South-east London wedding bookings rise today on rarest date of the century

THE number of weddings has soared today on the last date this century where the day, month and year match.

Register offices across south-east London have seen an increase as couples take advantage of the unusual occurrence.

A spokesman for Bromley Council said: “Our registrars often find the date someone chooses to marry will have special significance and as this is the last day in this century when the date, month and the year correspond then it certainly will be an anniversary they won’t forget.  

"In Bromley we have eight ceremonies today when normally on a Wednesday we’d expect one.”

A Greenwich Council spokesman said: “We have seen an increase in weddings, we don’t normally get many requests mid-week but we’ve had five today.”

It will be more than 88 years before January 1, 2101 comes around which is the next time the day, month and year will match.

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12:42pm Wed 12 Dec 12

PaulErith says...

I might get married on 06/06/12 because the day and month add up to the year. That would be just a stupid a reason!! What are people like?
I might get married on 06/06/12 because the day and month add up to the year. That would be just a stupid a reason!! What are people like? PaulErith
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12:48pm Wed 12 Dec 12

PaulErith says...

Before anyone points it out, I know that was in the past. Just giving an example of how daft this is.
Before anyone points it out, I know that was in the past. Just giving an example of how daft this is. PaulErith
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9:24pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Eagles_Man says...

Calendar FAIL.

THE rarest date in the century? Gosh, yes, because there are only between two and eleven others like it.

Unless you consider that all dates are *equally* rare, each only occurring once.
Calendar FAIL. THE rarest date in the century? Gosh, yes, because there are only between two and eleven others like it. Unless you consider that all dates are *equally* rare, each only occurring once. Eagles_Man
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2:29pm Thu 13 Dec 12

smurf4568 says...

not rare at all considering there has been one for each of the last 11 years too!
not rare at all considering there has been one for each of the last 11 years too! smurf4568
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2:48pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Tip-Top says...

The only rational excuse for wanting to get married on such a date(s), is that you’ll find it difficult to not remember it and therefore future anniversary cards will not be missed and you’re then entitled to your bunk up!
The only rational excuse for wanting to get married on such a date(s), is that you’ll find it difficult to not remember it and therefore future anniversary cards will not be missed and you’re then entitled to your bunk up! Tip-Top
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