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Getting Married in Las Vegas and the Fastest Divorce Ever

Updated on March 13, 2011

“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”

These were the words that my cousin told me when we talked about the lifestyle frolicking in the gambling capital in the United States of America, which is in Reno, Nevada. Formerly a desert county, Las Vegas is now the center of entertainment in the US and is now known around the world because it is used frequently as the story line or scenes in many commercial movies or even documentary.

Travel Man’s cousin, whose working as a nurse in California, uttered the opening sentence of this hub. She told him that when you’re in Vegas, anything can happen. Aside from the much-publicized gaming extravaganza in the city, she further said that being married in Vegas is like a game. You win some, but you lose more. Marriage of convenience thrive in the ‘sin city, the moniker for Las Vegas.

“It’s like a ‘drive thru’ marriage.”

You can order a bride tonight. But after a very fruitful and drunken honeymooning, you’ll be awaken with a wedding ring, not even knowing the whole name of your husband or vice versa. Those available liberated ladies from all over the world who desire excitement and adventure in their lives, Vegas is the place to go. This scenario is the same with single men who wanted to gamble for an elusive fortune to be rich but ended empty handed due to their unlucky streak.

“Age doesn’t matter.”

Temptations abound in Las Vegas. Those unlucky gamblers will do whatever they can to gain their lost cash. Most of unlucky players even engage into escorting ‘dirty old men’ or ‘dirty old women’ and gain some ‘dirty money’ by engaging into casual sex. It’s nothing to them, as long as they go home with money to boast.

Only in Las Vegas c/o lasvegas

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Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher in "WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS"
Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher in "WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS"

From real to reel

Las Vegas always inspired the mushrooming of many Hollywood movies. From the roaring 20s up to this year, the lure of gambling, illicit affairs, the Mafias make a thrilling themes for those films. They even serialized many stories in television, like in Casino.

What Happened in Vegas, a Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher starrer brought back memories to Travel Man that what his cousin shared was true. Cameron as Joy McNaly, freshly dumped by his boyfriend and Ashton, Jack Fuller, son of a cabinet maker in New York.

This is a feel-good movie that can leave you laughing in every funny twists of the story.

From their first meeting in Vegas, getting drunk and finding out that they were married the other night, you can say that it is the “most-hilarious movie” that you’ve seen to date.

What keeps them ‘gelled’ together was the prize money of a whooping three million dollars they’ve won with only a ‘25 cents’ that Ashton played at the slot machine which Cameroon gave to him!

Since they were ‘married’ the other night, one cannot claim it individually because of the argument presented to the local court.

Well, you have to find out the next scenes that will keep you riveted on your seats. You’ll never want to miss these ever-romantic and very funny scenes that the two thespians acted in the movie, do you?

Waking Up In Vegas - Katy Perry c/o KatyPerryMusic

Fastest Divorce in Vegas...Ever!!!

 It takes months, a year or two just to be anulled or divorced when the term "I do" no longer works for the couple.

Getting a divorce in Las Vegas can be the fastest you can have if you want it a week or two. Divorce attorneys advertise it as hassles-free, like children are not involved, court appearance is not needed.

If you're really affluent, you let your money do the talking.Like, your divorce attorney will do all the 'dirty works' in gaining your newfound freedom. To be single again, whether you like it or yes (free again!!!)


Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. - The Wedding Capital of the World

Getting married in Las Vegas, Nevada is just like any marriages happening in other parts of the world. Since the place is dubbed as "wedding capital of the world", what comes into my mind is that you can be married in the "gambling city of the world" with a distinct wedding ceremony that you want; whether you are a Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, or any other world religion affiliation.

There are marriage rules to be followed, both to residents and non-residents who want to be married in the city. But of course, there are other information you want to know, papers to be signed, fees to be paid and place to visit wherein the wedding will took place.

As long as you are 18 years old and above and didn't need parents' consent, you can be married in Las Vegas.

Look, there is no blood test. So, whatever disease you have in your body, as long as you're in love or the other way around, you can pay an amount of 50 US dollars - and above and be married. There will be no waiting in line. There's no hush-hush.

Well, you don't need much of these information if you are drunk when you married. Then, the next day, you'll be awaken that you already possesses a wedding ring, a silent witness that it really happened.

How Las Vegas began and other attractions

 When you say Las Vegas, the name of this city in the USA connotes gambling and fast marriages.

Las Vegas was given its name by Rafael Rivera, a scout for a Mexican trading party headed to Los Angeles, in 1829 who used the water in the area while heading north and west along the Old Spanish Trail from New Mexico. It means " The Meadows" in Spanish.

Prior to that Native American Indians occupied Las Vegas Valley before the new settlers discovered it. Las Vegas passed to unprecendented levels of development, from an atomic testing site into a very attractive city by night these days.

The booming attractions in Vegas are what tourists around the world crave for, from children to adults, as well. From museums to theme parks, educational tours for both young and old down to the nightlife attractions in many leading hotels and restaurants plus gaming extravaganza, what more could you ask for if you have money to spend?

I'm sure you can also buy "short-filled" happiness there, if you know what I mean. I haven't been there, but I will someday, if I become a billionaire. Wanna bet?



Las Vegas Strip c/o TravelVideoStore


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    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Nevada Divorce: Good for you to do that. Thank for sharing the link.

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      Nevada Divorce 

      5 years ago

      I got a divorce here in Vegas.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @carcro: Thanks for the hub-visit. Las Vegas fascinates me. I would love to be there someday.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @bacville; Sure thing, your wish will be realized in a due time.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Sandyspider: Thanks for watching the movie. I've never been to Vegas, but I intend to visit it and gamble a little.

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      Paul Cronin 

      7 years ago from Winnipeg

      Good hub, lots of info, great videos and pics. Vegas is a very exciting tourist destination. Thanks for sharing, voted up and awesome.

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      8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I want to be in Vegas, someday.

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      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Love the movie. Great hub.


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