For the moment, the chapel is offering only pretend weddings. It’s not yet licensed to perform legally-binding unions. So what happens in Vegas can really stay here. You can “marry” that hottie you met at the club, but you don’t have to give them half your earnings when things inevitably go sour.
The Pop-Up Wedding Chapel opened recently at the Cosmopolitan on Las Vegas’s Strip. It’s the only one of its kind offering faux wedding packages. “Hitched in a Hurry,” for example, starts at $80. Fear of commitment is no problem at this place.
The chapel has a clean, crisp and modern vibe to it, like an Apple store with wedding-themed gifts available for purchase. A white, lit-up pathway leads the happy couple to the altar, which has a giant picture of the famous Las Vegas sign.
White metal chairs are lined on plush white carpeting for guest viewing. A giant gumball machine is full of colorful diamond-shaped ring erasers (to erase your names from the mock marriage license the next day). The chapel is surrounded by windows for outdoor public viewing and cheering. While I was there I witnessed two girlfriends getting hitched.
The mock wedding vows are read from an iPad at the altar. With over five different choices of vows (sassy to poetic), there is something for everyone. Included in the package price is the faux ceremony, two Sofia Coppola champagne cans, 2 eraser rings and one photo booth token.
Of course there are several add-ons to be purchased. Like using your own iPod for a more personal playlist. If you want flowers, silk flower bouquets can be purchased or rented. If you are feeling really drunk or just extra brave, a legally binding ceremony can be performed for an additional $90.
This cute couple from Australia dressed up and took a picture in the photo booth as a joke to freak out their mothers.