Wedding planning takes a lot of work, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! Grooms, now’s your chance to get involved and help plan out your big day. Marriage is a partnership, so help each other out by sharing the responsibility of planning. Here’s how to get started to ensure that your Las Vegas wedding is exactly as you imagine it.
1. Pick the Venue
There are so many places to get hitched in Vegas – from the ultratraditional to the eccentric – so pick a place that represents the two of you as a couple. Take to the Red Rock Casino Resort Spa to say “I do” with the striking natural backdrop of Red Rock Canyon. Or, channel your inner boss and tie the knot at The Mob Museum with the whole gang. Got your sights set high? Then get married at the High Roller at The LINQ Hotel + Experience.
2. Select Your Flavor
From deciding where to have the rehearsal dinner to ensure that the whole wedding party is fed throughout the festivities, food is a central focus of any wedding. Luckily, Las Vegas has a wide range of restaurants, many of which are headed up by celebrity chefs. For fresh Mediterranean flavors, simple elegance and festive dining, try Amalfi by Bobby Flay at Caesars Palace. If modern, coastal Italian fare and craft cocktails are more of the vibe you’re going for, look no further than Brezza at Resorts World Las Vegas – Hilton, Conrad & Crockfords. If robust, vibrant flavors are what you seek, try chef Lorena Garcia’s Latin-inspired fare at CHICA at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. Or, delight in Lisa Vanderpump’s French-inspired cuisine at Vanderpump á Paris at Paris Las Vegas.
3. Calculate Your Moves
When you’re traveling with your wedding party from the chapel to the club or 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.
4. Gather the Crew
By having your wedding in Las Vegas, you already ensured that all your friends will eagerly be there to witness your nuptials. Making sure that everyone in your party is in the right place at the right time is a role typically filled by your best man. However, keeping the guests entertained once they arrive is just as vital, and is appreciated by a partner who’s undoubtedly got their hands full in the hours leading up to the wedding day. Visit AREA15 and check out Dueling Axes, attend the modern cirque Lost Spirits Distillery show, or wind your way through Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart. Or, for a pre-wedding get-together with a competitive edge, rev your engines at SPEEDVEGAS, or take a swing at Topgolf.
5. Look the Part
When planning for the big day, proper grooming and attire are a must. Make arrangements for everything, from a fresh haircut to where you’ll get your tux. Get a smooth face or line up your beard with a straight razor shave at The Barbershop Cuts and Cocktails at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Then, grab your tux, new suit or something special for the honeymoon to make you feel like a million bucks from places like Gucci, Tom Ford, Bottega Veneta and more at The Shops at Crystals.
6. Make Your Mate Feel Special
Your partner has no doubt been obsessing over the details of the big event, so treat the love of your life to a little rest and relaxation. Schedule a pre-wedding facial or massage at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, or channel bliss with a rejuvenating seafoam body wrap at Bellagio.
7. Focus On Your Partner
Allow yourself to focus on the excitement, joy and each other by hiring a wedding planner or a day-of wedding coordinator. These experts come to your aid, coordinating with vendors, handling various day of/behind-the-scenes tasks, and so much more to ensure that your wedding runs smoothly. Many of Las Vegas' wedding venues, like The Venetian Resort Las Vegas and Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, include a wedding planner in their package.