203 Getting Married In Vegas w/Joni Moss-Graham!!

Las Vegas is the wedding capital of the world. Why? Because it’s easy and the only limitation is your budget and imagination.  Maybe a few laws as well… But otherwise, it’s all Vegas Baby!  So today’s podcast I get to talk with my good friend, fellow Las Vegas Territory member and wedding coordinator/planner/extraordinary professional, Joni Moss-Graham from lvweddingconnection.com  She is my go-to person for anything Las Vegas Wedding Related!

Did you know Las Vegas does over 300 weddings a day??  And that doesn’t include commitment ceremonies and vow renewals.  That’s just weddings!!  From simple Justice of the Peace to a walk-up chapel to drive-thru weddings to taking a helicopter out to the Grand Canyon or Valley of Fire (she has a secret spot in Valley of Fire only accessible by helicopter!), Vegas is the place to do it.

We also talk about commitment ceremonies for people who don’t want or can’t do an actual wedding for various reasons.  People are discovering the joys of Vow Renewals.  Maybe your wedding wasn’t what you really wanted because of budget or family reasons.  But now, after a few years, you want to recommit to that special someone and do it Your Way!  Vow Renewals allow you to do that.  Better, better, maybe fancier or with a different set of witnesses!!  Joni shares some of those ideas with up.

Getting Married in Las Vegas The Podcast

Getting Married in Las Vegas

  • To obtain your marriage license, both parties must appear in person before a Clerk at a Clark County Marriage Bureau location.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and no nearer of kin than second cousins or cousins of half-blood, and not having a husband or wife living.
  • The Clark County Marriage Bureau has its own marked entrance at the Regional Justice Center, 201 E Clark Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (Map)
  • The Clark County Marriage Bureau is open 8 am to Midnight 7 days a week
  • The current fee for a marriage license is $77
  • No blood test, no waiting!
  • A marriage license allows a couple to marry in the state. It is not proof of marriage.
  • In the State of Nevada, marriage records are public documents
  • Whoever performs your marriage ceremony has, by law, ten (10) days to submit documentation to the Clark County Clerk’s Office for your marriage to be recorded. Once recorded, you can order a certified marriage certificate online from the Clark County website
  • A marriage license is issued the same day a couple applies. There is no waiting period to get married after the marriage license has been issued.
  • Marriage licenses are good for one year from the date of issue.
  • Clark County Marriage Bureau Website

The Bonus Round!! 

Why move to Las Vegas:  Family was here

Favorite Places to Send Clients:  Bellagio Fountains

Hidden Gem of Vegas: Nelson/El Dorado Canyon

Three Must Do’s for Vegas Tourists:
1) The Bellagio Fountains/Chocolate Fountain
2) Fremont Street Experience
3) The Welcome to Las Vegas Sign

Favorite Vegas Movie: Think Like a Man Too (Amazon)

Favorite Las Vegas Show(s)
1) Celine Dion
2) any “Cirq” show
3) LaRev at the Wynn

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#133 The Three Vegas Tourists Are Back


Sazzy is back in good spirits finally.  Mark is back from his honeymoon and The Ace Reporter is back from landscaping his house…  So it’s time to play catch up with everyone and do another Podcast!!!!  Program note: We were minus the cookie lady, but she is forgiven…  Just means more cookies next time.

Notes from The Vegas Tourist Podcast #133

  • The NFR is staying.  Basically the same old contract, different wording
  • The new High Roller Observation Wheel opened.  It may save Caesars from bankruptcy.
  • The Ace Reporter needs a job to pay for the new house updates
  • Sazzy is back and named Co-Captian of her corn holing team. (no comments)..
  • Mark got married again (wedding #4) and this time his brother was best man (Sazzy was best man at wedding #2)
  • The Harry Potter ride at Universal Studios Florida is amazing
  • What is Butter Beer made of?
  • This made our ninth year covering NASCAR and the first Mark missed.
  • Mark covered NHRA Drag Racing…  Think golf with wheels.
  • We need T-Shirt idea
  • Get Your Tickets to the NHRA Las Vegas Silver State Nationals