11/12/13: Wedding day to remember--with a DQ cake


Tuesday is not a day that is typically in demand as couples choose their wedding day, but today's iconic date makes it an exception.

The New York Daily News is among the news outlets carrying a story about the rush to the altar on 11/12/13. Estimates from David's Bridal suggest 2,265 couples will tie the knot. The wedding website TheKnot.com finds that the gimmicky date makes 11/12/13 four times more popular than an average Tuesday in November would be.

The Associated Press reported that Minneapolis-based Dairy Queen is getting in on the celebration by offering any couple that marries on this day an ice cream cake. But don't expect to see brides and grooms trooping into your local DQ today; the couples will get a $30 gift card. Newlyweds who want to get in on the deal must send a copy of the marriage certificate dated 11-12-13 to Dairy Queen by the end of the month.

Some couples consider numerically special days to be lucky. They are thought to be a helpful way to guarantee the anniversary date will remain top of mind. The Sioux City Journal has the story of Iowa couple Jennifer Harder and Heath Schweitzberger, who will marry Tuesday at a family ceremony, then fly out the next day for a destination wedding in Mexico.

“We’re just not very traditional. So it’s a good way to remember it,” Harder said of 11-12-13.

“I can use that to fall back on if I ever forget,” the groom agreed.

Repeated numbers have been popular for weddings over the past years; the most recent big day was 12/12/12, the last date with three repeating numbers of the 21st century. Start planning--and booking--now if you want to get in on the next big sequential date. Next year, couples can select the memorable date of 12/13/14, a day that falls on a Saturday, which would seem to guarantee that it will be a popular wedding day.

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