PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Are you planning a big, extravagant wedding? You may want to scale back a bit if you want your marriage to last, according to a study.

Researchers surveyed over 3,000 people and found that the more couples spent on their wedding, the shorter the marriage. Spending less than $1,000 on a wedding was associated with a decrease in divorce rates.

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Researchers say that it could be the financial burden that creates tension in the marriage.

The study held true for couples across all incomes, researchers say.

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“Many relationships are destroyed because of overspending and debt problems,” said Bruce McClary, National Foundation for Credit Counseling vice president of public relations and external affairs.

“Starting with a healthy approach to financial management helps create a solid foundation for the long term success of a marriage.”

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Researchers suggest making the budget smaller for your “dream wedding.” They recommend planning ahead, finding a low-cost venue that you still love, avoid a Saturday wedding if possible, limit the types of alcohol available to guests and try booking your honeymoon travel in advance to save some cash.