Weddings are a big deal, and not just to the two individuals waiting to join hands in marriage. Couples in Rhode Island planning a wedding will find that between finding the right wedding dress, flowers, food, music and venue, planning a wedding can have a significant impact on their pocketbook. In the United States, couples will spend approximately $30,000 on their wedding, on average. However, is there any correlation between wedding costs and whether the couple's relationship will last?
A study out of Emory University has reported that the cost of a couple's wedding ceremony could have an effect on whether or not the couple will eventually divorce. According to the study, couples that spent over $20,000 on their wedding were 1.6 times more likely to divorce when compared to those who spent only between $5,000 and $10,000 on their wedding. Couples who spent $1,000 or less on their wedding, according to the study, were the least likely to divorce. However, given all of this, the study also reported that the more guests that came to the couple's wedding the lower the rate of divorce.