Las Vegas is the spot for the budget wedding of your dreams. If your vibe is quick and kitschy, why not join the likes of Kourtney and Travis, or Ben and JLo and make it official in Las Vegas? Just like the iconic neon lights, there’s a glitzy romance to a Vegas wedding – even if you don’t have a celebrity’s budget. If you plan ahead, hold your wedding in the off-season, and/or consider package deals, you can have the wedding you want, no matter what your budget is.
Want deals? Book early and off-peak.
Las Vegas is here for your spur-of-the-moment decision to get married, especially if you’re flexible about when and where. Take a minute to look at your calendar and then compare dates and prices. If you book in advance, you can save on hotels and flights. You’ve got a budget, but advance planning will help you stick to it and make the most of it.
Special events like Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix, big conferences, holiday and weekend travel create high demand and to take advantage of options for less choose weekday and off-season wedding packages that cost less.
Small is in style.
Consider hosting a microwedding or a “minimony,” a simplistic celebration with a smaller guest list for an intimate ceremony. If you want that big-party reception, you can always host your friends and family to join a post-wedding celebration, and to minimize the costs, make it more of a causal affair! It’s your wedding after all, so make it your own. Also, going small doesn’t mean you can’t go big online and stream your ceremony. It’s you and your besties in person, but your audience can include anyone with an internet connection.
Hellbent Hitchings specializes in small ceremonies in offbeat locations with a ton of style. Say your vows in front of a bank of pinball machines, surrounded by bins of vintage vinyl, or in a tattoo parlor. If dripping crystals and fabulous florals are more your vibe, several intimate wedding chapels in Downtown Las Vegas have you covered – and many offer all-inclusive package options with lots of fantastic amenities.
Ditch the traditional attire; wear what you want.
Get married in shorts and matching aloha shirts, in your halloween costume or the party clothes you packed to wear clubbing. Show up in your wackiest, most over-the-top outfit: goth, burlesque or classic Vegas Rat Pack style. Vegas accepts you as you are. Plus, it’s your day – you set the dress code.
Want a more formal vibe? Rent a designer wedding gown or classic tux for a fraction of the cost of purchasing it. The Lucky Little Wedding Chapel has wedding attire rental on site, and there’s an array of formal wear rental places in Las Vegas. Plan for about an hour to try on and select your outfit – an activity that can be great fun for the whole wedding party (and it costs nothing to watch).
Get the full package.
Most of the resorts in Las Vegas have all-inclusive wedding packages that range in price and offerings, making it easy for you to plan a wedding on a budget. Exchange your vows in a 15-acre, beautiful, lush garden at Flamingo Las Vegas, with its most affordable wedding package starting at $749, which includes a coordinator, venue florals, photography, music, and a bottle of champagne and toasting glasses. Or, plan a sunset ceremony on the Terrace at Tropicana Las Vegas where there are stunning views of the Strip. Depending on the venue and package you choose, weddings at this iconic hotel start at $95 for no-frills nuptials. If you’re looking for a package with photography, flowers, music and more, the resort also offers affordable options starting at $195.
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino offers a chapel wedding costing less than $1,000 and includes a wedding coordinator, florals, pianist, photography, officiant, transportation and more. If you want a unique setting, you can even opt to get married at the Shark Reef Aquarium. Saying “I Do” surrounded by sharks (and loved ones) for $1,000, what an incredible experience! Each resort also offers room discounts for you and your wedding guests, plus various options to customize your package further. Contact your hotel’s wedding planner and work with a pro to get the most for your money while focusing on what matters to you most.
In Downtown Las Vegas, Sure Thing Chapel is your one-stop shop for a ceremony with Lucid Juliet pre-made bouquets and a female Elvis impersonator officiant. Select from a variety of package offerings for a quickie elopement to a full-fledged party including a special performance to set the tone for your wedding. A Little White Wedding Chapel offers quick and casual with drop-in packages starting as little as $80. You can even have a drive-through wedding without getting out of your car!
Say “I do” without breaking the bank.
From formal or casual to intimate or with all your friends and family to drive-through or walking down the aisle, there’s a budget-friendly wedding plan in Las Vegas to help you celebrate your love in style. Planning a destination wedding? Check out our tips for planning your Las Vegas wedding from afar. There’s something fun for everyone in your wedding party; it doesn’t matter if they’re kids or grown-ups, outdoor adventurers or fashionistas. And while they’re off exploring Vegas, the two of you can enjoy time to yourselves and create memories of your own.