Since there won’t be a 13-14-15, today is the last number-sequential date until January 2, 2034 (1/2/34, get it?). Wanting a “cool” wedding date – and not wanting to wait another 20 years to get it – more than 20,000 U.S. couples plan to get married today.
Here’s a fun article in The Washington Post about the significance of special wedding dates.
Congratulations to all!
It’s finally here: a ONE-derful wedding date that only comes around once in a lifetime and happens to be a numerical palindrome, meaning it reads the same forward and backward.
Like 9/10/11, November 11, 2011 is shaping up to be another huge day for weddings all over the country. More than 3,000 couples are tying the knot in Las Vegas alone. In Chinese, the numbers rhyme with one husband, one wife and one soul and signifies a marriage that will last a lifetime. How sweet is that? According to numerology.com, 11/11/11 “is a day that favors matters of the heart over the mind, a day when friendship, romance, caring, and all those other good qualities of life are of utmost importance.”
So, congratulations to all of the couples out there getting hitched today. May you be as lucky in love as your anniversary date. It’s also Veteran’s Day so we give much love, honor and respect to the women and men who have served and continue to tirelessly serve our country. And Happy Birthday to my sister-in-law, Gwen.
And, yes, I posted this at 11:11.
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!