As a recent bride, (we just hit our 7 month anniversary… woohoo!) I am just starting to recover from the yearlong process of wedding planning. As beautiful and lovely as our special day was, it was a very stressful event to plan. I loved that our wedding was outdoors at the beach, casual-cool, and true to who we are as a couple, but if I were to do it differently, I think I would’ve splurged on more of an all inclusive venue at a resort, rather than assembling vendors a la carte.
I love that MGM Grand is essentially a high end one-stop-wedding-shop. With an in-house florist, Christophe Salon, spa and fitness center (to work out those pre-wedding jitters), you can do all your pre-wedding pampering without ever having to leave the resort!
One great thing about MGM is if you book one of the chapels or outdoor venues for your ceremony, they offer a 30% discount on room rates for your guests.
The MGM has six beautiful venues to get married at. Here are some of my favorites:
The outdoor Terraza is a warm, homey, snug patio surrounded by lush palm trees, vegetation, and the beautiful backdrop of the MGM hotel. This location accommodates up to 100 guests.
The Cabana is a tropical, private, intimate setting right next to the pool. This is a perfect spot for those keeping their guest list on the small side.
The Signature Patio is magnificent for pictures. Surrounded with beautiful palm trees and bright green shrubs, which provide a stylish, standalone backdrop. This would definitely be a memorable location to tie the knot!
And last but not least, the beautiful Forever Grand Chapel, with out of this world architecture and tones of ivory, pearls and a hint of rose, giving you a luxurious, European feel with a jaw-dropping view.
In addition to the gorgeous venues, the in-house florist at the MGM Grand is a lifesaver! You won’t have the hassle of hours of google searches and interviewing florists, and they provide excellent service – offering everything from standard bridal bouquets to bridesmaid and flower girl items, to custom boutonnieres and corsages. The Decor packages are simply stunning, ranging from contemporary to modern, making your momentous walk down the aisle unbelievably beautiful.
Let’s not forget the guys! Of course we love and trust our future husband to not show up like a scraggly bum, but who knows about those pesky groomsmen! MGM has a state-of-the-art barber shop with luxury massages and touch up techniques to get the boys back in order. The barbershop features an Ultimate Facial Cleanse, which removes the impurities from your hubby-to-be’s skin for a smooth, hydrated, ready to shave complexion.
Lastly, the endless services provided at Christophe Salon will make you feel like a pampered princess before your big day: check out their Hot Whiskey Pedicure and the epic Rodeo Wind Down (a 50-minute Classic Swedish Massage and 50-minute European Facial – yes please!). Their day-of styling services include blowouts, updos and hair extensions. It really does make the MGM Grand a one stop shop for your wedding. Removing the hassle of the endless search for vendors will really make a big difference in your engagement season!
This post was sponsored by MGM Resorts but the opinions expressed are my own.