This top ten list I wrote first appeared on Carol Kilgore’s blog, Under the Tiki Hut – We had so much fun, I thought I’d share it with my Fairy Tale Life readers.
The list is one I should have given Barb Carico, my heroine in The Bull Rider’s Manager, before she took a ‘business’ trip to the Sin City with Hunter Martin. They may not have gotten themselves in such a pickle… And since I married my current (and best) husband in The Stained Glass Wedding Chapel just past the Freemont Street Experience, I know of what I speak.
Reason #10 – The length of the line at the court house is the cooling off period between “Hey, I’ve got a great idea” and “I do.” While we were waiting, I kept asking DH
if he was sure. Really, really sure. Especially after we heard the lady in front of us trying to list off her prior marriages and dates. She kept forgetting a few in between and having to start over. I think her new husband learned a lot during those twenty minutes.
Reason #9 – The court house has scalpers standing outside with limo’s waiting to whisk you away to their chapel. Just so you know, they don’t take you back to the hotel when you’re done so add the cost of the cab ride back when you’re deciding if the value pack they’re offering is a good deal.
Reason #8 – The court house has little golf pencils available for you to complete your applications with. Nuff said?
Reason #7 – Alcohol is served 24/7 in Vegas. Morning, noon, and night.
Reason #6 – You either get pictures with stone Elvis in the courtyard of the chapel, or, if you pay a bit extra, Elvis will officiate the wedding. Someone really needs to tell the Vegas community that Mr. Presley has left the building.
Reason #5 – Your friends and family aren’t in Vegas. Well, for us, that was half true. Our dart family, the ones we traveled all across the country to see, was there and helped us celebrate.
Reason #4 – Unless you’ve planned a destination wedding, you don’t get the full wedding experience including princess gown and veil. Of course you could always have a reception once you arrive home and play dress up then.
Reason #3 – You may or may not even know your groom. I lived with mine for six years before we married, and sometimes, I don’t think that was long enough. (Just kidding, honey.) When Barb and Hunter tie the knot, they’d known each other less than 24 hours.
Reason #2 – The wedding ring is usually CZ rather than diamonds. Believe me, diamonds are better.