Tuesday’s perfectly sequential date – 11-12-13 – brought many loving couples to downtown San Diego to say “I Do.”
Couples lined up at the County Administration Center for their chance to tie the knot on the unique date. By 9:30 a.m., at least 20 couples had married in at the building, officials said.
By 11 a.m., the long line continued with more duos eagerly waiting to obtain their marriage licenses or take part in civil wedding ceremonies (see photo below).
According to the San Diego County Clerk website, walk-in customers would be taken on a first come, first serve basis between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. A spokesperson said couples had been getting married every 15 minutes or so throughout the day.
Lora Becker and her partner, Carolyn, were among the happy couples to wed in San Diego on 11-12-13. The couple hails from Evansville, Ind. Becker was in town for a conference and said she wanted to take the opportunity to marry her soulmate.
“We have wanted to marry for many years but Indiana state law will not allow that to happen for many more years. We took advantage of my conference travel to San Diego to tie the knot,” Becker explained. “What a beautiful city to have our wedding.”
While many couples felt the date was lucky, others like groom Danny Sheriff chose the date for a different reason.
"We've been together for six years and it seemed like a good date to do it -- a clever date, and we certainly won't forget it," said Sheriff.
According to the popular wedding planning website, The Knot, about 3,000 couples are registered to get married today across the country. That’s four times more couples that any other Tuesday of this month. Typically, November is not exactly considered peak wedding season.
In New York, one couple married on the "Today" show at precisely 9:10 a.m. ET, due to the significance of the numbers.
The next perfectly sequential date will be next winter, on 12-13-14.
Wedding experts anticipate that date will set records for marriage ceremony numbers since it lands on a Saturday, the most popular day to tie the knot. That day will also mark the last sequential date of the century.