(CNN) - With people looking for signs that the economy is truly turning around, TheKnot.com may have found one.
The wedding site says brides and grooms spent more money to get married last year than they have since the start of the economic downturn.
The site says the average wedding bill was $28,427.
It surveyed more than 17,000 couples to get its results.
The site says spending increased in almost every category from photographers and DJs to invitations.
Couples in Manhattan spent the most money, averaging nearly $77,000. Alaskans were the most frugal, spending an average of just over $15,000.