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Flashy weddings could be reason for increased risk of divorce

Believe it or not, the more lavish your wedding is, the more the risk increases of you potentially getting a divorce. If you are reading this and have not yet walked down the aisle, be sure to think twice about all of those extraordinary plans you have in the works. You might save yourself a headache down the road if you have a simple wedding without much fanfare.

The average American wedding cost $27,000 in 2017. There were 2.2 million weddings in 2017 that cost an estimated $56.2 billion. A survey conducted by Splendid Insights has found that couples who spend around $10,000 on a wedding will worry and stress less about impressing their guests than couples who spend $30,000 or more on their wedding.

High-priced items in a wedding include the following:

  • Photographer: $2,800
  • Alcohol: $2,400
  • Florist: $1,600
  • Clothes: $1,600
  • Invitations: $800
  • Guest gifts: $700

A recent study found that couples of similar education backgrounds, financial situations and race were more likely to get divorced if they had flashier weddings. So, is this the ultimate answer to the question of does money buy love?

What are some other factors that can lead to divorce?

  • Lack of intimacy
  • Lack of communication
  • Emotional issues
  • Hiding money
  • Infidelity
  • Inability to trust each other
  • Lies about having children

Divorce is a difficult word for many people to hear, let alone say. If your spouse is ready to get a divorce, you need to prepare yourself for what's to come.

There are many factors at play for couples when they get divorced. According to the study discussed here, having a lavish wedding could be one of those factors in New York.

Source: ABC7, "Study reveals flashy weddings increase divorce risk," May 07, 2018

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