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More than 100 Couples Wed on 12/12/12

The San Diego County clerk/assessor/recorder's office reported that 109 wedding were performed.

More than 100 couples around San Diego decided that Wednesday was a fine time to tie the knot, being 12/12/12 for just 24 hours in the century.

As of 4 p.m., the San Diego County clerk/assessor/recorder's office reported that marriage licenses were issued Wednesday to 98 couples, and 109 weddings were performed.

By comparison, 60 marriage licenses were issued last Wednesday, and there were 31 weddings, according to the office.

Omar and Ivonne Estrada were among those getting married at the clerk's branch office in Chula Vista.

"It's good to know we were the first ones in," said Omar Estrada. "Originally we wouldn't have got this date, but someone called and canceled, so I was able to get us in on 12/12/12, so it worked out real well."

From the beginning of the new millenium, days in which the numbers conveniently line up have been popular for weddings and scheduling of births.

However, because there are only a dozen months in the calendar, this was the last such opportunity for some time. No 13/13/13 will appear on next year's calendar, which the superstitious among us will consider to be for the best, especially if it were to land on a Friday.

The county performs marriage ceremonies at the downtown San Diego County Administration Center and branch offices in Chula Vista, El Cajon, Kearny Mesa and San Marcos.

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