Big Wedding – Shorter Marriage?

by An Ordinary Man (the novel) published an article regarding a study confirming a correlation between big, cheap weddings and longer marriages; same, too, with cheaper engagement rings. The study, by two economics professors at Emory University, did not say what the correlation was due to, but it’s obvious to me anyway: money. What couple has “enough” of it that they want to be paying for their wedding instead of buying a house, going on a trip, or paying off student debt?