Everyone has their idea of a perfect wedding. Everyone wants a lavish ceremony that’s memorable to last an entire lifetime, and why not? After all, most of us get married only once. Those about to marry picture a beautiful destination with a gorgeously decorated altar, people in their best attires, flowers, music, and the list goes on and on.
Even the slightest essence of a perfect wedding comes at a hefty price. The average cost of a wedding in 2021 was more than $22,000 (excluding the engagement ring, which costs $6000 on an avg). The average cost per guest at a wedding reached a record height of $368 per guest in the same year. In many cases, wedding loans reached up to five figures with interest rates as high as 30%.
What is Wedding Debt?
Before discussing how debt affects marriages, let’s look into wedding loans. There are lending services that exclusively provide wedding loans. These are specialized loans that come with unique terms of repayment. Personal loans can also be used for weddings. Couples tend to opt for these specialized wedding loans as personal loans depend on credit scores and may also limit the desired loan amount.
The notorious expense of weddings in the United States is rising. Couples starting their married life with debt inevitably face hardships in the future. Experts found that Money is a topic behind major arguments that leads to the demise of a relationship among most couples. They also pointed out that money fights are the number one reason behind failing marriages that lead to divorces, separations, infidelity, etc.
The real problem is this scenario isn’t failing marriages. It’s the marriages that don’t happen. Among the rising lifestyle behaviors of recent times, a distinct trend is emerging – Couples avoiding marriage due to financial constraints. Couples are often more prepared to cohabitate than to carry the burden of such high wedding costs. The lack of communication about household debt is a major cause of stress and tension among cohabiting and married couples.
Multiple states in the US have debt laws that make debt-sharing mandatory post marriages. In community property states like Arizona, Wisconsin, Nevada, California, Louisiana, Idaho, Washington, New Mexico, and Texas, loans taken after marriage are shared between a couple regardless of individual or joint account status. In these nine states, debt incurred before marriage is recoverable from an individual, but those incurred after marriage are collectible from an individual and the spouse.
Not just Borrowers, Debt Collectors too
It’s not just borrowers who face the risk of a crumbling relationship caused by debt. It’s the debt collectors too. Like a debt can be a burden for borrowers, for a collector, recovering that same debt is a huge responsibility they carry on their shoulders. How the life of a debt collector twists and turns and how they nurture their relationships depends on their mental health, which revolves around achieving debt collection goals. In a way, piling up debt can negatively impact the relationships of both borrowers and lenders alike.
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