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The State of the Wedding Industry
The State of the Wedding Industry

AIR DATE: August 10, 2011

The wedding industry in Las Vegas has been on a decline since its peak in 2004 when 128,250 people were married in Clark County. The notion of coming to Las Vegas for a quickie wedding at a drive-through chapel has lost its luster. Industry insiders say it could be because of the slumping economy and others say those in the wedding business haven't given people a good enough reason to want to come to Las Vegas and get married. Now, chapels are trying to convince couples to come to Las Vegas and renew their vows as a way to boost business. We talk with a panel of wedding business experts about the state of the industry in Las Vegas.
Cliff Evarts, CEO and Founder, Vegas Weddings
Joni Moss, VP, Nevada Wedding Association
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