LAS VEGAS , THE SIN CITY, WHAT HAPPEN IN VEGAS, STAYS IN VEGAS
To get to Las Vegas for many women specially Asians is a dream come true. But to get married in Las Vegas?
It took me sometime to write this article as I was still busy with my Photography business. Now that I have plenty of time, there is no reason not to share this with everyone.
I am from the Philippines, I live in Singapore for 20 over years, I came to Singapore when I was 21 years old.
I also get married here in Singapore. Singapore is also one of the most country where many couple want to get married to due to its beauty. ( I will write a separate article about how you can get married in Singapore).
It was 2013 that we went to Las Vegas with my Husband Markus. He is Austrian. We met in Singapore and get married in Singapore back in 2005.
On our 10 years anniversary, we plan to visit America. We flew to Hawaii and spend 2 weeks in Hawaii particularly in Waikiki Beach.
After 2 weeks in Hawaii we then went to Las Vegas with stop over in New York via Delta Airlines.
So here we finally arrive in Las Vegas Airport. At the airport, there were few slots machines. Well, you never get bored if you are waiting for your flights in Las Vegas Airport.
There were many taxi waiting for passengers at the front of Las Vegas Airport arrival building. So nothing to worry about getting to your hotel.
We had a car arrange to pick up us by our hotel.
Beware in Hawaii and Las Vegas, YOU HAVE TO TIP EVERY TIME, TO EVERY BODY.. AS IN EVERY ONE WHO THINK THEY PARTICIPATED TO SERVE YOU.
For example… taxi driver, the person who opens the door, whatever it is. I was complaining a lot because in Asia, we do not practice tipping here. Unless the person does a very good job, then we will give TIP as only as much as we want.
In America, TIPPING IS A KILLER TO OUR POCKET.
It is a must to give tips and they can tell you how much they deserve. It is from 18 to 30 percent of your total bill. I would not mind tipping these people if they are doing the good service, but some are rude and bring us the wrong order.
Tipping is not an obligation to a customers. In America is not the case. It is the customers problem.
As for the taxi driver, I don’t understand why we have to give 20 percent on top of bill. If you are on a tight budget, there are many public transport around Las Vegas. Tour bus, Bus where the local commute or just walk. Las Vegas Strips is not that far to walk.
Here is my Video about what is happening in Las Vegas even as early as 9 am. Yeah! 9 am is already party time. People do not sleep.
SO HOW TO GET MARRIED IN LAS VEGAS?
It is not difficult as you think it is. If you plan ahead of time before heading to Las Vegas, contact your hotel and tell them about your plan. They will actually arrange for you.
You may like to check this site as they plan for you and you can customise too.
Alternatively there are many website that you can check. We have arrange our wedding on the day of our Wedding Anniversary and it went just fine. Because when you are there in Las Vegas, you can still have plenty of churches to choose from. Just in case you change your mind you know?
For us, we were just talking about having a 10 years wedding anniversary celebration by going to America and we may want to have a special anniversary by renewing our vows.
As for the cost, will vary from company to another.
There are few things you need to remember:
You will pay for the person who look like Elvis who does the ceremony of about $400 USD. Yes, for just 5 to 8 minutes ceremony.
You will pay for your limousine and give tips to your driver. I think its fair. Our Driver was wonderful older age man who tells us more about weeding in Las Vegas. He is also our photographer using my mobile phones.
The cost of getting married in Las Vegas may have been higher by today as I wrote this blog (February 2017). I would say, you would have a budget between USD 1,000 to USD 1,500 for the wedding chapel, ceremony and the driver that pick you up from the hotel.
I love Wynn Hotel. Almost every night we go to the bar. I am fascinated with the beauty of this hotel. You can check the price of this HOTEL HERE
No, we did not stay at this hotel. We stayed at Treasure Island where price is reasonable and it is within our budget.All in all process, I would say about 1 hour, from pick up at your hotel if you stay at Las Vegas Strip North or South.
We then as our nice driver to bring us to Wynn hotel and Casino. This hotel is just across where our hotel is located.
Staying in within Las Vegas will give you convenience to go anywhere specially when you like to walk a lot.
Walking at night is wonderful. So may shows to see.
Here is the list of popular hotels in Las Vegas
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