Vegas Wedding Tips from an Insider

Marta BlockContributor

Special to GigMasters from Joni of LV Wedding Connection

Everyone has had at least one fantasy of ditching their wedding plans and going to Vegas. Here are ten top "Dos" and "Don'ts" for making that fantasy a reality.

1. DO enjoy thenight life here in town.  We have many venues that host Bachelorette and Bachelor parties. All of the majorresorts have fantastic clubs to dance the night away.

2. DON'T show uplate to the chapel.  Your wedding will probably be rescheduled for a later time.  The free standingchapels usually are booked back to back without much room for lateness, especiallyof Saturdays, major holidays and numerically unusual days (expect 11/11/11 to be heavily booked).

3. DO let the chapelknow if you are a local. There are sometimes special discounts for locals.

4. DON'T close yourmind to a "traditional wedding chapel" if you live in Vegas.  It is economical, and can serve all ofyour needs. Chapels are not what theyused to be years ago.  They can be elegant and just right to accommodate your specialday.

5. DO choose alternative wedding locations.  Investigate the Country Clubs, Golf Courses and even restaurants that have private rooms.  The wedding ceremony can be performed inside the restaurantor even the banquet facility at almost any major hotel.

6. DO know that limousines are abundant in town for rental for your wedding day.  Reserve them in advance, and be awarethat the rate does not include gratuity for the driver.  Keep in mind theamount of conventions that take place in Las Vegas. Limousines are in thedemand for them as well.

7. DO know that youcan rent a Tuxedo and a Wedding Dress or evening gown.

8. DO know that there are specialists in the hairand make up industry that cater to Vegas brides.

9. DO know that you must get your marriage license together, and credit cards are now being taken at thecourthouse as well. You can fill out the application ahead of time , and thengo to the VIP line upon arrival and the process is almost complete.

10. DO know thatwhen you have a renewal of vows service, a trip to the courthouse is unnecessary.

Have you ever considered a Vegas wedding?