According to some reports, Americans spent $72 billion on wedding ceremonies last year. That puts the average cost in the neighborhood of $30,000 per ceremony.
By contrast, most married couples will never invest a fraction of that amount into the marriage itself.
A successful marriage isn’t the by-product of an extravagant ceremony or an expensive honeymoon. If that were the case, celebrities would routinely set the standard for strong, healthy marriages.
A happy, fulfilling marriage isn’t about the big day, it’s about the every day.