With a wedding date of 12-12-12, the last sequential date of the century, the regularly busy Las Vegas wedding industry got an extra boost. According to the Las Vegas City Hall Records Department representative, Cheryl, " There were 432 wedding license applications on 12-12-12. If you include the two days prior to 12-12 and total the wedding license applications, we had a total of 1,656 wedding licenses issued over three days."
The Las Vegas sign was one of the major hot spots for brides and grooms to include in their Las Vegas photo album and a large number of those posing for pictures were from other countries.
The Little Church of the West , established in 1942, is on the national registry of historic places. This wedding chapel has drawn celebrity weddings from Cindy Crawford, Richard Gere, Angelina Jolie, Billy Bob Thorton as well as serviced iconic start such as Betty Gable, Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.
Although not willing to give us an exact count of the weddings scheduled for 12-12, The Little Church of the West wedding coordinators said, "We're hoping it goes to the triple digits."
Brides and grooms can select any level of pricing for their wedding from simple to elaborate in Las Vegas from drive-thru wedding to ballroom.
From the menu of services offered at the Little Chapel of the West here's a few wedding options to consider: DVD recording of the ceremony$85, Webcam broadcast of ceremony $50, Elvis Impersonator at your ceremony $250, and 20 photos taken in front of the "Welcome to Las Vegas Sign $325." All prices subject to change without notice, these were rates listed on the 12-12-12 wedding date brochure from the Little Church of the West.
At the world-famous Welcome to Las Vegas Sign,professional photographers were offering their services and an impersonating "Elvis" was available for hire. The parking lot was filled with a steady stream of cars, big buses, and packed with limos from morning till the end of the day.
The Las Vegas Wedding industry has a significant impact on the economy since it generates about $500 million in non-gaming revenue to the economy annually.
We don't have the final statistics about how many of the participants in Las Vegas for the NFR, National Finals Rodeo, also participated in Vegas weddings on 12-12-12. but we did see a few "Rhinestone cowboys and cowgirls " at the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign celebrating..