11/12/13 Big Day for Weddings in Reno, Las Vegas - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

11/12/13 Big Day for Weddings in Reno, Las Vegas

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They have weddings booked back-to-back at the Arch of Reno Wedding Chapel, this is far more than they usually see on any given Tuesday.

The newly married Graham's came all the way to Reno from Vancouver, Washington to get married on 11-12-13 - one of only 12 sequential dates this century.

Keith Graham says, "we ended up hitting a $1,000 on a Scratch-It ticket and she had the money spent every which way, I said 'do you want to go to the coast for the weekend or we can go to Reno and finally get hitched?' She said 'yeah.'"

After 7 years together, they decided now is a better time than ever. Christy says, "I've never traveled anywhere so I figured if he's offering to take me somewhere other than Vancouver then that's great."

They were able to get their marriage license from Washoe County in 15 minutes, pick out their wedding bands in two minutes, and tie the knot in about 10 minutes.

The Minister at Arch of Reno Stan Stoll says "on special days we get a lot of weddings because I think it's so they can remember their anniversary."

This chapel is seeing couples come through nearly every half hour.

And it's the same type of love story at Nevada's first drive-thru wedding chapel, Chapel of the Bells.

Long-time owner George Flint says, "Anything that's unique in the calendar seems to bring people."

Flint has married more than 110,000 couples in his 51 years as owner of his iconic chapel, "I've been ordained by 5 or 6 churches in the state."

A USA today survey says weddings nationwide are up 796% compared to November 12, 2012.

Stoll tells his newlyweds "I can do Chinese, Russian and Japanese."

You got to admit Reno chapels offer something you won't see if you go the more traditional route.

Keith at the altar says, "I take you Christy to be my wife."

Christy tearfully says, "I promise to be faithful to you all the days of our life."

Then those cherished words by Stoll, "under the authority of the great state of Nevada vested in me under my senior status, it is my pleasure to announce the two of you are now husband and wife. You may now kiss the bride."

While today was a busy one at local chapels, next year is bound to be even bigger since 12-13-14 falls on a Saturday. Written by Neda Iranpour

Meanwhile, Las Vegas wedding chapels are seeing a spike in traffic as couples try to land a memorable 11/12/13 wedding date.
 
The Clark County clerk's office issued 1,399 marriage licenses in the four days leading up to Tuesday. That's a 28 percent increase from the same four-day period last year.
 
Clerk Diana Alba says the number of licenses is nowhere near what it was during the record-breaking days before July 7, 2007, when the calendar turned up lucky triple sevens.
 
But she says couples tend to gravitate toward dates like 11/12/13 that are easy to remember, or fall near a three-day weekend.
 
Unusual weddings around Sin City on Tuesday included a couple that got married on a motorcycle, and another pair that had a six-tier wedding cake made out of hamburgers.  (AP)

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