Marriage Certificates Plummet in “Wedding Destination Capital of the World” — Las Vegas

Las Vegas is one of the most, if not THE most, popular destination wedding locales in the world.  The continuing decline of Las Vegas visitors has impacted the quantity of Las Vegas weddings performed-  those on budget appear to being staying closer to home for a more cost-effective option. 

According to data released by the Clark County Recorder’s Office, the number of marriage certificates recorded continues to decline.  In April, approximately 8,500 marriage licenses were recorded, which represents a 1.6 percent decline compared to the same month in 2008.   Even more dramatic, the number of April marriage certificates recorded is down 10.3 percent compared to the same month in 2007 (9,512 certificates recorded), and down a significant 17.8 percent compared to the same month in 2005 (10,370 certificates recorded).

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