A nationwide data issue left the Interior Ministry's computers struggling to cope, with some registry offices forced to turn away couples who intended to get hitched.
Couples all around the world planned today as their wedding day, with one wicked groom saying it was so that the brides would remember their anniversaries.
Most highly prized of all was the 12.12pm slot on 12.12.12. However, on Phuket it was a matter of good fortune whether the brides and grooms got to the wedding on time.
More than 20 couples were wed at the Phuket City registry office, while others were turned away.
At the Thalang registry office, there were no weddings, and 10 couples had to be turned away.
At Kathu registry offices, couples fared a little better. the computer worked, but very, very slowly. Ten couples made the cut.
The unlucky couples now have a big choice to make: come back tomorrow or the day after and concentrate how close they came to being hitched on 12.12.12 . . .
. . . or wait a few years for the next memorable opportunity in 01.01.01.