Couple fond of 'triple dates' marries on 101010
TT/The Local · 11 Oct 2010, 08:34
Published: 11 Oct 2010 08:34 GMT+02:00
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"For us, there was no other choice. All the other dates were just wrong," bride Charlotte Löfquist told newspaper Expressen a couple of hours before she married husband Tobias Schönström at Svedala Church southwest of Malmö.
Their twin boys, William and Milton, were present at the ceremony.
"The engagement on 060606 we could control, but not the little ones coming," she said.
Other couples also flocked to town halls around the country to ring in their nuptials on the auspicious date.
"When we called, it was already full with 50 couples, but they still managed to squeeze us in," Gothenburg's Jannica Hecle and Johan Svensson told newspaper Göteborgs-Tidningen (GT) on Sunday.
In Malmö, Heidi Wernram and Lars Anchoré chose the date because it would be easy to remember and there would be no excuses for him forgetting their anniversary, they told newspaper Kvällsposten.
They were not bothered that the date was on a Sunday, but others assumed they had picked the date because it would be cheaper with a little alcohol. One guest had an unusual reason for declining the invitation to their wedding: the elk hunt begins on Monday.
According to numerology, the number 10 represents rebirth and 100 percent luck.
Unlike the Schönströms and Anchorés, who also married in a church, few couples wanted to marry on a Sunday in a church, information director Helene Rosdahl of the Church of Sweden in Malmö told Kvällsposten.
Saturday, September 7th was the most popular wedding day in 2007, when 1,993 nuptials were performed, followed by Friday, August 8th for 2008, which attracted 1,939 couples, Kvällsposten reported on Monday.
In 2009, Saturday, August 1st came out on top, when 1,448 couples married. September 9th, a Wednesday, came in 22nd place.
The most popular day so far this year was on Saturday June 12th, when 2,735 people got married. A drop-in wedding service at Stockholm's Skansen Museum during the Love Stockholm festival in connection with Crown Princess Victoria's wedding on June 19th provided the date a boost, with 714 people saying "I do" for the occasion.