So you’ve decided to tie the knot and have chosen to do it in Las Vegas?  Congratulations!  You’ll join millions of couples that have come before you.  But, before you take the plunge, here’s some valuable tips for getting married in Las Vegas.

  • Traditionally,  Las Vegas has been one of the easiest places to get married and that is why it is so famous for weddings.  Unlike most jurisdictions, there is no blood test or waiting period and, with all the chapels, you can literally get married 24 hours a day.
  • That being said, the Marriage License Bureau is no longer open 24 hours a day.  You can still get drunk, fall in love and pledge your trough but you’ll need to so it before Midnight or party until 8AM, when it opens up again.  The Bureau is located at 201 E. Clark Avenue, just south of Fremont Street. 
  • So what else do you need to know?  First, you must obtain your license in the state of Nevada.  It will cost you $77.  You will need witnesses, though most any wedding chapel can provide those.  And you must be 18 years of age with a valid state issued ID or passport.  Sixteen and Seventeen years olds can marry with parental consent.
  • You will also need someone to perform the ceremony and you can’t just bring along your cousin Eddie, who happens to be an ordained minister of some sort.  An officiant must go through an application process in the county where the wedding is to be performed, in this case Clark county, and there is a small fee and a waiting period.  
  • Figure a minimum of $100 for the ceremony and at least a $50 gratuity to the minister, if you choose to use one of the classic, kitschy wedding chapels around town and, frankly, that won’t buy much.  Add several hundred dollars more for something nice and even more for certain themed ceremonies.  And, yes, Elvis can marry you.