Enjoy a Las Vegas Outdoor WeddingWritten by Randy Wilson
Although Las Vegas enjoys a reputation for wild nightlife, there is much to be said for its natural wildlife as well. That is one reason so many couples choose to plan a Las Vegas outdoor wedding. Several wedding planner services offer outdoor locations as host sites for your special day. Choose a cruise by yacht, board a Harley, or mount your horses for an unusual and unforgettable wedding memory.
Each package comes with its own set of auxiliary services, so you will need to inquire about any that interest you. Many include amenities like limousine service, minister’s fee, a wedding dinner for two with a wedding cake, photography packages, and more. Never assume that services included with one deal come with all. In some cases you can purchase extras individually or you can design your own outdoor wedding package.
You will need to plan ahead, however, to be sure you bring proper gear that will be needed for various outdoor activities. Buying them when you arrive may be more costly than purchasing before you leave home. Sunscreen, sungLasses, snorkeling equipment, and other items can be readily packed and ready to go when you plan your wedding in advance.
If you love outdoors and want Mother Nature as your wedding attendant, you will enjoy peace and serenity of these fine services that are like no others in world.
Chapels of Las Vegas
1401 Las Vegas Blvd. So.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Chapels of Las Vegas offers many delightful outdoor wedding packages like Valley of Fire that provides a colorful bower for happy couple. Gorgeous landscapes can make a memorable backdrop to your exchange of vows. Prices range from modest to extravagant, so book early with your budget in mind.
525 Park Paseo
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
Choose from a Romantic Gazebo wedding to one that takes place in Red Rock Canyon or is staged in Wild Wild West! Prices range from about $450 to $2,000.
A Special Memory Wedding Chapel
800 S 4th St
Las Vegas, NV
A Special Memory offers several outdoor wedding options for happy couple to choose from. Take a thrilling hot air balloon ride over scorching desert while exchanging vows aloft for a $1,407 price tag. Or schedule a helicopter ceremony over Grand Canyon for $975. Choose a cruise by yacht, board a Harley, or mount your horses for an unusual and unforgettable wedding memory. Each package comes with its own set of auxiliary services, so you will need to inquire about any of those that interest you. Never assume that amenities included with one deal come with all, even if they are offered by company.
Wedding Flowers—What Every Bride Should Know before Her Big DayWritten by Jean Bachcroft
Whether your wedding will be coming up roses, daffodils, or something else, choosing wrong flowers for that blissful day can create a scene you’ll want to soon forget. But armed with a few basics about flowers, arrangements you choose will land you a bevy of compliments and queries.
When selecting your wedding flowers, single most important thing to keep in mind is that all flowers have distinct characteristics. Knowing what characteristics are of flowers you’ll be choosing can mean difference between crying because you’re exchanging vows with man of your dreams and tearing up thanks to an allergic reaction to pollen in some of those beautiful flowers in your wedding bouquet.
To avoid sniffles and sneezes at alter, know which blooms might cause you trouble. And ask each person in your wedding party which blooms they are allergic to before ordering bouquets. Topping list of highly allergenic blossoms are lilies and gardenias.
If you are planning a warm-weather wedding, be sure to stick with flowers that can withstand heat and high humidity. Delicate flowers, like hydrangeas, are likely to wilt and sag in warm weather. Choose hardier flowers, such as orchids, roses, or herbs.
The fragrance from flowers will be stronger during warm weather, therefore take this into consideration when making your selections. You will want your guests to feel as if they’ve just walked into a flower garden, not a perfume factory. When planning a summer wedding that will take place in a small, completely enclosed room, choose less-fragrant flowers such as orchids or asters. Freesia, tuberose, and gardenias should be avoided.
Want to take your guests’ breath away (figuratively speaking, that is)? Near entrance to reception area, be sure to have lovely floral centerpieces, or perhaps candles, at eye level. Stringing garlands, ribbons, or some other kind of delicate ornaments above windows or doorways will also add to effect.
Winter brides should consult a florist before settling on a particular arrangement. Below 42 degrees, some flowers may turn black. This doesn’t necessarily mean that those flowers must be excluded from your bouquet, but it does mean that they shouldn’t be taken along for an outdoor photo shoot.
Lilies will help you to put on a stunning show, but before you carry them next to your dress, be sure to have your florist remove stamens. Left intact, they’ll stain your dress with bright yellow pollen.