When most people think of getting married in Las Vegas, they think of Elvis, fluorescent lights, drive-thrus, and drunken spur-of-the-moment nuptials. Sure, that stuff happens -- it is Vegas after all. But there's a lot more to the 'wedding capital of the world' than meets the eye. From fun and tacky at just US$40 right up to the royal treatment at $16,000-plus, if you want it at your wedding or vow renewal, you'll find it in Las Vegas. Not only that, but stiff competition makes Vegas a great place to find a good deal on wedding packages, and there's no shortage of entertainment options after the ceremony. Read about eight different wedding packages available and click through our gallery to browse just a few of the hundreds of wedding packages you can find in Sin City.
1) One of the cheapest ways to get married in Vegas is at the original 'Tunnel of Love.' Drive through in your own car and a minister will marry you for just US$40! Originally designed to cater to the handicapped, the drive-thru wedding has become a Vegas novelty and is now so popular that a number of chapels now offer such a service.
2) Marketed as "the cheesy chapel alternative," SimpleVegasWedding.com will marry you in any public space on the strip for just US$99. For US$149, they'll move your ceremony inside your hotel suite or even a limo. Ministers are also on call after hours just in case you get that sudden urge to get hitched at 3am.
3) In the early 1970s, the Graceland Chapel introduced the very first Elvis wedding in Las Vegas. Four decades later the Elvis wedding has grown to be as much a part of the city as blackjack, with almost all wedding chapels getting in on the act. For US$199, Elvis will walk the bride down the isle, perform the service and sing two songs for the happy couple.