Today's bride and groom are eight years older than the average couple who got married in 1971.
Just 46 years ago, brides were around 22.6 years old, and now they're 30.8.
"Marriages are becoming stronger than ever, relationships happier and more committed than ever, and couples more independent and consensual in their decisions than ever," Bridebook founder Hamish Shephard said.
So you're head over heels for someone special and you've got marriage on the mind. The study looked primarily at how wedding spending affected marriage length (the moral of the story: spend as little as possible and invite all the people you can).
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That brings us to another fact about marital success: the smartest couples think hard about the future.Each couple has to decide where their priorities lie; if the relationship is important enough, you can adjust on the fly and make the sacrifices you need to ensure your love thrives.For more sound advice on love and relationships, check out Eli Finkel's book The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work. We handpick reading recommendations we think you may like. Mialon published a study in the journal Economic Inquiry involving 3,000 couples. In 2015, Emory University researchers Andrew Francis-Tan and Hugo M.