The Logistics of Getting Married in Las Vegas

As a mecca of impulsive, sometimes questionable decisions, Las Vegas also acts as a haven for those looking to tie the knot. Options range from high end chapels at luxury resorts to ceremonies conducted by an Elvis impersonator. There is something for all tastes.

According to a survey from the Las Vegas Convention and visitors authority, around 1% of Vegas’ 42 million annual visitors cited “getting married” as their primary reason for traveling to Las Vegas. Vegas is popular for couples looking to get married thanks to low costs and the ease of obtaining a marriage license quickly.

Couples can obtain a marriage license in Clark County for $77 instantaneously as there is no waiting period and no blood test required in the state of Nevada. The office is open from 8am- midnight, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and can be found at:

Las Vegas Marriage Bureau
201 Clark Ave.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

You can fill out the Clark County marriage license pre-applicaiton here to expedite the process. Both parties to be wed need to be present at the clerk’s office when picking up your marriage license, although there are exceptions if your future spouse is hospitalized or incarcerated. Ensure to pack proper identification which can include a drivers license, military ID or Passport.

Note that your wedding license is not proof of marriage, rather, permission to actually go get married. This ceremony needs to be conducted by a licensed marriage officiant – You can use this search tool to ensure your officiant is legally eligible to conduct a ceremony. You have one year from the date of issue to put your marriage license to use.

After the ceremony is complete, your officiant has 10 calendar days from the date of the ceremony to file the marriage certificate with the clerk’s office.

How much does a Las Vegas Wedding Cost?

Baseline packages at chapels around Vegas start around $200 and include the ceremony itself with few fringe benefits. Extras like video, Facebook live streams, floral arrangements, professional planning, professional photography can be built into packages that run into the thousands of dollars.

Exotic wedding options also exist like getting hitched on the pirate ship in front of TI, on the 108/109th floor at The Strat, at Paris’ Eiffel Tower observation deck or on the High Roller observation wheel.

Whether you go high end or bare bones, we hope you have a great experience and avoid becoming one of the 50% of marriages that end in Divorce 🙂 You can do it!

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