1. jordandub's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I'm in Vegas for three nights from Monday April 23rd for the first part of my honeymoon (getting married Sat 21st ((next saturday! ARGH)).

    Never been to Vegas before, we're staying at the Mirage and we want to get married again in some cheesy 'chateau of love' type place, do all the touristy film type things and basically cram it in before we move on

    Any do's and don'ts would be appreciated, and other things like dresscodes for casinos, clubs, pricing, things to avoid, things to definitely do etc etc

    thanks all
    04-12-12 05:20 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    You'll probably want to avoid the "Chicken" ranches since your wife will be with you!
    04-12-12 08:02 AM
  3. middbrew's Avatar
    Definitely get to Freemont St. Old Vegas is pretty cool. My wife and I did the cheese wedding thing as well. We got married at the Hitching Post (on the north end of the strip) and had Elvis as a best man. Only other advice I might give is don't sleep while you're there!
    04-12-12 08:05 AM
  4. jordandub's Avatar
    Definitely get to Freemont St. Old Vegas is pretty cool. My wife and I did the cheese wedding thing as well. We got married at the Hitching Post (on the north end of the strip) and had Elvis as a best man. Only other advice I might give is don't sleep while you're there!
    That sounds exactly like what we're after. Especially with Elvis!
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    04-12-12 08:41 AM
  5. middbrew's Avatar
    I'm not sure if you will need one, but you most of the wedding places can get packed so you might want to make a reservation at the place of your choice.

    Our Elvis sang 4 songs of our choice, gave the bride away, and stood as my best man. It was really fun and the type of wedding we will never forget. Make sure you hit the casinos in your wedding gear. We had people buying us champagne and drinks. One guy hit it big and bought us a couple bottle of very good champagne. Fun times!
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    04-12-12 02:42 PM
  6. chunligirl's Avatar
    My gf got married at Graceland Wedding Chapel and it was an awesome service and the Elvis did a great impersonation.

    Club Nights:

    Monday - XS @ Encore /Marquee @ Cosmo
    Tuesday - Lavo @ Palazzo

    If you need club information. Msg me and I'll see what I can do. Midweek is usually pretty easy on the dress code but I would always bring dress shoes and a button up shirt. Unless you don't mind getting turned down and having to go back to your hotel.

    I stayed at Mirage 2 weeks ago. BLT Burger isn't bad. Lamb burger is really good. Wagyu Burger is ok. There's a Carnegie Deli (also located in New York) that has mile high sandwiches.

    Cheap eats: Secret Pizza at Cosmo Hotel (have to ask for it..there are no signs to show direction), Tacos El Gordo behind the Encore Hotel, Capriottis Sandwich Shop, Earl of Sandwich (i think it's overrated but people love it)

    Mon Ami Gabi at Paris is a good place to eat outside and enjoy a nice view of the strip if it is good weather.

    There's a reality show called Pawn Stars that films in Vegas if you want to go check that out. Tourists like to go there and take pictures. Gold and Silver Pawn Shop home of History Channel's Pawn Stars

    I go to Vegas about 6-7 times a year, mainly for pool parties, mega clubs and dining. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.
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    04-12-12 06:43 PM
  7. JustPlainJef's Avatar
    We were told to go into all the casinos to check them out. Don't. Go into the cool ones, the themed ones, but not all of them. New York, Excalibur, Luxor, Paris, and the Venetian are all cool. The fountains at the Bellagio are awesome, and a free show.

    And Freemont Street is definately a must-do.
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    04-13-12 08:21 AM
  8. chunligirl's Avatar
    Hotels that provide great FREE photo opportunities/sites

    -Mirage actually has a rainforest and volcano which is cool in itself.
    -Cosmopolitan (check out the area near registration and the middle Chandelier Bar). The entire hotel is so blingy and super nice! I love it there
    -Bellagio (specifically the Botanical Gardens) and as Jef mentioned the water show
    -Venetian (specifically the Grand Canal Shoppes) (they have indoor Gondola Rides and the ceiling is painted like a blue sky - Paris Hotel has the same)
    -Treasure Island - Pirate Show outside on the strip (times are: PERFORMANCE TIMES
    7:00, 8:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
    11:30 p.m.)

    I'm not a Downtown LV fan. Mainly because of the crazy people and the smell but you should go at least once. Make sure you go during the day and leave around the time the sun comes down. LOL. You can zipline the "Fremont Street Experience" for I believe less than $20. Definitely try that out.
    Here's a video of it.
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    04-13-12 11:50 AM
  9. jordandub's Avatar
    Thanks guys, all good tips so far!

    If anyone can recommend a good Tattoo artist in Vegas, that would be great too. I heard there was one in the Mirage itself...

    There is, King Ink, just emailed them - sweeeet
    Last edited by jordandub; 04-16-12 at 04:51 AM.
    04-16-12 04:22 AM
  10. middbrew's Avatar
    Also remember that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
    04-16-12 08:55 AM
  11. Ponyboy24's Avatar
    Thanks guys, all good tips so far!

    If anyone can recommend a good Tattoo artist in Vegas, that would be great too. I heard there was one in the Mirage itself...

    There is, King Ink, just emailed them - sweeeet
    Hart & Huntington

    You're going to have a great time, enjoy and congrads!!
    04-16-12 09:41 AM
  12. trucky's Avatar
    Ask Jeff Neely from the GSA... I hear he has the inside line on all the best deals in Vegas.
    04-17-12 01:23 PM
  13. exelant's Avatar
    Make sure to get the member's club or what ever they call it at the hotel you're staying at and maybe a place like Treasure Island. If you gamble a bit, and it doesn't take a lot, you'll get comp room and food offers. I haven't had to pay for a room at TI for years.
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    04-17-12 04:06 PM
  14. jordandub's Avatar
    Again, thanks for the tips!

    One more thing, is everything super expensive in Vegas? Or is it just the Mirage? because I emailed the tattoo place that's in the hotel and the quote was astronomical for what I wanted.

    I've been tattooed all over the world and the place in the Mirage was easily 5-6 times more expensive than anywhere else!
    04-18-12 03:18 AM
  15. up488's Avatar
    congrats on the vegas wedding! best way to do it in my opinion. my wife and i got married in vegas 11 years ago at the world famous chapel of the bells. it was an unplanned, spur of the moment thing that we haven't regretted for one minute. the best part was we didn't tell any of our family or friends for a year until we threw a party to announce we were having a baby AND that it was our first wedding anniversary! the shock factor was priceless! lol

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    04-18-12 12:16 PM
  16. Blkbear's Avatar
    Also remember that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
    Well only of the people with you don't get drunk and have decent video on their cell phones.
    04-19-12 01:39 AM
  17. chunligirl's Avatar
    things on the strip are expensive... off strip in vegas isnt expensive at all.. just remember..its a touristy area ...
    04-19-12 06:06 PM
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