MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tuesday isn’t the average day to get hitched unless it has the unique date of 11/12/13.
Courthouses across South Florida were busy Tuesday with couples saying “I do”.
At the Broward County courthouse CBS 4’s Marybel Rodriguez came across one couple who after years of dating chose this day to tie the knot. “It’s wonderful I’m with the love of my life” said Daniel Falcone. “It’s taken a long time to get here and we chose today because it is special to us,” said Falcone.
It is a special day not only because they got married but because they did so on 11-12-13. “We are number people we thought it would be very magical and we were very lucky it was around the corner so we chose it” said Sivone Falcone.
The rare sequential date is making it a popular wedding day. So popular, in fact, wedding retailer David’s Bridal estimates 2,200 couples plan to tie the knot Tuesday. That’s nearly an eight-fold increase in the number of weddings planned on this day compared to the same date last year.
David’s Bridal keeps a database for projecting wedding date trends and particularly iconic dates with sequential numbers like this year’s, or repeated numbers such as last year’s 12/12/12.
Iconic dates have broken records in the past. On 7/7/07, more than 4-thousand couples wed in Las Vegas, compared with just 145 on an average day. On 10/10/10 about 3-thousand couples got married, and more than 33-hundred wed on 11/11/11.
Couples hoping to tie the knot with rare sequential numbers only have one more year to do it — 12/13/14 is the last sequential date for 100 years.
David’s Bridal says that date is likely to be record-breaking because it will fall on a Saturday.
As for 11/12/13, the wedding website TheKnot.com says this date is four times more popular than an average Tuesday in November.
Even Dairy Queen is trying to cash in on the rare Tuesday weddings by offering any couple that marries on 11/12/13 a $30 gift card for an ice cream cake.
For those who missed today’s special day not to worry you have another shot at it next year on 12-13-14. There will not be another consecutive date until the next century.