Las Vegas Wedding Tips

Here are Las Vegas wedding tips when it comes to choosing a venue. It takes a lot of time and research and can often be one of the hardest parts of planning a wedding. You need to make sure that your venue ticks all the right boxes before you make a final decision.

Your Las Vegas wedding venue will influence your budget as well as the atmosphere on the day so before you sign on the dotted line, below are three important things to consider before you decide on your wedding venue.

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Three Las Vegas Wedding Tips For Venues

Wedding Party Size

  1. Look at how many people you’re planning to invite to your wedding versus the number of people the venue can comfortably cater for. A crowded reception can be quite uncomfortable and if a venue is too large, it can affect the atmosphere and the overall look and feel. Put an initial guest list together before you start venue shopping so that you can make a better decision.

What about drinks?

2.Alcohol and drinks are a big part of your wedding so it’s important to find out whether you can bring your own alcohol and what the costs are or if the venue will supply the drinks. Since you will also need a licensed bartender to serve alcohol, find out whether the venue can assist with this so that you can factor those costs into your final budget.

Preferred Vendors

3.You’re going to be working with several different vendors in the time leading up to and on your wedding day. Many venues require you to use their vendors so find out about this before you make a booking. If they do work with specific vendors, make sure that you’re happy with their experience, style, personality, and pricing. When a venue works with preferred vendors, it does mean they’re confident in their experience and ability to delivery but it’s more important for you to choose vendors that fit in with your budget and overall preferences.

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There are many different factors to consider when choosing the perfect Las Vegas wedding venue but make sure that it’s a space that speaks to your personalities and style as a couple!

Hope you enjoyed these Las Vegas wedding tips! We work with a lot of amazing Las Vegas wedding venues. Here are a few of our favorites: JW Marriott, Springs Preserve, Lakeside Weddings and Events, The Doyle.

For Stylish and Chic Elopements: Elopements Las Vegas.

Check out some of our other wedding inspiration here!

7 Las Vegas Wedding Photos You Must Need

Top 7 Photos With Your Bridesmaids That You Absolutely Need

Planning a Las Vegas wedding? There are plenty of photos you have probably considered taking on your wedding day. From getting ready, the ceremony to pictures with your family and of course with the groom but what about the ladies that are helping you and have helped throughout the entire wedding planning process? While you know you’ll have some time to take group shots of the entire bridal party you’ll want to make sure you have these photos with your bridesmaids as you get ready on your big day.

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1. Showcase The Back of the Dress

The back of a wedding dress is hidden with beautiful details you’ll want to capture. You can pose with all of the bridesmaids to show off their dresses as well or have some great close ups of the bridesmaids helping button, zipper or lace up the back of your dress. There are some gorgeous backdrops for your Las Vegas wedding!

2. First Look With The Bridesmaids

You have heard about the first look for the bride and groom but what about when the bridal party sees the bride for the first time? The bride’s first reveal to her bridal party can result in some emotional and memorable photo opportunities.

3. Having Fun

As you are getting ready everyone’s nerves are a little on edge because everyone wants to look their best. There will be moments when you just need to let loose to relax a little and having a little dance party, jumping on the bed or just being silly are moments that can make for great photo opportunities for your Las Vegas wedding.

4. Matching Robes or Shirts

Most brides will have getting ready attire for their bridesmaids and you’ll want to capture everyone in their cute and thoughtful pre-wedding wear.

5. Bouquets and Bridesmaids Dresses

Bouquets won’t last a lifetime but the pictures you have of them will. The bridesmaids and bride bouquet shot is one that you will want to have. There are many ways you can showcase the bouquets as well as the bridesmaid’s dresses. From lining everyone up and holding their bouquets out to the camera or hiding their faces to forming a circle around the bride; this is another shot that you can get creative with.

6. The Shoe Shot

You can’t forget about the shoes and what about those pedicures? You’ll want to get a group shot that showcases everyone’s shoes.

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7. Las Vegas Wedding Celebrating Shot

You’re getting married! There is bound to be a bottle or two of champagne being opened in the bride’s honor. Take a minute to pause as you toast away your single life with your bridesmaids for a picture perfect shot.

Want more tips for your big day? Check out this post on wether you should opt for semi permanent las extensions, versus fake falsies here!

Need more help in planning your Las Vegas wedding?

Contact us here with all your wedding details! We can help you get your hair and makeup services scheduled, but also help with other vendors, too! We work with a lot of great award winning planners such as Desert Elopements and The Emmerics can help you make your day everything you had hoped for!

Planning a Las Vegas Wedding With A Budget

3 Things That Could Affect Your Wedding Budget

Your budget is one of the first things that you will sit down and discuss when planning your Las Vegas wedding. It can also cause the most stress during the planning process. 

Below are 3 things that could affect your wedding budget and add to your wedding planning stress.  

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Where you wed. Your wedding location will play a leading role in the creation of your budget. Venues that are situated in popular areas will generally charge more. Smaller venues or elopement packages can be achieved on a smaller budget. Venues also have different packages and policies that you’ll need to consider. For example, some venues might require you to use their vendors, some of which might not fit in with your budget. A lot of venues have minimum catering requirements that may go beyond your guest list. It’s important to look at average costs of areas and venues before you make a final decision.

Having a Las Vegas wedding can be super costly or super affordable. If you are looking for more affordable options, consider an elopement package.

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Time of the year. Wedding seasons make a big difference to costs. Planning to get married on a Saturday in the summer? Chances are you’re going to end up paying a lot more for your wedding. Look at your budget and how it fits in with the venue and location you have in mind and whether you can move your wedding to another season or day of the week to save on costs. Vendors might also be able to offer you discounts for off-peak days and seasons. 

The number of guests. This is one area that can very easily get out of control. Your guests are going to take up a large portion of your budget so it pays to be sensible about who you’re inviting. Most venues will charge you for everything from drinks and food to the chair your guest will be sitting on so think twice about inviting your aunt who you haven’t seen in 2 years. Agree on how many guests you want to invite and stick to it. 

If you want to stick to a wedding budget carefully plan your finances before you even begin planning your wedding. Working with a wedding planner can help you find better prices and keep you on track financially. 

In addition, when reaching out to vendors, some have weekday or group specials. Brianna Michelle Beauty offers group specials for parties of 6 or more. You can inquire here.