The 12th day, on the 12th month in the 12th year of the new millennium.
It’s not just a triple date sequence on the calendar, it’s the last one we’ll see in our lifetimes.
Easy to remember for an anniversary, the date means luck and good energy for some folks who chose the rare numerical lineup for special events from weddings to holiday parties.
“That date resonates with the vibration and characteristics of beauty, love, laughter and fun,” said Marcy Heller, a numerologist in Delray Beach, Fla. “Twelve is the energy of creativity, artistic beauty, harmony, celebration.”
In that spirit, municipal clerks are expecting a wedding rush come Wednesday.
The Clerk and Comptroller of Palm Beach County asked couples who wished to exchange vows at their office on that day to register early.
To make it more special, Clerk Sharon Bock will perform some of the ceremonies at the county’s Historic Courthouse in West Palm Beach, instead of the nearby main courthouse that’s traditionally used for civil ceremonies.
“It’s a historic kind of day since there’s not going to be a 13-13-13,” said Jackie Halderman, communications manager for the Clerk’s Office. “We are offering the Historic Courthouse for folks who want to mark this wedding day in a historic way.”
The Broward County Clerk of the Court Office in downtown Ft. Lauderdale is bracing for double the number of wedding ceremonies, too.
“We have couples asking us to get married at 12 on 12-12-12,” said Cathy Kellerman, court operations manager for the Clerk’s Office. Her staff saw marriages jump on other consecutive dates such as 6-6-6 and 7-7-7. On average, about 10 couples a day tie the knot at the downtown facility.
Non-wedding events are taking place Wednesday, including “12.12.12: The Concert for Sandy Relief” in New York. But mostly the day seems to be popular among lovebirds.
A recent survey by David’s Bridal estimated 5,000 brides will wed Dec. 12, compared with the 485 who married Dec. 12, 2011.
Wedding organizers say 12-12-12 just sounds pleasant. “It really rolls off the tongue,” said Cindy Pierce, wedding and special events manager at the Addison, a 1920s estate in Boca Raton, Fla., that is booked for a Dec. 12 wedding.
“A lot of my brides like to pick a date that is easy for the future husband and their families to remember,” Pierce said. “Like on Save-the-Date (cards), a lot of the brides are looking to personalize the wedding and tell their story.”
Yalynn Marques hassent out her beige and dark gold-hued invitations with Dec. 12, 2012, written out for her upcoming nuptials to Orlando Williams.
But she didn’t pick the date. Williams did, when he proposed to her on Dec. 11, 2011. The wedding date also will commemorate his grandmother’s wedding anniversary: Dec. 12, 1953.
“I thought it was a great idea,” said Marques, a legal assistant in Miami. “It will be easier to remember. If he can’t remember that one day, he is in trouble.”
Source: Detroit Free Press