In case you hadn’t heard, September 10, 2011 is a popular wedding date. According to TheKnot.com, an estimated 37,885 weddings are happening today. That’s a lot of celebration!

Historically, a wedding date often was chosen for its auspiciousness. Ancient Greeks are said to have foretold the fortunate date from pig entrails. Some Asian cultures still consult astrologers to select an ideal date and time for marital rites. But for many, it comes down to the numbers. Last year, 10/10/10 was a big bridal hit. A few years ago, many Chinese betrothed wed on 8/8/8, a number believed to bring good fortune. And 7/7/7 was an obvious choice. This year’s bonus: 9/10/11 is an easy date to remember.

Best wishes to all of the couples getting married today. Cheers!

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