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)
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.”