‘What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.’ It’s a charming mantra for travelers who can’t say no to yet another game of blackjack, or for those who may have ‘indulged’ just a tad too much. Many would agree that it’s not the most loving saying in world, however. Plus, it’s not much of a stretch to say that drive-through weddings or saying your ‘I Do’s’ spur-of-the-moment and in The Entertainment Capital of the World may turn out to be a lot less romantic the next day. More brides- and grooms-to-be are catching on to that fact and celebrating their nuptials elsewhere.
Vegas Weddings Aren’t As Popular As They Once Were
‘Nearly 47,000 fewer couples were married in Las Vegas in 2014’ compared to 10 years ago, according to the Las Vegas Sun. That’s a 37% decrease! Why are fewer people tying the knot in the City of Lights? The Las Vegas Sun suggests that it may be a marketing problem. Unlike matrimonial tourism in other areas, venues promote Vegas weddings on a case-by-case basis. What’s more, fewer Americans are getting married, they’re getting married later in life, and they are significantly less likely to say their vows in a chapel or a church, some of the venues with the most traffic in the past. When it comes to destination weddings (an option chosen by 24% of couples), tropical locations, like Hawaii and the Caribbean, are also overtaking Las Vegas as the most popular wedding destinations.
More Couples Opt Out Of Destination Weddings
With the cost of wedding receptions on their own reaching as much as $13,106 and counting in 2012, more couples are making a conscious decision to stay put for their weddings. A relatively modest outdoor affair, with an average of four bridesmaids and groomsmen each, wedding tent rentals, an outdoor dance floor rental, and wedding linen rentals can be elegant and charming.
Las Vegas may be a great choice for a getaway, but it is not necessarily the best place to celebrate the biggest day of your life. Keep expenses at bay and celebrations quaint and charming with local wedding tent and wedding linen rentals.