If you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a ring on your left finger, make like Ed Helms’ Stu on The Hangover and head to Vegas. Here’s your guide on how to elope in Sin City, but if you’re looking to pull out a tooth, you’re on your own.
Obviously, Vegas is the capital of quickie weddings, with more than 100,000 couples saying “I do” there each year, according to the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority. And the options are overwhelming.
You could do everything from a wedding-on-the-go at the Little White Wedding Chapel’s Tunnel of Love drive-through window for as cheap as $50—though you have to supply your own car—to a slightly more upscale affair at the Wynn, where perks include a wedding consultant, a private limo ride from the airport to the courthouse for the license and use of the private wedding salon. Packages can be as high as $30,000, to ensure you won’t be cheated from that overpriced wedding feel.
Of course, you could go all out queer and get married at the only gay-owned wedding chapel in Las Vegas, cleverly named the Gay Chapel of Las Vegas. They have been uniting same-sex couples from the day they opened over 16 years ago, but now they do it legally.
The problem is, Valentine’s Day is the most popular day to get hitched, according to the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority. That means that your nuptials may not be so quick and you’ll have to wait among the other drunken starry-eyed lovers looking to get married after midnight. If you can, try doing a little planning for your wedding by calling ahead and reserving your spot. Otherwise, there likely will be a wait for the ceremony.
And if you’re not into the whole Valentine’s Day wedding, I think 02-20-20 is such a clever date for your wedding and definitely unforgettable! So, if you’re searching for the perfect winter wedding day, this date may be it.