Numbers & Nuptials: Thousands Tying The Knot On 10/10/10


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?



  1. Nekeisha-386546 October 13, 2010 Reply

    I would like to get married on a date that is important to us like the anniversary of the day we met or something special like that.

  2. Mia-108522 October 12, 2010 Reply

    I don’t necesssarily know the date but I am hoping in the next year or two (next year would be great) but I would definitely like to get married in September since Fall is a nice time. My parents and grandparents got married in October and don’t really want to follow that tradition. My other set of grandparents (mom mom is the only one living now) got married on V-Day and to me that’s not very unique although my last relationship wanted that but told him that’s not very special since so many people do it that day.

  3. Krista-617464 October 11, 2010 Reply

    Let’s not be judgmental and assume everyone just did it for “luck”. For some of them, maybe it just was the best day they could get at the church. Or maybe some of them just thought it might be an easy way to remember an anniversary. 🙂

  4. Matt-140136 October 11, 2010 Reply

    11/24, the anniversary of my grandparents as well as the day my grandmother died. Married 71 years to the day, I couldnt image a better way to honor them…although 11/24/12 is approaching fast, i need to get to work!

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