Clerk’s offices throughout Washington are extending their hours of operation as they anticipate a flood of applicants for marriage licenses. Some counties have already determined who will be the first few couples to get licenses.
Clerk’s offices are not the only places that are expecting an uptick in traffic. Wedding planners, venues, bakers, florists and others in the industry are anticipating more business as the pool of people marrying gets larger. Based on a study by The Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, The Columbian has estimated a $4.7 million dollar boon due to wedding and tourism related activities in Clark County alone.
Think Out Loud will be at Clark County Auditor’s Marriage Licensing Department to check in with some of the couples applying for marriage licenses.
Will you be in Washington on Thursday to get a marriage license?