No one quite knows how to throw an over-the-top Vegas soiree like Dawn G. Hume (socialgalevents.com).
With almost 30 years of experience planning events for Mirage Resorts, MGM Mirage, Wynn Resorts, and now her own venture, Social Gal Events, LLC, the industry authority is quick to point out the sure sign of a successful fete: “The biggest compliment I receive from my clients is that they feel like a guest at their own celebration. This should be the goal of every bride.” Here, her top wedding-weekend spots. • PRE-WEDDING PAMPERING The Mandarin Oriental’s two-story spa—the ultimate relaxation experience. No day here would be complete without a visit to the Tea Lounge on the 23rd floor. mandarinoriental.com/lasvegas. • STAY The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas—you may never want to leave your comfy, residential-style guest room with a private terrace. cosmopolitanlasvegas.com. • REHEARSAL DINNER Bardot Brasserie at Aria—this handsome, sexy ’20s-inspired Parisian cafe features a bustling bar and modern take on authentic French cuisine. aria.com. • QUINTESSENTIAL VEGAS CEREMONY Graceland Wedding Chapel because Elvis and weddings seem to go hand in hand. gracelandchapel.com. • RECEPTION VENUE Chairman’s Salon at Wynn Las Vegas is truly a gem. The decor is incredibly romantic—from a dramatic staircase to gorgeous chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows. wynnmeetings.com.
Edited by Lindsay Kindelon.