11/11/11 happens only ‘1’s’ in a lifetime

What’s better than being No. 1? Or the “make a wish” rule at 11:11? How about having six “ones” in a date at once?

On Nov. 11, 2011 (11/11/11), there’s tons to see and do in Vegas. In addition to weddings (one of the most popular reasons to be here on this day), there are other events sure to make this date a winner. And even if you’re not getting hitched or into gambling, there are other ways to get in on the luck. Even though I’m a local, I think I may just make a trip to the Strip.

Wine and Dine on 11/11/11

Aria at CityCenter offers food and beverage specials with $11 drink specials and $11 appetizers. These offerings start on Friday, 11/11/11 and last until Sunday.  Here are the participating restaurants:

Sirio Ristorante

  • Appetizer: Four Seasons Pizza: tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, olives, artichokes and roasted ham
  • Drink: House-made lemon berry Limoncello

American Fish by Michael Mina

  • Appetizer:  Tempura Kisu with Shishito peppers and black garlic aioli
  • Drink:  Michter’s US *1 rye whiskey old fashioned

Jean Georges Steakhouse


Sipping on a cucumber martini for $11 on 11/11/11 at Aria makes a glorious combination.

  • Appetizer: Bacon spring roll with Chinese mustard and pickled vegetables
  • Drink: Cucumber martini   

Julian Serrano

  • Appetizer: Traditional meat empanada – prime beef tenderloin, chorizo and sofrito
  • Drink:  Spanish wine flight – Three, three-ounce pours of Tio Pepe Palomino Fino Sherry NV, Marques de Riscal Verdejo 2009 and Capcanes Mas Donis Garnacha 2007

Bar Masa

  • Appetizer: Kegani Sunomono (hairy crab Sunomono)
  • Drink: Sake flight – Two three-ounce pours of Masa dry sake and Tentaka Kuni Junmai. 


  • Appetizer: Charcuterie and cheese selection – cremenelli copa and calabrese and WSDC Dante cheese selection
  • Drink: Beer flight – Three five-ounce pours of Anchor Steam Brekle’s Brown, Sierra Nevada Seasonal Selection and St. Feuillien Saison.       

Party like it’s 11/11/11

Rockhouse Bar and Nightclub gives back to veterans on 11/11/11 with complimentary cover and a cocktail for anyone with a military ID. Fellow heroes can start the weekend with a double celebration with Veteran’s Day falling on this memorable date.

In honor of Veteran’s Day on 11/11/11, P.J. Clarke’s (at Caesars Palace’s Forum Shops) hosts its annual “Shot for Shot” fundraising event benefitting veterans and military families. You can donate the amount equal to the cost of your drink (or any amount of money) throughout the day and at the end of the night, P.J. Clarke’s will match the total.

Yeaaaah! On 11/11/11, DJ Lil Jon hosts Aoki’s House at Surrender nightclub inside Encore.


Feel like royalty and treat yourself to select Trump spa services for $111.

You can also party on the poker table: On 11/11/11, a lot of casinos are offering cash prizes to celebrate the date. For those who play Texas Hold ‘Em, M Resort offers cash prizes from $111 to $11,111.

Spahh-tacular services

You can never have too many spa treatments. On 11/11/11, spa guests at Trump may book a 60-minute Trump massage or the exclusive Kate Sommerville Universal Glow Facial for only $111 (regularly $150 each).

Wedding day of your dreams

What more romantic day to get married to your “one” and only than 11/11/11? Chapels offering special packages include Venetian, Palazzo and Bellagio, to name a few.


Show your "one" and only how much you love them with a wedding date on 11/11/11.

The Bellagio chapel’s  “One’s in a Lifetime” package is $5,000 (including tax) and features the following:

  • One hour of chapel time with chapel photography
  • One officiant
  • One bride’s bouquet
  • One groom’s boutonniere
  • One large mantle floral arrangement
  • One Bellagio custom aisle runner
  • One large bag of fresh white rose petals for bride’s processional
  • One DVD of wedding ceremony
  • One Bellagio custom certificate
  • One live broadcast of your wedding ceremony on the internet
  • One “Ones’ in a Lifetime” photography package
  • One bottle of Gold Veuve Clicquot champagne
  • One pair of European crystal toasting flutes (D&D Gold)
  • One box of Bellagio Jean Philippe Maury gourmet truffles
  • One selection of wedding music to be played during your ceremony
  • One limousine service (for bride and groom only) to and from Bellagio to the Marriage License Bureau
  • One half hour use of bridal dressing room prior to ceremony
  • One gift basket for room
  • One Buffet for two at Bellagio
  • One custom-made Bellagio tote bag
  • One hour in chapels and one hour around resort
  • 45 images shot
  • Choice of one 11×14 Portrait
  • (20) 5×7 Prints
  • Bellagio 5×7 Wedding Album

The chapels at Venetian and Palazzo also offer a wedding package at their resorts.

The Wedding Garden Package

  • Use of one Venezia Garden for one half-hour (maximum of five guests)
  • Personal event planner to assist with ceremony details
  • All rose bouquet and matching boutonniere (color based upon availability)
  • One half-hour of professional photography
  • Eleven 4x 6 color prints
  • Complimentary hosting of photos online
  • Venetian photo album
  • Exclusive Venetian wedding certificate holder
  • Celebrant to perform ceremony

Wedding Chapel Package

  • Use of one wedding chapel for one half-hour
  • Personal event planner to assist with ceremony details.
  • All rose bouquet and matching boutonniere (color based upon availability)
  • One half hour of professional photography
  • Eleven 4×6 color prints
  • Complimentary hosting of your photos online
  • Venetian photo album
  • Exclusive Venetian wedding certificate holder
  • Luminary candles for aisle décor
  • Traditional wedding music for the ceremony
  • Up to 20 percent discount on bride and groom suite accommodations
  • Celebrant to perform your ceremony
  • Maximum of 25 guests

These packages are valid Friday, November 11, 2011 until 4 p.m.

Also, the ABC program, “20/20” will be filming at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. How’s that for newsworthy?

Whether you’re getting married, playing the tables or simply playing around during your vacation, Vegas on 11/11/11 is a sure bet.


Most folks take their Vegas jackpot winnings back home, but my dad decided to stay here instead. That’s how I left Seattle almost 20 years ago. I moved from greenery and rainy days to hot summers, palm trees and desert. As much as I love my hometown, I decided to stick around Vegas. This city just has so much to offer. You don’t even have to be a gambler, bar hopper or an all-night partier. I love Vegas for its awesome vegan-friendly spots, concerts, swanky hotel suites and spas so big, they’re like castles. The pool scene is not too shabby either, which is why I love taking stay-cations. Besides living it up -- Vegas style -- I’m hanging out with my handsome hubby, adorable baby girl, two cats and super-fluffy Shih-Tzu. I’m also a huge fan of '90s music, shows and movies. You can find me on Google+ and Twitter.