More and more, grooms are taking on active roles in the planning of the big day. Rather than letting all the stress fall on your partner’s shoulders, there are many ways to help make sure your Las Vegas wedding is exactly as you imagine it.
Pick the Venue
There are so many places to get hitched in Vegas – from the ultra traditional to the eccentric – so pick some place that represents the two of you as a couple. Embody the comic-book aesthetic with a wedding in the monochrome-adorned Til Death Do Us Part chapel in Palms. Take to the Mojave Desert and say I do with a striking natural backdrop at Red Rock Canyon. Channel your inner boss and tie the knot at The Mob Museum with the whole gang. Or head for higher ground and get married at the top of the city in The STRAT’s Chapel in the Clouds.
Rustle up the Grub
From deciding where to have the rehearsal dinner to ensuring that the whole wedding party is fed throughout the festivities, food is an important wedding factor. Luckily, Las Vegas is chock full of great places to eat. For a picky bunch, take them to Wicked Spoon in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for an upscale take on all you can eat. For a ritzier affair, The Old Homestead inside Caesars Palace brings New York steak house swank to Vegas, while Michael Mina in Bellagio offers the sea’s finest delicacies. When casual is more your style, take the party downtown to Carson Kitchen for adventurous food in a laid-back atmosphere.
Take the Lead on Style
When planning for the big day, proper grooming and clothing should not be an afterthought. Take your appearance off your future spouse’s plate and make arrangements for everything, from a fresh hair cut to where you’ll get your tux. Get a smooth face or line up your beard with a straight razor shave at The Art of Shaving in The Venetian’s Grand Canal Shops. Manage your mane with a cut and style that will make your partner swoon when you meet at the alter at Downtown Vintage Barbershop. Don’t forget to grab that tux or new suit that will make you feel like a million bucks from places like Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Versace and more in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.
Calculate Your Moves
When you’re traveling with your wedding party from the chapel to the club or to an exciting excursion, you’re going to want to do it with style. In Vegas, there are so many ways to commute and none of them are ordinary. Rent a limo or party bus to chauffeur you around town or, if you want to drive yourself, consider an exotic sports car or vintage convertible. When you really want an experience to remember, take to the sky for a tour of the beautiful scenery or a dramatic ride around town via helicopter.
Wrangle the Crew
By planning your wedding in Las Vegas, you already ensured that all your friends will eagerly be there to witness your nuptials. A groom’s role starts with planning the quintessential bachelor party and continues with making sure that everyone is in the right place at the right time. Luckily, keeping the guests entertained will not be a difficult undertaking. For a pre-wedding get-together, take a swing at Topgolf or rev your engines at SPEEDVEGAS. After the affair, take over the dance floor at XS Nightclub in Wynn or catch a concert at Brooklyn Bowl on The LINQ Promenade + Experience.
Make Your Mate Feel Special
Your partner has no doubt been obsessing over the details for the big event, so treat the love of your life to a little rest and relaxation. Schedule a pre-wedding facial at Canyon Ranch or a decadent pedicure at the Waldorf Astoria Spa and Salon, or channel bliss with a rejuvenating couples massage at Bellagio Spa & Salon.
Be the Go-to Guy
Your wedding day will be full of excitement and joy, but it can also come with unexpected emergencies and last-minute arrangements. Be your future spouse’s leading man by taking charge of anything that comes up on the big day. Make yourself a “go-to bag” with essentials like vitamins, energy drinks, phone chargers and cash for tips (think valet, driver or DJ). You’ll be the hero when you come through for your mate or your friends in times of need.
Las Vegas has all the ingredients to make for an ideal wedding for every couple. Start planning the Vegas wedding that fits your style.