Cheaper weddings may point to longer marriages

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For those of you who regret not splurging more on your big day, a study conducted by a pair of economics professor at Emory University has revealed couples who spend less on their wedding tend to enjoy longer marriages than those who spend more, CNN reported.

Believed to be the first academic research to scrutinize the connection between wedding expenses and duration of marriage, the study involved 3,151 individuals in the U.S. who are, or have been, married. The study found out that couples who spent $5,000 to 10,000 on their wedding day tended to stay married longer that those who spent more than $20,000.

The researchers were not able to determine exactly why, although they suggested that spending less on a wedding spared the couple from economic burdens that could affect the relationship.

The study also revealed that a larger number of guests was associated with a decreased likelihood of divorce. According to researchers, it could be because more wedding attendees might mean more support from friends and family during turbulent times.

There are many different formulas for creating a marriage that would last, and every couple is different. Marriage counselor Kathleen Snyder from Austin is here to help you work for the healthy relationship you want out of marriage. Call her at 512-659-8600 to schedule an appointment with her.