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Im scared my VEGAS wedding is going to be BORING!!!!

ok, so until recently i was really excited about my vegas wedding. then i started watching four weddings and everyone on that show keeps going on and on about how important dancing is and how some receptions just didnt "feel" like a wedding to them..... i am scared people are going to feel this way at my wedding.! we are getting married at caesars palace in the juno garden at 3pm that part im not worried about. then we are having dinner for our guests at TREVI at 5pm. I dont know what to do after this or how to organize it. I like the idea of just going to a bar/club afterwards with everyone but it scares me to not have something planned/set in stone. i was looking into cleopatras barge but there isnt much information on it online, and im just thinking what if my wedding is the one day where theres no DJ, or they arent open or something? does anyone have any suggetions or know of any brides on here that had a dinner reception and what they did afterwards? did you just kind of play it by ear when you got there or did you have something set up/planned??
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    edited December 2011
    I'm no expert but I wouldn't pay attention to what those shows say. They're made to increment the business and make everything sound fundamental. Your guests will NOT be bored regardless of what you plan, but if dancing IS really important to you then maybe start looking around for the kind of club/atmosphere that you like and contact them to know what is going on on the night of your wedding. We only had 6 guests at ours and didn't make any club reservations beforehand, we kind of went with the flow. Although, we did know that if anyone was going to be on board we'd have gone to Blush nightclub at the Wynn (where the wedding was held), since they were having industry night on Tuesdays (we were married on a Tuesday). It was just the two of us, my MOH and her SO. We paid for their entrance and had a GREAT time. 

    How you approach this depends on you and your guests... if you think that all 30 will want to dance the night away, maybe consider making a reservation and pay for bottle service. Call the clubs you like and ask for their schedules/policies then take it from there. 
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    zitiqueenzitiqueen member
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    edited December 2011
    We did the wedding with the restaurant dinner reception after in Las Vegas and six years later I still hear from guests how much they liked it. No dancing, no traditional reception. One of the many reasons we decided on Las Vegas was we wouldn't need to go overboard entertaining our guests.
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    edited December 2011
    "I'm no expert but I wouldn't pay attention to what those shows say. They're made to increment the business and make everything sound fundamental."
    Posted by wiwicaty

    So well said! 

    We did not do the traditional reception. We had a very simple brunch following our ceremony, then guests were free to do as they please the rest of the day. The guests at our wedding loved that it was low key. But, that is our style and our guests know that. They knew never to expect traditional.

     Decide what works for you and go from there. But remember, it is Las Vegas! People are going to have fun even if you don't have a traditional wedding reception. 
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    ringorayringoray member
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    edited December 2011
    thank you i know its hard not to be intimidated by those shows! i am going to have to do some more research/thinking on if i want to continue the party and if so where.

    Zitiqueen- if you dont mind me asking, you said you still hear from guests about your wedding- what was it about your wedding that made an impact on guests? was it the special touches you added or things you had planned? the food? was it just because it was vegas?
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    edited December 2011
    Honestly, if someone doesn't have fun in Vegas they're pretty lame. Plan the day you want and it will be great!
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    edited December 2011
    We had music but no one danced, I wish they had.
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    starree444starree444 member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm doing somthing very similar but with the ceremony and dinner a bit later. If my guests don't have fun, that's their problem! My FH and I are doing what is going to make us the happiest.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_im-scared-vegas-wedding-going-boring?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:000a44e6-8eec-4d2a-adac-acd2a350ad53Post:f272617a-39b9-4820-ab42-219080093451">Re: Im scared my VEGAS wedding is going to be BORING!!!!</a>:
    [QUOTE]Honestly, if someone doesn't have fun in Vegas<strong> they're pretty lame</strong>. Plan the day you want and it will be great!
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    <div>This!</div>
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    edited December 2011
    It's Vegas! Just the fact that is a non traditional wedding should make it fun! I would not stress about it... sometimes coming up with something spontaneous (at the last minute) makes it more fun and turns out to be the best. 
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    jesannnnejesannnne member
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    edited December 2011
    I live in Vegas and I also work in a restaurant. A lot of wedding receptions are held in my restaurant and everyone seems to have a lot of fun (: you shouldn't worry too much, it'll be great! I've seen the outcome! GL 
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    tmlugartmlugar member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm in a very similar situation.  I have 30 people flying in from all over the globe... spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars to be with us and therefore I feel like I owe them a WOW VEGAS wedding!  The ceremony will be lovely, the dinner (I'm hoping), delicious.  But then what?!?  I've called clubs and requested VIP listing to no avail.  Bottle service is incredibly pricy ($500/bottle).  But I want to provide a 'party' for my guests.  I don't know where to go next.

    And btw, I've been watching four weddings.  Those who are used to attending traditional weddings (most of us) expect dancing!  I need to provide dancing!  Damn that show.  ;)
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    smokeybaileysmokeybailey member
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    edited December 2011
    We did bottle service at a club downtown where bottles started at $150. However, dinner is perfect though unless you want to do more. Some guests may want to gamble or just hang in a piano bar post dinner. People WILL have a good time.
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    edited December 2011

    We had dancing at our reception and dinner.  It ended at 12am and then after that we went out.  Regardless if we had just done dinner we were all going to meet up after dinner.  I originally had Trevi booked but we changeed because we wanted dancing, but that's just me. If I came to a wedding in Vegas, which is fun all by itself, I wouldn't feel any different if it was just dinner, I'd be like so where are we meeting up afterwards.

    Find a nice lounge to chill at and have a great time. Whatever you do your guests will be okay or they won't come, but have the day you want to have.  I'm all for the lounge or bar afterwards, totally fun!!!

    Its VEGAS, your wedding will be fun no matter what you do!!!

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    xtanne12386xtanne12386 member
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    edited December 2011
    Have any of the episodes had a las Vegas wedding? Just saying :) I think las Vegas wedding guests are ready to hit the casino floor before a dance floor
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_im-scared-vegas-wedding-going-boring?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:91Discussion:000a44e6-8eec-4d2a-adac-acd2a350ad53Post:63880261-5e2b-4759-8921-96a68bc02be6">Re: Im scared my VEGAS wedding is going to be BORING!!!!</a>:
    [QUOTE]thank you i know its hard not to be intimidated by those shows! i am going to have to do some more research/thinking on if i want to continue the party and if so where. Zitiqueen- if you dont mind me asking, you said you still hear from guests about your wedding- what was it about your wedding that made an impact on guests? was it the special touches you added or things you had planned? the food? was it just because it was vegas?
    Posted by ringoray[/QUOTE]

    I think just because it was in Vegas and it was different from any wedding they'd ever been to before. The weddings in my small hometown are all the same -- church ceremony, stupid two-hour gap (at least) while the wedding party takes pictures, same old boring reception with the same old boring vendors at the same old K of C Hall. My stupid 1.5 hour gap just gave them time to explore a part of the Strip many of them hadn't been to yet (we got married at Mandalay Bay) so it wasn't an inconvenience.

    Trust me, we did nothing extraordinary, unless you consider providing transportation to and from the off-Strip restaurant in a tour bus. Which again, was something different for a lot of our guests.
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    edited December 2011
    GIRL that is TV, MOST/ALL wedding shows are designed to boost the $$$WEDDING spending in our society
    As far as tha Show goes, Its some b!thcy chics trying to win a honeymoon! ...if i remember the show correctly?

    I have been saying this to myself over & over...
     K.I.S !!!
    Remember this is your family & friends... People who love you!
    Its not a Market/Spending driven telivised event!

    I posted this a while back......
    Just a friendly message to the Gals & Guys on here so worried about this and that, Proper and Impolite... whatever it may be!
    Remember why you chose Las Vegas... Something *already*FUN & EASY & GLAM & CLASSY and pre packaged for you... (if you let)

    I just had to personally take a step back! I was on the verge of planning a very hectic Wedding Weekend, 3 full days... 
    Worrying about Meet n Greets, Rehersal Dinner, Farewell Brunch, Bachelorette/Bachelor Party's and all the *dynamics* involved in who goes to this and that, how much, wording...yadda yadda yadda. My guest list is only 30 ppl... but still can be mind boggling.

    So... My FI told me KIS.... Thats why we are doing Las Veags! Las Veas gives you a chance to break the mold... If we wanted to "Fly w/ the Flock" we would have done it in my hometown...

    So that was that.

     Only ONE day is all i worry about. PERIOD. 
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    I am letting everything else "Fall into Place"  "Let the Chips Fall" "Go with the Flow" "Whatever will be will be"

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    PS-I am not addressing those who want the "Traditional" Wedding... This is for the Gals....... Like me? lol
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    edited December 2011
    I'm doing a short and sweet ceremony at CP, a long dinner afterwards, and then we booked a VIP area at a bar for anyone who wants to dance (or continue drinking). I'm so excited to be doing something besides church + hotel reception. If you have a big guest list, you may want to try to reserve something, but if your list is small- play it by ear! Walk around until you find something that looks fun. Your wedding will be awesome, because you'll be surrounded by family and friends on vacation.  :)
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_im-scared-vegas-wedding-going-boring?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:91Discussion:000a44e6-8eec-4d2a-adac-acd2a350ad53Post:8d91b9f7-32df-4cf7-b686-3d266075d56f">Re: Im scared my VEGAS wedding is going to be BORING!!!!</a>:
    [QUOTE]GIRL that is TV, MOST/ALL wedding shows are designed to boost the $$$WEDDING spending in our society As far as tha Show goes, Its some b!thcy chics trying to win a honeymoon! ...if i remember the show correctly? I have been saying this to myself over & over...  K.I.S !!! Remember this is your family & friends... People who love you! Its not a Market/Spending driven telivised event! I posted this a while back...... Just a friendly message to the Gals & Guys on here so worried about this and that, Proper and Impolite... whatever it may be! Remember why you chose Las Vegas... Something *already*FUN & EASY & GLAM & CLASSY and pre packaged for you... (if you let) I just had to personally take a step back! I was on the verge of planning a very hectic Wedding Weekend, 3 full days...  Worrying about Meet n Greets, Rehersal Dinner, Farewell Brunch, Bachelorette/Bachelor Party's and all the *dynamics* involved in who goes to this and that, how much, wording...yadda yadda yadda. My guest list is only 30 ppl... but still can be mind boggling. So... My FI told me KIS.... Thats why we are doing Las Veags! Las Veas gives you a chance to break the mold... If we wanted to "Fly w/ the Flock" we would have done it in my hometown... So that was that.  Only ONE day is all i worry about. PERIOD.  11-12-11   I am letting everything else "Fall into Place"  "Let the Chips Fall" "Go with the Flow" "Whatever will be will be" xxB <strong>PS-I am not addressing those who want the "Traditional" Wedding... This is for the Gals....... Like me? lol
    </strong>Posted by downtownbebebrown[/QUOTE]
    I was wondering about the bolded part when you originally posted this - why is this only directed to ladies who don't want a traditional wedding?  The "go with the flow" attitude can pertain to anyone who is planning a wedding, traditional or not.  We had the traditional wedding at a golf course with 84 guests but I was still able to K.I.S. and go with the flow by concentrating on the fact that I'm marrying the man I love and celebrating with our family & friends.  We didn't have a meet & greet and DH's parents planned & hosted the RD so all we had to concentrate on was our wedding day. 

    ETA - and to the OP - the ladies have given great advice.  Definitely don't worry about stuff you see on Four Weddings.  You'll have a fabulous Vegas wedding and your guests will have a blast.  Definitely try not to over think it too much!  :)
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    tmlugartmlugar member
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    edited December 2011
    MegKBush, May I ask which club you reserved VIP tables at?  Did they have a minimum number of bottles for your group?  I've contacted two clubs and for 30 people they're asking 10 bottles at $500 per bottle.  I'm really excited about the idea of having a VIP section for our guests and I'd really love to go dancing after dinner, but that is just way over our budget.  Any suggestions?

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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_im-scared-vegas-wedding-going-boring?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:91Discussion:000a44e6-8eec-4d2a-adac-acd2a350ad53Post:de8d86e0-4104-4bf3-acd8-e5fde7453965">Re: Im scared my VEGAS wedding is going to be BORING!!!!</a>:
    [QUOTE]MegKBush, May I ask which club you reserved VIP tables at?  Did they have a minimum number of bottles for your group?  I've contacted two clubs and for <strong>30 people they're asking 10 bottles at $500 per bottle.</strong>  I'm really excited about the idea of having a VIP section for our guests and I'd really love to go dancing after dinner, but that is just way over our budget.  Any suggestions?
    Posted by tmlugar[/QUOTE]

    That's ridiculous. Keep looking around. There's clubs out there that will let more people per bottle and less per bottle. You could also try some of the VIP services, where they will arrange table service for your group. 
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    mizutamababymizutamababy member
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    edited December 2011
    We didn't have any dancing at our reception.  We had a sit down meal for 2 hrs (which went by waaay to fast because the conversation was really going) and then we had a limo that took everyone back downtown and a little time to freshen up before the double decker bus photo-op strip tour we had booked.  My aunties and uncles were too tired after the reception to join us, but everyone else that did said they had an awesome time.

    Remember that it's more important to make the day feel like your own rather than going out of your way to plan things just to impress.  If all your guests thought you were a boring couple they wouldn't have RVSP'd yes to begin with!  And besides it's VEGAS so ditto what everyone above has already said!
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