Elopements Don't Happen Everyday! 4 Eloping Tips For An Elegant, Memorable, And Affordable Wedding In Vegas

8 December 2015
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Planning a wedding is an exciting experience, but the special day can also become very costly for the bride, groom, and family members. Considering the average cost of a wedding in the United States is $26,444, eloping has become a popular option for many couples who want to save money. If you are planning to elope, you may worry over the look of this budget-conscious wedding. However, you can have the elegant elopement proper planning. Using this guide on must-haves for your Las Vegas wedding, your special day will be elegant, memorable, and affordable.

Affordable Apparel

You may associate a wedding dress and tuxedo with a traditional church ceremony only, but you can still wear formal attire when eloping. Unfortunately, packing formal attire into a suitcase or garment bag is not ideal, so consider shopping for your dress and the groom's suit once you arrive in Las Vegas.

Add luxury to a simple white dress with beautiful jewelry and shoes. For your groom, opt for a fitted navy or gray suit that he can wear again.

Visit various shops and department stores in the city, but skip the luxury brand boutiques if you want to save money. While these shops offer name brand clothing and accessories conveniently in your hotel/casino, purchasing their items can increase your elopement budget tremendously.

Making these small changes will not alter the elegance of your day, but it will decrease your total expenses.

Traveling To

In most cases, you will need to travel to the city of lights, but that does not necessarily mean you have to board a plane. Although affordable deals are possible, the airline tickets are an expense you would not have with a traditional ceremony at home. Fortunately, saving money is possible when eloping to Vegas by car.

Currently, the national average of gas is $2.027 per gallon. Depending on where you are traveling from, driving to Las Vegas may be more affordable than flying. Spend some time calculating the cost difference before booking your travel arrangements.

Legal Planning

To marry legally, you will need to bring a few important documents to receive your marriage license from Clark County. You and your future spouse must show a form of identification when applying for your marriage license. Here are a few accepted forms of personal identification:

  • Driver's License
  • State-Issued ID Card
  • Passport
  • Military ID Card
  • United States-Issued Certificate of Naturalization
  • United States- Issued Certificate of Citizenship
  • Voter's Registration Card

If you are unable to provide one of the above documents, you will need to bring a certified birth certificate AND secondary form of ID that shows your name along with your photograph.

Without having these documents, you will not receive your marriage license, preventing you from marrying in Las Vegas. This creates an unappealing memory, which defeats your entire plan to elope.

Strike a Pose

Your friends and family will find your elopement surprising, but this surprise will only occur after letting them know of your plan. After marrying at your desired chapel, venture out to some of the city's famous spots for a quick photo shoot. Here are a few great spots to consider for your photo:

  • 'Welcome to Famous Las Vegas Nevada ' sign
  • On the rooftop of one of the many hotel/casinos
  • On the Las Vegas Strip
  • Inside one of the luxury hotels
  • Under the sign of your wedding chapel
  • Standing next to an Elvis impersonator

Once home, create simple announcements at home using the photo. Then, send off to friends, family, members, and other acquaintances. The photo announcements boldly state you happily eloped to Las Vegas.

You and your fiancé do not have to spend thousands of dollars on a traditional wedding ceremony and reception at home. Using these tips, you can elope to Las Vegas in an elegant, memorable, and affordable way. Why not look here for more information?