Friday, July 06, 2007


Pamela Yager scheduled seven pre-nuptial special events leading up to her 7 o'clock wedding on Saturday, which just happens to be luckiest wedding date of all time: 7-7-07.

"We definitely chose it for lucky-number purposes," said Yager, an Academy of the Sacred Heart alum who now makes her living in Los Angeles as a stand-up comic known as the "Sassy Debutante." "Both my brothers were born on the 7th. I was supposed to be born on the 7th, but Hurricane Betsy changed that. 717 is my address."

Yager is just one of thousands of brides everywhere hoping to hit the matrimonial jackpot on Saturday, a triple-lucky-number date that comes up only once per century.

The number seven has long been magical and mystical, and associated with good luck. So superstitious couples are cramming churches nationwide, marrying judges have full schedules and wedding chapels in Las Vegas are doing bang-up business.

No one is quite sure how many couples will walk down the aisle Saturday but a good measuring stick is the popular Web site TheKnot.com, where some 38,000 couples are registered for that date, more than three times as many as any July Saturday in 2006.

Even the rich and famous are rolling the dice that day, highlighted by the nuptials of "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria and San Antonio Spurs player Tony Parker, who will wed at the posh castle Chateau de Chantilly in France.

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