Couples in a rush to get hitched on auspicious 10/10/10

Melbourne: Aussies are thronging at churches and other wedding venues in a bid to tie the knot on 10/10/10—considered to one of the most auspicious day this year.

For many 10/10/10 represents luck and good fortune and Australian Marriage Celebrants has seen a huge last minute rush of couples registering for this distinctive date.

"If intending to marry, a couple has to register their application a month and a day prior to the intended date. Celebrants within the association have acknowledged an overwhelming desire for weddings on 10/10/10 with some celebrants even committing to three weddings on this date and turning away others wishing to wed when the stars align!” the Daily Telegraph quoted Martin Moroney, spokesperson for Australian Marriage Celebrants, the largest and most respected association of marriage celebrants in Australia as saying.

"I was booked for 10.10am on 10th October 2010 many months ago. I have booked two more ceremonies during the day and could have booked, probably about six more, but three is my absolute limit!" added Elaine Searle, member of Australian Marriage Celebrants.

For the Chinese, the bride’s and groom’s birthdates and times are required for selecting the dates for a wedding to commence.

Usually even-numbered months and dates are preferred and the date of 10/10/10 is considered to be one of the best days in the year to be married.

According to the Chinese calendar, 10/10/10 represents an auspicious day for a wedding with some couples even consulting feng shui experts on the timing for events such as fetching the bride and entering the groom’s home.


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