That special day

WEDDING bells will be ringing out across Northumberland as couples rush to snap up a special date for their big day.

Last year on a December Wednesday, Northumberland County Council’s registrars had just one wedding in the diary, but for Wednesday, December 12 this year there are seven booked already.

And the reason – the date will be 12/12/12.

Two couples in the county have gone a step further and booked their ceremony for 12.12pm.

Registration Services Manager Lorraine Dewison said: “It is the last date in this century for a triple number date and I guess would-be brides and grooms will want to be a little part of history. It is also a novel number and will make anniversaries easy to remember.”

Although the team of registrars already has a busy day planned, it is not too late for couples to book the date for their own ceremony.

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