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When it comes to gay marriage it seems most same-sex couples choose to spend about 34 percent of the amount straight couples shell out. But assuming their friends and family still spend the average $113 per wedding gift and the couple still receives the average 75 gifts, this category of the industry alone would rake in $3.4 million with just half the same-sex couples who already live together taking their vows. Add on catering and reception costs, honeymoon expenses, photography and jewelry and you're looking at roughly $9.5 billion of potential revenue just waiting to be scooped up.
With California's serious economic troubles I'm surprised they didn't use Proposition 8 as a way to jump-start their economy through the wedding industry? Isn't that a better alternative to legalizing marijuana?