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Average wedding price climbs over $27,000

David Brancaccio and Jeremy Hobson May 23, 2012

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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