Important Information About your Wedding and/or Photo Shoot
Required Deposit and Payment Options
A non-refundable deposit of 50% of your total Las Vegas wedding, vow renewal, or photography package price is required to reserve your date and time for or your wedding, vow renewal, or photography session. The remaining balance is due no later than two weeks before your reservation date. You also have the option to make payments or pay in full at time of reservation.
You can make your reservation and payment on our website, on the telephone, or via email.
We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, personal check (US funds only), or money order (US funds only).
If paying by personal check or money order, we do not hold your date and time until your check has been received.
Las Vegas Wedding/Photo Shoot Checklist
Let us know you’re here, what hotel you are staying at, and whose name the room is under. (This way we can get a hold of you if cell phones do not work).
At the Las Vegas Marriage license Bureau, you need $77 cash or $79.79 for credit card transactions. Each of you must have a valid picture ID. The link to complete the Marriage License Pre-Application is in your wedding reservation confirmation letter.
Please be sure to bring your marriage license packet (that you receive from the Marriage License Bureau) to your scheduled wedding ceremony. We strongly suggest that you bring the ENTIRE packet that you receive to your wedding.
(If you forget your marriage license or it is incorrect and you need to meet back up with one of our ministers to legalize your wedding, you will be charged an additional $150.00)
Marriage License Bureau, 201 Clark Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89115 Phone: 702-671-0600
The Marriage License Bureau is open 7 days a week from 8am till 12am midnight. You do not need a marriage license for a vow renewal or commitment ceremony.
Your Las Vegas Wedding Ceremony
You have a choice of a civil (non-religious) or a religious wedding ceremony. Your Las Vegas Wedding Officiant is also more than happy to have you read your own vows to each other during your ceremony.
We can also provide a Las Vegas Wedding Officiant only for you in the greater Las Vegas area for $199.00. They can come to your hotel room, meet you on the Las Vegas Strip, come to your local Las Vegas home or vacation home. We offer expedited filing of your marriage certificate, as as option. If you choose this option, you will be able to purchase a copy of your marriage certificate after 5 PM on the first business day after your wedding. If your country requires an apostille, we can do that for you for $150.00. It takes about 4-6 weeks for the whole process and you will receive your marriage certificate plus apostille via priority international mail.
All of our wedding packages can be done as Las Vegas vow renewals or commitment ceremonies.
If you do not like the style of photography that you see on our website, then please do not book a wedding or photography session with us. You will receive photos of yourselves in a variety of poses, such as those shown on our website. If there is a must have pose for you, then please speak up and let your photographer know what you would like.
We are professional Las Vegas photographers and can take great photos for you, but we are not miracle workers. If, for example, you want fun and spontaneous photos and you are not fun and spontaneous, then it is going to be impossible to get those shots.
We are more than happy to work with you to get you what you want, but we need specific input from you if you want photos other than you see on our website. We enjoy trying new things with couples, but you need to let us know what you want.
We are also busy making sure that we have proper exposures, proper lighting, good poses, and that you have nice expressions. Again, we are not miracle workers, and are not responsible for your hair/make-up, wardrobe, etc… It is your responsibility to make sure you like the way you look.
You will receive all of your photos on a USB drive, as shot. You own ALL non-commercial photo rights to your photos. You also have the option (upon making your reservation) of requesting RAW format (in addition to .jpeg files) for an additional charge of $100.00. We also maintain all commercial and non-commercial photo rights to ALL of the photos that we take.
All wedding and photography packages are based on the amount of time you have booked with us. You will receive at least the minimum number of photos as stated with your particular wedding and/or photography package unless you are late, slow, uncooperative, wearing shoes that you cannot walk in, posing for your family/friends while they take iPhone photos, or otherwise wasting time when your photographer could be taking your professional shots.
If you do not book with us, we urge you to find out exactly who your wedding photographer will be. Unfortunately, most wedding companies in Las Vegas do not use true professionals (they may call them that, but that doesn’t really mean anything). You need to preview your wedding photographer’s portfolio (you should expect to see at least 15-20 photos by the person who is going to photograph your most important day). Remember, the photos are how your will remember your special day, so you want to have the best wedding photos possible.
Wedding and Photo Shoot Venues
The only wedding venue that belongs to Scenic Las Vegas Weddings is our Chapel located in downtown Las Vegas. We have agreements and/or contracts with all of our other venues to be able to perform weddings, vow renewals, or photo shoots on their properties. The only exception is public areas on the Las Vegas Strip and in downtown Las Vegas where contracts are not required.
We cannot and do not claim to have any control over the operation of other venues. We cannot control changes in landscape, buildings, lighting, fountains, etc… We also cannot control natural or manmade disasters and the affects that they may have on venues. Also, please note that outdoor venues (even in the Nevada desert) will look different during the different seasons of the year. If you have ANY questions about what a venue may look like currently or during a certain season, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Photo Delivery Options
Delivery Options for your photos (and video, if applicable).
$10 US Priority Mail (US mailing addresses only): Mailed out in 10-15 business days via priority mail.
$25 US Priority Mail (US mailing addresses only): Mailed out in 3-5 business days via priority mail.
$30 International Priority Mail: Mailed out in 10-15 business days via international priority mail.
$50 RUSH: Delivered to your hotel before you leave Las Vegas if you are in town for more than 48 HOURS after the end of your wedding/photography session.
$100 RUSH: Delivered to your hotel before you leave Las Vegas if you are in town for at least 24 hours but less than 48 hours after the end of your wedding/photography session.
All staff is paid but it is still customary to tip your minister, photographer, and limo driver if you enjoy their services, but they will never ask you for one. If it is given, we ask you give from your heart. Suggested amounts are $50.00 and up per person.
You may want to either wear a pair of shoes that you can easily walk in or bring a change of shoes for weddings/photo sessions at any of our scenic locations or for the Las Vegas Strip. You may also want to let your guests know that this is a good idea. The only venues that have seating for guests during the ceremony are our wedding chapel and the Pahrump Valley Winery.
We provide very nice vehicles for your special day; either our own (with our own drivers) or an outside company that we routinely work with as necessary. We do not take any specific vehicle requests. If you have a particular request, we suggest that you book your own limousine transportation.
Bridal Bouquets and Boutonnieres
A 12-rose bridal bouquet plus a single rose matching boutonniere are included in our all-inclusive wedding packages. You may also add any of the options below to a basic package. You are more than welcome to bring your own flowers (or not do flowers) if you prefer. If you would like a referral to our preferred florist for a custom bouquet, please let us know.
We can help you with all of your hair/make-up needs. Please request hair/make-up referral when you make your wedding reservation and we will have our preferred hair/make-up artist contact you. Your make-up artist and hair stylist will come to your hotel room. They are the only service in Las Vegas that offers a 15 hour, water and transfer resistant GUARANTEE. Their goal is to make you look like you, only on your most beautiful day!
Marriage Certificate Options (these are OPTIONAL services that we offer)
Expedited filing of the marriage certificate – your marriage certificate will be filed with our Clerk’s office the next business day after your wedding and will be available for purchase ($15) at the Marriage License Bureau self-service kiosk after 5 PM the next business day after your wedding.
One certified marriage certificate + apostille – do not select this option if you live in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and many others. ONLY select this option if you are registering your marriage in a foreign country that requires an apostille with your marriage certificate.