Las Vegas isn’t Paris or Venice, but love draws thousands of people there. Every year over 100,000 marriage licences are granted, which means that almost 300 couples choose this city every day to say ‘I do’. Love shines in the neon signs and risks it all on the ace of hearts in the casinos.
The couples that travel there because they believe the time has come to go to the altar don’t need to look for a chapel in order to get married in Las Vegas. They can exchange rings either inside or in front of the aquarium at the Silverton Hotel or when playing minigolf to the beat of the rock group Kiss at the Hotter Than Hell Wedding Chapel. Lovers in a hurry have the option of getting married in a drive-through ceremony without even getting out of their car.
Those who don’t need adrenaline as their best man can choose a romantic dinner facing the Bellagio Fountains, at the French bistro Mon Ami Gabi, and end the night at the Chandelier Bar in the Cosmopolitan Hotel.
It is said that if you love someone then you do so in sickness and in health. Those who add “on land and in the sky” choose Slotzilla, which is a zip line that crosses Fremont Street, under the largest video screen in the world, Viva Vision. Here you can enjoy the spectacle of lights and music in downtown Las Vegas that can’t be seen from ground level. The preferred scenario for highflying weddings is Sky Combat Ace, a combat plane where romance culminates in the style of ‘Top Gun’. Brides and grooms are accompanied by a professional pilot so that the marriage doesn’t before it has even started! The descent from the heights of love would be equally as sudden as the controlled freefall from floor 108 of the Stratosphere Hotel, which other couples choose as their way of joining together in matrimony. There is a descent of 260 metres, so you have lots of time to think about your decision!
Those who don’t need adrenaline as their best man can choose a romantic dinner facing the Bellagio Fountains, at the French bistro Mon Ami Gabi, and end the night at the Chandelier Bar in the Cosmopolitan Hotel. In keeping with never-ending love, the celebration doesn’t end with the arrival of the big day. In Las Vegas they go one step further than brunch with a ‘bottomless’ or ‘boozy brunch’, with unlimited drinks. The Party Brunch in Lavo in The Venetian Hotel includes waffles, pancakes, champagne, confetti and DJs. This is the best way to continue the party…or start it! We all know that “what happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas”.