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Proof of Marriage

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by AJade, Aug 8, 2013.

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  1. AJade

    AJade Newbie

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    My husband and i are getting ready to go on our honeymoon in Vegas. Weve never been there and one of his friends stated that we would have to prove our marriage when stating its our honeymoon by showing our certificate (seems a bit rude, but logical). Has anybody ever encountered this? Is it best to get to make a note or to tell them at the front desk?
     
  2. evinrude

    evinrude Tourist

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    Prove your marriage to do what? Check in? Play craps? Get your free buffet? I think your friend is :poke:
     
  3. k2smooth

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    I did not have to. When I called and made the reservations I told them it was for my honeymoon and requested a high floor and strip view. They asked for my wife's name and asked if I wanted to use her old name or new name because it will need to match her ID if she tries to check in without me or has issues and needs a second room key. I stayed at Wynn in the Tower Suites.
     
  4. kboltwkreations

    kboltwkreations Low-Roller

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    I didnt need mine for our honeymoon in Vegas. Not sure what you would need it for.....
     
  5. Frankr163

    Frankr163 Low-Roller

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    If Las Vegas hotels start asking couples for marriage certificates, I believe the occupancy rate will go WAY down :eek:
     
  6. skinny malinky

    skinny malinky Low-Roller

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    Was your friend maybe having a laugh? You won't need to prove you're married to get an upgrade at your hotel or anywhere else. Most places, if you mention you're celebrating a birthday, anniversary, graduation, promotion, whatever, will try to give you something nice. They'll take your word for it.
     
  7. Sonya

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    No, you don't need a marriage certificate, but k2smooth had a great tip about using your maiden name on the room. Unless you have ID that shows you as "Mrs SoAndSo", you're going to have trouble getting into your room if you need a new key.
     
  8. crussader

    crussader Low-Roller

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    Just carry a small bouquet with you.

    Places that give perks to honeymooners aren't going to be asking for legal proof. They will take your word for it.

    When I got married, the honeymoon trip involved three different flights to get to our destination. My wife carried a bouquet, and the airline gave us a complementary bottle of champagne on each flight.
     
  9. captainron62

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    Keep in mind, upgrades are not guaranteed and sometimes not even available, it depends on occupancy, attitude of desk clerk, etc, etc. If you want something special call ahead and pre-arrange. I wouldnt count on the desk clerk, they are under no obligation just because its a special occassion.
     
  10. Auggie

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    For this: you don't have to state its your honeymoon to anybody, you can just check in to your hotel and go and have a good time...

    If the friend's implication is that stating its your honeymoon might get you something special/extra/room upgrade then one thing to keep in mind is that Las Vegas hosts more than 100,000 weddings a year and there are going to be a few thousand people EACH AND EVERY DAY who are there celebrating a birthday or anniversary or something special.

    So its going to be a special day/time/trip/week for a lot of people and why I wouldn't expect too much of anything if its just your honeymoon (as compared to actually getting married in Las Vegas, especially at the resort where you are staying).
     
  11. evinrude

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    Don't expect anything, but we typically get a bottle of champagne comped to our room when we mention this at check-in (and it really is our anniversary).
     
  12. LolaDoggie

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    You're going to need it as proof of what exactly? Prove it to who/whom? For what purpose? That's the part I'm not following.

    What Sonya said. If you're taking dude's name, you won't have time to get your name change done before your honeymoon. If you're not taking dude's name, don't worry about it.

    However, I got in the habit of carrying a copy my marriage docs with me to the US because I had one border guy get himself in a tizzy because my ID didn't match my birth certificate. I said I got married young....but not that young. I actually had to ask for a supervisor and stand around for 5 minutes while they had a 3rd guy check it out. And my husband was standing right there with all his ID. This was a good 8 years after we married too. That's my one and only bad TSA story, I've been lucky otherwise.
     
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    One other thing I would suggest for this:
    For the airport as far as getting on the plane, getting through security, etc you should use whatever name is on your ID.

    Like if you are Miss Jane Jones now and are going to be Mrs Jane Smith after married, unless your ID is already going to be set to Mrs Jane Smith you want to book your airline tickets in your maiden name, fill out any TSA security stuff in your maiden name, refer to yourself by your maiden name, etc... otherwise you probably will have to show your wedding certificate and maybe even get pulled aside to answer questions.


    As for being at the casino: if you sign up for any slot club cards use your maiden name for that as well - that way when you get your ID in your married name if you go back to Las Vegas you can sign up as a new member (they store info based on your name and address, even if your address doesn't change if your last name does you can pass yourself off as a new signup). This will be handy to let you do promotions like the "Play ____ on us" at Cosmopolitan or Tropicana, get some free play from one of the MGM casinos, get an extra coupon funbook from Harrah's, etc
     
  14. KellyLovesVegas

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    Best post today! :nworthy:
     
  15. dfalk

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    hahaha that's pretty funny. I'm 99% sure your friend is just messing with you.
     
  16. HoyaHeel

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    We went to an all-inclusive in the Caribbean for our honeymoon (quite a few years back:eek:) and we did have to show a copy of our marriage license to get the free massage and whatever else honeymooners got there.

    Vegas doesn't have any of that as far as I've ever heard, so.....
     
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