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Las Vegas is a do anything, be anybody kind of town. You can let loose and have a ball however it is you like to have fun. It’s also a great place to have the time of your life, with the love of your life. 

If you’ve got a trip planned to Vegas (or maybe you’re even on your trip right now!). then there’s no better time to do something spontaneous like renewing your wedding vows. It’s a town built on those sorts of impromptu events, and you’ll have one heck of a story to tell. To heck with the slogan, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”

When Should I Do a Vow Renewal?

Lots of couples choose to renew their vows in Vegas, and they do so at a number of different times in their marriage. Often, it’s a big anniversary they want to celebrate. Recommitting to their marriage by renewing their vows is a great anniversary gift couples can give each other. 

But it doesn’t have to be a big number like 20 or 50. It can be any time you feel like it.

Some couples use a renewal to move past a rough patch in a marriage. Their vow renewal marks a fresh start to their journey. And some are just so in love they want to say “I do” all over again. 

There’s never a bad time for a “take two on your I dos.” Especially if you happen to be in Vegas! Las Vegas is the perfect place for a vow renewal, and now is the perfect time.

What Happens in a Vow Renewal Ceremony?

A vow renewal ceremony will look and feel a lot like your original wedding. But because of the nature of a vow renewal ceremony versus a wedding ceremony, you may choose to eliminate some of the things we all traditionally think of that make up a wedding — the big church, all the people, the lengthy program… And, because you’re already married, a vow renewal ceremony doesn’t require any legal documents from the marriage bureau at the courthouse like the first time around.

But the emotions will be very real.

The act of professing your love to your partner all over again is a wonderful feeling. You’ll still say “I do.” You’ll still seal it with a kiss. You’ll still get all choked up., And, if you use Cactus Collective Weddings for your vow renewal ceremony, you’ll also get a batch of amazing photographs to capture it all.

The Cactus Collective Weddings Vow Renewal Experience

When we say that a vow renewal ceremony can be an impromptu occasion, we mean it. My team and I are the original elopement and micro wedding experts in Las Vegas. Your short notice request is our specialty. We’ve even got a few 24-hour turn-arounds under our belt, so if you’re in town looking to re-tie the knot, we can pull the strings to make it happen.

We promise that when you choose us, your vow renewal package will include everything you need for a memorable, intimate service. 

While some couples really do choose to get married or remarried at the spur of the moment, it’s more likely you’re planning at least a little bit ahead. If you’re thinking of renewing your vows in Vegas on your upcoming trip, here’s a suggested itinerary for a memorable and meaningful experience.


Arrival Day — Getting there is half the fun, right?

The excitement surrounding the trip is as much a part of the enjoyment as the trip itself. Landing at Harry Reid International Airport is a thrilling moment, especially if you’re landing East to West and are sitting on the right side of the plane looking north at the famed Las Vegas Strip. Watch for the brand new Sphere and its giant super high-res LED light display covering the largest spherical structure in the world.

Get to your hotel, and relax for a bit before heading out for a “the night before” dinner, show or Blackjack session. Maybe all three?! It’s Vegas after all — no one said you have to go to bed early.

If your plane lands early enough, you may have time for a visit to the spa for some refreshing treatments or the pool for some Vitamin D to get you feeling good.


Vow Renewal Day — Don’t worry, you won’t wake up as nervous as you did on your wedding day.

This really is your day! Without the constraints, must-dos and stressful timelines of your original wedding day, you can ease into your vow renewal day and be relaxed and in the moment when you say, “I do again.” 

Go for breakfast or brunch. There’s some amazing places in Vegas and, since you probably won’t have a big wedding party by your side (they’re going out of style anyway), there’s no need to get up early for hair and makeup with everyone. 

You shouldn’t feel rushed on your vow renewal day, as you comfortably roll into a cab or rideshare and head to your ceremony location. Making sure you get there on time is still important, but with less going on than on your original wedding day, you shouldn’t be up against the clock. It’s worth noting: if your ceremony is taking place at one of our incredible scenic locations, then you may want to plan ahead at least a little bit, as cabs and ride shares won’t likely be an option on the return trip to town.

Photogenically, golden hour and sunset vow renewal ceremonies look best and can lead flawlessly straight into a memorable reception from our sister brand, Gather After. A post-vow-renewal party might be on the docket if you’ve got some guests that have joined your impromptu vow renewal, such as kids or close friends and family.


Celebration Day — Time to enjoy the second first day of the rest of your lives.

The day after the vow renewal day might be filled with all the fun Vegas stuff you came to town to do. 

Las Vegas is such a fun place. We’re big advocates for our hometown and love introducing couples to parts of the city beyond the Strip. There’s sooo much more to our incredible city. There’s not enough room in this blog to share it all, so please click over to the dedicated blog for Exploring Vegas After Your Wedding.

There’s also the chance you’ll need a recovery day after partying too hard the night of your vow renewal. No one wants to be jumping on a plane and trying to fight a hangover while stuck in the middle seat. Vegas is a great place for just chilling out and taking it easy too.

World class spas are plentiful on the Strip and so are relaxing swimming pools. Take your pick from one of our favorite spas including The Spa at Wynn, Spa at The Waldorf-Astoria and AWANA Spa at Resorts World. As for pools, we really like Stadium Swim at Circa, The Flamingo and Caesars Palace. 

Don’t forget to eat something! There are tons of great restaurant choices in town too. Vegas is one of the most iconic foodie destinations in the world. There are old staples you gotta try, like The Golden Steer Steakhouse or Battista’s Hole in the Wall. And, of course, there are always new places that become popular favorites too. 


Back To Reality Day — All good things must come to an end.

Hopefully you’ve left yourself a little bit of time on your last day in Vegas and don’t have to make a mad-dash for the airport early in the morning. But if you gotta make a quick getaway, don’t fret too much. Harry Reid International Airport is a short ride from the Strip, and as long as you aren’t staying at Alliante Casino in far North Las Vegas or a short-term rental house in the NW neighborhood of Skye Canyon, then you’re really only about 20 minutes from the airport from just about everywhere in town.

That should leave you a little time to enjoy before heading home. As long as you’re still at the casino, it might be a good time to try to get even before leavin’. If your bankroll took a few hits at the tables or machines earlier in the trip, press your luck and try to win some back. If there’s not time to play before heading to the airport, then don’t worry. There are slot machines in the terminal too!

Come Back Soon

As the backside of the Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas sign says, “Come Back Soon.” There are always more reasons to renew your vows and there’s always something exciting going on in Sin City.

Plan your vow renewal in Las Vegas

McKenzi Taylor
McKenzi Taylor

McKenzi Taylor is America’s go-to elopement and micro wedding expert, often featured in small and major media outlets, such as the New York Times. With over 15 years of wedding photography experience, it was after planning her own Las Vegas elopement in 2016 that McKenzi felt her purpose shift into elopement coordination. She started Cactus Collective Weddings soon after in 2017. Since then, she’s become a WIPA board member, and has helped well over 1000 couples get hitched in style around Las Vegas, San Diego and Black Hills.