Weddings are a joyous occasion and lavish celebrations have long been associated with happy marriages. However, the amount of money spent on the celebration could spell the difference between marital bliss and divorce.
Fairytale weddings are less likely to end happily according to a study released last month by Emory University in Atlanta. Researchers claim that marriages beginning with extravagant ceremonies and high-priced engagement rings are more likely to fail.
A Lavish Wedding, a Shorter Marriage?
Emory researchers conducted a survey to evaluate the link between wedding costs and marriage length. Data collected for the survey was obtained from 3,000 married Americans and showed that couples who’d spent $20,000 or more on their wedding were much more prone to financial stress caused by the ceremony’s cost.
The Road to Divorce is Paved with Costly Weddings
The study’s researchers came to the conclusion that financial burdens brought on by an over-the-top wedding can put a serious strain on newlyweds, possibly causing their marriage to fall apart later on.
There is no specific formula for a “divorce-proof” marriage. However, many couples may possibly be heading down the road toward marriage termination if they start their new lives together with an overwhelming amount of wedding debt.
Settling Your Marriage Troubles
If the high cost of a wedding is a major source of stress in your marriage and you are considering a divorce, consult with a McAllen divorce attorney from Barrera, Sanchez & Associates, P.C. today to discuss your options.
Our divorce attorneys will work closely with you to ensure that your best interests are protected every step of the way.