YAYAYYAYAYAY We are finally
married!! Just got back a few days ago! This board was SUPER helpful this past
year in planning this event. Yall are just awesome New Vegas brides,
welcome! I will hang out for awhile to help where I can as I feel like planning
this was a crowning achievement in my life. Hell, I wish I could put it on my
resume. YES it was fairly hot, but we are from Florida so no one died in the
heat. I had chiffon bridesmaid dresses to keep it light.
Here are the details:
Married 8.1.15 at 2pm, Aria wedding chapel
28 total guests including myself and the groom
Stayed in Vegas a total of 12 DAYS! (wedding and honeymoon rolled into 1)
(2pm) Aria Wedding Chapel: A+++
This place is GORGEOUS. Literally looks just like the pictures. My guests were super impressed and my jaw dropped when I walked in. Well worth the base cost. I had Erika Neiderberger as my coordinator and she was also there on the day of my wedding. Incredibly helpful over the course of the year. Very sweet and has a very calm demeanor in person so her just being there put me at ease on my wedding day. The chapel is very organized, on time, and the officiant did a great job. They explain how the day will go so you never feel anxious that you don't get a rehearsal. Honestly you don't need even one. You also don't really need to upgrade the decor as the chapel is not large and the aisle just comfortably fits you and whoever is walking you down. Save that money.
(6 nights) Aria Hotel: A
I enjoyed staying at the Aria (We stayed 6 nights) and their beds were comfy. There is a person at the base of the hotels checking room keys, and although that's nice when you are a guest there, it is super annoying when about 10 people need to get to your room in the span of 3-4 hours because that’s where the bridal party is getting ready. I swear the people manning the podium at the bottom must change guards like 4x an hour - there was always someone different there and hassling the bridal party about going up and down, even though they had full makeup/hair done and were clearly wearing bridesmaid dresses.
We had issues 3x with room keys. They would randomly stop unlocking our room and we’d have to go back to the front desk and get new ones. I won’t talk about how long of a walk that is after being awake for 24 hours. Not cool.