A Marathon Of Marriages On The Opening Day Of The Olympics

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For Immediate Release – 4 August 2008

A Marathon of Marriages on the Opening Day of the Olympics

The NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages will marry 96 couples in a marathon

day of Olympic proportion.

“This special calendar event has caused a sensation here at the Registry,” said Greg

Curry, Registrar, NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages.

This Friday, 96 couples will say ‘I do’ at Registry offices in NSW.  This is a record

number of marriages in one day for the Registry.  To meet the demand, the Registry

has extended its opening hours; the first marriage will start at 8:00 am with the last

marriage finishing after 8:00 pm.

“We have never experienced such a demand before, and we are delighted to assist

so many couples.  Getting married on significant or lucky days is popular here at the

Registry.  Many couples feel that getting married on the 8th day of the 8th month of

2008 will add something special,” added Mr Curry.


In 1908, there were only 31 marriages on 8 August across NSW.  This year the

Registry expects to register more than 350 marriages from across the state.

In 2007, the Registry conducted over 3,300 marriages.  The Registry continues to

grow in popularity with couples for many different reasons, including affordability. 

Weddings at the Registry start from $298.00. 

To find out more about getting married at the Registry, call 1300 655 236 or visit

For further information, please contact:

Alana Sheil

Media & Marketing Manager

NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages

B:  (02) 9035 6558

M:  0412 264 339

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