When do I take care of the minister's fee?
After your ceremony you will meet with your minister again in the minister's office to discuss how you and your fiancée can obtain a certified copy of your marriage certificate. You will have a chance to ask your minister any questions concerning the steps to take for changing your name and any other questions you might have. Once all of your questions have been answered, your minister will present you with an envelope for a minister fee. Your minister will then leave the room so that you can discreetly pay whatever amount you think is appropriate for their services. We recommend a fee of at least $60. Your minister will also personally deliver all of your documents to the Clark County Recorder's Office where your marriage will be legally documented.
I don't live in the United States. Will my DVD work when I take it home?
Yes, it will. All of our wedding ceremonies are recorded in regionless format so they should work on any DVD player.
May I have an outdoor ceremony?
Yes. We provide many outside Las Vegas wedding venues, from our Gazebo or Glass Gardens on our grounds, or all the way to the Grand Canyon.
For our Gazebo, we schedule the ceremonies between 9am - 11am and after 8pm to avoid the other couples who have scheduled the grounds for photos and visiting with family and friends. We do not recommend more than 20 guests for the Gazebo, as it may be difficult for them to hear your ceremony. This area is lighted for your photos at night - you will even have the Stratosphere Tower in the background! In the Gazebo, potential fire hazards prevent us from performing a unity candle lighting ceremony. If your ceremony is scheduled in the Gazebo, we will also reserve the Victorian Chapel for you as a back-up in case of inclement weather.
If you choose our Glass Gardens, your ceremony may take place at any time during the day, with up to 70 guests. In the Glass Gardens, fire hazards prevent us from performing a unity candle lighting ceremony. If your ceremony is scheduled in the Glass Gardens, we will also reserve an indoor wedding chapel for you as a back-up in case of inclement weather. Which indoor wedding chapel is reserved will depend on the number of guests attending your ceremony. If the La Capella Chapel is requested or required due to your guest count, the $150 chapel fee will apply.
If you would like videography for your Gazebo wedding, a videographer must be added to your Wedding Plan; this costs $200 on weekdays (Mon - Thurs) and $220 on weekends (Fri - Sat) and includes a DVD.
An outdoor ceremony in Las Vegas can be a beautiful event. Although we do not want to discourage the Las Vegas weddings outside on our grounds, we do want you to know what to expect. Many couples choose to get married in one of our beautiful wedding chapels and then to get photos taken on the grounds or other off-site locations. Please speak with your Personal Wedding Planner if you have other questions about outside ceremonies.
How can I get a live singer to perform at my ceremony?
We are happy to arrange a live singer for you, or you may make your own arrangements for a singer. If you do make your own arrangements, please let us know as soon as possible, as you may need to purchase extra time in the wedding chapel.
What is the First Look service?
Upon arriving at the wedding chapel, you and your fiancée will meet together with your minister, wedding coordinator and photographer to go over any last minute details. If you wish to remain separated before the ceremony, you MUST pre-arrange our First Look Service. The Chapel must be prepared to keep you in different locations and ensure that you do not see one another before your reveal moment, just prior to or during your wedding ceremony. This is an optional upgrade, but it must be added and paid for prior to your ceremony.
Can you provide a wedding reception or celebration dinner after our ceremony?
We desire to make your Las Vegas wedding planning experience as easy on you as possible, and to do so we have partnered with some amazing reception venues and restaurants to assist you in planning your Las Vegas wedding reception or celebration dinner. Our off-site locations range from the beautifully-appointed La Contessa yacht at Lake Las Vegas or the elegant Clubhouse at Revere Golf Club. We also have locations that range from upscale breweries to private dining rooms in popular, award-winning restaurants, glam clubs on the famous Strip and even the most elaborate ballrooms in Las Vegas. Any of these choices will provide you and your guests an elegant reception to go along with your beautiful ceremony. Click here for more information or contact your Personal Wedding Planner.
I have found some coupons for different services at Chapel of the Flowers. How are these applied to my wedding plan?
Any coupons or discount offers must be presented at the time of your booking or before your final payment. Coupons and discounts will not be honored at a later date. Please email, fax or mail the coupon or discount offer to your Wedding Planner so it may be applied to your plan. Coupons can only be used towards additional wedding products or services. We cannot offer cash back.
Chapel of the Flowers does not sell or exchange personal consumer information with third parties.
Will you give us a copy of our Marriage Certificate before we leave?
You will be given a decorative souvenir copy of your Marriage Certificate before leaving the Chapel. The Minister that performs your ceremony legally has 10 business days to file the official documents with the County Recorder. Once filed, you can order a Certified Copy of the Marriage Certificate (required for legal purposes such as change of name, insurance coverage, etc.) directly from the County Recorder's Office at a cost of $15 per copy. (Price is subject to change. Please check the County Recorder's Office for updated pricing.) The County Recorder will then mail this to the address on your documents. Typically, you receive your Certified Copies within 3-4 weeks following your ceremony date. If you need to have proof of legal marriage faster, we do offer an Expedited Service that can rush the process and have the Certified Copy of your Marriage Certificate ready for pick up or mail within 3-4 business days following your ceremony. Please note that some countries will also require an Apostile in conjunction with your Certified Copy; you may want to verify this with your local government agencies.
How do I get my marriage license?
The Clark County Marriage License Bureau at the Regional Justice Center (201 Clark Avenue) is about 12 blocks from our chapel towards downtown Las Vegas. The cost is $77. (Price effective as of August 2015 and is subject to change.) This must be paid in cash. The two of you need to be together, and you both need to have picture identification showing that you are over 18. We suggest that you get this at least the day prior to the wedding. The marriage license is valid up to one year from the issue date. You can find driving directions posted on our website here. To fill out your application to get married in Las Vegas ahead of time, go to www.accessclarkcounty.com and click on "Permits/Licenses" and select "Marriage License". From there, you can select a link to take you to the application, which you can print, fill out and bring with you to the Marriage License Bureau. We cannot perform your legal marriage ceremony unless you have a valid Clark County Marriage License.
You must have a Nevada State Marriage License prior to your wedding in Las Vegas and provide it at the time of your ceremony, or at your consultation. We are unable to perform a legally binding wedding without a Nevada State Marriage License. If you do not have a Nevada State Marriage License prior to your ceremony, your ceremony will be cancelled, moved to a later time (pending your purchase of a Nevada State Marriage License), or performed as a non-legally binding "Commitment Ceremony", based on availability. Keep in mind, the next available time may be the following day. Please review our Rescheduling and Cancellation policies.
RENEWAL OF VOWS: Vow Renewals in Las Vegas do not require a Marriage License, but you will be asked to prove you are legally married.
Can you take us to get our marriage license?
Yes! Talk to your Personal Wedding Planner about our Luxury Marriage License Transportation Service. For just $75, you will be picked up at your hotel, brought to the wedding chapel for a personal consultation and tour of our wedding chapel in Las Vegas, and taken to the Regional Justice Center to obtain your marriage license. Please note that the Luxury Marriage License Transportation Service does not include the cost of the marriage license itself.
*It is necessary to contact your Planner to schedule a Luxury Marriage License Service. This service is available Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Saturday - Sunday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
If you are not able to use the Luxury Marriage License service, we ask that you get your marriage license on your own. This will help assure that your ceremony begins on time. Your Wedding Planner would be more than happy to assist you with directions and information about what is required at the Regional Justice Center.