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Average wedding costs $27,000 — how you can save [VIDEO]

Posted: 11:44 AM, Feb 19, 2013
Updated: 2013-02-19 11:58:47-05

11% of Americans get engaged on Valentine’s Day, but with the average US wedding costing $27,000, and an average Manhattan wedding costing: $65,824, the bliss of getting married suddenly turns into anxiety.

Our Deal & Lifestyle Expert Limor Elkayam, was here with some great wedding deals.

Subscription to Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine $12 (value: $23.80)

Martha Stewart Magazine Deal

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  • One Year Subscription to Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine. Print and on the iPad
  • Martha Stewart Weddings has everything for everyone, no matter where you are in your wedding planning process
  • Published quarterly
  • Personalized Photo Save the Date or Bridal Shower Invitations

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  • Personalized save the date 5”x7” flat photo cards
  • Envelopes Included
  • Create Personalized Save the Date, Bridal Shower Invitations or Thank You Cards
  • Different Price Options:
  • $14.99 for 20 cards ($45.80 list price)

    $34.99 for 50 cards ($94.50 list price)

    $49.99 for 80 cards ($143.20 list price)

    $59.99 for 100 cards ($169 list price)

    $74.99 for 150 cards ($223.50 list price)

    Bridal Hangers $27.99 (Regular Price: $36)

  • Create personalized hangers for your wedding dress and his Tux
  • You spend so much on the dress, you don’t want to use any old hanger for the picture.
  • Perfect for bridesmaid gifts. Can personalize with your wedding colors.
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    Personalized Photo Book Deal – Perfect for a Guestbook

    Image Credit Book: Shutterfly.com, Photos: GuyHeart.net

  • $14 ($35 value) for an 8×11, 20-page hard cover photo book from Shutterfly
  • Create a photo book from your engagement party, shower or wedding
  • Make a personalized guestbook for your wedding day
  • Easy to use and create
  • Professionally bound
  • 16 x 20 Canvas Print $39 (Reg. Price: $127)

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  • $39 for one 16″x20″x1.5″ gallery-wrapped canvas
  • Just upload your favorite picture and they do the rest.
  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Party in New Orleans!

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    Get ready for the bachelor/bachelorette party in New Orleans

  • $179 for a two night stay in New Orleans at a Wyndham hotel
  • Choose from Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans or The Whitney Wyndham Hotel
  • Travel period: 4/1/13-4/1/14
  • Blackout dates for 2013: March 27–31, May 24–37, July 3–5, Aug. 30–Sept. 2, Nov. 20–27, Dec. 22–Jan. 1