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Award-winning Chapel of the Flowers has provided traditional, intimate and elegant Las Vegas weddings on the world-famous Strip for nearly 60 years. It is a full-service wedding venue, with three elegant wedding chapels as well as a beautiful outdoor gazebo and glass garden. Its cobblestone-accented grounds and lush landscaping create a variety of options to capture that picture-perfect moment. The chapel’s professional wedding planners work with couples on a daily basis from one-year out to day-of planning.
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Married In Fabulous Las Vegas Sign

All of us at Chapel of the Flowers feel humbled and honored to have been able to be a part of creating some of those magical moments for the past 60 years.

And in the spirit of striving to be the #1 celebration company in the world we wanted to say Thank You in a BIG WAY and honor those couples that chose to tie the knot here in Las Vegas.

We couldn’t think of a better way than building our very own Las Vegas Sign to mimic the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign…but instead we have a Married in Fabulous Las Vegas Sign.

Over 5 million couples have said “I do” here in Las Vegas!

That’s right!



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Over 5 million weddings have taken place in Las Vegas

Clark County issued its
5 millionth marriage license as of February 2022. This is a BIG deal as the Clark County Clerk’s office generates $2 billion annually to the local economy in weddings alone. 

Here are some of the weddings we’ve been able to be a part of at Chapel of the Flowers.

From celebrities like Joe Jonas, Angelina Jolie, Bruce Willis, Cindy Crawford, Dennis Rodman, and many more to the couple that wants Elvis to pronounce them man and wife, to the fun, young couple that wants to share their first kiss as husband and wife under the bright lights.



Not only is this a historic moment for the city of Las Vegas, but it speaks to the magical moments that are created and celebrated here everyday!

The 5 millionth wedding license was issued!

The wedding license was issued to Patterson, California residents Mayra Ramirez and Luis Pantoja, according to a news release from the county and members of the Las Vegas Wedding Chamber of Commerce.



                                                                                                                                                                                                  

The celebration of the couple tying the knot was a part of a year long campaign, called “Five Million Love Stories,” to promote and celebrate couples that are a part of the Vegas tradition #foreverhappenshere.  

“We’re so excited to be able to share this momentous occasion with Mayra and Luis, but it isn’t just this one couple, but the five million love stories of all the couples that came before and made the decision to marry in Las Vegas. It is their legacy that turned us into the Wedding Capital of the World,” Clark County Clerk Lynn Marie Goya said in the Sunday release.

The lucky newlyweds received so many amazing gifts to honor them and their special day, including a two-night stay and spa package at Paris Las Vegas, a key to the Las Vegas Strip, an autographed metal print of the new Marriage License Bureau Mural, a custom made official diamond five million love stories ring from Michael E. Minden Diamond Jewelers, $1500 roundtrip airfare on Allegiant Airlines for a return trip to Las Vegas,  $150 dining certificate to Bootlegger Las Vegas, among other Las Vegas-based prizes, officials said.

The couple actually also received a special gift from us here at Chapel of the Flowers. We gave the winning couple a Luxurious Wedding Package, in the Wedding Venue of their choosing, which includes floral arrangements, photos of the ceremony + extended photo session, video of the ceremony, roundtrip limousine service, minister, a personal wedding planner and day of wedding coordinator, plus a custom unity candle experience, but they graciously passed the gift to another couple as they already had a venue and ceremony pre planned.

Celebrating the 5,000,001 Love Story at Chapel of The Flowers

Brianna Cloy and Trevin Patton, of Antioch California were given the free wedding package instead and they had an INCREDIBLE day!

Here’s a few images of them celebrating their special day with us:

The Patton’s were actually the 5,000,0001 love story here in Las Vegas.

Funnily enough the Patton’s had just decided to get their marriage license that day on a whim.

They had been engaged for about one years time, and traveled to Las Vegas for the first time ever for a car club they are associated with. But they decided to go to the marriage license bureau with no plans or intentions of actually getting married that weekend, it was simply just to get the license.

But, to their SURPRISE they were given a free wedding package, and chose to get married with us in February 2022.

We did however, provide the 5 millionth love story couple Mayra and Luis Pantoja with our incredible limousine service with one of our favorite drivers here Moe. Our staff was waiting at the marriage license bureau awaiting the announcement of the 5 millionth love story.



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The couple had no idea that Chapel of The Flowers had arranged to surprise the 5 millionth couple with a ride in STYLE!

We were fortunate enough to capture a photo of Mayra and Luis in front of our Married in Fabulous Las Vegas Sign:

From all of us here at Chapel of the Flowers we are CELEBRATING YOU and toasting to you and your love story.

Thank you for being a part of the over 5 million love stories created here in Las Vegas, in the city we love so much!

 

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Can You Get Married without a Marriage License?

 

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So you’re going to seal the deal in Vegas – congratulations! – but for whatever may be the reason, you don’t have a marriage license just yet and are looking to get one in Las Vegas. I’m sure you have quite a few questions:

  • What comes next?
  • What do I do without one?
  • How do I get one?
  • Do I really even need one for getting married in Vegas?
  • Is it expensive?
  • How long does it take?
  • Can you take care of it the day of the wedding?

Rest assured – this article will answer most of those questions. (Most of these answers as well, keep in mind, are in reference to the state of Nevada in general, but if you’re in another state, chances are the answer might be very similar but call your local courthouse to find out)! Additionally, if you’ve already got your marriage license from another state and it is still valid, you’re ready to begin planning your wedding ceremony! Take a look at our best dates to avoid and to plan for during 2022, in our blog here: The Best Wedding Dates and Dates to Avoid in 2021 & 2022.

The main question is – Can you get married without a marriage license? The short answer is technically no, (at least not legitimately or legally) but not all hope is lost if you don’t have one just yet. Keep reading for further answers.

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But do I have to?

The next question people typically ask, as I did when I was about to get married, is do I really need one before the ceremony? This answer is yes because, as I mentioned above slightly, to legitimately or LEGALLY be married, your minister or officiant conducting your ceremony will need this document in order to facilitate marrying you and said beloved. Failure to give the officiant this document would result in them committing a potential misdemeanor depending on what state you’re in. If you have any well-informed officiant, they will also ask you this beforehand too. So don’t plan on getting it “after the ceremony” since that is not technically legally possible.

Where in Las Vegas should I get one?

So how does one obtain this mysterious, seemingly intangible piece of paper in the fabulous city of Las Vegas? Well, in Nevada, our Clark County website will allow you to apply for one ahead of time, as long as it’s within 60 days of the ceremony.

Now, what’s the difference between applying ahead of time for a marriage license online and walking down day-of to get a license at the Clark County Courthouse? If you’ve applied online, you can simply pick up the license with both parties present, showing valid ID and paying the fee there once you arrive – about a half hour process. Without applying first online and instead accomplishing all steps in person, the whole process probably takes an additional half hour for the paperwork BUT don’t forget to take in account for other couples ahead of you that day.

Another important question – what is the price of a marriage certificate in Nevada? The current and updated price as of 2022 is $102, including fees. They do accept credit as well.

Can I get one right before the ceremony, or is that cutting it too close?

Rest assured, all of this can be taken care of the very same day before your ceremony that you have booked. Just make sure to give yourself plenty of time before your booked ceremony whether it’s at The Office of Civil Marriages or at a chapel. But if you’re planning on walking into a chapel after receiving your license, that can be done too! Which obviously gets around the time constraints but make sure to call ahead with your chapel to make sure they accept walk-ins because not all do in Las Vegas. (That’s right – funny enough, not all chapels in Vegas are willing to perform your classic “what-happens-in-Vegas-stays-in-Vegas” drive-by wedding).

Lastly, what do you need present to officially get married? Well, obviously the license plus an officiant with at least one witness present.

What happens if I really can’t get one in time?

But even so, after all this information, you may ask still, “do I REALLY absolutely need one for my Vegas wedding?” What if you forget it back in your home state? What if you had planned to get it before the ceremony but ran out of time and now you’ve got all these people invited to a ceremony at a certain time? Well, at last resort if that’s your situation, you may opt to convert your marriage ceremony into a commitment ceremony by letting your officiant know. Be sure to ask if anything in pricing changes because of this – as that might be affected. (On a different note, if you have family that can’t make your Vegas wedding, read our blog on having family attend virtually here: Virtual Wedding Guide: Everything You Need to Know

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And yes, you’d still additionally have to perform some sort of marriage ceremony, whether it’s in Las Vegas or back home, after you’ve got your license to be recognized as legally married – but at least that’s a way to still have some sort of ceremony where all your guests don’t have to be rescheduled, especially if they came from out of state to Vegas just for your wedding. In that case I’d suggest booking a quick marriage ceremony a few days later at The Office of Civil Marriages that was previously mentioned above.

What if I just want a “courthouse wedding?”

This seg-ways into one more question you might have: Since I’m getting my marriage license at the Clark County courthouse, can they perform a simple marriage ceremony immediately after if I’d like to get my ceremony taken care of straight away? Well – not if you don’t set it up separately through their third-party through The Office of Civil Marriages. Also, it’s at a building down the street from the courthouse (the Las Vegas courthouse itself that you pick up the license from doesn’t hold weddings at all). This is the closest thing to a true “Courthouse Wedding,” that people would refer to, at least for Las Vegas. Keep in mind it is a very quick ceremony, in which you may invite a few guests, and it probably takes about thirty minutes from start to finish. Some might consider this a “shot gun wedding” and for others this is perfect! The room used is bare minimum and nothing fancy, I must warn. But again, maybe this is what you’re looking for.

If you do have a courthouse wedding, make sure to utilize the Las Vegas Strip for photos of your special day together! Read our Must-Have Wedding Photos for Your Las Vegas Wedding here: Must-Have Wedding Photos for Your Las Vegas Wedding. There are so many beautiful spots on the Strip that you and your beloved can adventure off to for a photo-op!

Let’s plan it!

Finally, if you’re looking to book a Las Vegas wedding OR (if you want to get married without a marriage license) commitment ceremony that’s maybe slightly short notice and are not looking to spend an arm and a leg on a ceremony BUT are also not wanting to sacrifice the beautiful and glamorous aspects of a wedding ceremony –  check out our wedding venues page and our wedding packages page and contact Chapel of The Flowers and speak with a wedding planner for more details.

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4th Annual Downtown Las Vegas Fall Festival

Halloween Event in Las VegasSave the date for a Spook-tacular time – Chapel of the Flowers has just announced their 4th annual Downtown Las Vegas Fall Festival to be held October 25, 2021 at 6 pm. This year, we have partnered with local non-profit organization Heaven Can Wait Animal Society to raise money for their amazing cause.

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“Best of Las Vegas” in 2021 | Vote for Chapel of the Flowers

Best of Las Vegas 2019 | Best Place to Get Married in Las Vegas We strive to be the BEST, and with your help, we could be crowned the Best Place to Get Married in Las Vegas! It is that time of year again when the Las Vegas Review-Journal releases its “The Best of Las Vegas” poll. Chapel of the Flowers urges their past couples, fans, and social media followers to vote their wedding venue as the “Best Place to Get Married” in Las Vegas. Chapel of the Flowers has been honored to be nominated every year for this prestigious local award and has been the 1st place winner 7 times! We would love to make 2021 the year we are awarded top honors again.

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Beautiful LGBTQIA+ Wedding Ideas

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LGBTQ Wedding Ideas | Same-Sex Wedding IdeasChapel of the Flowers loves seeing couples celebrate their way in a way that feels special to them. For LGBTQIA+ couples, this could mean adapting existing wedding traditions or creating their own. We believe that every couple should make their own traditions that speak to them. We spoke to Blue Nile, the world’s leading online retailer of diamond engagement rings, to share our best ideas for beautiful LGBTQIA+ weddings.

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Ariana Grande Married Dalton Gomez in Intimate Wedding

She said yes! Ariana Grande married Dalton Gomez and is officially off the market after saying “I do” in a small wedding ceremony this weekend at her historic mansion in Montecito, California.

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WIN a Vegas Wedding | Wedding Contest “Show Off Your Bling”

Win a Las Vegas Wedding Package | Wedding Contests and GiveawaysTis’ the season to pop the question! The holiday season is upon us, and couples from around the world choose this festive time of year to propose to their one-and-only. Chapel of the Flowers wants to give couples a chance to WIN a FREE Romantic Wedding Package in Las Vegas while giving fiancés the opportunity to show off their sparkly engagement ring (or wedding ring) with the “Show Off Your Bling” contest. This contest starts December 23, 2020 at 10am PST, and ends January 6, 2021 at 4pm PST.

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The Best Wedding Dates and Dates to Avoid in 2021 & 2022

Best and Worse Wedding Dates for 2021 & 2022 | 2021 & 2022 Lucky Wedding DatesYou’re engaged! Now what? Whether you are newly engaged (or rescheduling your wedding due to the pandemic), picking your perfect wedding date is a daunting task. It should be one of the very first tasks to check off your wedding checklist. Need help knowing the best wedding dates for 2021 & 2022? Well, look no further. Chapel of the Flowers has put together a list of the best, luckiest, and dates to avoid for your wedding date.

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