Every couple wants a wedding that guests will enjoy and remember. If you and your future spouse are more into fun than tradition, consider an Elvis themed wedding. You can transport your guests back in time with an Elvis impersonator officiating, performing at or organizing your wedding. Here are some ways to make the most of an Elvis wedding.
Dress Like the King
Your over the top Elvis themed wedding starts with you. Forget about tuxedos and overpriced wedding gowns. Why would you want to wear that when you could dress like Elvis himself?
To make the Elvis experience all that it can be, grooms should choose a white jumpsuit or a gold jacket. Brides can dress as the king as well or can summon up an inner Priscilla with 60's fashions and a huge hair-do.
If you want to go the traditional route but stay with the theme, you could always look for clothing reminiscent of what Elvis and Priscilla wore to their own wedding. Elvis wore a black tux, and Priscilla chose a simple gown with an overlay on the bodice and sleeves. She also wore a large crown with her veil.
Provide Guests With Gift Bags
Anyone attending your wedding should be prepared to have a good time. Surprise guests with gift bags at the hotel. Include Elvis themed items like sunglasses and scarves that they can wear to the wedding. You can also include a CD of Elvis' music.
Also include a disposable camera for each guest so everyone can capture snapshots of your big day and guests feel like they are being included in the fun.
Ask for Elvis Vows
Be sure to ask the venue if you and your intended can repeat Elvis themed vows. When you have Elvis Presley at your wedding ceremony, you can add some entertainment to your vows by letting your sweetheart know that "I Can't Help Falling in Love with You" and that you will never leave your beloved at "Heartbreak Hotel".
Rent a Pink Cadillac
Elvis loved cars, and his favorite vehicle was a pink Cadillac. You can rent this Elvis approved mode of transportation to take you and your future spouse to your wedding ceremony and then from the venue to the reception.
You might even want to scarf down some deep fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches, rumored to be Presley's favorite.
Have Elvis Walk the Bride Down the Aisle
Even if Dad couldn't make it, that walk down the aisle can still be a memorable one. Brides don't need to walk down the aisle themselves when they have Elvis Presley to accompany them.
Stream the Wedding Online
Your wedding is going to be a one of a kind, amazing event. You probably have friends and family that could not attend your Elvis wedding, but you don't have to leave them out. You can have your wedding streamed online so everyone can join in the fun.
Leave gift bags for friends who will not be attending, and they will feel like they are there with you.
Model the Cake
One of the highlights of Elvis' wedding to Priscilla was their monster cake. According to Las Vegas Eater, the cake was six layers high and included brandy flavored icing, Bavarian cream and apricot marmalade. The outside of the cake was lavishly decorated with white icing and roses and even had the couple's names written out on the top layer.
You can pay tribute to Elvis and Priscilla at your own wedding by recreating this amazing cake.
An Elvis Presley themed wedding is one you and your guests will always remember. Make your wedding day absolutely spectacular by including all types of Elvis related details in your big day.
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