Las Vegas Neon Museum Elopement on a $3,600 Budget
Jillian + Victor
What was your total budget? Please provide a budget breakdown.
- Flight and Stay (A Week): $1400
- Venue: $800
- Attire: $600 (Total, both)
- Photoshoot AFTER: $600
- Odds and Ends: $200
Total Budget: $3,600
How many guests did you have?
10 people, not including us.
How did you meet?
We actually went to the same High School but were many grades apart. Years later, we met up on a dating website (so millennial of us)!
What is your proposal story?
We went to Gatlinburg, TN for a week on vacation, and on a rainy day, he took me on a motorcycle trip to a mountain. He then took us hiking up a trail (but didn’t tell me I needed good shoes that day!!) and later hiking up a muddy mountain.
The trail kept getting longer and longer. Eventually, there was a downpour, so I said: “Screw this!” I was super mad at him and in order to save the day and my mood, he whipped out the ring and proposed!
Tell us about your attire choices.
Jillian: My style icon is Jayne Mansfield. So I immediately knew I needed to be a blonde, bodacious bombshell in whatever I was going to wear. On top of that, it’s Vegas baby! I needed to emulate the town. And being far from traditional, I knew a white dress wasn’t going to be for me. So gold, sequined, high leg slit… love it!!!
Vince: My favorite color is purple and I knew my soon to be wife would be wearing gold, so what goes amazing together? Purple and gold!
What were your favorite parts of the day?
Jillian: We had our ceremony at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign with an Elvis impersonator. So standing there, with all those tour groups taking pictures of us, I felt like royalty! After, we did a Las Vegas sign Museum photoshoot and then went around Fremont Street with Carrie Pollard. She is probably one of the best photographers we’ve worked with. She has such a vision and we have all of the photos she took hanging around our home.
Vince: I think it was the first look down at the Flamingo Waterfall. She looked like a vision in gold!
Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now?
Enjoy it! Don’t stress! And sometimes going the cheaper route (eloping in Las Vegas was a bargain) is the way to go! Have your ceremony be the epitome of you and your partner; don’t bend for anyone else. It’s your day. You’re going to remember it for the rest of your life.