For couples who want an early marriage, or a whim, Las Vegas is ready.
In a few days, the city’s line of renowned Marriage License Bureaus – where engagement requires no more than photo ID and a $ 77 fee – wraps around the block.
The bureau closed for six weeks at the start of the epidemic, but since reopening in late April, it has churned out licenses seven days a week, seven days a week, including holidays. The license is a legally valid marriage ticket in one of the city’s dozens of chapels, offering fast, budget-conscious services in theme-based settings, from elegant to rococo.
Clerk Lynn Marie Goya of Clark County, Nev. Said, “Vegas is set in a way. The virus has changed due to security restrictions and other social changes. The city’s Neon Chapel stand-alone room and There are private nooks for small gatherings that can be cleaned quickly between bookings. And they offer flowers, a photographer, props and even rings – for those wanting one-stop shopping. All have stock of neutral trappings with. Some events offer drive-ceremonies and video streams through events for friends and family.
Despite its popularity, the city’s wedding trade, like many other industries, took off this year due to the recession in tourism and the virus. The city’s general deluge of international visitors is particularly hurt by the loss. Ms. Goya’s office issued 50,000 licenses this year at the end of November, a 24 percent decrease from the same period last year.
But those in business get a glimpse of hope. October was the busiest month Vegas wedding, Said Melody Willis-Williams, the venue’s executive director.
“There are couples who have already planned two or three weddings and do not want to go through the pain of telling everyone again and rescheduling. So they say ‘Enough, let’s go to Vegas,’ “Ms. Willis-Williams said. “The way things are happening, people don’t want to wait to express their love.”