Las Vegas is known for its wide variety of wedding venues, from historical wedding chapels to stunning ballrooms and just about anything you can imagine in between, and each venue is devoted to bringing your vision to life with various competitive wedding packages. Continue reading for tips to get the most out of your Las Vegas wedding venue and the once-in-a-lifetime experiences it offers.


Assemble your team of superhumans (aka wedding professionals)

Depending on your access to the venue leading up to your wedding day, and the kind of wedding you’re having, you may want to hire a wedding planner. These professionals offer planning advice, guidance, and organization – on top of covering every little thing that needs an extra hand. You can also hire a day-of coordinator. Think of these experts as professional harmonizers: on your big day, they coordinate with the vendors and ensure your wedding runs smoothly. Many of the venues, including Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Caesars Palace and The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, include a wedding planner in their wedding packages. Yet another plus of taking advantage of the many wedding packages available at the destination.

Let décor guide you to your perfect venue

As you search for your perfect venue, keep your wedding vision in mind. Think about how the venue will impact your decorating scheme and any specific adornments you have your heart set on. The best way to source your embellishments is to find a venue with options either on hand or with the ability to procure them. Some venues, like Emerald at Queensridge and A Simple Affair Events, promote décor and supplies as part of their offerings (think table runners, sign-in tables, centerpieces, signs, and candles). In addition, many of the venues will offer a floral budget with their in-house florist, aiding you in achieving your dream aesthetic without breaking the budget.


Optimize your accommodations

It’s important to consider where you stay in the days leading up to your wedding and on your wedding night. Most venues, like Bellagio Resort & Casino and Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, offer rooms for the couple and your wedding party to get ready before the ceremony, but you may need, or even prefer, to book a few additional nights at the venue. You’ll also need to consider where your guests will be staying to see if your venue offers a discount on rooms.

For a better rate, book the rehearsal with the reception

Often, when you have your ceremony and reception at the same location, you’ll get a discount or a better package deal. You also make the day a whole lot easier for your guests – especially if you’re planning a large wedding – by hosting your rehearsal and wedding reception at the same venue. Plus, if you want to repurpose decorations at both events, it makes set up and tear down a breeze. Most venues, such as Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, have multiple event areas, ensuring you won’t use the same space for both events.

A wedding in Las Vegas is so many things – extraordinary, unforgettable, and oh-so-fun to plan – especially when you take advantage of your wedding venue’s offerings. Go ahead and see what you can find when you explore Las Vegas wedding venues by starting your search today. As you continue your checklist, see our guide for what you need to know about getting married in Las Vegas. Plus, check out the destination’s best bridal shops to find the perfect wedding dress!