I just got engaged at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas on Sunday! Woo! We've been saying we want to get married in Vegas for a while, so let the planning begin.
I am so lost. I'm sure there are posts like this weekly. I need to figure out when to do this thing!
Should I start with my wishlist? OK, here it is Wishlist
Time of year that's not as expensive for my guests
But warm enough for an outdoor ceremony (are these mutually exclusive?)
Known hotel on the strip.
Nice dinner afterwards, would like to keep it to under $100 pp with booze if possible
Ideally we stay, marry and play at the same venue
Host some kind of cocktail reception in a suite or at a bar the night before the wedding
The Sunset Poolside ceremony at Mandalay Bay looks nice. But I've read I have to use all of their vendors and that the photographer stinks. I suppose I could hire a third party photographer to take some photos of us before the wedding? Also, I love Mon Ami Gabi and their packages seem reasonable. But reviews of the Paris call the rooms outdated and I don't know much about their poolside weddings.
Right now we have 85 people on our guest list. We think realistically we will end up with between 40-50 (or so my pocketbook hopes). They all SAY they are going to come... and they all want to know the data ASAP so they can plan for themselves.
Man this sounds expensive. Any advice? Sorry for the babbling, I'm excited