Today, people from all over the world; England, Australia, Sweden, Canada, Brazil even Luxemburg and the Netherlands are flocking to Las Vegas to be able to say, they got married on 12/12/12. According to an article from the New York Times, 80 of the town’s chapels are preparing for an expected high volume of weddings. The Marriage License Bureau is going from five to nine windows and has staff working overtime. Chapels and venues have so far booked up to 15 times the usual amount for a Wednesday.
Thus far, the record breaking triple digit wedding day has been 07/07/07. For the four days leading up to it, Vegas issued 4,333 licenses, followed by 10/10/10, with 3,090 and 11/11/11, with 3,342. For an average month the total is around 7,500.
The next triple date to occur is in 89 years: 01/01/2101.
Normally, my advice to people when they head to vegas is, “play the odds.” However, this seems irrelevant, so instead I’ll go with an oldie but goodie, “may the force be with you.”