SRS Seriously...whats wrong with a Vegas wedding?

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  1. vodkacollins

    vodkacollins New Member

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    Have any of you done a vegas wedding, or been to one?

    My finance and I are leaning that direction because of the high costs of "real" weddings in socal but my dad is less than thrilled. thinks its tacky, seems to think its not the same thing.

    we are perfectly happy with anything, as long as we say vows and its official.

    anyone have any been there done that advice on this one?
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    A shotgun wedding doesn't play up the severity of the decision you're making.

    If you don't want a big wedding, just do the whole church wedding thing minus the guests.
     
  3. vodkacollins

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    its not shotgun at all. we are thinking about November of this year, just dont want to go in debt over this.

    is that everyones first thought about vegas, that its not well thought through?
     
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    not a big fan of vegas
     
  5. civicmon

    civicmon got all my game from the streets of california.

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    they can be real nice.. has sort of a cheeky feel to it when you say "Vegas wedding' but I knew a few people who had pretty nice, small weddings there.
     
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    Nothing wrong with it, do what makes you happy. That being said, make sure you're not settling. If you want the bigger wedding, save and have it. This isn't something that has to rushed into and its not something you can redo later. Its a memory that will be with you forever.
     
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    did any of them every mention later that they wished they would have done it differently?

    i have a couple co-workers who have been telling me they had a big wedding and if they could do it all over again would run away to vegas. i just was looking for an opinion on the opposite end of this, seeing if any vegas people wished they would have done it backwards as well.
     
  8. Lucky Penny

    Lucky Penny Mr. cut me some slack cause I don't wanna go back,

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    Severity of the decision? And what shotgun wedding? What the hell are you talking about? :coolugh:

    My cousin got married in Vegas a few years ago. He flew his family out there (there were 13 of us total) it was great! We just went for the weekend. Went to the wedding on Saturday, Saturday night my dad took everyone out for dinner, we played in Vegas all night and left Sunday. They went on their honeymoon and we all went home. It was so fun :big grin: Low key, inexpensive, just close family- I'd do it in a heart beat.

    It's your wedding, do what you want- especially if you guys are the ones paying for it.
     
  9. Yuppy

    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    if you do that you dont get any wedding gifts.....
     
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    Lots of people don't like steering away from traditional. When I think vegas wedding I think like Elvis. I am sure its not that. People are just stuck in the stereotype of a vegas wedding.
     
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    Nothing's wrong with Vegas weddings, but I guarantee you'll hear comments about it the rest of your marriage if you're getting married a la Little Chapel style....


    If you want something small, why not get married somewhere (not in a church) by a justice of the priest or minister (depending on your religion) and then just have a dinner with close family?
     
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  13. iwishyouwerebeer

    iwishyouwerebeer you shut your cunt Moderator

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    Why not just get married at the court house or whatever and then have a fun party/get together for your friends and family that matter?

    It's super cheap and you don't have to spend on an elaborate wedding. In fact, you don't even have to spend the money Vegas would cost.
     
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    With Vegas, you have the wedding & honeymoon covered maybe. :)
     
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    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    the only problem IMO is if you can't get The Flying Elvis' to join you. It just wouldn't be complete.
     
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    thats what we were thinking of doing as well. some of the hotels have really cheesy chapels, but some have nice garden areas that look really pretty


    that was one of our thoughts, but the most exepensive part of the whole thing is the reception. we originally wanted to have it in my dads backyard, but its not large enough to fit our guest list, and we cant cut it down any farther (beacuse of who my dad insists is on the list...) The cost of renting a location plus the table rentals, cateering, etc and we might as well have a ceremony attached to it for a couple hundred more. and its all still out of our price range

    i am just sort of surprised at peoples responses. my dad and stepmom are the only people i know who have an issue with this, and i thought they were just being crazy. i guess a lot of people still have bad thoughts about vegas weddings
     
  17. iwishyouwerebeer

    iwishyouwerebeer you shut your cunt Moderator

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    There is a difference between a Vegas wedding at the drive-thru chapel or Elvis-hosted chapel....and picking a hotel in Vegas with a room where the ceremony can be held.

    Why do you have your heart set on Vegas anyway?

    If I were you and wanted to save some money but have fun with your guest list then I would just get the marriage license on our own and then have a reception weekend in Vegas. Basically just have everyone come out to Vegas with you and have a great time; the first night can be your "reception." I think people put too much importance on the "formal" kind of wedding. If you just want a place to celebrate your love with friends and family they don't necessarily have to see the wedding itself, no one really gives a crap about that part anyway. They just wanna get drunk at the reception.
     
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    iwishyouwerebeer you shut your cunt Moderator

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    BTW, my cousin and his wife drove the fam from LA to Vegas. They got married in some hotel and then just celebrated the weekend there. It was extremely laid back and didn't even resemble a real wedding. When I look at the pictures I wonder why they even bothered having a ceremony since you could barely tell in this room there was a wedding going on.
     
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    I wouldn't say that it's necessarily bad to get married in Vegas, but I think the connotation of saying you got married in Vegas and it being a drive-through wedding still exists. Probably because the image of Elvis marrying you in a small, commercial chapel has been around for so long. So many people jump to assumptions before looking further...


    But, if it's what you want, do it. They have some really nice chapels in the nicer, bigger hotels/casinos. But, as I mentioned earlier and beer.. why not do it at home? When my mother and stepfather got married they got married outside in a park by a justice of the peace. I think the ceremony cost them a ridiculously low amount (basically marriage certificate + his fees), and then they had a dinner/party (wasn't really a reception) in the same area with a room for such function. I'm going to say they literally spent under $1500 between the room, food, booze, and a DJ. They just wanted something small and simple because it was both of their second marriages, and they were already in their 40's. Why not look into something like that? Simple, cheap, and fun..
     
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    DasVWBabe posted one of her wedding pics in that thread (that I linked) and it looks like they picked a pretty classy place. Other people posted some good info in there too if your still seriously considering it.
     
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  22. vodkacollins

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    is it cheaper to get married in other parts of the country? i figured a wedding is a wedding basically anywhere you go, but the cheapest i have found in the month and a half i have been researching is @$10K for a ceremony and reception at the same location including site rental, food, and booze. ive looked at parks, and you have to rent the park, along with renting everything you could possibly need for the ceremony and reception including generators for electricity and security guards by the hour for the duration. some places look affordable initially, and then once you add everything in, its the same price as the big hotel down the street.
     
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    iwishyouwerebeer you shut your cunt Moderator

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    My sister had a beautiful wedding. They found this really small very cheap flower garden for the ceremony and then had the reception at a local golf club. Golf club had good food and everything was included. Cost them maybe $7000.

    But I do agree with Cumstang02. If money is the real issue here why not just wait? What is the rush?
     
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    Sorry, offtopic but when I heard vegas wedding I started thinking of Rob Scheider in Chuck/Larry movie :mamoru:
     
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    What I am doig is having a reception at some hall, pretty much just a big room with tables and chairs. It costs 200 to rent it, and we have the whole day before to do whatever we want to it. Pretty much plan on making almost everything for the hall, and they allow outside catering so you could even bring in your own food if you wanted (although you would have to have someone with a liquor license work a bar if you wanted it). We are looking at about $10k for everything the wedding entails (church, dress, invitations, decorations, food etc), and that is with a guest list of 300+
     

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