It’s cheap, it’s quick and it’s fun but is a drive-through wedding your dream day or your idea of a nightmare? If you don’t really want all the fuss of a big wedding, have a small budget or would prefer to spend the funds you do have on a damn good holiday rather than a wedding reception then the Vegas quickie could be your solution. There are several venues offering the drive-through experience and it can cost as little as $100!
Basic packages include just the ceremony in your own car with background music. Simply get your marriage licence, book your slot, turn up and a few minutes later you are married! The service is conducted through a hatch whilst you sit in your car which might sound crazy but it is somehow very romantic! If you fancy something a little more extravagant you can book a limousine for the occasion or an exotic car like an Elvis style pink Cadillac and many venues offer extras like flowers and photographs.
If you hire a limo you also have the option to be collected from your hotel before the ceremony or to take a chauffeur driven tour of the sights stopping off in some great locations for pictures. Add champagne to your vehicle for the ultimate in luxury drives.
If you take your own vehicle it doesn’t matter what it is, some venues will even allow motorbikes. This could be the ideal wedding for motocross fans. Wear your leathers and turn up on your bikes wearing motocross accessories instead of jewellery! Harley Davidson fans would be in heaven too!
However you choose to arrive, services are available until 11.45pm each day and can be conducted in several different languages. The venues will even give you a just married sign for the car when you leave!
When the deed is done you couldn’t be in a better place to enjoy yourselves. Take a tour of the Strip before celebrating over dinner in one of Las Vegas’ fine restaurants and do something romantic to top off the day. You could watch the fountain show outside the Bellagio hotel and pray that the soundtrack is not “Time to Say Goodbye” or you could experience a helicopter flight over the city as the sun goes down. There are also numerous spectacular shows to enjoy and you could be lucky enough to catch one of your favourite bands on tour. Who knows you might even win your fortune in one of the casinos!
At first glance a drive-through wedding looks a bit gimmicky but thousands of couple every year find this a very romantic way to marry and it will save you a lot of hassle organising a big event. You have a fantastic honeymoon destination at your disposal and as soon as the ceremony is over you can get on with enjoying yourselves in the sunshine. It could be worse!