Frequently Asked Questions…
How long do elopements and micro weddings take?
You should plan on being with us from 30-45 minutes for our “Welcome to Las Vegas” Sign weddings and 1-2.5 hours for our Elopement or Micro weddings depending on the package you choose. Additional photos require a little more time, and photo tours usually add about 30 – 60 minutes, depending on how many stops you add.
How far in advance should I book?
It is best to book your date and package as soon as possible as some locations and dates book up more than a year ahead.
Locations such as Neon Museum, the Valley of Fire, and sometimes Nelson Ghost Town usually book out early for popular dates and weekends.
Bookings for our “Welcome to Las Vegas” Sign packages are usually a little easier to get the date you want.
That being said, sometimes we have cancellations or last minute availability so please always check with us first. You can do this through our contact for at the bottom of any of our pages or through the INQUIRY tab in our menu options.
Once you have completed your first payment towards your wedding package we will immediately secure your date and time with both us and the location you chose.
How many guests can I bring?
As we specialize in elopements and micro weddings, we work with groups of up to 40. Some locations can accommodate more than that, but we would need to discuss and verify prior to booking. Many venues charge additional fees for groups who are larger than 10, and usually in increments of 10, so please feel free to contact us for your options and additional details.
What type of ceremony should I expect?
Our standard ceremony is a non-religious ceremony centered around your love. We pronounce our couples “husband and wife” at the close of the ceremony, unless you request otherwise.
An explicitly Christian ceremony is available at no extra charge and upon request.
If the Bride and Groom want to incorporate their own vows, then we will gladly make room in the ceremony for them to read their vows to one another.
Once booked with us we will email a questionnaire over to you were you will be able to choose from one of the ceremony options.
Custom ceremonies may be incorporated into the Diamond package if enough notice and coordination is provided prior to the day of the wedding.
We do have a Spanish speaking wedding officiant. You may request your ceremony to be in Spanish or English (based on officiant’s availability).
Is transportation included?
For our couples who aren’t driving themselves, some packages don’t include transportation, but we have relationships with limo and coach companies that we can connect you with. Be sure to check all of our packages at your desired location, as many of them do provide for transportation included in the package price.
Packages that already have transportation included but need a larger limo have the option to upgraded to a limo with more seating for an additional fee (based on availability). Prices vary depending on the size of the limo.
How do we know where to meet?
We will send an informational email to set a meeting spot near your ceremony location. We will always provide you with contact information in case we need to connect. Be sure to bring your cell phone with the number you’ve given us with your booking so we can contact you. We normally arrive 10-15 minutes early to set up for your ceremony. For State Park and Nelson ceremonies, we will meet you in the parking area of your chosen venue and travel over to the ceremony site together. Your confirmation email will contain the details and directions.
Are there any hidden fees?
We work hard to ensure that the package price you pay covers all of our services on your wedding day. We have included the cost of our services, both photos and minister’s ceremony, as well as any fees for the venue you have chosen. State Parks and Nelson Ghost Town charge a fee for wedding services, and most will charge more for a higher number of guests. We will inform you of any additional guest fees at the time of booking so there are no surprises.
The Valley of Fire does charge a park entrance fee once you arrive at the gate. Your wedding location permit fee is included in your package price but the entrance fee must be paid by you, upon arrival to the park. The entrance fee is $10-$15 per vehicle with up to 5 passengers. A fee of $2 will be added for each person above the 5.
Couples are responsible for purchasing a Marriage License from the Marriage Bureau, and the Clark County Clerk’s fee for a marriage license is $102. This is a governmental fee separate from our package price. Additionally, the Recorder’s office charges a $20 fee to print and send a certified copy of your marriage license. You may order your certified marriage certificate no sooner than two weeks after the date the ceremony has taken place. If you require expedited filing of your marriage documents, we can facilitate that for an additional charge.
Gratuities, while always appreciated, are not required for our wedding officiants or photographers, but are completely up to you if you feel they have provided a great experience for you. For renewal ceremonies, there are no paperwork requirements.
Gratuities for limo drivers are already included in our pricing. If hair and makeup are added the artist requires a reimbursement for her hotel parking fee and gratuity (10%-20%) for her services. Our Diamond package is the only package that already includes this gratuity for the artist.
How do I get my photos/video?
We operate on a 100% digital delivery platform for your photos and video. Ten business days following your ceremony, you will receive an email with your gallery link and instructions on how to choose the photos that came with your package. At that time you may choose the number of photos that are included in your package, OR if you decide you want ALL the photos offered, you can choose to purchase the entire gallery and download them to your computer. If you choose only the photos that are included in your package, then you will receive another gallery link to freely download the photos you’ve chosen. Your gallery will be password protected, so it is not open to the public. Our digital delivery allows you to share your gallery with friends or family as long as you provide them with the link and the password. When you download your photos, we provide a personal use license which allows you to post them online, or take your image file to a local photo processor for printing. We do NOT provide commercial use licenses for our images, or images in RAW format. You will receive high-resolution jpeg images. All final images will be high-resolution digital downloads with no watermark.
Will I get every photo that was taken?
Well…. no. We always provide post-processing of your images to draw out the best aspects of the lighting, the couple, and the venue. It is a large part of the service we offer, and as such we do not include images that would be considered outtakes – i.e. closed eyes, awkward expressions, or images that contain other distractions that take away from the image quality. Rather than providing low-quality, high-count photo packages, we focus on giving you the images that appropriately tell the story of your wedding. For those packages that include posed shots, you will have the opportunity to choose which images you want to select as part of your package. If you really want a ginormous amount of photos, you should book additional photography from our upgrades. See more about our photo philosophy at WHAT SETS US APART. There is no guarantee given that any specific pose or image will turn out, but we do guarantee that you will get the amount of photos that are included in your package.
Can I change my bouquet or the venue?
We would be happy to change your bouquet selection or ceremony location as long as we have sufficient notice.
To ensure changes can be made before your bouquet order is finalized please contact us with any changes 3 weeks before your wedding date. We will do our very best to get the change order into the florist before the deadline.
Venue changes at state parks may require at least two week’s notice (14 days), as there are fees and scheduling involved through the park/venue managers.
Weddings or photo shoot date changes at Neon Museum are a little more involved. Sometimes they will allow us to move a date without losing any of the permit fee already paid to them and other times they will not. We have a good relationship with them so they usually work things out for us most times as long as the date is not too close.
Can I cancel and get a refund?
Payments made to Las Vegas Luv Bug Weddings are nonrefundable but are fully transferable. That means that if you need to move the date and time of your ceremony, there is no charge as long as we have at least 48 hours notice for Sign packages, and 14-days notice for Valley of Fire or Nelson Ghost Town packages.
Neon Museum will provide for rescheduling in most cases as long as it is 30 days or more out, but there may be a loss of a portion of the permit fee and you may be required to pay part of this fee again upon rescheduling.
If your package carries a venue fee and you wish to move it, there may be a small change in the venue fee. Your credit with Las Vegas Luv Bug is good for a full year from the date of the original ceremony, so even if you need to move it up to a year, we can facilitate your rescheduling, with no penalties, as long as 14-day notice is given. If you want to cancel your wedding altogether, the payments made are unfortunately non-refundable. This agreement between Las Vegas Luv Bug Weddings and the wedding couple becomes effective when payment is made to secure the reservation. At the time this agreement takes effect, Las Vegas Luv Bug Weddings shall reserve the date and time agreed upon, and not make any other reservations or accept any other clients for said date and time. For this reason, in the event that couples cancel their reservation for any reason, all monies paid shall be retained by Las Vegas Luv Bug Weddings in order to offset its loss of business. Please refer to our TERMS AND CONDITIONS page.
We allow you to move your date and time or venue location once without any rescheduling fees charged by us. If you need to move your date or venue a second time we charge a $100 rescheduling fee for this service.
What if I am late to my wedding?
We do our best to pad a little time into our packages in case a couple arrives a little late. We understand that traffic or unexpected events can happen. Once the bride and groom arrive we will get started right away. If guests are late we will not be able to wait any longer than the 10 minutes from the original start time. In most cases we are either booked right up until sunset, and do not want to lose lighting for photos, or we have weddings booked after.
If the bride and groom are more than 10-15 minutes late then there is a high likelihood that we will need to either skip a photo tour location and/or you will not receive your package photo count total.
What if it rains?
Fortunately our desert weather provides mostly sunny days making Las Vegas a great choice for outdoor weddings. In the rare event that it does rain we do our best to bring large umbrellas for the bride and groom and as many as we can for guests. In our 11+ years of experience with Luv Bug weddings when it has rained we have never had a situation where we did not capture beautiful wedding photos and we always got the couple more photos than what came with their package so they had plenty to choose from. The weather can help provide for some stunning backdrops for wedding photos!
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