Firm offers more ways to say 'I do'

LAS VEGAS -- For couples who are planning to say their vows Vegas-style, MGM Mirage Vacations expanded its wedding package offerings.

At the Bellagio, the Deluxe Wedding package costs $1,300 plus an additional $500 minimum for flowers and photographs.

A wedding at the Bellagio.The plan, available Mondays through Thursdays, includes the services of a personal wedding coordinator; use of the bridal dressing room for 30 minutes before the ceremony; the services of an officiant; one hour of time at either the East or South chapel for ceremony and photographs; wedding music; personalized video of the ceremony; a bottle of champagne and a box of Belgian chocolates; a wedding certificate; a wedding gift box; and express mailing of the photography package. In addition, for Bellagio guests only, the package includes limousine service to the courthouse.

The MGM Grand offers the Practice Makes Perfect wedding rehearsal package, which is offered Sundays through Fridays for $189. This prewedding plan includes the use of one of the chapels; his and hers dressing rooms; services of a professional wedding coordinator; one group photo and five candid shots; the minister's fees; and VIP Studio 54 line passes for the bride and the groom.

For the big day, the property features the An Affair to Remember plan that is priced at $899 Sundays through Thursdays and $1,099 Fridays, Saturdays and holidays.

The package includes the use of one of the chapels; limousine service to the courthouse; one-day access to the spa's gym, steam room, sauna and whirlpool; minister's fees; the bride's bouquet and the groom's boutonniere; the services of a pianist; photography and video services; a souvenir wedding certificate and keepsake holder; and a gift from the Forever Grand Wedding Chapel.

Priced slightly higher is the property's From Here to Eternity wedding package. Available Sundays through Thursdays for $1,099 and Fridays, Saturdays and holidays for $1,299, the plan features the same elements as in the An Affair to Remember package but adds a his and hers spa experience.

For those who want to get married at the newly named TI, formerly known as Treasure Island, the Elegance Wedding plan is offered Sundays through Thursdays for $450.

Included are the use of the chapel for 30 minutes; the bride's bouquet and the groom's boutonniere; the services of an officiant; wedding music; photography; a commemorative wedding certificate; champagne; a bride's keepsake garter; and use of a bridal dressing room for 30 minutes before the ceremony.

For more information or reservations, agents can log onto or call (800) 360-7111. The packages also can be booked through all four GDSs using the vendor code MRV.

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Packages abound at MGM Mirage properties

LAS VEGAS -- MGM Mirage offers clients a range of commissionable, midwinter packages available at three of its properties here. Prices are subject to change.

• At TI, also known as Treasure Island, the two-night Intimate Package starts at $99 per person for Sunday through Wednesday arrivals and includes an upgrade to a Tower Deluxe room, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries on arrival and nightly turndown service.

For those seeking suite accommodations, the two-night Ultimate Package, available for Sunday through Wednesday arrivals, features accommodations in a petite suite, starting at $259 per person, or a tower suite, which starts at $315 per person.

Also included are VIP check-in; nightly turndown service; champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries on arrival; dinner for two at Francesco's; and breakfast in bed for two.

To book, call (800) 288-7206 or visit

• At the New York-New York Hotel & Casino, the Zumanity Package, at $199, offers two tickets (VIP seating) to the Cirque du Soleil show, two show programs, two Zumanitini cocktails, admission for two to the health spa facility and VIP check-in. The package does not include lodging and is available for hotel guests only. For more details or reservations, call (866) 815-4365 or log on to

• Downtown at the Golden Nugget, the Best Room Package is offered for clients staying at least two consecutive nights. Included is a $25 hotel credit per room that can be used at the spa, the showroom or at any of the property's restaurants or lounges.

The property's Best Suite Package features a stay starting at $139 per room, per night, Sundays through Thursdays, plus turndown service with chocolate truffles; one spa pass per person, per day; and one cocktail per person, per day, in any of the property's bars or lounges. For booking information, call (800) 846-5336 or visit

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