Date is popular for weddings

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Brides tend to shy away from wedding dates that coincide with holidays, but not today. It’s 11/11/11, and it only helps that it’s also Veterans Day.

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LaCole Postell is getting married 11/11/11. "What man can forget that date?" said Postell.  SARA CALDWELL/STAFF
SARA CALDWELL/STAFF
LaCole Postell is getting married 11/11/11. "What man can forget that date?" said Postell.

The novel date is popular with brides and grooms, report wedding vendors who say business is four to five times busier than an average Friday.

“What man can forget that date?” said LaCole Postell, the fiancee of Wilbert Sneed, who served in the Army for more than 20 years.

“He’s a veteran,” Postell said. “It’ll be a celebration of marriage. It’ll be a celebration of all those men and women who served. It’s perfect. Hoo-ah!”

The two have dated for nearly nine years and, in the months and years leading up to their wedding, considered several other dates.

“We thought about it as early as 07/07/07,” Postell said. “We also thought about 09/10/11. I’m really a numbers person and like sequences. He didn’t care.”

Deborah Partridge remembers that last year’s 10/10/10 was a popular wedding date, too.

“There are all different reasons to pick a day,” said Partridge, the general manager of Martina’s Flowers and Gifts in Martinez, which arranges flowers for weddings. “It’s more popular than ever to pick something during the week. It used to just be weddings on Saturdays and Sundays. This year, we’ve done weddings literally every day of the year. Every Monday, Tuesday, all of them.”

At A Piece of Cake Bakery, the staff might bake one or two cakes for Friday weddings. This week, they’ll prepare at least six, said Jean Posey, the general manager. “Everybody wants 11/11/11 this year.”

Brittnie Danielle Hatfield grew up thinking the number 11 was special.

“You know that thing where people make a wish at 11:11 in the morning or at night?,” she said. “I did that growing up and so I’ve always wanted to get married on 11/11. It’s the luckiest time of day. I figured it’d be the luckiest day of the year, too, right?”

Hatfield marries Dean Frederick today in North Augusta. Frederick is a member of the Marine Corps Reserve.

“It’ll be so cool,” Hatfield said. “I told him he’ll never forget it.”

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/11/11 - 02:47 am
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I don't know what it is, but

I don't know what it is, but I ALWAYS look at the clock at 11:11. It bothered me so much I looked it up on the internet and found out many others have this same thing happen to them. There's a whole cult of us 11:11 ers growing kind of like those in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Yeah, I know weird.

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seenitB4 11/11/11 - 08:35 am
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And I thought I was the only

And I thought I was the only one with this 11 :11 thingy......I didn't even tell others because I felt strange about it....nice to know I'm not so odd after all. WOW

Edward B. Turner
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Edward B. Turner 11/11/11 - 09:54 am
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Getting married on 11-11-11?

Getting married on 11-11-11? Gee, I cannot imagine why these folks do such crazy things...

Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/11/11 - 10:12 am
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SeenIt, internet groups have

SeenIt, internet groups have been formed with people like me who constantly see 11:11 everywhere. I joined one. It used to bother me until I learned there are so many of us. Now I think it's interesting.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/11/11 - 10:19 am
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RM...If you can explain it

RM...If you can explain it please let me know......brain quirk maybe...could it be we are robots waiting for a special time/date to take over the world??......It does seem that some kind of psychology of the mind is working beneath the surface.

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Riverman1 11/11/11 - 10:52 am
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SeenIt, I work with a woman

SeenIt, I work with a woman and told her I was going to change her life with what I was about to tell her. She was skeptical. Then I told her about always looking at the clock at 11:11. Days later she came to me and said she wanted to strangle me because she was fixated on always turning to the clock exactly at 11:11.

It's amazing and apparently can be passed onto others. I mean what makes the brain know what time it is and makes you turn toward the clock? Heh. The rest of the day, I'm signing my posts this way: 11:11

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