Published On: Wed, Feb 1st, 2017

4 Florida cities– Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Miami in top 10 ‘Best Places to Get Married’

With couples spending an average of $32,641 on their wedding, which often costs less during the first few months of the year, the personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2017’s Best Places to Get Married.

To help couples find the most wedding-friendly destinations, WalletHub’s analysts compared 150 of the biggest U.S. cities across 20 key indicators of cost-effectiveness, convenience and enjoyment. The data set ranges from “average wedding cost” to “venues and event spaces per capita” to “hotel availability.”

Best Places to Get Married
1 Las Vegas, NV 11 St. Louis, MO
2 Orlando, FL 12 New Orleans, LA
3 Atlanta, GA 13 Springfield, MO
4 Tampa, FL 14 Boise, ID
5 Cincinnati, OH 15 Tucson, AZ
6 Scottsdale, AZ 16 Birmingham, AL
7 Salt Lake City, UT 17 Richmond, VA
8 Fort Lauderdale, FL 18 Austin, TX
9 Knoxville, TN 19 San Diego, CA
10 Miami, FL 20 Tempe, AZ



Best vs. Worst

  • El Paso, Texas, has the lowest average wedding cost, $15,514, which is 2.7 times lower than in New York, the city with the highest at $41,187.
  • Orlando, Fla., has the most venues and event spaces per 100,000 residents, 61.15, which is 33.8 times more than in Cape Coral, Fla., the city with the fewest at 1.81.
  • Washington has the most event planners per 100,000 residents, 96.14, which is 22.7 times more than in Stockton, Calif., the city with the fewest at 4.23.
  • San Francisco has the most photographers per 100,000 residents, 171.51which is 32 times more than in Newark, N.J., the city with the fewest at 5.36.
  • Orlando, Fla., has the most bridal shops per 100,000 residents, 15.58, which is 43.3 times more than in Greensboro, N.C., the city with the fewest at 0.36.
  • San Francisco has the most musicians per 100,000 residents, 18.44, which is 55.9 times more than in Anchorage, Alaska, the city with the fewest at 0.33.
  • Orlando, Fla., has the most flower shops per 100,000 residents, 108.28, which is 33.6 times more than in Greensboro, N.C., the city with the fewest at 3.22.
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