Las Vegas: Quickie Marriage Capital

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Drive-Through Matrimony: A Bride to Go

If you're really rushing to the altar, don't even get out of your car. Just pull up to the "I Do" drive-through window at the Chapel of Love on Las Vegas Boulevard. For less than $100, you'll drive off as man and wife, with an order of wedding cake to go.

Vegas might be the only city where the city clerk's office is open 24 hours a day on weekends, processing marriage licenses. You don't need a blood test. All you need is ID to prove you're at least 18 and $55.

When did the strange state of matrimony become Nevada? In 1912, California passed a "gin" law requiring a three-day waiting period for marriage licenses to protect drunken lovebirds. Vegas responded by marketing itself as one of the easiest places on earth to make the best or worst decision of your life.

Celebrity Losers at Romance Roulette

Friends now say Spears, 22, and childhood friend Jason Alexander had been partying at a local bar and "took a joke too far," exchanging vows at the Little White Wedding Chapel, where Michael Jordan, Joan Collins, Judy Garland and thousands of others also said their vows.

The chapel offers all-inclusive packages for almost any budget. For $179, you get a marriage license, minister, bridal bouquet, boutonniere, 12 wedding photos and accommodation for 25 guests.

The chapel's $479 "Michael Jordan Special" provides for up to 100 guests and you'll go home with a video of the event. I bet Jordan's former teammate Dennis Rodman had a video souvenir of his Vegas wedding. In March 1999, he capped off a night of heavy drinking by marrying Carmen Electra.

Rodman sought an annulment nine days later, claiming he doesn't even remember exchanging vows with the former Baywatch babe.