A model showcases designs on the catwalk during Tsai Meiyue Wedding Dress S/S 2012 of China Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 on October 30, 2011 in Beijing, China. - 

Summer wedding season is getting underway -- just ask Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

And recent data from shows that the average wedding cost is now up above $27,000 -- which is more than a yearly salary for many.

Here to talk with us in today's Mid-day Extra is Carley Roney, editor-in-chief at


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