(Closed) Today Show about wedding costs

posted 4 years ago in Money
Post # 2
719 posts
Busy bee

Lol, I think there are quite a few other factors that have a significantly higher predictive ability with respect to divorce rate.

Post # 3
10383 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I don’t think it’s the amount  spent that carries  the correlation. If anything at all,  it may be  a marker that reflects the personalities and the philosophies of those who refuse to spend big money at a time in their lives when it’s just not a very wise ROI.  

To me “affording”  means more than being able to spend the money, it also means being financially secure, including if a job should end, etc. But if our parents had not hosted our wedding, which cost considerably more than the amounts being discussed, there’s no way I would have felt justified spending even 5-10K of our own money on a one day event. 

Post # 5
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

That’s great news for me! My ering cost 1700. And our wedding is coming out to about 5k.

Post # 6
612 posts
Busy bee

yaaaa I think there are other correlating factors at play.

Post # 7
3830 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999


That is kind of bogus.  


Post # 8
2110 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Yeah, there is a lot that could be said about that study, and there are definitely more factors that go into it than just cost of ring or wedding. My ring and wedding band were more than that, though certainly not because I demanded it. He actually insisted on getting something nicer. The wedding cost will probably be around 12k. We could do it cheaper but we want to be able to do some of the fun things we want that aren’t necessary, and we want to have everyone we want there to at least be extended an invite. While I believe we will last forever, if for some reason it doesn’t the amounts spend will not have any affect on that. 


I wonder if that statistic came about because money tends to be one of the largest issues with many marriages, and if people are irriaponsible with thier money they ar more likely to run into those financial issues? 

Post # 9
1511 posts
Bumble bee

I haven’t read the study, I just get firewalled on the pp’s link.  But I wonder if cost of living + income + geographic location etc are considered?  Just from being on the bee, it seems weddings cost more on the coasts and in big cities…which makes me wonder if higher education, higher paying jobs, less familial reliance might also be factors?  Also, age + income? 


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