That's because that date -- the almost numerically perfect 7/7/07 -- is being sought after by couples around the country as the ideal day for a wedding. More than 31,000 couples have already signed up with theknot.com, a wedding-planning Web site, saying they plan to marry that day, a figure that is roughly triple the number for any other Saturday that month -- and nearly 20,000 more than the number of couples who got married on the corresponding weekend a year earlier.From "A Date with Destiny" in the 3/2 edition of the New York Times.
X and I are thinking of September 1 for the wedding date. But, my father wants to consult a Hindu priest to vet the date. The propitiousness of the date will be determined by X and mine's birthdays (i.e. astrology). Apparently, the most popular date for most couples this year though is 7/7/07: