Howdy! Eloping in Las Vegas-many people have done and loved it, but why should you consider it? Did you know that Las Vegas is the Wedding Capital of the World?! Today, weddings often cost upwards of $40,000. But you don’t need to go into debt in order to have the wedding of your dreams.
Today, we are going to show you how easy it is to elope in Vegas so your happily ever after can start immediately.
Eloping in Vegas-Legalities
Let’s get the not-so-fun-stuff out of the way. Most importantly, is obtaining your marriage license. This is what legalizes your marriage. You will need the following items to get apply for your license:
- You must be at least 18 years old.
- Provide government-issued identification to prove your name and age.
- You may not be currently married.
- You cannot not be nearer to kin than second cousins or cousins of half-blood
So you have what you need, now what? The good news is there is no waiting period and you do not need a blood test. Marriage licences are a matter of public record so you cannot seal your record to keep them confidential.
Another thing, marriages within the United States are regarded as legal marriages in most countries, but it is a good idea to check with the country where you live outside of the United States to make sure your marriage is recognized.
You will need to provide proof of your name and age before a marriage license can be issued. Your marriage license will be issue exactly as your name appears on your proof of I.D. It is your responsibility to present the proper identification or documents to have your name reflected as you desire.
If you are a U.S. citizen, you will be asked to provide your Social Security Number. Keep it handy or memorize it. If you do not have one you can leave it blank on your application.
You can designate your middle name and/or last name but, keep in mind, this does not constitute a legal name change. You are still required to process your legal name change as required by your countries laws.
Your application will stay in their system for one year. You both will need to show up in person with acceptable identification to complete the process. Lastly, your marriage license will cost $102 plus additional fees if you pay by debit or credit card. And that’s is! So let’s get married!
Choosing your location is vital as you can choose from a variety of themes, chapels and various locations.
Las Vegas hotels offer elopement packages that allow you to get married on their premises. But if you are looking for something a little more “Vegas” check out a few of these unique options.
A Little White Chapel is one of the most popular and historic options. There aren’t many places where you can say you got married where Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland were married.
Choose from 9 different wedding packages, ranging from as little as $50 all the way to over $1000. You can even get married in just 15 minutes if pomp and circumstance isn’t your thing. You can get married by Elvis or even in a helicopter!
For a unique and intimate ceremony, check out the “Just the Two of Us” package at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod. The Chapel in the Clouds is Vegas’ only chapel where you can get married 800 feet in the air.
Red Rock Canyon State Park is an excellent choice for outdoor adventurers. A permit is required in order to get married in any state or national park, but the cost is relatively low. Just imagine the gorgeous pictures you will have with this incredible back drop?
Contact your Travel Guru today to plan your perfect elopement to Las Vegas. They can provide you with hotel options, things to see and do, as well as price points! Oh, and if you need a payment plan your elopement-we got those too!