Memorable dates and wedding ceremonies are a marriage made in heaven (aka Las Vegas). Not only is Vegas the marriage capital of the United States (more than 80,000 couples tie the knot here every year), but we also know a thing or two about lucky numbers.
Sequential wedding dates in particular are a hot commodity in Las Vegas. According to the county, dates like 12-13-14 are the most popular dates for weddings in Vegas. Previously, 7-7-7 saw 4,333 marriage licenses issued, 10-10-10 saw 3,090 marriage licenses issued and 11-11-11 saw 3,024 marriage licenses issued.
Thousands of happy couples are expected to flock to Vegas to tie the knot on 12-13-14. Here are some tips for making your trip down the aisle as memorable and smooth as possible.
Book your wedding package now. With no waiting period and no blood test, Las Vegas is known for spur of the moment wedding days. A popular date like 12-13-14 isn't one of those days. Chapels are already seeing high demand from engaged couples for 12-13-14. If you feel strongly about walking down the aisle on this sequential date, start contacting chapels now.
Book your hotel room now. Hotel rooms are also filling up fast, so book now. In addition to being a big date for weddings, Dec. 13, 2014 is also the last day of the National Finals Rodeo -- that means the city will be crowded, y'all. Cowboys and cowgirls need hotel rooms, as well as the rest of Vegas' many visitors, so don't wait until it's too late to book your honeymoon suite. You don't want to spend your lucky wedding night without a place to … well … get lucky.
Have fun with the numbers. When it comes to lucky numbers, why limit yourself to the date? Say your "I dos" at exactly 12:13 and 14 seconds or request room 1213 on the 14th floor for your honeymoon hotel suite. If you're a gambling groom or bride, take your lucky numbers to the casino. What better way to hit the jackpot on married life than by literally hitting a jackpot?
Make a weekend of it. Since 12-13-14 falls on a Saturday it's the perfect opportunity to turn your wedding into a Vegas weekend getaway for friends and family. If you're feeling particularly feisty, you could invite 12 male friends, 13 female friends and 14 family members (or any combination therein). Hotel chapels offer packages to accommodate groups of all sizes.
Don't forget your paperwork. Sure we're all about quickie weddings, but you'll still need a Clark County marriage license if you plan to get married in Vegas. For more information, click here.
Consider date alternatives. While 12-13-14 is the last sequential date of the century, there will be other fun dates for a lucky and memorable wedding. For instance, the entire week of 4-14-14 is a palindrome (4-12-14, 4, 13-14, 4-14-14, 4-15-14, 4-16-14, 4-17-14, 4-18-14, 4-19-14) as are the dates 5-15-15, 6-16-16 and so on.