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2016 Contemporary Couples & Current Wedding Trends Report

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Same-sex couples continue to pay for a majority of wedding expenses, although there appears to be more financial support from others in the last few years. While 74% of same-sex couples say they pay for most of the expense, about one-third receive some financial support from parents. However, about half (48%) of opposite-sex couples say they pay for most of the expense, with 67% receiving some financial support from parents. Those Who Pay for All/Most of the Wedding 79% 74% 48% 2013 Same-sex 2016 Same-sex 2016 Opposite-sex BASE: SS 2013 N=526, SS 2016 N=666, OS 2016 N=116

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