|Published:||Feb 14, 2011 8:32 PM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 14, 2011 5:33 PM EST|
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas' love life is in the dumps.
Fewer than 92,000 couples married in or around Sin City last year. The last time the city of lights and drive-through wedding chapels married fewer people, it was 1993.
Wedding industry veterans hope Valentine's Day will provide some much needed cash flow, but they aren't expecting much of a lift.
Because Valentine's Day is on a Monday this year, the romance-centric celebration isn't expected to be as lucrative as year's past when the holiday fell on a weekend.
The love recession is a real heartache for Las Vegas, where quickie weddings have long been a draw. In Nevada, 85 percent of all marriages become official near the neon marquees of the Las Vegas Strip. Nevada is 5th in the nation for marriages.
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