11/11/2011 08:45 pm ET | Updated Jan 11, 2012

11/11/11 Weddings: Under The Las Vegas Sign

It's not exactly a shock that Las Vegas, the unofficial "wedding capital of the world" was busier than ever on Friday Nov. 11 -- 11/11/11 -- a day thought to be lucky for couples around the world.

Indeed, couples were saying their "I Do's" in every chapel, hotel and patch of grass in town from the stroke of midnight -- at least 3,500 or more (the city usually sees about 300 weddings on a typical Friday).

For couples looking for a fun, stress-free ceremony, what more iconic a patch of grass in Sin City than the legendary "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign? Dozens of couples gathered there Friday to tie the knot. Below, a few of the standouts, plus some characters who stopped by throughout the day (hint: some sported blue suede shoes):

Las Vegas Weddings