10 10 10: Rush to Hold Weddings on 10/10/10

In the year’s wedding calendar the next Sunday will be one of the busiest days for couples as they are hoping the date 10/10/10 will bring them luck.

For the first time some register offices are opening on a Sunday after couples asked if they could marry on October 10 2010.

In Manchester register office’s history on a Sunday it is opening for only the 3rd time since 1837.

Chichester Register Office is opening for the first Sunday in its history. Chichester Register Office spokesman said it was “in response to popular demand”.

Ngaryan Li, who is marrying Steven Higham, said: “I’m of Chinese origin and it’s seen as a very good date.”

She added: “It means the perfect day.”

Ms Li, whose parents came to the UK from Hong Kong some 35 years ago, said: “I was ringing round quite a lot of places, then Manchester Register Office said they were going to be open.

“It wasn’t my first choice – of somewhere local – but the main thing was offering the date.”

In total, six couples have arranged to get married at Manchester Register Office on Sunday.

Ms Li, a solicitor at Stephensons in St Helens, Merseyside, met her fiance when she took over his job and they spent a handover period together. He now works as a legal executive in the firm’s Wigan branch.

They have been planning their wedding for about a year.

Ms Li said: “I feel very lucky to get that date.”

Information from BBC News.