Rush to hold weddings on special 10/10/10 date

A couple getting married Chichester Register Office, in West Sussex, is opening for the first Sunday in its history

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Sunday will be one of the busiest days of the year's wedding calendar with couples hoping the date 10/10/10 will bring them luck.

Some register offices are opening on a Sunday for the first time after couples asked if they could marry on the date.

Manchester Register Office is opening for only the third time on a Sunday since it was established in 1837.

Ngaryan Li, who is marrying Steven Higham, said: "I'm of Chinese origin and it's seen as a very good date."

She added: "It means the perfect day."

Ms Li, whose parents came to the UK from Hong Kong some 35 years ago, said: "I was ringing round quite a lot of places, then Manchester Register Office said they were going to be open.

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"It wasn't my first choice - of somewhere local - but the main thing was offering the date."

In total, six couples have arranged to get married at Manchester Register Office on Sunday.

Ms Li, a solicitor at Stephensons in St Helens, Merseyside, met her fiance when she took over his job and they spent a handover period together. He now works as a legal executive in the firm's Wigan branch.

They have been planning their wedding for about a year.

Ms Li said: "I feel very lucky to get that date."

Chichester Register Office, in West Sussex, is opening for the first Sunday in its history.

A spokesman for West Sussex County Council said it was "in response to popular demand".

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