Dec. 12, 2012 getting lots of attention

By Denise Jackson

December 12, 2012 Updated Dec 13, 2012 at 10:57 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Wednesday's date 12-12-12 caught a lot of play by folks all around the country, including central Illinois. Some people are using the rare sequence of numbers to tie the knot.

It may not look like it, but it's busier than usual here inside Peoria County Courthouse. So many people were interested in getting married on December 12, 2012 that they opened an extra courtroom for almost a dozen marriages.

Sue Holt and Doug Campbell say when they book their date a week ago, they had not thought about the significance behind it.

"This is the last time for a thousand years and sure enough, we won't be here so this day is special for both of us," said Doug Campbell.

Felecia and Jack Robinson moved up their wedding in order to secure the date.

"I just thought about it and I was like 12-12-12, oh wow, we'll have to do it on Wednesday," said Felecia.

Felecia and Jack say they are not superstitious but adds everything that could go wrong did so leading up to their wedding ceremony.

"Everything was time consuming because it was like pressure here; whatever, we did it was pressure. I was like, just slow down. It's gonna be okay," said Jack Robinson.

"I had got a shirt last night and she didn't put it in the bag and when we got up today I was like, she didn't put the shirt in the bag. Then I was like, okay," Felecia added.

After their ceremony, the couple picked up their wedding momento, cookies with their wedding date engraved on them. Felecia plans to freeze them until February when they have a larger ceremony for out of town relatives and friends.

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