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Las Vegas sees surge in marriage licenses leading up to Valentine's Day

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Love is in the air this Valentine's Day! Many are taking the leap right here in Las Vegas.

The Clark County Marriage Bureau reports a surge in couples tying the knot this year.

Lovebirds flocked to Las Vegas chapels to get married on Valentine's Day —from the famous “Little White Chapel” to "Vegas Weddings."

From February 11-13, the bureau issued more than 1,100 licenses. That is way above what we saw last year before the pandemic hit with the amount being just less than 700.

As for Valentine's Day, the bureau issued just under 200 licenses and marriage chapels all around town were completely booked.

Clark County Clerk Lynn Marie Goya says they have been very busy during the pandemic.

“Vegas has always been a great place if you're doing something at the last minute or if you want a small elopement,” Goya said. “We've always been that destination, so in some ways, we are the perfect place to get married during COVID because we do have stand-alone chapels, and the marriage license bureau is open from 8 am to midnight.”

Vegas is known for so many things and "The Wedding Capital of the World" is just one of them. Couples are encouraged to register online at mlic.vegas to decrease their wait time.

Last year 660 couples were married on Valentine’s Day.