Happy 12/12/12! Make the most of this Wednesday because it will be another 88 years before we hit another day when all three numbers in the date are the same, January 1, 2101. Today’s date has also created wedding mania in Kansas City and around the world as a number of love stricken and, perhaps, overly superstitious brides and grooms will be taking a mid-week walk down the aisle.
No word on exactly how many Kansas City wedding DJs will be providing wedding reception entertainment for couples who plan on tying the knot today. But, it’s safe to assume that more than a few wedding reception and ceremony venues in the area will be hosting a number of celebrations for newlyweds who chose to take advantage of the once-in-a-lifetime date oddity, if for no other reason than providing an easy way to remember their anniversary.
According to NYDailyNews.com, however, over 200 marriage licenses have been issued in the Big Apple “and there has already been a ‘surge’ of couples registering at City Hall to get married Wednesday on what many believe is a lucky day.”
USAToday.com reports that the county clerk’s office in Los Angeles expanded hours to allow people to apply online for licenses ahead of time. Many same-sex couples wed on 12/09/12, the first day they were legally allowed to do so, but others chose to wait until 12-12-12, instead.
The USAToday.com article also explains that “In Fort Myers Beach, Fla., the really hard-core can get married at 12:12 on 12-12-12 in what the American Academy of Wedding Planners is calling the “wedding event of the century.” For $500, you get a marriage license, an individualized wedding ceremony and entrance to a day of festivities.”
HuffPostWeddings.com adds detail to the popularity of 12/12/12 as a wedding date in an article that discloses how “Recent research by David’s Bridal reveals that 43 percent of brides would consider having their wedding on a “lucky” — or numerically special — day. According to David’s Bridal, an estimated 7,500 couples across the U.S. will tie the knot on Wednesday, a huge increase over last year when just 485 pairs married on 12/12/11.”
“Brides are leveraging this date for destination weddings. By having the wedding in the middle of the week, it provides an opportunity for brides to travel early in the week, save on flights, hotel reservations and venue expenses.”
“Iconic dates have become a wedding trend in the United States, reaching new heights when over 65,000 couples tied the knot on 7-7-’07,” says Brian Beitler, chief marketing officer for David’s Bridal.
In something of an ironic twist, hundreds of engaged couples from around the world who want to double down on the supposed luck of getting married on 12/12/12 will be heading to Las Vegas to say “I do!”; a place where a run of luck is, at best, fleeting. Regardless, the VivaLasVegasWeddings.com website attempts to put the mystic of a 12/12/12 wedding date in perspective. “The charismatic and fun-loving couple that gets married on a 12 day is lucky and balanced, but seeking constant goals to achieve. The ‘go-getting’ 1 and the ‘sensitive’ 2 make this a very balanced number. 1 is the vibration of ‘new beginnings’ and starting things afresh. The 2 vibration is about seeking ‘balance’ and that’s certainly something that many will struggle with – balancing the bank balance, balancing the food and beverage intake, balancing the emotions … balancing in every way.”
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