Las Vegas weddings are commonly associated with last-minute nuptials. Remember the movie “What Happens in Vegas” with Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher? This happy couple meets in Vegas and drunkenly ties the knot, only to discover their escapades the next morning. Movies like this have given Sin City a less-than-romantic name when it comes to saying “I do.” But the truth is, a Las Vegas wedding can be classy, beautiful and filled with a whole lot of fun. Let me show you how!

Las Vegas Wedding Ideas from Invitations by Dawn

Get your guests in the Vegas mood
Prepare your guests for your fun-packed big day with destination wedding invitations. This Fabulous Las Vegas Invitation is perfect for the occasion – it’s filled with color and looks like you took a snapshot of Vegas for your stationery. The minute your guests open up the envelope and see the towering palm trees and the infamous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign, they’ll be marking their calendars and making travel arrangements.

Incorporate a black-and-red color palette
In addition to your Las Vegas wedding invitations, you’ll want to stick to that casino-esque color palette for your big day to really represent the city. Black and red are both bold colors that pop when contrasted with one another. There are so many ways you can implement these two hues into your wedding day. Rock a pair of bright red pumps down the aisle or opt for a black-and-red garter like this Dramatic Rose Wedding Garter. Don’t be afraid to explore with different shades of red. Take a look at the bridesmaid in our style board who is carrying a beautiful arrangement of deep-red blooms.

Get iconic photos with your spouse
After the ceremony has ended and your guests are comfortably hanging out at cocktail hour, spend some time with your spouse. Bring along your photographer, hop in a limo and head to some of the iconic spots near your reception space to snap memorable photos. Get a picture by the wedding chapel sign, the fountain at the Bellagio or the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas.

Sprinkle Vegas throughout your reception
There are a number of ways you can implement that casino-like theme in your reception. Instead of the traditional cake topper, throw a two-of-hearts card at the top and write your initials in a black marker. On you tables, offer your guests black napkins with black-and-white die etched into the material. Ask your DJ or band to play songs about Sin City, such as “Vegas” by Sara Bareilles, “Night Life,” by Elvis Presley or Katy Perry’s “Waking Up in Vegas.”

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