Perhaps you’ve noticed that I love to shoot weddings at the Neon Museum!? And you’ve decided that you simply must tie the knot amongst all of the classic Vegas history. I have several tips for you to make things run really smoothly and get great images that really capture the charm of the iconic space. Read on for some ideas to make your wedding at the Neon Museum everything you’ve been hoping for.
1- Choose your date!
This one seems like a no brainer, but the Neon Museum actually books up quite quickly, especially during peak seasons when it’s not too hot (or too cold) to tie the knot outside! I’ve even had couples change their dates to accommodate the availability of the museum. Reach out directly to the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify that your date is available, and which galleries and times they have open. This information will be necessary to make most of the other decisions that follow. You can also click here to see more info about their wedding packages.
2 – Decide which gallery you want to be photographed in
The Neon Museum has two different areas that can be booked for weddings and events. The North Gallery is the gallery that is most often booked for weddings where the ceremony is occurring on site at the museum. This gallery can be booked for half an hour or more, and is perfect for smaller events and elopements. There is no electricity in this gallery and it photographs best during the day (1 or 2 hours before sunset). The Main Collection is the larger of the two areas and contains the signs that have been restored and are working (lit). This Collection can only be booked for larger events that rent the space for longer periods of time. However, the Main Collection can also be booked separately for just a photo shoot if you would like to be photographed there, but choose to marry elsewhere. Lots of clients book this gallery for one hour before or after their chapel wedding, or they add an hour on here after a brief ceremony in the North Gallery. This Collection photographs beautifully almost any time of day, or night. Please contact me for specific examples of weddings from both galleries if you need help making your decision!
3- Check with your photographer to see what the best time of day is for your gallery choice
Speaking of times of day! I can definitely help you decide which time slot works best for your session. I’ve spent considerable time in both areas and can make a recommendation for you once I know what type of images you are hoping for (light and airy, or dark and edgy). Each gallery has a different look and feel, and every client is looking for something unique. Let’s chat and decide what works best for your vision!
4- If you are having your ceremony at the museum, decide if you want a classic ceremony, an Elvis theme or even a mobster theme
This one is fun. Lots of my clients opt for a more traditional elopement-style ceremony with brief words from the officiant, an exchange of vows and rings and then being pronounced. However, if you have a crazy Vegas wedding in mind, complete with Elvis and accompanying songs, we can help with that, too. The museum can point you towards the officiants they use and put you in contact with them to discuss your options.
5 – Book it!
You now know where you’ll get married, what time you’ll be tying the knot and who will be marrying you, so it’s time to make it official! Book the museum. Book the officiant (who can assist you with all of the details you need to obtain your license and make it legal), and book your photographer! Then get ready to create images that you will be proud to hang on your walls for years after the big day.
And now it’s your turn! I would be thrilled to help you plan your date and photograph your event, big or small! Click below and let’s chat!