To say that Las Vegas weddings are iconic is an understatement. Las Vegas weddings seem to make an appearance in movies and television so much so that that it’s pretty common to hear people talk about going to Las Vegas and getting married. But have you ever wondered about are Las Vegas weddings legal and binding? The short answer is yes, weddings at the Lucky Little Chapel in Las Vegas are legal as long as you have a marriage license! But there are also times when your Las Vegas wedding can be purely ceremonial.
So Is a Vegas Wedding Legally Binding?
As we mentioned before there are two different kinds of Las Vegas wedding ceremonies that you can have that each hold different weights in terms of legality. On one hand, you have a Las Vegas wedding that requires a marriage license. This wedding ceremony is legally binding because it requires that you file with the state for a marriage license. This will cost you about $77.
When Is a Wedding Not a Legally Binding Wedding?
There are times when you can have a wedding ceremony that isn’t legally binding, but that doesn’t mean that it is any less special. We call these kinds of weddings Commitment Ceremonies.
Commitment ceremonies follow all of the same traditions as a wedding ceremony, from wearing a beautiful wedding dress and veil to saying “I do.” The only difference is that this kind of ceremony is not legally binding in the same ways as a marriage.
In addition to commitment ceremonies, Vow Renewals are another kind of wedding ceremony that people have to celebrate milestone anniversaries. At Lucky Little Chapel, you can use any one of our wedding packages for a Vow Renewal. That means you get the same elegant wedding feel that you would expect from Lucky Little Chapel for your special Vow Renewal ceremony.
How to Make Sure Your Las Vegas Wedding Is Legally Binding
Getting married in Las Vegas is pretty simple, but there are a few things that you should first remember to do!
If you are a U.S. citizen:
Apply for your marriage license with the Marriage License Bureau. Your marriage license will cost a grand total of $77. If you want to speed up this process, you can always head online and complete the pre-application process. This will allow you to go to the express window when you arrive in person before a clerk!
If you live abroad:
Don’t worry, you can still get married! In addition to your marriage license, you will need a certified copy of your marriage certificate from the Clark County Clerk’s Office and an Apostille from the Nevada Secretary of State. Together this should cost a total of $35.
Book Your Las Vegas Wedding Today
Getting married in Las Vegas is an incredible experience and we’re here to help make sure that planning your wedding is easy! Book your Las Vegas wedding at Lucky Little Chapel and choose from one of our fully inclusive wedding packages!