Doesn't it seem like every other month some new matchmaking app is popping up? Millennials have essentially given websites like and eHarmony "Dear John/Jane" texts as they prefer mobile apps like Tinder, OkCupid, JSwipe and others.


What does matchmaking have to do with business commerce and Ariba LIVE in Las Vegas? Plenty, if you're responsible for sourcing or sales at your organization and attending this can't-miss networking event. A "match made in heaven" that's a "marriage of true minds" leads to B2B commerce success in today's world where Business Networks rule. So before you download and dive into the one and only mobile app you need for managing your conference agenda and planning your networking strategy, get inspired by these impressive facts and stats that make Las Vegas the Marriage Capital of the World.


chapel-of-the-flowers-kissing-newlyweds-limo-500.jpgPhoto: Chapel of the Flowers


Clark County, Nevada, issues an average of more than 80,000 marriage licenses a year. Now, if I was getting married at Vegas, I’d go for a drive-thru chapel with Elvis impersonator officiant. But more people go for a classier, traditional roll when it comes to Vegas wedding bell bliss. More than 5,000 weddings taking place a year at the famous Chapel of the Flowers, rated #6 out of 725 "things to do" in Vegas, right up there with the Bellagio Fountains, on TripAdvisor.


With as many as 80 couples married in a day, it’s a choreography of nuptials with timing and flow being essential. And living up to its name, the Chapel of the Flowers sources a lot of flowers:


  • 35,000 roses a year for bridal bouquets
  • 20,000 - 30,000 roses a year for bridesmaids bouquets, "flower showers" and arrangements

They also source the services of a variety of officiants. Only two to three percent go in for the Elvis impersonators. New to 2015, couples can now say “I Do” with heavy metal rock icon and ordained minister Paul Shortino, lead singer of Quiet Riot.) Epic!


And if you think the sourcing experts at Chapel of the Flowers are only busy during the most popular months for weddings, as well as Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve, think again. Ceremonies also spike on “specialty” dates with couples looking to be lucky in love.

  • July 4 - 7, 2007, Clark County issued 4,333 marriage licenses to couples marrying on 7-7-7.
  • October 7 - 10, 2010, Clark County issued 3,090 marriage licenses for 10-10-10 ceremonies.
  • November 9 - 11, 2011, a total of 3,024 marriage licenses were issued for wedding on 11-11-11.

The last lucky date of this century is December 13, 2014 – 12-13-14.


Although, when it comes to B2B commerce matchmaking, the luckiest dates are 4-7-2014, 4-8-2014 and 4-9-2014 at Ariba LIVE!