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Sisolak, Clark County sued over right to marry in coronavirus era

By: Shea Johnson Las Vegas Review-Journal One couple urgently seeks to get married as the groom-to-be stares down a quickly approaching visa expiration. An owner of three wedding chapels cannot do business. Attorneys representing both say Gov. Steve Sisolak and the county overreached by treating the right to marry as nonessential in an effort to […]

Hold the rice: Couples scramble to reschedule Vegas weddings

By: John Sadler LAS VEGAS (AP) — Logan Charnell was within two days of his scheduled leave from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, with plans to marry his fiancee, Alyssa Bayudan, in Las Vegas. But amid the coronavirus outbreak, President Donald Trump banned domestic travel for military members. Charnell learned about it in a […]

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A casualty of coronavirus — marriage licenses

By: Erica Orden and Kara Scannell, CNN CNN — As government centers around the country shuttered to contain the coronavirus pandemic, in Kentucky, Angela Holbrook and her fiancé rushed 20 miles to a neighboring county Wednesday to secure a marriage license. “We were planning to take a 10-minute, leisurely walk, and instead it’s us panicking […]

Las Vegas working to rebrand wedding destination

By: Subrina Hudson Las Vegas Review-Journal Inside the Little Vegas Chapel, Amanda Schild was smiling in her wedding dress, ready to grab pizza and celebrate her nuptials with her now-husband Jordan Williams. But there was no drive-thru window or Elvis Presley impersonator in sight. The only keepsake the newlyweds had of a stereotypical Vegas wedding […]

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Clark County optimistic about wedding tourism in 2020

By: Joe Bartels LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas is looking for people to fall in love with Sin City and several initiatives, including the calendar, could help snap a years-long wedding trend. Wedding tourism generates $2 billion per year in Las Vegas. But, the number of people applying for a wedding license has fallen […]

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‘Wedding experts’: How Las Vegas plans to remain a top destination for marriages

By: Kelcie Grega Graceland Wedding Chapel in downtown has been the site of numerous celebrity weddings over the years — Jon Bon Jovi and Billy Ray Cyrus, to name a few, both were married there. The chapel even offers a package in which couples are married by an Elvis impersonator, in addition to more traditional […]

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