With the eyes of the world media on the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this weekend, it’s an opportune time to think about the cost of marriage. Of course we don’t all get married in St George’s Chapel, with a long list of guests and a longer list of royal protocol to follow. But weddings and the subsequent marriage can get expensive. Making the right financial choices when getting married is really important. New research from short-term lender Peachy has shown that newly married couples are less savvy with their money than previous generations. In fact, the research found that 70% of newly married couples spent more than budgeted during their first year of marriage.