With couples spending an average of $26,444 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 2016’s Best & Worst Cities to Get Married.

To help couples find the most wedding-friendly destinations, WalletHub’s analysts compared 150 of the biggest cities across 18 key indicators of a cost-effective, convenient and enjoyable occasion. Our data set ranges from average wedding cost to number of venues and event spaces per capita to availability of hotels.

  Best Cities to Get Married   Worst Cities to Get Married
  1 Orlando, FL   141 Boston, MA
  2 Las Vegas, NV   142 Fremont, CA
  3 Atlanta, GA   143 Oxnard, CA
  4 Tampa, FL   144 Jersey City, NJ
  5 Springfield, MO   145 Fontana, CA
  6 Cincinnati, OH   146 Anchorage, AK
  7 Salt Lake City, UT   147 Worcester, MA
  8 Miami, FL   148 Newark, NJ
  9 Boise, ID   149 Yonkers, NY
  10 Tucson, AZ   150 Moreno Valley, CA


Comparing the Best & Worst

  • The average wedding cost is highest in San Francisco, Calif., which is two times greater than in Springfield, Mo., the city with the lowest.
     
  • The number of venues and event spaces per capita is highest in Orlando, Fla., which is 84 times greater than in Cape Coral, Fla., the city with the lowest.
     
  • The number of event planners per capita is highest in Washington, which is 14 times greater than in Stockton, Calif., the city with the lowest.
     
  • The number of photographers per capita is highest in San Francisco, which is 39 times greater than in Newark, N.J., the city with the lowest.
     
  • The number of musicians per capita is highest in San Francisco, which is 104 times greater than in El Paso, Texas, the city with the lowest.
     
  • The number of bridal shops per capita is highest in Salt Lake City, which is 31 times greater than in Detroit, the city with the lowest.
     
  • The number of flower shops per capita is highest in Miami, which is 14 times greater than in North Las Vegas, Nev., the city with the lowest.


For the full report and to see where your city ranks, please visit: 
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-cities-to-get-married/18721/