Las Vegas wedding numbers plummet

  • 27/07/2015

A Las Vegas tradition may be on the way out.

Although tourism is up in the so-called 'City of Sin', the number of couples taking the plunge is down.

Clark County clerk Lynn Goya has seen weddings decline almost 40 percent over the past 10 years, and says she "no one really knows" what is causing it.

"It is a mystery that I'd like to solve," she says. "The chapels are hurting and that's why they kind of came to me and said, 'What can you do about? How can you help us reverse this trend?'"

Since 2004 the number of marriage licenses in Las Vegas has plummeted from 127,000 to just 80,000 last year.

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