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Where should you get married in Las Vegas? Las Vegas offers myriad ways to tie the knot – there’s even a wacky drive-through wedding chapel – but most couples ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ with an Elvis-themed wedding. Girls must promise to never leave their man at ‘heartbreak hotel’ and guys must agree to always be her ‘hunka hunka burnin’ love’. It may be hard to keep a straight face yet this exchange of vows is surprisingly romantic. Some Las Vegas chapels specialise in Elvis weddings but there are also less zany options.

Get a hunka hunka burnin' love in Las Vegas
Get a hunka hunka burnin’ love in Las Vegas

When the setting sun hits the rock formations at Red Rock Canyon the vivid red, orange and browns are breathtaking and make for some wonderful photographs. Many wedding companies offer vow renewals which include limousine transfers to the Canyon, minister and photography. Couples can also renew their vows at one of the natural wonders of the world – the Grand Canyon. This option involves limo transfers and a helicopter flight to the canyon floor with a romantic ceremony on the banks of the Colorado River.

Get back to nature at Red Rock Canyon
Get back to nature at Red Rock Canyon

At Bellagio the Terrazza di Sogno (Terrace of Dreams) is the most popular venue, backed by Tuscan landscape views and a shimmering blue lake where the famous fountains are timed to soar into the sky to coincide with that special first kiss. Or you could take your love sky high at the Chapel in the Clouds, the highest wedding chapel in the United States atop the Stratosphere Tower. With a range of different wedding venues and price points, this option offers something for everyone.

Terraza di Sogno at Bellagio is incredible romantic
Terraza di Sogno at Bellagio is incredible romantic

Las Vegas wedding tips

Lavish or low-key, zany or romantic?  Take time as a couple to discuss the type of ceremony that’s going to be just right for your special day. Allow a few days prior to the ceremony to get over jetlag and treat yourself to a facial or couple’s massage. Try to avoid being in town for major holidays or special events as accommodation prices soar. Choose your dress wisely as Las Vegas temperatures can get extremely hot, particularly from May through to September. Communicate openly with your wedding planner. If there are tricky family issues to consider, for example, they may be able to help. Got your heart set on a particular venue? Book early!

Disclosure: The writer and her husband paid to renew their vows with Elvis at the Graceland Wedding Chapel.

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Dr Tiana Templeman is an award-winning food and travel journalist, travel author and media industry academic. She is the creator of The Travel Temple, writes for Australian and international media outlets and appears on radio talking about where to go, what to see and travel industry trends.