Hotel Wedding Crashers:: A Wynn Wedding
Since summertime, and more specifically the month of June, is the most popular time for weddings, we are kicking off our Hotel Wedding Crashers feature today. And since we ourselves have a record number of weddings to attend this summer, which all happen to be destination weddings, we thought we could get out our wedding travel frustrations in this feature.
So throughout the summer, we will be featuring all types of hotel wedding stories from packages to honeymoon suites to hotel wedding heaven and hell.
Whether you are getting married, planning your wedding, or just taking advantage of someone's open bar reception, we want to hear your hotel wedding tips/stories/frustrations.
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If we had to get married all over again--not that we would, our wedding day was the best day of our lives but planning it was the worst time of our lives--we would hit up the wedding chapel at the Wynn Las Vegas. Oh yeah, and we would need to have some serious high-roller money to do this too.
While we personally have never stayed in a Wynn hotel room (HotelChatter has), we've spent a lot time there and say what you want about the interior (parasols, gaudy floral prints, Purple People Eaters) but the wedding chapel looks damn good.
There are definite drawbacks to getting married in Vegas. People will assume you were either drunk, high or pregnant. Or maybe all three. People will also assume Elvis was your best man and a showgirl was your maid of honor.
However, since we have been attending numerous destination weddings this year (including our own) we would be so psyched to attend a wedding in Las Vegas. Especially one that was at the Wynn and the bride and groom paid for the open bar.
At Wynn, you have two indoor options and one outdoor courtyard available for the ceremonies only. But you better not plan on having a big guest list as the largest place (The Lavendar Salon) can only hold 120 guests.
What's good about the Wynn is that they can provide everything from a florist to a caterer to a photographer. They can also conduct seven different types of ceremonies--Elegant, Petite, Basics, Jewish, Forever, Intimate and the Wynn--which start at around $800 and go up to $20,000, not including the reception costs which is an entirely separate deal.
But the hotel will chauffeur you and your betrothed to the courthouse for your marriage license. And just imagine how nice that man-made waterfall will be in the background of all your wedding pictures.