Wednesday's numerical significance wasn't lost on couples looking to add any extra luck on their big day.
With the numerical date of 12/12/12, Dec. 12 was considered a "good omen" for couples looking to add a little bit of extra significance to an already-significant day.
"At least it better be," said Lori Swann moments before she and Johnny Biggins entered Comanche County District Court Judge Joe Reeves' courtroom to make their relationship "official."
Biggins and Swann have been together 12 years and said that they'd been talking about taking the plunge for quite some time. When Wednesday's big date arrived, Biggins said they finally asked themselves: "Why not?"
This is the second marriage for each. Swann said that she didn't think things would change between them despite the new formality. After a dozen years, she said she knows her man but still offered him a teasing ultimatum: "It better not change or it'll change right back."
The Lawton couple was one of 18 who took the plunge by 4 p.m. at the Comanche County Courthouse, according to the court clerk's office. Nationwide, according to a survey conducted by David's Bridal, an estimated 7,500 brides were slated for nuptials a 1,446 percent increase from this date last year.
The number 12 is divisible into halves, thirds, fourths, sixths and twelfths and is considered an exciting day for numerologists. According to Chinese numerology, the number one is a yang number which is ruled by the sun and represents independence and individualism. Two is a yin number which is ruled by the moon and represents symmetry and balance. Together, the number 12 is said to bring harmony to the yin and yang, balancing the feminine energy of the moon with the masculine energy of the sun. Multiply that by three and the betting couple would call it lucky.