Since my FH and I are teachers, we decided to take this summer to road trip and explore the United States. In lieu of planning a big expensive wedding, we are opting to spend our saved money seeing the sites we've never gotten to see and visiting friends and family we've missed over the years. Approximately mid-way through the trip, we'll reach Vegas, and finally get married. A few very close friends and immediately family (10-15 people) are excited to fly out and join us for the ceremony and a few days of Vegas fun during this small event.
Here is the issue: I am having trouble finding a proper Vegas wedding location. From all of the Internet searches I've done, I'm coming up with venues that are among many other descriptors cheesy, straight out of 1970 wall paneled, Burgundy carpeted or tacky muraled out. We do not want an Elvis wedding, we do not want any schmaltz. We just want to have a low-key, intimate ceremony.
My wedding dress is a cocktail-length white crocheted A-line I got for like $80. He is wearing a grey jcrew suit, no tie. Very simple, to the point.
We do not want to have a reception, but instead are going to find some great restaurant to meet everyone out at, and then go clubbing on the strip for the rest of the night. Most likely, my FH and I are going to stay at the Hard Rock Hotel, but because of expenses and informality of the ceremony don't want to book a wedding at one of these big-type hotel venues.
Do you, or anyone you know, have any suggestions of where we could do the damn thing at? I am open to venues not directly on the strip, but I don't want to stray too far because I know that sometimes the outskirts of Las Vegas can be kind of sketch.
Thanks so much for your help!!!
No Elvis. No schmaltz. But you're staying at the Hard Rock and going clubbing after the wedding??
The only thing to do is EMBRACE IT, LADY.
IT'S VEGAS, FOR FUCK'S SAKE.
Me, I'd get married at The Little White Wedding Chapel. It worked for Joanne Woodward + Paul Newman.
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