11/12/13 a big day for weddings

WASHINGTON – Who gets married on a Tuesday? Nobody — unless the date is 11/12/13.

“We call it ‘the Super Bowl,'” laughs Brian Mills, chapel manager at the Viva Las Vegas wedding chapel in Las Vegas. “It could be a religious thing, it could be anything, but we just call it ‘real busy.'”

Brides like such iconic dates, according to a recent survey done by David’s Bridal.

“A lot of people love the numbers; it’s really significant to them,” says AJ Jones, manager of David’s Bridal’s Baltimore store.

Stephanie Freeman Weichselbaum, public relations manager at the bridal wedding website The Knot, says she has seen a similar trend. Sequential dates such as 9/10/11, 10/11/12 and 11/12/13 have historically made for hot wedding dates, Freeman says.

“Brides like the iconic dates because it’s one day that their groom can remember,” Jones says.

Numerologist and author Ruth Drayer says the numbers are considered lucky.

“Eleven is a doorway into higher consciousness; the number 12 is also balancing, with ‘1’ being masculine and ‘2’ feminine, and that it’s in a year that adds up to six — it’s all about love,” says Drayer, the author of the book “Numerology: The Power in Numbers.”

On 11/12/13, it’s all about love and money for Mills at the Viva Las Vegas chapel. On a normal Tuesday, Mills says they book about seven weddings. On Tuesday, the chapel has booked between 65 and 70.

David’s Bridal predicts more than 3,000 couples will get married Tuesday, an increase of 722 percent over Nov. 12 of last year.

As for the next iconic date, 12/13/14, Mills says they will start taking reservations after Tuesday.

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