A recent survey from a major insurance company found that about 45% of couples fall into debt to cover wedding costs. It also found that about half of the studied couples, who were aged 18 to 53, considered getting a divorce because of this debt. Research showed that money was a major source of stress in these relationships. Couples in Minnesota who pay for a wedding on credit cards or other borrowed money can expect the issue to be a possible source of conflict during the marriage.
Married couples who didn’t go into debt to cover for wedding bills experienced much less conflict about money in their relationships. Only 20% of these couples said that they argued about wedding-related expenses. Only 9% of them said that they have contemplated divorce because of money problems. These lower rates of conflict suggest that couples who avoid wedding debt may have more well-thought financial objectives and responsibilities.