More than 39,000 couples chose today – 10/10/10 – as their wedding day, according to The New York Times. That marks a nearly tenfold jump from the number of nuptials on Oct. 11, 2009, the comparable Sunday last year.
There was a similar surge, you may recall, on 7/7/07.
It seems divorce-weary couples are looking to infuse their wedding with any meaning and so-called “good luck” they can. But compared with the rich options available to Catholics, getting married because of the numbers on a calendar seems pretty shallow.
What’s your dream wedding date? A favorite feast day? A cherished liturgical season? The wedding date of your parents or grandparents?