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1. As marriage equality continues to be legalized in more states across the country, the words “commitment ceremony” and “civil union” are becoming scarcer. Eighty-two percent of same-sex couples refer to this occasion as their wedding in invitations, up from 70 percent in 2013.
2. Seventy-one percent of same-sex couples will have a ceremony and reception, as opposed to 96 percent1 of straight couples. Twelve percent of same-sex couples will only have a ceremony, and 7 percent of couples are planning to simply host a reception.
3. Same-sex couples are less likely to have a formal proposal (58 percent) than straight couples (94 percent) 1.
4. Proposing with a ring is not as common for same-sex couples, with about two out of three couples (62 percent) exchanging an engagement ring before or after the proposal.