Anyone been married in Vegas?

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  1. Bill Hicks

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    Hi all.

    Me and my significant other are off to Las Vegas this Christmas and we are interested in getting hitched there but we don't know anything about getting wed in the states (Other than that we will have to provide a blood sample?)

    Are there different laws governing marriage in Nevada?

    If so, what are they?

    And what do we need to do before leaving the UK to get married there?

    Any help would be of serious interest.

    :D
     
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    Mazin, wish I could persuade my other half that this is a good idea.
     
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    We got married in Vegas 10 years back. It was pretty stress free.

    No blood samples were required.

    We were on a NYC to LA cross country drive, and called the Little White Wedding Chapel the day before we were due to arrive in Vegas. 24 hours later we were wandering down the aisle with fat Elvis in a sequin jump suit. The chapel arranged a limo to collect us from the hotel to take us up to the court house to do the paperwork, then straight back to the chapel for the ceremony.

    My brother went the hotel package route last year, which was even less hard work.

    If you want have the wedding registered in the UK you have to get the ball rolling before you leave, we didn't, so were not able to, but it was never a problem.
     
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    Married by Elvis in 2005! :thumbsup: Little Chapel of Flowers -I think we managed everything, wedding, clothes, flowers, photos, DVD and the Man himself all for under £1k

    Best time was had by all - no blood sample needed - biggest pain was getting to the 'court house' to register all the details....although it was a good way to get away from the rest of the family who were 'fussing'......took a bit of time getting the certificate when back in the UK, but all done through Virgin and it was a brilliant time - really really recommend it.

    Do it now! You'll love it!
     
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    Has anyone used a casino/resort?? I was in vages earlier this year and keen on getting married in bellagio or ceasers. Just no idea where to start.

    For op, if u dont want married by the king the casinos are very classy and romantic.
     
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    We didn't register our wedding in the UK as the American certificate is legally binding over here as well, so your other half can change her name if she wishes.

    We actually got married in Hawaii, so much less fuss that sorting out a big wedding in the UK - and got a fantastic holiday out of it to boot :thumbsup:

    Si
     
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    I'd rather have a fat jumpsuited viva Las Vegas Elvis eating a juicy cheeseburger marry us to be honest. :D

    After all it's Vegas! :thumbsup:
     
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    I can second that.

    When we were in Vegas we saw a couple of marriages taking place, one in the MGM Grand and it looked extremley sophisticated and as classy if not more than most weddings I've seen over here.

    The best place to start looking for these types of weddings are the hotels websites. If you've been before you'll know which ones you like.

    Depends on what you want though.
     
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    Surely you still need to register? We got married in Italy last year (wife is italian), and we still had to get the bans from the UK before we were able to be married.
     
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    Our experience also, we got back and figured we needed to register the marriage, were told we couldn't after the fact, but it was never an issue, as the US certificate was universally accepted.
     
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    Absolutely!
     
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    I was of the very same opinion until whilst in Vegas in April for a few weeks I seen umpteen "church" novelty weddings . . they werent novelty and awesome as I hoped but some fat american saying a few words. Not as good as it looks on tv and in most cases just tacky/sleazy looking.

    Thats my opinion of them and why id defo go for the hotel/casino route.

    Depends what your after I suppose.
     
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    We got married at the Little Chapel of Flowers too. We spent a couple of days before queueing up for the certificate which took a few hours and looking for somewhere nice and not too tacky - which wasn't easy as there's loads of tacky places in Vegas as you can probably imagine.

    We had an evening wedding because it was sooo freaking hot during the day that we would have melted and when we came out of the church we could hear Billy Ray Cyrus knocking out "Don't Break my heart, My achy Breaky Heart" on stage next door.

    It was weird but groovy. We got home with the Disney style certificate and just sent it off to all the relevant parties to have the missus' name changed, for better or worse.

    We had a small (and cheap) reception for friends and family when we got home. I'd recommend it - it's not the most romantic of ways to tie the knot but it's fun and you get to roll your honeymoon into your wedding costs in one go. Plus you don't have to deal with as much wedding hassle, which, let's face it, isn't most bloke's idea of enjoyable.

    I mentioned it in other posts but I'll stick it in here too cos you'll probably do it but if you fly over the Grand Canyon, do it by helicopter, not by cesna. :thumbsup:
     
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    Another quick one, limos cost very little out there. I think it was about $40 from our hotel to the church - a taxi over here would have cost more.
     

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