Vegas Baby!!! (Sorry, I had to!)
Please welcome Juliet Douglas from Green Orchid Events, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Why do you love doing weddings in Las Vegas?
The majority of my weddings are destination weddings (probably 8 out of 10). I think couples are more daring when they get married in Las Vegas – anything goes! It’s rare that we get couples who want a “traditional” wedding. They will always throw in a fun and unique element into their wedding day or wedding weekend.
What venues would you consider to be uniquely Las Vegas?
I think people now think of the Bellagio Las Vegas when they think of an elegant venue in Las Vegas. The Wynn Las Vegas is also definitely on the top of the list of venues that are uniquely Las Vegas. Because of the movie The Hangover, I’m sure Caesars Palace comes to mind as well.
What elements would you say really make a wedding quintessentially Las Vegas?
When couples come to Las Vegas to get married, a majority like to get photos at the world famous Las Vegas sign. Photos at the Boneyard (home to all of the old Las Vegas signs) are also popular.
Tell us about this perfectly Vegas wedding:
Amber and Bill were winners of our Wedding Day Coordination contest. Amber is originally from Las Vegas and met Bill in NY where they currently reside. Amber wanted a wedding that was “Vintage Vegas” yet modern with all the glitz and glamour of 1950s Las Vegas. No cheesy Las Vegas here! We had the wedding at the Red Rock Casino which is in Summerlin in Las Vegas and close to Red Rock Canyon. Here are a few elements that made this SO Las Vegas:
We had it in a casino/hotel. But, Red Rock is off the Las Vegas Strip and super modern, hip, and trendy.
Showgirls greeted guests as they entered the reception
One of the best Frank Sinatra impersonators showed up and entertained the guests and guests did a showgirl “kick line” during one song.
Table names were frames of old Las Vegas casinos
It was a glitzy wedding that was reminiscent of old Las Vegas
Anything else you want to share about weddings in Las Vegas?
Las Vegas really has it all! When couples plan weddings here, they have to plan for a majority of their invited guests to show. Do not invite 150 and expect only 75 guests to show up! Everyone wants an excuse to come to Las Vegas! There’s no need for babysitting your guests. They can entertain themselves with gourmet meals, fabulous shows, nightclubs, relaxing pools and spas, plenty of shopping, and obviously, the casinos. There really is something for everyone here. And if the Strip is not their cup of tea, we have the wonderful Springs Preserve, Red Rock Casino or Green Valley Ranch, or Lake Las Vegas.
Thanks to Juliet for sharing this gorgeous Vegas wedding – I really need to come visit you!