Wedding chapels, venues and industry members across Clark County will kick off Veterans Day weekend and honor our military members as it brings back “Las Vegas Marries the Military.” All day Nov. 10, 2022, chapels and wedding professionals across Las Vegas and Clark County will open their doors to members of the United States Armed Forces (active duty, guards/reserves, retired and veteran) by donating wedding services. Submissions to win a free wedding or vow renewal are now open at LVMarriestheMilitary.com, and interested couples need to submit a 30-60 second video on what a Las Vegas wedding or vow renewal would mean to them by Monday, Sept. 26.
The Office of the County Clerk and Vegas Wedding Chamber put a call out valley-wide to the local industry to participate and received overwhelming support – 38 industry vendors have offered free services valued at nearly $50,000 with 20 weddings or vow renewals to take place. Las Vegas is rare in that it offers wedding services from the grand resorts and country clubs to the simple chapel wedding. The local wedding industry has come to support our military and are showcasing just the variety Las Vegas has to offer.
“Veterans Day is a wonderful opportunity to thank active-duty members and veterans and their families for their sacrifice on our behalf. Las Vegas Marries the Military allows us to offer a tangible ‘Thank You’ from our wedding community to these special couples,” said Clark County Clerk Lynn Marie Goya.
Las Vegas resorts and hotels donating free wedding packages, include Bellagio Resort & Casino, Wynn Las Vegas, ARIA Resort & Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Paris Las Vegas and Flamingo Las Vegas.
Wedding venues offering free weddings, include Forge Social House, Art Houz, Vegas Weddings, Chapel of Flowers, Paradise Wedding Chapel, Love Story Wedding Chapel, Bootlegger Las Vegas, The Chapel at Nelson Ghost Town, Vegas Mob Weddings at Lucky Little Chapel and Studio XO.
Officiants offering free ceremonies, include Hellbent Hitchings, Tuff Services Ministries, A Grand Beginning, The Gypsy Mobile Minister, Elvis of Vegas and Timeless Connection.
Photographers donating free services, include LV Wedding Connection, Sheila Drakely Photography, Jenni Photo Co., Marissa Ladera Photography and 9th Island Photography.
Additional goods and services donated includes day-of coordination by Symphony Weddings & Events, flight vouchers from Allegiant Airlines, hair and makeup services at Voie Spa & Salon and The Spa at The Linq, Rolling in Dough Bakery, Of the Desert Flor florals and FairyTail Pet Care for the furry friend.
The day’s festivities will conclude with a group reception. The Vegas Event Center is donating the venue, décor, appetizers and a champagne toast to kick off the evening. The venue is host to many wedding receptions and will provide a night to remember for all of our military couples and their families and friends. Sight & Sound Events will liven up the celebration with an emcee/DJ and Smash Booth Interactive Photo Studios will add to the fun with one of their state-of-the-art photo booths. Alpha-Lit will jazz up the venue with its marquee letters to add to the ambiance of the festive evening.
Las Vegas Marries the Military is open to all members of the United States Armed Forces, including active-duty, guards/reserves, retired and veterans. Only one member of the wedding party needs to be a United States Armed Forces member to be eligible to win one of the 20 weddings or vow renewals. The event is sponsored by the Office of the Clark County Clerk and the Vegas Wedding Chamber. Complete contest rules and submission entries are online at LVMarriestheMilitary.com.