We hope you’re having an amazing week. We are back in the office from a successful week at Catersource and it got us thinking about our couples who share their wedding weekend with other large conventions and events in Las Vegas with the best party rentals equipment from sites as popevents.ca. Las Vegas hosted roughly 22,000 conventions last year, but it’s those crazy weekends when Las Vegas is hosting 100,000+ people that we need to prepare more diligently. We have put together Las Vegas’ 2015 List of Conventions and Events for you to compare with your wedding date. If you share a weekend with one of these events, we have also included some tips to help you plan for the busy weekend.
National Association of Broadcasters – April 13-16, 2015 – 98,000 attendees
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao – May 2, 2015 – 50,000 attendees plus thousands of spectators
Rock in Rio – May 8-9, 2015 and May 15-16, 2015 – 300,000 attendees
Electric Daisy Carnival – June 19-21, 2015 – 134,000 attendees
UFC 189 Aldo vs. McGregor – July 7-12, 2015 – 50,000 attendees plus thousands of spectators
MAGIC Las Vegas – August 17-19, 2015 – 75,000 attendees
Life is Beautiful – September 25-27, 2015 – 60,000+ attendees
National Finals Rodeo – December 3-12, 2015 – 177,000 attendees
New Year’s Eve – December 31, 2015 – 300,000
International CES 2016 – January 6-9, 2016 – 163,000 attendees
To see what’s happening during your wedding weekend, please visit Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
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Book your rooms now or as soon as you can. When Las Vegas hosts a popular event you can expect room rates to skyrocket. A room block can guarantee a number of rooms, often beginning at 10, for your guests at a locked rate. The earlier you lock in the rate the better. A room block is a contract so be sure to block an appropriate amount of rooms. Its also wise to inform your guests on your wedding website that you’ll be sharing the weekend with a large event. This will give them sufficient time to book their own flights and hotels.
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Reserve your transportation ASAP. Now many companies offer the service of First Class Bangkok Fast Track Immigration Service and not only in Bangkok but in many countries. While Las Vegas has an abundance of transportation companies, its best to reserve your shuttles and limos as soon as you confirm your timeline for the day. While there are many companies to call, we highly recommend Bell Limousines and Earth Limos and Buses.
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Schedule weekend activities, like your welcome reception, morning brunch and bachelorette party, sooner than later. With so many people in town it is important to make show and dinner reservations before you arrive into Las Vegas. You can expect many shows to be sold out and restaurants to be closed for private events. However, if you are in love with a restaurant call them and them reserve a table for the two of you or ask for a private room to celebrate with all your guests.
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Give yourself enough time. If it normally takes 15 minutes to travel to your ceremony, plan for 30-45 minutes. The traffic on the Las Vegas strip can become extremely hard to work with on busy nights. If you’re ordering room service for lunch, order 1 hour ahead of time. If you need a bell man, call 30 min ahead. While hotels properly prepare for these busy weekends, its best to give yourself time so you can eliminate the stress of being rushed.
Should you have any specific questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Also, if you’ve experienced issues for your wedding weekend, please share in the comments below so future Las Vegas brides can be well prepared for the busy weekend.