Jun 2, 2022 | Cleveland Wedding DJ

Jun 2, 2022 | Cleveland Wedding DJ

Thinking of an Elvis Wedding? Think Again!
Danielle Toth
If you’ve planned a Las Vegas wedding with an Elvis Presley impersonator, you may need to change your plans.  On May 19, Authentic Brands Group (ABG), which licenses Elvis Presley-related merchandise, issued a...

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Thinking of an Elvis Wedding? Think Again!
Danielle Toth

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If you’ve planned a Las Vegas wedding with an Elvis Presley impersonator, you may need to change your plans. 

On May 19, Authentic Brands Group (ABG), which licenses Elvis Presley-related merchandise, issued a cease-and-desist letter to several Las Vegas chapels operators, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal

The letter states that Sin City chapels must stop the unauthorized use of “Elvis Presley’s name, likeness, voice image and other elements of Elvis Presley’s persona in advertisements, merchandise and otherwise.”

This includes “Elvis, “Elvis Presley” “and “The King of Rock and Roll” as its protected trademarks.

“This could be very damaging to our industry,” Melody Willis-Williams, president of Vegas Weddings and Viva Las Vegas Weddings, told the Last Vegas Review-Journal. “Most of us are small businesses, and we’re up against a superpower with a lot of money. It could kill us in lawyer fees to fight this.”

Las Vegas’ wedding industry generates $2 billion a year, and officials say Elvis-themed weddings represent a significant number of the ceremonies performed, the Associated Press reports

Elvis weddings are expected to be especially popular this year due to Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian’s Elvis wedding and the upcoming release of the “Elvis” biopic on June 24. 

“It might destroy a portion of our wedding industry. A number of people might lose their livelihood,” Clark County Clerk Lynn Goya told the AP.

According to the letter, chapels needed to comply with the terms of the letter by the end of May. However, none have reported any further contact or action, and, as of now, have not stopped using Elvis impersonators.

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Address

4908 Van Epps Rd., Brooklyn Heights, Ohio 44131

Phone Number

(216) - 870 - 4513

Monday - Friday

10AM - 6PM

F.A.Q.

Do I get to meet my DJ?

Of Course! This is your big day, we want you to be comfortable and able to build a rapport with your DJ. We encourage open communication between us and our clients. We can set-up face to face meetings, video calls, and teleconferences.

How do I secure my date?

We ask that when you are ready to book, you give us a signed contract and a $600 deposit. The initial deposit comes off the final balance. After that, you are locked in to your date. Payment plans are available, but we do not require the final balance until a week before your wedding.

Are there any hidden fees?

No. All prices you see include tax, set-up & tear-down, and travel to most places. When paying with credit card there is a 3.8% convenience fee. No fees when paying by check or cash.

Do you work with other vendors?

Yes! While we have partnerships with vendors, we do not require you use them exclusively. You can always book us independently and we’ll ensure that all vendors are on the same page throughout the entire planning process and evening.

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