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Trends in Same-Sex Wedding Traditions

We are excited to expand My Trio Rings' selection of options for same-sex wedding band sets and offer helpful planning tips for couples. We recently came across the first-ever same-sex wedding survey, and the results caught our attention. This survey, which was conducted by TheKnot.com and The Advocate, has determined current trends in same-sex weddings, as well as the different ways gay couples are integrating existing marriage traditions into their ceremonies. Here are a few highlights and statistics from this survey:

1. Proposals

Same-sex couples are not as likely to have a formal proposal as straight couples. 91% of heterosexual couples experience a “traditional, down-on-one-knee question-popping” (presumably with a traditional engagement ring), as opposed to only 58% of same-sex couples. Of the gay and lesbian couples who reported a formal proposal, “16% opted for the down-on-one-knee approach, while 14% chose to get more creative.”

2. Wedding Planning

Only 19% of straight couples split wedding planning duties equally, but a striking 55% of same-sex couples equally split the responsibilities. Another impressive statistic: 86% of same sex couples funded their own wedding as opposed to 40% of straight couples.

3. Wedding Traditions

Same-sex couples are not as likely to have a family member escort them down the aisle, and they are not as likely to include religious vows. Same-sex couples are much more likely than straight couples to have their ceremony officiated by a justice of the peace.

4. Honeymoons 

Gay and lesbian couples are not as likely as straight couples to go on a honeymoon; however, if a same sex couple does go on a honeymoon, they reportedly spend double what a straight couple spends. 

You can read this article in full here

Before making your way down the aisle, make sure to check out our unisex mens wedding band sets and matching lesbian wedding band sets. Also check out this post for a special code to use when checking out. 

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