Bride and groom couples prepare for marriage during a mass wedding ceremony on Dec. 12, 2012 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
On Dec. 12, 2012, or “12/12/12,” tens of thousands of couples around the world got married.
An estimated 7,500 couples got married on the day in the United States alone, according to to Brian Beitler, the head of David’s Bridal, speaking with The Huffington Post.
“For a bride trying to make the most of her special day, a unique date like this, an iconic date like this, provides something that not many brides for the rest of this century are going to be able to do,” he told the website.
On Nov. 11, 2011, and Oct. 10, 2010, thousands of couples also got married.
Wendy Wampach, who chose 12/12/12 to get married in Las Vegas, told The New York Times the reason why they selected that date: “So we can remember our anniversary.”
A bride and groom sit inside a lorry train parade during a mass wedding ceremony on Dec. 12, 2012 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (Ifansasti/Getty Images)
Newlyweds await their wedding photos at the Little Chapel of the Flowers on Dec. 12, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)
Bride Emilia D'Silva leaves home for her marriage ceremony at the Mount Mary church in Mumbai, India, on Dec. 12, 2012. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)
A couple soon to be married poses for pictures in front of a back-drop of City Hall at a busy City Clerk's office on Dec. 12, 2012 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A young girl looks on as a couple pose for a photograph at the Singapore Registry for Marriage on Dec. 12, 2012 in Singapore. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Ballons fly in air as newlywed couples celebrate their mass wedding in conjunction with the date 12.12.12 outside a Chinese temple in Kuala Lumpur on Dec. 12, 2012. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
Couples, friends and family wait at a busy City Clerk's office on Dec. 12, 2012 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A Bulgarian couple dance on a car just before their wedding ceremony in Sofia on Dec. 12, 2012. (Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images)
A dozen newlyweds pose for photos after participating in a mass wedding as part of a radio station contest at the Little Chapel of the Flowers on Dec. 12, 2012 in Las Vegas. (Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)
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