Here come the . . . choices. Vegas does everything big, so it's no surprise that a bewildering assortment of options awaits those who want to get married there. And for older lovebirds, just about any wedding ceremony can be converted into a "renewal of vows" fete.
Check with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (877-847-4858, www.visitlasvegas.com) for a list of chapels. Other good sources of info include Vegas.com (www.vegas.com), with tidbits on everything from tux rentals to bachelor parties, TheKnot.com (www.theknot.com) and WeddingChannel.com (www.weddingchannel.com), both with plenty of links to get you started.
In the meantime, here are 10 standouts on the Vegas wedding scene.
* Going to the chapel. If they're good enough for Z-list Hollywood celebs, they're good enough for the likes of you. Dozens of privately owned wedding chapels dot the landscape; many are open 24 hours and offer a wide range of prices. For our recent renewal, my wife and I chose the Little White Wedding Chapel (1301 Las Vegas Blvd. S.), which has been churning out newlyweds since 1950. For $55, you get use of a chapel, canned music and limo. Upgrade to the Lover's Package and you get roses for the bride, a groom's boutonniere, 12 photos and a limo ride. The a la carte Elvis is $175; drive-through ceremonies start at $40. Details: 800-545-8111, www.alittlewhitechapel.com.
* French connections. Get married on the Eiffel Tower without having to worry about euro conversions. The $1,500 Eiffel Tower Petite package at Paris (3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S.) includes a ceremony atop the faux icon, a wedding coordinator, bouquet/boutonniere and photos -- but it must be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. The amenity-packed Eiffel Tower at Twilight package will give you the lights of Vegas, but it'll set you back a cool 10 grand. Details: 877-650-5021, www.parislasvegas.com.
* The King and you. Elvis impersonators are like beer guts in Vegas: They're everywhere. Places that can set you up with the King include the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel (1205 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 800-574-4450, www.vivalasvegasweddings.com) and the Graceland Chapel (619 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 800-824-5732, www.gracelandchapel.com). From June 14 through July 4 at A Elvis Chapel (727-C S. Ninth St., 800-452-6081, www.elvischapel.com), the American Patriotic Special ($299) gets you three live songs, rose bouquet, Elvis sunglasses, photos, a video, sparkling cider and a limo.
* Venice, anyone? There can't be anything more romantic than a boat ride through a mall and, sure enough, at the Venetian (3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.), you can exchange your vows on one of the Italian gondolas that ply the mighty waters of the Grand Canal Shoppes. The bare-bones Cerimonia Sul' Aqua ($750 Monday-Thursday) includes flowers and two photos. Details: 866-548-1807, www.venetianweddings.com.
* Borgs and grooms. Starting at $500, the understated weddings at "Star Trek: The Experience" inside the Las Vegas Hilton (3000 Paradise Rd.) include a ceremony on the bridge of the Enterprise, a minister dressed in Starfleet garb and at least one character (your choice: Klingon, Ferengi or Borg). The Admiral's Wedding package ($3,000) includes four characters, photos, video, flowers and a bottle of Chateau du Trek champagne. Details: 888-462-6535, www.startrekexp.com.
* Aye, aye. Walk down the aisle -- but avoid the plank -- on one of the pirate ships moored outside Treasure Island (3300 Las Vegas Blvd. S.). Starting at $2,499, the Enchantment package includes ceremony, flowers, photos, video, garter and spa services. Only two attendants are allowed on board with you, though. Aaarrrrr. Details: 888-818-0999, www.treasureisland.com.
* High on love. If you have acrophobia, you're not going to enjoy the view from the top of the 1,149-foot tower at the Stratosphere (2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S.), where you'll be getting married. So look into your intended's eyes instead. The resort's cheapest offering is the $149 Say "I Do" at the Top package, which includes the Observation Deck wedding, a bottle of champagne and admission for up to 10 guests (minister is $50 extra). Details: 800-789-9436, www.chapelintheclouds.com.
* Up, up and away. A number of companies offer either helicopter or balloon nups, so you can take to the air before real life has you crashing back to reality. The Maverick Lights wedding package from Maverick Helicopter (6075 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 888-261-4414, www.maverickhelicopter.com) starts at $599 and includes van service, flowers, minister, champagne and photos. For $800, Adventure Balloons (702-247-6905, www.smilerides.com) will send you and your officiate soaring into the sunrise; photos, flowers and limo are not included.
* Rocky start. No need for a fake volcano in your wedding pictures (unless you really need that, of course) when you can tie the knot in Red Rock Canyon, about 10 miles off the Strip. Cupid's Weddings (827 Las Vegas Blvd. S.) can make all the arrangements. Its Red Rock Canyon Wedding package, for example, is $799 and includes a limo ride into the desert, flowers, photos, video and the park wedding permit. Details: 800-543-2933, www.cupidswedding.com.
* I do . . . want to spend a fortune. What's $15,000 compared with what you've already blown at the craps table? For that tidy sum, Bellagio (3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S.) will send you down the aisle in style -- and into debt. The Cosa Bella package includes all the obvious stuff (flowers, photos, video, etc.), plus extras like Cristal champagne, Waterford flutes, makeup for the bride, a penthouse suite for two nights, breakfast in bed and tickets to "O." Details: 888-987-3344, www.bellagio.com.
-- John Deiner