Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Getting Married in Las Vegas checklist



So, you've seen it in the movies and TV shows and you probably thought, how hard can it be?

Well, it doesn't have to. As long as you don't get the facts mixed with the myths. I've seen many couples walk into the chapel and end up walking out after a few minutes because they didn't really think things through.

Here are a few things you might want to to remember when getting hitched in Vegas.

1. Unless you're renewing your vows, you still need to get a marriage license down at the court house, also know as the Marriage License Bureau (click for more info)
     A. You will need a valid  picture ID (Drivers License, Passport etc.)
     B. $60 to get the paperwork
     C. Applicants must be a biological male and a biological female, at least 18 years of age, and no nearer      of kin than second cousins or cousins of half-blood, and not having a husband or wife living.
(Save time - This is the link to get the license online)

2. You can not get married intoxicated (Thanks Brittney). Most wedding chapels will not even allow you to have alcohol on the premises, so don't even think about it. Drink all you want afterwards. If you have questions, call ahead.

3. Yes, you can bring guests with you. Save the embarrassment, make sure they are not drunk too.

4. The ministers at the chapels are real and actual ordained ministers. They have their own churches in town. So please, do not treat them like your buddies. Exercise some common sense and decency - do no be a potty mouth.

5. It's still very cheap to get married in Las Vegas($200-$500 compared to $20,000).
But please, don't skimp on the class. Tip everyone that has extended a personal level of service (Minister, Limo Driver, Photographer) - you are in Las Vegas - a tipping town.

6. Come in dressed. Please. It's your wedding. Not a freak show. There are kids sometimes in the chapel.

7. Don't forget your rings

8. You can have your own vows. Write them down or practice. It makes it special

9. Yes, you can have an Elvis at your wedding.

10. Have fun! Follow the rules and it will be a memorable day. 





Do's and Don'ts for getting married in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is still a classy town, where people can drive into town in a twenty thousand dollar Toyota and on the way back home can be in a $250,000 gray hound bus. So whether you want to just spend a relaxing weekend and get hitched with a simple ceremony in mind or come in with all your friends and family with a well thought out and planned out epic wedding, there are still certain things that one should remember.

Local's are tolerant of tourists behaving badly. It actually is a local past time, tourist watching and making fun of how tourists behave themselves. But locals are only tolerant to a certain point.

Do not assume you can be drunk all the time 24/7. You still can't drive if you are and there are certain business establishments that will not let you in - especially wedding chapels. No, you can't be drinking and getting married at the same time. That is a myth portrayed in Hollywood and many TV shows.

If you are with a friend who can't control themselves in public while intoxicated - dump them. Leave them in the hotel room where they will be safe, and so will be the rest of the city. You will also be doing your dignity a huge favor.

You need a marriage license. Yup! You can't just stumble into a chapel and expect to stumble out being Mr. Smith's Mrs. You still have to go to the wedding license bureau and present two forms of government issued picture ID - and pay the $60 (as of Mar. 2011)

Rent a car - Yup! Do rent a car. In the films, it seems as if the hotels are really next to each other. There are two parts of the strip, there's downtown (Freemont Street) and there the main Strip (Bellagio, MGM, Venetian, Paris, Ceasars etc.) It takes a few hours to see one side of this strip. It's still 4 miles from Mandalay Bay to the Stratosphere Hotel. There's always the bus, also known as The Deuce  ($7 a day, Mar. 2011), that saves your feet, gives you time to sight see and relax.


Oh, and did I tell you that parking at the hotels are free? Always look for the self parking areas. They are, except for the downtown hotels, they are free.

Valet parking in Las Vegas. Park in style! It's complimentary. But please, don't forget to tip your valet. It's Las Vegas, not Jersey City. 



Repost from: http://www.lifeinvegasphotography.com/blog.html

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Bob Marley & Love

I grew up listening to Bob Marley - It's always been something that I enjoyed closing my eyes too. Till recently when I came across a post that had a ton of words from him that makes absolute sense. If only the right people will listen. Here's me plagiarizing the collection:


Bob Marley quotes (showing 1-50 of 87)

"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."
— Bob Marley
"Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life."
— Bob Marley
"You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect - you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break - her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there."
— Bob Marley
"Who are you to judge the life I live?
I know I'm not perfect
-and I don't live to be-
but before you start pointing fingers...
make sure you hands are clean!"
— Bob Marley
"The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for."
— Bob Marley
"None but ourselves can free our minds."
— Bob Marley
"Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet."
— Bob Marley
"love the life you live.
live the life you love."
— Bob Marley
"One love, one heart, one destiny."
— Bob Marley
"The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively"
— Bob Marley
"Don't Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold."
— Bob Marley
"He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you."
— Bob Marley
"Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!"
— Bob Marley
"The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow."
— Bob Marley
"Don't worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright"
— Bob Marley
"When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open"
— Bob Marley
"Wake up and live "
— Bob Marley
"Live for yourself and you will live in vain;
Live for others, and you will live again."
— Bob Marley
"Judge not unless you judge yourself"
— Bob Marley
"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery.
None but ourselves can free our minds."
— Bob Marley
"The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?"
— Bob Marley
"Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction."
— Bob Marley
"Love would never leave us alone"
— Bob Marley
"You have to be someone."
— Bob Marley
"I don't stand for black man's side, I don't stand for white man's side, I stand for God's side."
— Bob Marley
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"My fear is my only courage"
— Bob Marley
"Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?"
— Bob Marley
"Though the road's been rocky it sure feels good to me."
— Bob Marley
"Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life."
— Bob Marley
"Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight."
— Bob Marley (Bob Marley - Legend)
"One Love, One Heart, Let's get together and feel alright"
— Bob Marley (Bob Marley - Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers)
"Overcome the devils with a thing called love. "
— Bob Marley
"Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen. "
— Bob Marley
"You can't find the right roads when the streets are paved."
— Bob Marley
"My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever."
— Bob Marley
"The winds that sometimes take something we love, are the same that bring us something we learn to love. Therefore we should not cry about something that was taken from us, but, yes, love what we have been given. Because what is really ours is never gone forever."
— Bob Marley
"There will never be no love at all."
— Bob Marley
"The best thing about music is that when it hits you, you feel no pain."
— Bob Marley
"You can fool some people some times but you cant fool all the people all the time"
— Bob Marley
"It's your own conscience
That is gonna remind you
That it's your heart and nobody else's
That is gonna judge."
— Bob Marley
"Me only have one ambition, y'know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together - black, white, Chinese, everyone - that's all."
— Bob Marley
"When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself."
— Bob Marley
"In this bright future you can't forget your past."
— Bob Marley
"When the race gets hard to run. It means you just can't take the peace."
— Bob Marley
"Life and Jah are one in the same. Jah is the gift of existence. I am in some way eternal, I will never be duplicated. The singularity of every man and woman is Jah's gift. What we struggle to make of it is our sole gift to Jah. The process of what that struggle becomes, in time, the Truth."
— Bob Marley
"Herb is the unification of mankind."
— Bob Marley
"If you get down and you quarrel everyday, you're saying praises to the devil, I say."
— Bob Marley
"Don't give up the fight,
Stand up for your rights."
— Bob Marley
"Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny"
— Bob Marley
"Ziggy, when you go up bring me up and when you go down don't let me down. Stephen, Money can't buy you life." 
"Bob Marley isn't my name. I don't even know my name yet."
— Bob Marley
"Tell the children the truth."
— Bob Marley
"The stone that the builder refused shall be the head corner stone."
— Bob Marley
"until the end of the world,all whys will be answered,but now,you can only ask!"
— Bob Marley (Bob Marley: Talking)
"Until the philosophy which hold one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned...
Everything is war. Me say war.
That until the're no longer 1st class and 2nd class citizens of any nation...
Until the color of a man's skin is of
no more significa...nce than the color of his eyes, me say war. That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race me say war!"
— Bob Marley
"Man is a universe within himself."
— Bob Marley
"My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die."
— Bob Marley
"tell me what you think it means."
— Bob Marley
"Your Worst Enemy Could Be Your Best Friend && Your Best Friend Your Worst Enemy"
— Bob Marley
"Some Will Hate You Pretend They Love You Now Then Behind They Try To Eliminate You"
— Bob Marley
"The day you stop racing, is the day you win the race."
— Bob Marley
"My future is righteousness."
— Bob Marley
"Lively Up Yourself"
— Bob Marley
"Live the life you love, love the life you live"
— Bob Marley
"Everytime I plant a seed,he say kill it before it grow, he say kill it before they grow."
— Bob Marley
"Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; You just gotta find the ones worth suffering for."
— Bob Marley
"I've been here before and will come again, but I'm not going this trip through."
— Bob Marley
"one love, one heart"
— Bob Marley
"I'n'I nah come to fight flesh and blood,
But spiritual wickedness in 'igh and low places.
So while they fight you down,
Stand firm and give Jah thanks and praises.
'Cos I'n'I no expect to be justified
by the laws of men - by the laws of men.
Oh, true they have found me guilty,
But through - through Jah proved my innocency."
— Bob Marley
"Don't forget your history nor your destiny"
— Bob Marley
"You just can't live that negative way.
You know what I mean. Make way for the positive day. Cause it's a new day..."
— Bob Marley
"good times of today, are the bad thoughts of tom."
— Bob Marley
"Puedes no ser su primero, su ultimo o su único. Ella amo antes y puede amar de nuevo. Pero si ella te ama ahora, Que otra cosa importa? Ella no es perfecta -tu tampoco lo eres, y los dos podrán nunca ser perfectos juntos, pero si ella te puede hacer reír, hacer que pienses las cosas dos veces, y puede admitir ser humana y cometer errores, Hazla tuya y dale lo mas que puedas. Puede que ella no piense en ti cada segundo del día, pero ella te dará una parte de su cuerpo que sabe es frágil - su corazón. Así que no la lastimes, no la cambies, no la analices y no esperes más de lo que ella pueda dar. Sonríe cuando te haga feliz, déjale saber cuándo te enfurezca y extráñala cuando no esté ahí."
— Bob Marley
"The Truth An Offense But Not A Sin"
— Bob Marley
"Reggae is my heart ♥
reggae is my soul"
— Bob Marley
"Os homens pensam que possuem uma mente, mas é a mente que os possui. Há pessoas que amam o poder, e outras que tem o poder de amar"
— Bob Marley
"Everyone is going to hurt you you just have to find the ones worth suffering for."
— Bob Marley
"a pot a cook but the food na kno"
— Bob Marley
"Who are you to judge the life I live?
I know I'm not perfect
-and I don't live to be-
but before you start pointing fingers...
make sure you hands are clean!"

"The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for."

"love the life you live.
live the life you love."

"Live for yourself and you will live in vain;
Live for others, and you will live again."


"Judge not unless you judge yourself"
— Bob Marley (Bob Marley - Legend)
"I truly believe"
— Bob Marley
"Quando você acha q sabe todas as perguntas vem à vida e muda todas as respostas"
— Bob Marley
"So if you are the big tree, we are the small axe. Ready to cut you down, to cut you down."
— Bob Marley
"Истината е, че всеки един човек ще те нарани. Просто трябва да намериш тези хора, заради които си струва да страдаш."
— Bob Marley
"Love the life you live. Live the life you love."
— Bob Marley
"i don't have any"
— Bob Marley
"My feet is my only carriage."
— Bob Marley

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