Las Vegas is affectionately known as the “Wedding Capital of the World,” and each year thousands of couples choose to exchange their vows right here in Vegas. In 2021, the wedding industry bounced back from a pandemic low, and in 2022 weddings in Vegas are officially back!
Why do so many couples choose to get married in Las Vegas?
Vegas’ wedding boom traces its roots back to the 1930s, when Nevada eased marriage laws and the state became “the easiest (one) in the nation” to get hitched in, according to the Clark County Clerk’s office. Among the eased restrictions, the state of Nevada dropped the requirement for a blood test, and also eliminated the waiting period to obtain a marriage license. As a result, Nevada became a magnet for couples looking for a quick and easy path to a wedding ceremony.
While the state of Nevada became the easiest in the nation in which to quickly get married, the city of Las Vegas became the most popular choice for couples to exchange their nuptials. Couples love Las Vegas for its celebratory atmosphere, infamous chapels, iconic hotels, and access to luxury spas, shopping, and dining. Vegas also offers an excellent climate and the convenience of an international airport. As a city known for infinite possibilities, thousands of tourists flock to Vegas each year for the wedding ceremony of their dreams.
According to the Las Vegas Wedding Chamber of Commerce, the wedding industry has bounced back after a rough 2020, recording one of its best years in 2021 with over 77,000 wedding ceremonies performed; 2022 is on track to meet or exceed those numbers. In comparison, in 2019 there were just over 73,000 wedding ceremonies conducted, and 2020 saw a low of just 54,575. This data indicates the wedding industry is returning from pandemic lows even stronger than ever before.
The return of the wedding industry in 2022 is indicative of Las Vegas’ strong overall economic resurgence. According to a report titled “The Economic Impact of Wedding Tourism in Clark County,” wedding tourism in Las Vegas generates at least $2 billion annually for the Vegas economy. In 2021, weddings generated $2.6 billion in overall economic impact, and $88 million in tax revenue. The weddings sector of Las Vegas’ economy also directly supports over 18,000 jobs in the city, and this number is only growing as the sector rebounds further this year. This critical sector of the Vegas economy relies upon a talented body of professionals who are responsible for the planning, design, and execution of these 190+ ceremonies per day. At TISOH, the International School of Hospitality, we are a leader in training and cultivating these professionals.
Located in the heart of Las Vegas, TISOH specializes in training passionate, motivated people just like you for careers in the hospitality industry, including in wedding coordination and design. TISOH is a certification partner of the Wedding Industry Professionals Association (WIPA), so students learn the best practices of wedding coordination and the latest trends in the wedding industry. From planning, organization, and design to production and execution, TISOH students learn to create beautiful ceremonies of any scale and style. Students learn how to evaluate, select, and negotiate for all aspects of any kind of ceremony, including design, logistics, budgeting, vendor relations, catering, and more.
At TISOH, students interested in this career path choose between pursuing a Diploma in Hospitality Operations, with a Wedding Coordination and Design focus, or earning an individual certificate with TISOH’s single-topic, focused certificate program in Wedding Coordination and Design. All courses are taught by professional faculty with deep industry experience, and students benefit from their expertise, as well as guest lecturers and expert panels, and social events and networking opportunities with Las Vegas’ finest. Graduates go on to launch their own companies as an entrepreneur, or become an asset to a design firm or hospitality venue in Las Vegas or beyond.
Las Vegas is still the “Wedding Capital of the World,” and in 2022 weddings are officially back! You can be a part of the excitement, by training for a career in wedding coordination and design. With TISOH, the International School of Hospitality, you can gain the knowledge and skills you need to make the wonderful world of weddings your career. Contact us to learn more and get started today!
“Las Vegas Wedding Industry Bouncing Back”
Clark County Marriage Statistics
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“The Economic Impact of Wedding Tourism in Clark County”