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Courthouse weddings peak on 12/12/12

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COMANCHE CO., Okla_ A steady stream of people at the Comanche county courthouse wanted to "make it official" Wednesday.

For some, the decisions were spontaneous. For others, this is a date they've targeted for quite some time.

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Miles exchanged vows; their ten-year union finally official. It's something Mrs. Miles said she'd been planning for several weeks.

"We like the significance of 12/12/12 for the yearly thing," Mrs. Smith said. "It was something to help him remember the date."

"I've been waiting a long time is what makes it so special," Mr. Smith said.

The courthouse was filled with couples who wanted to be a part of the 12/12/12 lore.

"I just wanted to get married right away and I thought 12/12/12, why not do it?," said Rachel Hutchins."

"I thought it would be cool," John Hutchins said. "It's actually the last day ever that will be all the same numbers"

Pattie Hastie works in the court clerk's office. She's been handing out marriage licenses all day and is excited to be a part of the fun.

"I believe it's a day that they'll always remember," Hastie said. "It's easy to remember, but any day you would get married is a special day."

These couples were not alone. A survey done by the National Chain "David's Bridal" estimated that about 7,500 couples would get married Wednesday.

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