Celebrate the royal wedding, Vegas-style

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know the royal wedding is taking place tomorrow. While most of us did not receive a coveted invitation, we can still celebrate the nuptials in several ways around Las Vegas.

Sure, the wedding coverage starts at 1 a.m. in Vegas, but if you’ve been partying, you’ll still be up anyway so why not celebrate? Here are a few suggestions:

Make some friendly wagers with your friends about what will or won’t take place during the wedding. For entertainment purposes only, Johnny Avello, executive director of race & sports at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore has created some fun proposition bets on the royal wedding.

Propositions include odds on what Kate Middleton will wear in her hair, with tiara at 1 to 4 and flowers at 7 to 2, and everything from the number of gray colored horses that will pull the royal coach to what color the Queen will be wearing.

One of Vegas’ British pubs, the Crown and Anchor is hosting a Royal Wedding celebration from 8 p.m. – midnight tonight with a prime rib dinner special and a wedding quiz contest at 9:30 p.m. A DJ will spin British tunes at 10:30 and everyone will raise a glass of champagne and enjoy a slice of wedding cake at midnight.

The Queen Victoria pub in the Riviera hotel will begin its festivities at 2 a.m. Friday. Tickets, which include a wedding breakfast, cake and champagne, plus bagpipes and prize drawings, are $25.

If you’re in Henderson, head to Shakespeare’s Grille & Pub and enjoy some traditional English food like chicken curry, English breakfast and fish & chips.ELVIS.WEDDING.1

Spas around town are getting in on the action by offering royal wedding specials. Through April 30 The Spa at Trump is offering any “Royal” or “Kate” treatment for $50 off the regular price. Treatments include the Royal facial, the Royal Lular Ritual, a 90-minute body treatment using oils, scrubs and hydrotherapy, and the Ultimate Kate facial, which uses Kate Somerville products.

The Rio Spa is pampering guests through the end of April with the Royal Princess Treatment. This 110-minute service is $240 and includes a cup of English tea, skin exfoliation, full massage, paraffin treatment and an eye treatment.

Finally, if all of the wedding talk has inspired you, you can always get married in one of Vegas’ many wedding chapels. You can even get married by a King . Elvis may not be British royalty, but he’s rock ’n’ roll royalty.


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