23 Nov Bigger weddings, happier marriages, apparently!
Does the idea of a huge wedding stress you out? If so, you may want to rethink your position and book the best Manchester wedding video company you can find, as new research has now revealed that the bigger the affair the happier the marriage is. Conducted by the University of Virginia as part of the National Marriage Project in the US, the study found that couples holding larger ceremonies enjoyed higher quality marriages and tying the knot in front of lots of people was seen as a demonstration of a greater commitment to the union itself, while simultaneously discouraging any ideas of a potential divorce in the future. Lead author Dr Galena Rhoades explained that weddings can encourage support for newlyweds from within a network of family and friends, and people holding bigger events are more likely to have stronger networks in the beginning. “We try to keep our present attitudes and behaviours in line with our past conduct,” the expert was quoted by the Daily Telegraph as saying. “The desire for consistency is likely enhanced by public expressions of intention.” The study found that just 30% of couples who had 50 guests or fewer at their wedding had a highly successful marriage, while 47% of those who had 150 or more enjoyed a stronger union. It was also revealed that those who had fewer previous partners prior to the marriage were more content and happier. So if you’re thinking that a small and intimate ceremony is the way to go, you might be better off if you go all out and really splash out on a huge wedding.