Culture | 8:02 pm | December 1, 2011 | By Sharon Yin

Elis more likely to show up on Times Weddings page

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Ever wondered what it takes to make the New York Times Weddings page? A Yale degree sure seems to help.

According to an article in the Atlantic, Yalies make up 5.8 percent of the wedding announcements, while Princeton and Harvard alumni comprised 3.6 percent and 9.4 percent of couples featured on the page, respectively.

Numerous other traits seem to up a prospective subject from being featured in the Weddings section. If you…

  • have parents who come from Greenwich, Conn., you are 21 times more likely to be featured than the average American
  • work as a Congressional staffer, you are 75 times more likely to be featured than the average American
  • are marrying someone of the same sex, you are 74 times more likely to be featured than the average American
  • work at one of New York’s most elite law firms, you are 974 times more likely to be featured than the average American

Each week, around 200 couples compete for the maximum of 40 spots available in the Weddings/Celebrations page.

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