Thursday, December 30, 2010
SAN DIEGO You may be starting the New Year off with a couple of resolutions you’ll soon forget. But some people are taking on a slightly bigger commitment.
San Diego may be known for sunny, seaside, summertime weddings. But there are those who prefer a sophisticated winter wedding instead. Math teacher Alicia Hermann is one of them. She and her fiancé knew they wanted a winter wedding and when they saw New Year ’s Day fell on a Saturday and would make their anniversary 1-1-11, it was a perfect fit.
“We are both very into numbers. I’m into numbers being a mathematical person. And he’s into numbers because that’s how he logistically works. His brain really looks at patterns and analyzes things,” she said. “So we knew we wanted to try and find some sort of significant date.”
Hermann’s wedding date has drawn local media attention. But she may not have to share her anniversary with too many people. Patty Westbrook is co-owner of Bridal Bizarre, a local bridal show producer. She said out of about 2,000 couples who attended one of her expos last January, only ten listed 1-1-11 as their wedding day.
“What tends to be more popular are dates that are alliterative, if you can call it that, 10-10-10,” she said.
Westbrook said that October date was listed by 50 couples as their wedding day. But special numbers aside, what could really factor into the wedding date is the cost. Westbrook said over the past few years more couples have skipped the pricey weekend wedding and chosen to get married on weekday to save some money.
If you want to get married on a triple digit day you have two more chances. 11-11-11 falls on a Friday. But 12-12-12 may be cheaper, it's a Wednesday.