It's 12-12-12, and numerous couples have a date to get married
Marriage-bound couples are expected to flood Southern California courthouses and county offices Wednesday in a quest to make the easy-to-remember date of 12-12-12 their wedding day.
The Los Angeles County registrar-recorder's office is extending its hours at six district locations, bracing for a wave of couples wanting to tie the knot.
Offices in Lancaster, LAX Courthouse, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles and Van Nuys will open their doors at 8:30 a.m. and close at 3:30 p.m. The Norwalk location is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Before Wednesday, L.A. County officials encouraged would-be couples to apply for a marriage license online, at a cost of $90, and schedule their ceremony.
Some chapels, like Guadalupe Wedding Chapel, with three locations in L.A. County, were offering 12-12-12 specials -- "Get married in any chapel for $295 with a trip to Las Vegas!"
The Orange County clerk-recorder planned to double its staff in anticipation of a record-setting number of marriages at county offices. The clerk-recorder had 229 appointments for weddings scheduled for Wednesday.
"I have one patient who actually needs to have a C-section ... and early in the pregnancy she said, 'Oh can I have it on 12-12-12?' so we scheduled it months ago," Julian-Wang said. "I think she just thought it was a cool birthday."
The hospital added nurses in preparation for the booked operating and delivery rooms at Huntington Hospital.
"I don't have any plans tomorrow besides delivering babies," Julian-Wang said Tuesday.