What makes Vegas the perfect place to elope is that to get a marriage license, you don't have to endure a waiting period, blood tests aren't required and you don't even have to be a U.S. resident (though you have to check with your home country to make sure your new marriage is legal over there). All you have to do is show proof that you're 18 or older and pony up the $60 licensing fee. The Clark County Marriage License Bureau accommodates last-minute declarations of love by being open 8 a.m. to midnight daily, including weekends and holidays. So you'll easily be able to get a license for your New Year's white wedding day.
The problem is that aside from Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve is the most popular day to get hitched, according to the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority. That means that your nuptials may not be so quick and you'll have to wait among the other drunken starry-eyed lovers looking to get married after midnight. If you can, try doing a little planning for your New Year's wedding by calling ahead and reserving your spot. Otherwise, there likely will be a wait for the ceremony. You may want to take the time to sober up enough to make sure you're not marrying a stripper/prostitute.
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