Las Vegas weddings just got easier with the introduction of the Wedding Wagon. No longer will starry-eyed lovers have to take a cab to the nearest Elvis chapel. Now the wedding can come to them.
The masterminds behind this idea, Andy Gonzalez and James Cass, realized something was missing in the Vegas wedding market so they filled the gap. They became ordained online through American Marriage Ministries although their service is largely non-denominational, according to the pair.
The marriage service includes a minister, an altar, floral arrangements, and a 10-minute curbside ceremony, all for only $99.
Quick and easy it may be, but the wedding wagon is also 100% binding.
Nevada makes it easy to get married both for the spouses and for the officiant.
To perform marriages in Nevada an officiant needs a Certificate of Authority to Solemnize Marriages which is issued by the state. To qualify for a certificate the applicant must be licensed, ordained or appoint by a church or religious organization to conduct marriages. So long as the religious organization is incorporated in Nevada, it's a relatively simple matter to get a certificate.
For the bride and groom, a license to marry is required but it can be issued the same day as the application. Wedding Wagon asks customers to bring the license to the ceremony reports USA Today.
Once the marriage is performed, it's binding across all 50 states thanks to the full faith and credit clause of the Constitution. States must recognize public acts, records, and judicial decisions executed in other states and while marriage means many things to many people, in legal terms it's a contractual relationship.
The Wedding Wagon takes reservations by phone or online and they'll anywhere in the greater Las Vegas area, including as far as the Hoover Dam or Red Rock Canyon according to ABC News.
Four couples have already taken advantage of the Wedding Wagon's services with at least one couple married outside the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas Sign. Here's to wedded bliss, wherever you want it.
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