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Guide to Las Vegas Wedding Themes

Mulling the glitter and glam of Vegas for your own wedding? If so, you’re in good company: Las Vegas draws millions of engaged couples here each year to celebrate their nuptials. It’s partly the low cost and easy process for getting a license, but there’s more to it than just that.

Elvis Weddings

This one’s a classic: Elvis. Presley himself married Priscilla here in 1967 at the original Aladdin Hotel (now Planet Hollywood). Elvis impersonators are a dime a dozen ’round these parts, and being married and serenaded by Elvis is sure to spark a cool wedding whose memories last a lifetime. You can even choose what role Elvis plays in your ceremony: do you want him to officiate? sing? escort you down the aisle? or maybe you want to dress as Elvis? Bonus option: entertain with a Priscilla impersonator as well! An incredible number of local chapels and casinos offer Elvis-themed weddings, a testament to his enduring legacy here.

Horror & Fantasy Weddings

Here’s where things get colorful. Down the Strip you’ll find a famous (or infamous?) year-round haunted house, Eli Roth’s Goretorium … at which you can totally get hitched. Wedding packages include a minister dressed as a zombie, vampire or god of gore; appropriately gruesome reception hall; themed cakes; and … of course … a walk through the attraction. Packages start at $666.

You can also find other horrifying weddings that will leave you (or maybe just your mother-in-law) with lifelong nightmares: local wedding chapels can organize weddings themed around Michael Jackson’s Thriller, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Dracula, a graveyard setting or zombies.

If you’d like the fantasy setting but not so dark, don’t worry, you’re covered! You might opt for a Camelot or medieval wedding, replete with dashing knight marrying ravishing royalty.

Honorable Mention: A Cirque Wedding

Love Cirque du Soleil and similarly-styled shows? Then this Las Vegas wedding theme is for you: the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel (highlighted in our post on eloping) offers this magnificently memorable theme. In additional to a theatrical production setup, an aerial team will perform in the air above you during the ceremony.

Want to make your Las Vegas wedding theme a reality?

Have another wedding theme in mind, or want some more ideas? We’ve only just scratched the surface in this post. Stay tuned for some additional posts with more Las Vegas wedding themes and tips on creating the perfect theme.

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