Planning for a wedding is stressful enough, but right now it feels even more so. Which is why we want to take some time to bring you up to speed with what’s happening in and around Cactus Collective Weddings, and make some suggestions on how your upcoming special day can go ahead safely and happily.
New Resources or Tips
Tips on Save the Dates or Re-Saving The Date
How Some Venues Are Reopening
An interview with Lydia from Red Rock Casino and Resort about their reopening process. Lots of interesting nuggets.
The State of Nevada
Update as of June 21, 2020:
State of Nevada is open!
As I’m sure you have already experienced, information and guidance is changing on a daily basis. We’re trying to keep this area of our site as up to date as possible in terms of how we’re managing the COVID-19 outbreak. But for official updates on the latest advice for Nevada, please visit the state government site here: https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/.
What to expect in the coming weeks if your wedding is scheduled with us
For Cactus Collective Couples that are already booked in, we would like to offer you a fee-free postponement for your wedding date. Please email us stating your intention to postpone and provide three alternative dates that work for you. We’ll evaluate your new preferred dates against our vendors schedules, permits available from the Bureau of Land Management, and availability of the location in the State Parks. Once we have all the details aligned, we’ll aim to reschedule your special day.
What to expect in the coming months
Small guests counts
Elopements are often small and intimate anyway, but if you do have a wedding coming up in the next few months we’d like to encourage you to take another look at your guest list.
Asking people not to come is difficult, but are there any guests who may benefit? For example elderly relatives, anyone with underlying health problems or couples who are pregnant.
By lowering your guest count to 10 or less, you’re responsibly minimizing the risk of transmission. And that’s good for everyone as we pull together to combat this.
Consider recording your ceremony
There’s no need for friends and family to miss out on your wedding completely. You could consider hiring our wedding videographer. They capture the words and sounds of your ceremony and edit it into a 2-3 minute highlight reel set to your service music.
While throwing a big-ass party with friends and family may not be top of your priority list right now, if you are thinking of holding a post-elopement reception closer to home and in the months to come – as many of our couples do – then having a beautiful video is a great way to relive the day and create more happy memories.
By booking with Cactus Collective Weddings you’re already in a strong position
Even while businesses are reopening, we’re realistic that life is going to continue to feel weird for some time. But you shouldn’t feel guilty that you still want to get married. You just need to carefully consider the type of wedding that you choose.
Tying the knot in the next couple of months means being a little more cautious, but there’s reasons why you might consider a Cactus Collective Wedding as more appropriate.
- You’ve already decided to have a small wedding and this is what we specialize in
- Our locations are outdoors and have a limited population
- You have the option to postpone
- There’s a choice of affordable packages that can fit with tighter budgets
Tips for staying healthy on your wedding day
We talk a lot about getting healthy in preparation for your wedding day, but right now it’s important to practice some extra healthy habits on the day itself.
For example, since the COVID-19 virus is transmitted via droplets, make sure you wash your hands after touching surfaces or coughing and sneezing. And limit the risk of transmission by avoiding close contact with your guests.
Rather than hugs and kisses, we’re all for bringing back celeb-style air kisses and greeting your adoring fans…we mean guests, with smiles and waves.
If you do have guests attending your wedding, pop a bottle of hand sanitizer in your wedding day bag for them to use.
Advice on travel is also changing constantly. Please make sure you keep up to date with hotel closures and travel restrictions between states. If you’re close enough to Nevada, you may even consider driving, rather than flying.
(Did somebody say, ROAAAD TRIP!)
Postpone your wedding date.
We understand that these are crazy times and you may be on edge about going ahead with, or booking, your wedding.
Please know that as a team we’re working hard with our vendors to make your special day a reality in the very near future. Of course, we invite you to postpone your date if you’re not feeling comfortable with going ahead at this time. For all of our couples with dates beyond June, and those of you thinking of booking beyond that date, we look forward to seeing you then and celebrating your beautiful desert wedding.
Watch for CDC recommendations.
Stay up to date with the CDC recommendations.
Why should I elope?
If you’re in the United States and have had your traditional wedding cancelled, either abroad or locally, we can help you. We have a team of vendors that can accommodate last minute requests.
We have our wedding planned with Cactus Collective Weddings and we feel unsafe traveling. What can we do?
It’s a weird time to travel right now, we understand that, which is why we’re offering to reschedule your special day, for free. Please email us saying you’d like to postpone and provide three alternative wedding dates that suit you.
How do we choose a new date?
Please provide us with three date options for us to review with our vendor team and permitting entities. We’ll work hard to reschedule your ceremony to go ahead with the same team and in the same location on one of your preferred new dates.
It’s worth bearing in mind that peak wedding season in Las Vegas is in October, so a lot of these dates may already be booked out. Saturdays in fall (September-November) are also currently booked with weddings going ahead as planned.
A good time to consider are summer and winter months. These are often overlooked, but the desert is beautiful at these times of year. For example, from November to February we have gorgeous temperatures and moody vibes. Our clouds are darker and the air is cooler. It looks stunning in photos.
Find out more about Vegas wedding seasons.
Will Cactus Collective provide our services in our private homes, Airbnb or hotel room?
Yes, we’re more than happy to accommodate your needs during this time. We strive to capture gorgeous landscapes and backdrops, but under the circumstances we know the limitations in doing so.