The average wedding cost just over $27,000 in 2011. After Caesars Palace’s ultra-lavish $1,212,120 package is added into this year’s equation, the number will undoubtedly rise a bit. Like other Vegas hotels, Caesars is playing up the once-a-century 12-12-12 angle for those who marry on December 12, which is supposed to be a lucky date.
As part of the package, the future bride and groom are flown in a private jet to Sin City for three nights in a private jet. Once they’ve landed and have had their personalized Louis Vuitton bags unpacked, they are whisked away to the super-plush Caesars Palace Penthouse Suite and close guests are escorted to two suites. The rehearsal dinner later promises to wow, too, what with it taking place at Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Restaurant Guy Savoy. There, you can give out the provided wedding party gifts — Tiffany & Co. earrings to the bridesmaids and Tag Heuer watches for the groomsmen.
But the future bride and groom aren’t overlooked in the least in the days leading up to the nuptials. Women will get the royal treatment at Qua Baths & Spa, while guys will gamble with $10,000 in casino gaming credit. We’re pretty confident both sides will enjoy the Dom Pérignon pouring and celebrity DJ spinning going on at the bachelorette and bachelor parties at flashy PURE nightclub.
Still, as if that weren’t enough for the father of the bride to use his black card, Caesars pulls out all the stops on the actual big day. From morning-of prep (Christian Dior makeup artist, private hairstylists, on-call seamstress) to in-ceremony lavishness (Christian Louboutin shoes, customized chapel), the personal planner ensures that no stone is left unturned — and that includes the rock the bride is handed in the form of her diamond Tiffany & Co. wedding band.
The fairytale day is capped with a reception at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health (it’s not as clinical as it sounds; the whimsical Frank Gehry-designed building has its own event space). The party includes a Wolfgang Puck-designed menu, a 10-tier wedding cake and celebrity entertainment.
At press time, no one had made formal arrangements for the million-dollar package. So, if you (or a loving parent) have a credit card ready, you have one month to get the wedding wheels rolling.
Photo Courtesy of Pure Nightclub, Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino and Caesars License Company LLC