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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The More Expensive the Wedding, the Shorter the Couple Stays Together


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According to a study conducted by a group of economics professors in Emory University, couples who are more out of control in the grow of their wedding budget tended to result to shorter marriages.

Professors Andrew Francis-Tan and Hugo M. Mialon, the researchers, used 3,000 married participants on conducting the study, they later found out that these people excessively spent a lot of money from the engagement ring and the overall cost of the wedding.

They concluded that couple who had spent $2,000 to $4,000 for engagement ring is correlated with higher divorce rate, and that were 1.3 times more likely to file for divorce than those who had spent only $500 to $2,000.

"Specifically, in the sample of men, spending between $2,000 and $4,000 on an engagement ring is associated with 1.3 times greater hazard of divorce as compared to spending between $500 and $2,000," the paper in Mirror stated.

"Advertising has fueled the norm that spending large amounts on the engagement ring and wedding is an indication of commitment or is helpful for a marriage to be successful,' the researchers wrote.

The study also showed that couples who preferred the cheaper route are more likely to stay together, because according to the research the more expensive the wedding, the greater chance of failing it.

The study also found that having a large number of guests was healthy for the overall length of the marriage.

In the end, the researchers made it clear that the cost for honeymoon doesn't play a significant factor in the longevity of a couple's marriage.

Moreover, the study concluded that there is a huge decrease in the probability of a divorce if and only the ceremony costs less than $1,000.

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