Wedding Cost vs. Divorce Rates

Are big expensive weddings more likely to end in divorce? While statistics show that the national marriage rate and divorce rate mirror one another, I find myself wondering if wedding cost could be an indicator of whether a marriage will last. Recently, a friend of mine made a comment that of all the weddings she has been to, it seems like the most extravagant ones ended in divorce. One could hypothesize that couples who spend more on weddings are superficial or care more about status and material things than the meaning behind the marriage. But it could also be reasoned that people with more money are less likely to stay in a bad relationship since they have the financial means to survive on their own. Lower income couples on the other hand may feel more inclined to try and work things out due to financial dependence on one another. What do you think? Is there any correlation between wedding cost vs. divorce rates? Give us your thoughts in the comments section below.

Oh, and just for fun—here are a few extravagant weddings and how the happy couples ended up:

Liza Minnelli & David Gest
Cost: $4.3 million
How did they end up?: Divorced

Chelsea Clinton & Marc Mezvinsky
Cost: $4.8 million
How did they end up?: Still married

Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries
Cost: $10 million
How did they end up?: Divorced

Prince William & Kate Middleton
Cost: $34 million
How did they end up: Still married

Prince Charles & Lady Diana
Cost: $115 million
How did they end up?: Divorced






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