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Tie the knot in the marriage capital of the world

Tie the knot in the marriage capital of the world
The wedding chapel at Aria. (OGara Bissell Photography)

Love is in the air and on your mind. If you're looking tie the knot on Valentine's Day, you have plenty of romantic options in the Marriage Capital of the World. A Vegas wedding means you can tie the knot anytime, and just about any place. From quickie weddings like Stu and Jade's in "The Hangover" to saying "I do" in your fantasy wedding at a five-star resort, Vegas makes it easy for couples to get married.

The Marriage Bureau is open every day of the year from 8 a.m. until midnight. A marriage certificate costs $77 with no blood test or waiting period. Here are some romantic ideas to get you down the aisle.

Popular wedding venues

The Wedding Chapel at Aria Resort & Casino


This five-star hotel is right on the Las Vegas Strip and its in-house floral department can create custom flower arrangements from sweet and simple to over-the-top. The package includes two wedding consultants and a live piano player. Brides can get ready in the beautiful Bridal Suite. The Groom's Suite has a pool table. Friends and family unable to attend can share the experience live online. Packages from $1,500 to $20,000.

The Neon Museum

Light up your love. Get married under the stars and feel the warm glow of twinkling lights and neon from classic signs that once lit up the city. The museum is home to more than 200 old signs that have been rescued from demolished hotels and businesses. Prices vary depending on dates and size of party.

Madame Tussauds Wedding Chapel

Let the Wolf Pack witness your wedding. The famous wax museum located adjacent to the Venetian created a chapel inspired by the hit comedy "The Hangover." The Hangover Experience package includes a minister, seating for up to 30 guests, Alan and Phil as your witnesses, shots of Jagermeister and four tickets to the attraction. You also get to hang out in the replica hotel suite. Packages from $1,500 to $8,500.

Vegas Weddings Chapel

This quaint stone chapel in downtown Las Vegas has the look and feel of an old church and is conveniently located a block away from the Marriage License Bureau. They offer affordable and elegant weddings. The main wedding chapel seats up to 100 guests while the Terrace Gazebo on the rooftop seats up to 30 guests. Packages from $99.

The perfect proposal

The engagement ring is the ultimate symbol of love and commitment. No one knows that better than world-renowned jeweler Tiffany & Co. The high-end retailer is celebrating the 130th anniversary of its iconic six-prong diamond engagement ring known as the Ring of Rings. Founder Charles Tiffany introduced the Tiffany Setting in 1886.

After you say "I do" to the ring, Tiffany's makes popping the question easy. The company has a private room and proposal balcony inside the Shops at Crystals on the Strip at City Center.

Other romantic proposal spots include the fountains of Bellagio, the sky bar on the 23rd floor at Mandarin Oriental and the night sky during Sundance Helicopter's City of Lights Tour.

— Dao Vu, LA Times Custom Publishing