realise they are only officially married in Nevada. It is, however, possible to request for the paperwork done afterwards. But it takes time, effort and obviously some money as well.
What the actual wedding will be like depends on things like
- What is your budget (including travel and hotel expenses for you, maybe to some family & friends?)
- What size wedding are you thinking about? Or is it just the 2 of you?
- Does your wedding have a special theme?
- How much you are willing to plan by yourself, carry stuff with you?
- Will the ceremony take place indoor, outdoor, at a casino, separate chapel, in the desert, up in the air?
- Do you want a religious ceremony or a civil ceremony?
- Will you have a reception or go for cocktails/lunch/brunch/dinner after the ceremony?
There is really no one way to go through the process for all as your nationality counts. What is required from you in Nevada and again, back home. But don’t hesitate to ask us more about our Las Vegas wedding experience! Send email to contact(at)dinkgo.com