Wedding Speech : Wedding And Engagement Rings

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I conducted a search about weddings and debt, I looked up information regarding why people spend so much money on their wedding. The cost of the engagement rings, the dress, and the actual event are all included in my research. I used these research topics and related them to debt, and divorce and what the odds are having an expensive wedding and still being happy afterwards. The first thing people think of when they hear weddings, is the engagement, right? Wedding and engagement rings are a big topic concerning marriage. According to Randee Dawn, writing for Today news, “Men who shell out between $2,000-$4,000 on engagement rings are 1.3 times more likely to get divorced than men who spend between $500-$2,000” Dawn (2014). This also doesn’t mean you should spend below $500 because this can lead to higher divorce rate as well. Randee Dawn surveyed 3,000 United States adults who had once been married to find the results for these statistics. There are so many things that go into planning a wedding and some people can get carried away. “The Knot”, is considered the number one wedding website, and they have the 2014 wedding study statistics listed. This company surveyed 16,000 United States brides and grooms who were married in 2014, to obtain the following information. “The average bride spent around $1,357 on their wedding dress, which was an increase from the 2013 average, $1,281” Knot (2014). Besides the dress and the engagement rings, the bride and groom have a lot of
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