Saturday, February 14, 2015

Finding a Vegas Wedding Venue...Vegas does know it's 2015...Right?

Trying to find a wedding venue in Vegas is harder than I thought it would be. 
I'm looking for something fresh but at the same time cheap. 
They say you get what you pay for, but I think there can be cheap options that are still "with the times" in point...

I found an old ad for the Pop-Up Wedding Chapel in the Cosmopolitan Hotel and thought how amazing! It's perfect. Updated, very live, and fresh and modern. Open.
It was the PERFECT spot for a quick wedding and CHEAP! Great atmosphere, fun, humorous with it's canned champagne and rubber rings.
And sadly, CLOSED! WHAT?! Nooooooooo!
 (This WAS perfect! $89 for a vow renewal, and it had everything, even a Welcome To Vegas Sign only in air conditioning)

Most of the Chapels in Vegas are so DATED. with cheesy fake flowers, no natural light, no or very few windows, and wood paneling that belongs in the 1970's, or ugly drapes down one wall. Dark and claustrophobic, and just...plastic.  Most chapels bill this as "vintage style" or "retro" but they really are just old buildings in need of a fresh look and feel. upholstered mauve pews, funky carpet, dated fixtures, and ugggghhh the list goes on. Plain Jane goes to Vegas, or a reject set from an early 90's soap opera. 
:-( Sadface
They look like one of those hand made, hot glued, too much stiff lace around the edges, wedding albums from the 1980's. YIKES!
(and this one isn't even the worst one)
So NOT what I had in mind.
 I mean, seriously! It's VEGAS! It's 2015! Where are the options?
It's kinda sad because with just a little creative thought and elbow grease those dated places could be AMAZING! But hey what do I know, I'm just a bride in 2015 looking for a great venue on a budget.  

So I've been looking into a wedding on the strip, possibly by the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign.
It would be cool to have a pink caddy/Elvis wedding maybe, but to get both it's out of our price range.

This is going to require a LOT more thought. 
Hopefully something will "Pop-Up"

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