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Las Vegas weddings take hit after 1 October

Posted at 9:55 AM, Jan 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-24 12:55:14-05

Weddings have taken a hit in Las Vegas since 1 October.

"When you close your eyes and you think of Las Vegas you do think of brides and grooms in your mind. You can see them," said Kris Labuda, the president of the Las Vegas Wedding Chamber of Commerce.

All the key players in the wedding industry gathered Tuesday night for the annual state of the wedding industry. Many of them share the same concern.

"Obviously the shooting was not good for Las Vegas and it did do some damage at the end of the year, so we were down a little bit last year," said Lynn Marie Goya, the Clark County Clerk.

Goya says in 2016, the local industry did 81,000 weddings. Last year 78,000 were performed, the first dip in a few years.

"Which still puts us way hands and tails above anybody else, but for us we want to stay up there," said Goya.

The vibe isn't bad. They're confident it'll bounce back. For now, the Wedding Chamber of Commerce is investing in their website to make it easier for brides and grooms to find exactly what they want.

Goya says almost a quarter of the wedding parties last year came from out of the country; Las Vegas helped tie the knot for people from 191 countries.