Five Tips for Planning a Wedding in Las Vegas
If you’re planning your big day and you’re thinking about getting hitched think about doing it in Vegas! You may not equate Sin City with anything other than drunken, $99 chapel weddings but Las Vegas has plenty of other options. Whether you’re after something fun, something themed or something sophisticated, Las Vegas has you covered.
Here are five tips you’ll need for planning a Las Vegas wedding:
Pick a date.The Strip heaves over holiday weekends so, unless you simply can’t avoid it, choose a non-holiday weekend for your wedding... or better yet, a weekday. Be mindful of any big conferences or events that might be on in Las Vegas over the dates you choose. This could make it difficult for your guests to find cheap accommodation.
Select a venue. When it comes to venues, narrow them down to a shortlist based on your requirements and then start calling around. Here’s a list of wedding chapels in Las Vegas to get you started.
Consult a wedding planner. Planning a wedding can turn into a full-time job... seriously! If you have the funds or are planning your wedding in Las Vegas from abroad, hiring a wedding planner could be a real lifesaver. If you can’t afford a wedding planner there are some great online resources you can use instead.
Set a budget. If you don’t have a huge amount of savings or parents who plan on pitching in for the cost of your big day, you may need to consider personal loans in order to afford the wedding you want to acheive. Thankfully you can plan a wedding in Las Vegas on virtually any budget, small or large. That’s one of the best things about getting married in Las Vegas. There is a range of wedding chapels and reception options that will suit any budget. Find out with a loan calculator what you can afford to spend. Allow a buffer of a few thousand dollars to cover those little expenses which add up. Set your budget and then stick to it religiously.
Manage your finances. Once you’ve set your budget you’ll need to keep on top of it. Keep a spreadsheet of everything you have spent or plan on spending. You’ll be dishing out lots of deposits for venues, photographers and caterers. Keep a tally of what you’ve paid out to each company, the remaining owed and when it needs to be paid.
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