RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Planning on getting married on 12-12-12?

Eager couples may need to rethink the date, at least if they want the nuptials performed at the Riverside County Assessor-Clerk-Recorder’s office in Riverside.

“We’re sold out, you might say. We have 32 ceremonies scheduled in Riverside. That’s as much as we can handle,” said Michelle Martinez, the Assistant Assessor-Clerk-Recorder.

Martinez said civil ceremonies are usually slow in the middle of the week, but enthusiasm about the “luck” of 12-12-12 is the reason why next Wednesday is booked solid.

Why is the date so special? We won’t see it again for another 100 years.

“It’s really something to see this level of interest,” said Martinez. “One thing’s for sure ….it’s an easy anniversary date to remember.”

Meanwhile, the assessor-clerk-recorder’s office in Indio has a limit of 21 weddings per day and they’ve already scheduled 19 on 12-12-12.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)


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