LAS VEGAS, NV – In these convenient times, we’ve come to expect a certain level of customer service. Too tired to go shopping? Have your groceries delivered. Dog too shaggy? Summon the mobile pet groomer. Got the munchies at a weird hour? Oh look! A food truck!
So perhaps it’s not entirely surprising that the quickie Las Vegas wedding ceremony just got a whole lot quicker. For $99, the Las Vegas Wedding Wagon will pull up to the Sin City sidewalk of your choosing and let you get hitched in a serious hurry.
Sound cheesy? Of course it is — but it also isn’t. Wedding Wagon co-founders Andy Gonzalez, 38, and James Cass, 39, have put a tremendous amount of thought into the little embellishments on their chapel-on-wheels and the wording of their wedding vows. The end result: Weepy, joyous gush-fests that are loaded with meaning and drowned out only by the sound of the traffic whizzing by.
“It was PERFECT,” enthused Stefanie Tucker, 37, who just got married next to the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada” sign with the help of the Wedding Wagon. “I couldn’t have planned it better if I had put six months of planning into it. We had so much fun — and no stress!”
That’s precisely the experience Gonzalez and Cass hoped to offer when they launched the Las Vegas Wedding Wagon on July 18. They felt so confident about their ability to slice a tiny sliver out of Vegas’ flourishing wedding industry that they both quit their comfortable day jobs before they even performed their first wedding ceremony. (Stefanie Tucker and her new husband, 41-year-old Kelly Andrew Tucker, were the Wedding Wagon’s first customers.)
“We researched the industry here and found out that there are 7,000 to 9,000 weddings a month in Vegas — that’s 250 weddings a day,” said Gonzalez, who just left his marketing and public relations job for an online shoe and apparel company. “If we could start a business taking even 1 or 2 percent of that market, we realized we could meet or exceed our salaries and have fun in the process.”
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