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I do … cost a lot: Weddings by the numbers

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Market research says there are more than 2 million weddings in the United States every year

The average wedding cost is $28,427, according to a survey by TheKnot.com

Manhattan is the most expensive spot for a wedding -- an average of $76,687

CNN —  

All you need is love, right? Sure, but a little cash can’t hurt, especially when it’s time to get hitched.

Weddings are big business across the United States. Here are some quick stats on how money meets matrimony, and the most popular places and ages at which to pledge your eternal devotion.

2,079,900: Weddings in the United States in 2012, according to market research by the Wedding Report.

$53.4 billion: Value of the wedding industry in the United States, according to market research by the Wedding Report.