I know what you’re thinking.

But no, Alex did not propose over Christmas! ๐Ÿ˜‰

There may not be wedding bells for us right now, butย that doesn’t stop me from writing about my dream wedding (and very large pear-shaped diamonds). Are you reading this, Alex?! Take some notes babe. ๐Ÿ˜œ

Actually, I’ve partnered with MGM Resorts to talk about how to plan your dream wedding in Las Vegas! Not just any dream wedding though, one that it is completely stress-free. (seriously!)

So many of you know that I had a Las Vegas “chapel” wedding about 8 years ago. It was nice, but very typical – Elvis, dusty faux floral arrangements, no guests, and let’s not even talk about the chapel’s makeup artist who gave me a man face and burly brows and then I had to redo my own makeup before the wedding.

Lets. Just. Not. Go. There.

Instead, let’s talk about how you can have a luxurious, stress-free, and beautiful wedding at the beautiful MGM Grand.

Here you can have EVERYTHING planned for you. No stress. No drama. not to mention you can relax, party, unwind (whatever you wish!) on the resort property before and after your nuptials.

MGM Grand offers a wide range of wedding packages starting at only $750. ๐Ÿ’œ As I was researching more information about this article, I was so impressed to find that they offer a downloadable brochure of wedding packages and pricing. To be able to find this information in clear and concise detail would be so helpful in planning the budget for your wedding.

Wedding Hair & Makeup

Let’s chat about hair first because you know how I feel about a great hairstyle. It’s basically everything. ๐Ÿ’œ

MGM Grand is the home to Christophe Salon. Christophe is a world renowned salon that celebrities and Hollywood industry types turn to for style expertise. All of yourย yourย bridal beauty needs can be met here. Sit back, sip some bubbly, and let the stylists pamper you (and your wedding party members) on your special day with a gorgeous bridal hairstyle, Perfectress hair extensions, makeup, and a manicure.

The look above (styled by a Christophe professional stylist) is one of my favorites for bridal style. The “Glam Wave” is timeless, classic, and effortlessly chic. Be sure to pair it with statement earrings and a bold lip.

Wedding Florals

The MGM Grand offers an in-house florist to provide you with any floral arrangement you can dream of. Better yet, just let the florist know your wedding colors and leave the rest to them. You can rest assured that all of your floral details will be top notch and immaculate because of their in-house floral design team.

I talked to one of my girlfriend’s who is a wedding insider, and she said that years ago, bouquets were small and sweet. For 2018 wedding trends, the bigger the bouquet, the better (think cascading modern bouquets with an eclectic variety of blooms and lots of greenery). I know MGM Grand will not disappoint in this area, as in Las Vegas everything is bigger, better, and GRAND!

Enjoy the resort amenities as their team plans the details for your big day, which leads me to the next topic!

Wedding Party Nightlife

In my opinion, the great thing about having your wedding in Las Vegas is that you and your wedding party members have entertainment ALL around. Martinis and music are easily accessible in MGM Grand.

My favorite lounge inside MGM Grand is Centrifuge.ย Centrifuge is a trendy circular bar and lounge with hand-crafted cocktails, progressive music and an ultra-modern vibe. The centerpiece of Centrifuge is an impressive glowing installation that spins continuously while changing colors.

Wedding Catering

The centerpiece of any function is certainly the food! MGM catering experts will go beyond your expectations. MGM Grand provides complete banquet and catering services, and they can work with any dietary needs.

The wedding dessert trend forecast for 2018 is all about nostalgia. Creative, nostalgic desserts such as popsicles, layered custards and ice cream sandwiches will be what many couples serve at their wedding, in addition to cake, of course. I think this is a really fun idea that people of all ages will enjoy!

Wedding Party Spa Day

No matter how stress-free your wedding is, you’ll still want to book spa days. After all, it is time to treat yourself like the queen you are during your wedding week. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Inside MGM Grand Spa, you can experience top notch facials, body exfoliatons, massage, and they even have body bronzing available. They will pamper you and your wedding party before and/or after your wedding.

Everything you need to wind down and relax is for you at the Grand Spa. If you’re looking to treat yourself to ultimate levels of relaxation and rejuvenation, the Grand Spa has thirty treatment rooms along with saunas, whirlpools and lounges that provide a multitude of treatments to help you recharge, reboot and revitalize.

When it’s time to say your vows, keep it easy, keep it fabulous, and always keep it GRAND.

My next time around, I am definitely going the fabulous and stress-free route by having someone do it all for me like the MGM.

Comment below and let me know if you’re married or where you plan on getting married! If you’re thinking of getting hitched in Las Vegas, I would love to know. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  1. You read my mind! I love love love this article, it’s everything I want and more! We are ready to plan in 2019 wedding and it’s going to have to be glamorous but also not break my pocket๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” Love your insights Ashley๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜˜

  2. Hi Ashley!

    Loved this post. Iโ€™m from a South Asian background (Pakistani to be exact) and Iโ€™ve considered starting my own blog on planning South Asian weddings in my own hometown – Toronto. Weddings are always so much fun (in every culture), but with a little help, the planning can be made so much more stress free. I look forward to visiting Las Vegas some day. Thanks for your insight!!

  3. Iโ€™ve been married for almost 6 years but we honeymooned in Vegas and loved it. We wanted something fun!

  4. What a great article!! I love weddings!! I do not realize how much the MGM had to offer. Note to self to recommend if someone is looking for a beautiful and all in one option.

  5. Coming up on 18 years ago we got married at the Viva Las Vegas wedding chapel by, yes, Elvis ๐Ÿ˜† we were going for full on cheese as it was just a matter of paperwork, our fancy ceremony was held a few days later. It’s a fun secret we only share with a select few, as everyone thought our fancy ceremony was our real wedding date!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. My boyfriend and I have been saying for a while that when we get married, we want to do Vegas! I canโ€™t argue with all inclusive and affordable wedding packages! Weโ€™re saving for rings right now ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Iโ€™m not married, but I will probably in the next year or two! I hope I can as beautiful as wedding as these one day. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  8. Iโ€™m already married but this sounds dreamy! Stress free and Vegas fun?! Iโ€™d do it SO different if I could turn back timeโ˜บ๏ธ

  9. This was a really fun read. Weโ€™re going to Las Vegas this August and really wanted to look into having a small ceremony here. Just watched the undercover boss episode featured at the MGM and couldnโ€™t stop thinking how gorgeous the hotel is. Maybe youโ€™ve convinced me to have a MGM wedding myself ๐Ÿ˜‚ Canโ€™t believe their packages start as low as $750!!!

  10. Loved this article! Im definitely going to look into the MGM Grand. Iโ€™m planning on getting married in Vegas within the next year. I want something beautiful, intimate, and that wonโ€™t break the bank. Iโ€™ve heard that I can get more bang for my buck in Vegas so thatโ€™s why weโ€™re thinking here. This will be my second marriage but his first. My first โ€œweddingโ€ was similar to yours. No guests just the two of us but locally not destination. So I definitely want to do something better and more special second time around. Thank you for this informative article.

  11. Iโ€™m already married but a wedding day party spa day sounds like I missed out on what was really important, haha!

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