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Countdown to Epic '123123' Wedding Date: Numerologist Rebecca Scolnick Shares Tips for NYE Nuptials

Published Wednesday, Nov. 29th, 2023

Illustration: Jessica Levey

Numerology advice for New Year's Eve weddings, ceremony ideas, a custom script, and more!


This year’s New Year’s Eve falls on 12/31/23 – or ‘123123’ – making it an unforgettable and special day for weddings and elopements. Officiants and other wedding vendors are already booking up fast as couples scramble to marry on this magical date.


Not only is the date just plain cool (and easy to remember for all those fireworks-and-champagne anniversaries to come), it also holds a unique spiritual significance for couples and officiants who practice numerology. 


AMM spoke with expert numerologist Rebecca Scolnick to find out what makes this date so auspicious for marriage, and what couples should keep in mind as they take their vows. Rebecca Scolnick is the author of The Witch's Book of Numbers: Enhance Your Magic with Numerology, released through Hierophant Publishing, and offers queer-inclusive spiritual and practical support through a mix of magic, storytelling, and numerology. 


Here’s what she told us!


(Scroll down for wedding officiant tips)


Stylized illustration of two hands, holding hands, with a wedding ring, on the wedding day


According to the numbers, this New Year’s Eve is…


An auspicious day to seek connection through spiritual means & make life-changing commitments


Rebecca says, “New Year's Eve of the year 2023 sneaks in a fun repeating number as 12/31 and 2023 both equal 7 (1+2+3+1 = 7, 2+0+2+3 = 7). Seven is a practical number that represents seeking connection through spiritual means, and also of the journey from one self to the next! I think this is a beautiful number to make life-changing and sacred commitments.


[In addition,] the core number of 12/31/2023 is 5 (1+2+3+1+2+0+2+3 = 14, 1+4 = 5). In Pythagoras's time, five symbolized marriage! 


Quite an auspicious blessing for any couple marrying this New Year's Eve.”



A one-of-a-kind adventure with the potential to last all night long.. So secure a second location for the afterparty!


“In modern theory, [the core number] five is an emotional number that symbolizes adventure, so it can pack a fun punch for any party, but especially a wedding! A wedding reception on a five day has the potential to go all night long! 


Make sure the playlist is jam-packed with dance tunes and perhaps even secure a second location for the afterparty!”



A day of unexpected changes… Have a backup plan, a good sense of humor, and go with the flow.


“But be aware,” Rebecca says, “five is also the number of sudden and unexpected changes. Wedding parties and planners might need to be a bit more flexible this New Year's Eve. Have your Plan As ready to go, but also have a Plan B, C, and maybe even D, in your back pocket. 


Go with the flow, be present with the day as it unfolds (instead of trying to shoehorn it into previously made plans), and don't get too frustrated if things get a little messy. 


A good sense of humor will go a long way to dealing with the upheavals that five could bring.”


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Author Rebecca Scholnick headshot via her website, image shows Rebecca smiling, facing the camera, with a friendly and open energy. Brightly colored painting on the wall behind her. She's wearing short sleeves and a tattoo is visible.

Rebecca 'Bee' Scolnick is "a writer, witch, weirdo, and queer human lady (she/her), who uses magic and storytelling to support unlearning work and inspire new meaning making." Her first book, The Witch’s Book of Numbers: Enhance Your Magic With Numerology, was released in 2022 by Hierophant Publishing, a traditional book publisher distributed by Red Wheel Weiser.


Connect with Rebecca on her website,, or on Instagram @beescolnick





Asked to Officiate a New Year’s Eve wedding? 


If you’ve been asked to officiate on this special day, the first step is to get ordained and complete any required minister registration in the state where the ceremony will take place (if needed). Click the links below to begin: 



Next, check out the following articles on creative elements to include in a unique New Year’s Eve wedding:



And don’t miss this incredible officiant script, created especially for the holiday by professional wedding officiant Sherri Crawford:



New Year’s Eve Wedding Ceremony Script

with Wine Box & Love Letters


Celebrate the start of a new year & new life together with this NYE wedding officiant script: A wine box & love letter unity ceremony, resolutions, & a unique wedding reading of the poem "You Are the Bubbles."




Close up photo of two flutes of champagne, with a gold ribbon on top of them, in a golden lit room on new years eve during a wedding reception




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Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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