Should You Get Married in Vegas?


According to Las Vegas 4 Newbies, over 100,000 couples are wed in the city’s chapels every year. The city might be infamously known for spontaneous marriages that end up getting annulled after a month or so, but the truth about Vegas is that it’s actually quite a romantic city to get hitched in. Imagine exchanging vows on a Tuscan balcony in the Bellagio or saying “I do” while overlooking the valley from the observation deck of the Stratosphere Hotel. If it hadn’t been for the rising popularity of online casinos, wedding packages at casinos probably wouldn’t be as expensive as they are today. In fact, this expansion on non-gaming entertainment might have never happened if it weren’t for online gambling, and here’s why.

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Land-based gaming facilities are at a slight disadvantage when it comes to diversifying their consumer base, something that is clearly achievable for online casinos with InterCasino penetrating the Japanese market, regardless of the country’s gambling regulations. Though these regulations could change as government bodies discuss strategies to boost Japanese tourism and the economy for the 2020 Summer Olympics, so construction for these “integrated resorts” could start in the next couple of years. For now, the Japanese will have to travel to other Asian countries to experience the gaming meccas of Southeast Asia. But as the gambling capital of the world, Vegas is undoubtedly the best place to explore everything that these casino resorts have to offer.

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After the internet exploded with online casinos, casino resorts found it necessary to capitalize on amenities such as restaurants, live shows, function rooms, and various other forms of entertainment that could be accommodated into a wedding package. Casinos have become the epitome of entertainment, and make a great venue for nuptials. The extraordinary architecture, the endless amount of fun that your guests will have, the world class food, and the lavish appeal of having a Vegas wedding will have people talking about it for months leading up to the ceremony. Also, another bright side of getting married in Sin City is that it only takes 10 minutes to apply for and receive a marriage license. Getting married doesn’t have to be stressful.

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But if the Elvis chapel is more your style, go for it. It’s less of a hassle than traditional weddings, and couples can still make the most out of these themed ceremonies. Australian newlyweds Sebastien Fogere and Ainsley Hutchence are a prime example of just how cool and non-tacky a Vegas wedding can truly be.