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Update 4/2/20: Your Las Vegas Wedding or Event And COVID-19

Our team will do our best to keep this information updated as things progress: 4/2/20 at 8:00AM


As of Tuesday, April 1st, 2020 all event and wedding held by Elle Lee Designs have been moved to the fall of 2020 or 2021. We are heartbroken for bride and grooms out there that have had to postpone a day that they have been planning for months, and for many of them years. We would like to thank each and everyone of our lovely clients that have taken this unexpected change in stride despite the additional stress of staying, healthy and sane during this time. We are here to work with you through this, every step of the way.


Here are the most recent COVID-19 updates for Las Vegas wedding and events...


All non-essential business in the State of Nevada

Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a statewide stay-at-home order for Nevada’s 3 million residents Wednesday, joining 37 other states and several of America’s biggest cities in enacting a coronavirus quarantine that now extends to more than three-quarters of the U.S. population.


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During this time of uncertainty and fluid changes with our public safety it is important that we all work together to #FlatenTheCurve and practice #SocialDistancing.


While you should be enjoying all of the fun that comes with planning one of the biggest days of your life, it is important to remember that no matter how much time (and let’s be honest… stress) has gone into your wedding planning, the most important thing is the safety of your loved ones, both family and friends. If your wedding plans in the next few months have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak please reach out to our team for immediate assistance.


We are here to help! Our services extend to those in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire, and destination wedding couples that need some direction and help with what exactly to do next.


SOURCE: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION





(Updated 3/18/20 3:00PM)


Marriage Licenses

In an effort to limit the potential exposure of the public and staff to the coronavirus, the Clark County Marriage License Bureau, Office of Civil Marriages and satellite offices in Henderson and Laughlin will be closed until further notice effective Wednesday, March 18.


Casinos, Resorts, Hotels, and Event Venues

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Tuesday announced a statewide closure of all casinos, restaurants, bars and other non-essential businesses for 30 days and strongly encouraged Nevadans to stay inside as part of the state's latest response to the COVID-19 outbreak.



During this time of uncertainty and fluid changes with our public safety it is important that we all work together to #FlatenTheCurve and practice #SocialDistancing.


While you should be enjoying all of the fun that comes with planning one of the biggest days of your life, it is important to remember that no matter how much time (and let’s be honest… stress) has gone into your wedding planning, the most important thing is the safety of your loved ones, both family and friends. If your wedding plans in the next few months have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak please reach out to our team for immediate assistance.


We are here to help! Our services extend to those in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire, and destination wedding couples that need some direction and help with what exactly to do next.



(Updated 3/18/20 6:00AM)

Gov. Steve Sisolak, significantly ramped up Nevada’s response to COVID-19 by announcing a statewide closure of all casinos, restaurants, bars and other nonessential businesses for 30 days, and he urged Nevadans to stay inside to reduce their chance of becoming infected and spreading the virus.


Sisolak Announced Statewide Business Closures

in Nevada


During this time of uncertainty and fluid changes with our public safety it is important that we all work together to #FlatenTheCurve and practice #SocialDistancing.


While you should be enjoying all of the fun that comes with planning one of the biggest days of your life, it is important to remember that no matter how much time (and let’s be honest… stress) has gone into your wedding planning, the most important thing is the safety of your loved ones, both family and friends. If your wedding plans in the next few months have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak please reach out to our team for immediate assistance.


We are here to help! Our services extend to those in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire, and destination wedding couples that need some direction and help with what exactly to do next.



(Updated 3/15/20 9:00PM)

The CEO of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore has announced property closures as of Tuesday, March 17th at 6:00PM.


MGM strip resorts will be closed to the public as Tuesday, March 17th, “until further notice”; Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Luxor, New York-New York, Excalibur, and Park MGM. It also owns 50 percent of CityCenter, which includes Aria and Vdara.


Sisolak Unveils Steps to Limit Size of Public Gatherings

in Nevada


If you are in need of a planner to assist you with your destination wedding planning details and how to navigate the ins & outs of this current situation please contact us, for immediate assistance.



(Updated 3/13/20 2:00PM)

It's been a very busy month in the Vegas event & hospitality industry. We have experienced corporate conventions cancelling, nightclubs and event spaces on The Strip ending performances until further notice, resorts & hotels taking extra precautions to ensure guests safety, and restaurant shutdowns to address public health concerns due to the stemming cases of COVID-19.


The US is swamped with COVID-19/ coronavirus media coverage and the very last thing you want while planning your wedding is to read yet another article about the virus… but we would like to reassure you to make you feel comfortable about moving forward with your Vegas wedding plans.


The safety and well-being of our staff, clients and event guests is our priority and we will take all necessary precautions to ensure their continued welfare. As with many businesses, we are actively monitoring the situation with regards the outbreak of COVID-19 and are checking in daily with the Nevada State Department of Health. The advice from the health authorities has not changed, so our business is operating as normal and standard terms and conditions for booked weddings & events continue to apply.


Most importantly for everyone, please stay safe, remain calm, stay positive, and remember that these times come and go. The best thing to do is keep a level head in order to make the best decisions for you and your guests.


We have created a wedding FAQ and included a COVID-19 guide to aid in any immediate concerns you may have. If you are a current client of Elle Lee Designs, please reach out to us via email, phone or your Client Portal to discuss your wedding day details. If you are a couple who needs assistance navigating the next steps of your Las Vegas wedding and COVID-19, please contact us to schedule a consultation call or Skype appointment. We are here to help!

Las Vegas Weddings & Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ


Could COVID-19 cause the cancelation my wedding? (Updated 3/15/20 8:00PM)

As details are fluid with the current situation, the CDC now recommends that events happing within the next three weeks should not exceed 50 guests. On the other hand as you can hear in the video above, Governor Sisolak has advised that all event venues only hold 50% max guest counts of what is allowed as the max capacity of the space to increase space between event guests. Please contact your wedding venue or wedding planner for further details, if your wedding date if before April 5th.


If you are in need of a planner to assist you with your destination wedding planning details and how to navigate the ins & outs of this current situation please contact us, for immediate assistance.


(Updated 3/13/20 2:00PM)

If you are getting married in Southern Nevada, statistically its highly unlikely your wedding will be cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. However, the most likely reasons are an outbreak at your venue requiring the venue to be closed, other factors may include if your wedding has a large numbers of guests coming to Las Vegas from abroad. Please be aware that should you choose to cancel your wedding while most suppliers will want to assist with rearranging dates where possible, normal cancellation terms and conditions do apply as they would if you cancelled for any other reason and you could face a heavy bill.


In essence, you should make the choice that feels right to you. If your guests are mostly local, you may not have as much of a cause for concern. As some guests may be unable to make it, you could potentially downsize some of the packages you purchased for your wedding to reduce some of your costs.


If a large portion of your guest list is unable to make it, consider having more of an elopement or micro wedding ceremony on your original date and throw a party or reception at a later time.


Will wedding insurance cover my wedding if it's cancelled due to COVID-19?

Every policy is different and you would need to check with your provider. As a generalization however most existing policies cover you if specifically if your Las Vegas wedding venue had to close due to an outbreak of infectious disease, however outside of this it’s unlikely that coverage will apply but always best to check with your insurer. The potential other issue with insurance is where destination weddings are involved and if your policy is going to cover travel issues such as the majority of your guests being unable to travel in to Las Vegas or to your destination wedding.


Will COVID-19 delay my wedding attire?

There is a lot of media hype on this, and it very much depends on where you are sourcing your dress or tux/suit. A lot of designers have their designs produced directly in China and if this is the case we would definitely recommend you contact your bridal shop or provider for advice. A lot of our clients use boutique designers in which case the only issue is the raw material such as silk, it is likely that boutique and couture designers will contact you if they have issues with supply of raw materials.


How can I take precautions against COVID-19 at my Las Vegas wedding?

First and foremost is awareness, if you have any guests that have been tested positive for or been in substantial direct contact with someone that has been tested positive they should sit this party out.

In addition if you have guests that are either elderly or considered high risk due to underlying conditions they should seek professional medical advice, which could include to either refrain from attending or take additional precautions such as limiting personal contact, like kissing or hugging as per current official guidance. You can also encourage the use of hand sanitizer and good hygiene, none of the above completely mitigate the risk but are all good practice steps to reduce the risk and in line with current official advice.


As for the food options, opting for a plated meal instead of a buffet-style meal would reduce the risk.

But if you do decide to have a buffet at your reception or event, have each guest use their own silverware to serve themselves instead of a common serving implement that everyone touches.


What happens if my wedding vendor is unable to work due to COVID-19?

Should one of your vendors actually contract the virus and be unable to deliver for your wedding, for most unless extremely niche such as hiring a confetti cannon, its very much business as usual, providing you have booked a professional and reputable vendor. The professional Las Vegas wedding & events network is strong and there has always been a best practice of providing emergency cover between vendors – Our advice is ask your vendors what contingency they have in place.


We’re thinking of postponing our wedding. What steps should we take?

You’ll want to start by reviewing your contracts for details on what happens to deposits in the case of a delay or cancellation. In particular, look for Force Majeure, rescheduling, or cancellation clauses in your contracts. If you decide you want to move forward with postponing, you’ll want to contact your venue first to find out what other dates they have available. Then, begin communicating down the line with the other high-priority vendors about their availability for future dates.


Okay, so the worst has happened and my wedding is cancelled due to COVID-19, can I seek refunds from vendors?

So this is a worst case scenario and one that is currently very unlikely to happen however if it does then your existing contractual agreement between you and your vendors should cover this. Under most vendor contracts (Acts of God, Civil Disaster, etc.) it would be very unlikely that you would receive a refund and could also be liable to any due balances, depending on how late you cancel and the terms of the contract in question. Most vendors however will want to work with you to renegotiate the wedding date if at all possible.

From what we can see from speaking to a number of insurance providers is that where coverage is already in place, if it is the venue or vendor cancelling due to Force Majeure (uncontrollable, higher authority circumstances) such as a disease outbreak at the venue directly that is potentially covered by insurance, they explicitly almost without exception do not cover you if you simply decide to play safe and cancel just in case or because a number of guests are unable to make it. However its important to check your individual policy and contact each of your vendors and venue.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guide





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If you are an engaged couple who needs assistance navigating the next steps of your Las Vegas wedding and COVID-19, please contact us to schedule a consultation call or Skype appointment. We are happy to help!


With love,

Elle Lee Designs

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