BBC feature: Couples take last unusual date of the century


Register offices across the country have reported an increase in wedding bookings as couples choose to marry on a day with special significance.

Thursday is the last day of the century when the date, month and year match.

Fifty-one ceremonies were booked in the district of Gretna in southern Scotland, which is well known for Gretna Green – a 25-fold increase on the same day last year.

It will be just over 88 years before 01/01/2101 comes around.

In Gloucestershire, west England, 12 ceremonies were due. The number of weddings on an average Wednesday is one.

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