An over-the-top wedding could cost you more than just thousands of dollars. Many couples who celebrate their nuptials with extravagant events end up getting divorced- and citing the expense as a reason for their split. Eight out of 10 couples who divorce within five years after tying the knot blame the excessive cost of the wedding. Experts say that once the big day is past and reality sets in, the stress of paying off wedding debts can be hard on relationships. The only thing worse than blowing six figures on your wedding? Having to spend the same amount on a divorce attorney a few years later.