New Study says the More Money Spent on Wedding Rings and Weddings, the Less Likely the Marriage Will Last

Marjorie Harvey’s 25-carat wedding ring
Marjorie Harvey’s 25-carat wedding ring

Two years ago, comedian Steve Harvey purchased his wife Marjorie a 25-carat canary yellow diamond ring. The gigantic rock sits atop her ring finger like a hot air balloon mounted on top of a basket. While all seems to be well with the Harvey’s right now, a new study paints a dismal future for the couple.

Researchers from Emory University conducted a study that finds the more money spent on wedding rings and weddings, the less likely the marriage will last.

The study, which compared 3,000 couples’ wedding and engagement expenses to the relative length of their marriages, found that grooms who spent more than $2,000 on the engagement ring represented a sharp increase in divorce rates, while grooms who spent less than $2,000 on “the rock” had a decreased risk of divorce.

The same “less is more” ideology applies to the cost of the wedding as well. Couples who spent over $20,000 on the ceremony and reception were up to 3.5 times more likely to divorce. If you’re wondering the correlation between “big spending” and longevity, it’s rather simple — financial stress. According to the study, stress related to financial matters and debt is one possible explanation.

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Source: EURWeb

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