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Local Couple Ties the Knot on 12/12/12


HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — It’s the last triple date sequence we’ll see in our lifetime. 12/12/12 is an unusual and rare date.

One Chicopee woman is making the most of the date by getting married.

A lot of brides may pick the date because it’s easy for their future husband to remember.

“If he doesn’t remember, we have a serious issue on our hands,” says Annmarie Lauer.

Lauer says it’s the uniqueness of the date that is prompting her to end a four-year engagement.

“We’re not going to be alive to see another triple digit number like that,” she adds.

She and her fiance plan a small, intimate wedding in a matter of weeks at The Delaney House Wednesday night, much to the surprise of guests..

Lauer notes, “They’re like, why are you getting married on a Wednesday night? Because it’s the coolest date out there!”

Not to confuse the couple’s special day with the 21st of December, which some believe is the end of the world…

The mayans believed 12/12/12 marked the beginning of a new cycle of evolution for the planet.

Annmarie’s not the only one taking advantage of the date. A recent survey done by David’s Bridal estimates 5,000 brides will wed today, compared to just under 500 last year on the same day.

“You know what…12/12/12 lasts for 100 years and we like doing everything different so, here we are.”

Annmarie says she and her fiance are skipping the something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue routine. They even went wedding dress shopping together.

We checked in with a few popular local wedding halls, and despite the date, Annmarie’s wedding is the only one booked. The reason why, organizers say, is because the date falls on a Wednesday.

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