Couples Who Spend More On Their Weddings Are More Likely To Divorce- Study Says

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As bridal magazines, events coordinators and diamond companies continue to champion the idea that weddings need to be fairytale-esque and super-fancy; researchers have concluded that the opposite is beneficial to marriage durability.

To come to this conclusion, economics professors Andrew Francis-Tan and Hugo M Mialon conducted a study and found there are certain characteristics that increase the likelihood of divorce.

Important to note amongst these characteristics is the wedding price. After a survey on 3, 000 couples, they found evidence that marriage duration is inversely associated with spending on the engagement ring and wedding ceremony.

The less expensive the wedding is, the more likely the marriage is to last, hence, couples who spend more on their weddings are more likely to divorce!

How?

In as much as there are a lot of factors on this assertion, a lot of couples go into debt to make a statement with their wedding, and the outcome-the life after wedding isn’t that glittery.

If you spend money you don’t have on a wedding, the debts will, like acid, corrode the foundations of your marriage leading to arguments, fights, and incapacitation/failure to maintain the family.

Not much is recorded on our African weddings in as much as how iLobolo/roora charges are concerned.

But due to similar reasons a wedding has on marriage durability, the probability is very high that high iLobolo/roora charges could affect the likelihood of a divorce more than fair priced negotiations.

Instead of splurging on the wedding, it seems it is beneficial to save the money for a relaxing post-wedding vacation or honeymoon instead.

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