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These Are The Best American Cities To Get Married In 2020

Orlando, Florida is the best American city to tie the knot, according to a recent report. Orlando also ranks 2nd in the “Facilities and Services” category; 7th in the “Activities and Attractions” category and ranks 2th in the “affordable place for a wedding” category.

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Las Vegas is second on the list, with a total score of 67.22; however, it is ranked the 77th most affordable place for a wedding. El Paso, Atlanta, and Miami round out the top five.

Sixth on the list is Tampa, followed by Tulsa, Boise, Las Cruces, and Austin.

Getting married?

The average cost of a wedding hovers around $38,000 and the industry bringing in $78 billion in revenue in 2019. Some city destinations are more wedding-friendly than others, with a wider choice of venues and services, and more affordable prices.

To identify the best cities in the U.S. to get married, WalletHub, a finance site, compared the costs, facilities and activities/attractions in 180 U.S. cities, giving each city a score on 27 different metrics. The cities include the 180 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state.

For costs, they looked at average wedding costs, price of a 3-star hotel room, restaurant meals, and cost of logistics. The availability of specific facilities and services was also a factor; these include the number of wedding chapels; venues and event spaces; party-equipment rentals, photo booth rentals; videographers and photographers; musicians and DJs; makeup artists and hair salons; bridal shops; flower and gift shops; limousine rentals; restaurants and bars, catering; bartenders; floral designer; cake shops, and a slew of other services usually needed for weddings. Lastly, cities were ranked on the number of attractions, weather, food-friendliness and the city’s popularity as a travel destination.

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With a score of 7.89, the lowest rank on the list goes to Pearl City, Hawaii. It also suffers low scores in the individual categories. Pearl City places 164th in “Facilities and Services,” 175th in “Activities and Attractions,” and ranks 182nd in the “Costs” category.

Best cities to get married in the U.S. in 2020

RankCityStateWedding CostsFacilities and ServicesActivities and AttractionsScore
1OrlandoFL242772.15
2Las VegasNV775267.22
3El PasoTX11185565.15
4AtlantaGA5471364.32
5MiamiFL983960.53
6TampaFL53161259.76
7TulsaOK3964959.76
8BoiseID6915057.77
9Las CrucesNM21639257.65
10AustinTX69102057.38
11MobileAL41079756.31
12TucsonAZ37641656.29
13BirminghamAL8578656.2
14AlbuquerqueNM27662855.98
15New OrleansLA64361155.89
16CincinnatiOH42293355.73
17Los AngelesCA1564155.46
18ChattanoogaTN7829555.37
19ScottsdaleAZ66311755.31
20Oklahoma CityOK25723755.19
21KnoxvilleTN17676754.95
22PortlandOR94121454.92
23ChicagoIL1249554.69
24San DiegoCA1328654.63
25DallasTX70232953.99
26ColumbiaSC33466253.74
27St. LouisMO72213053.59
28HoustonTX100112153.55
29Salt Lake CityUT75184053.41
30SpringfieldMO121088853.28
31San AntonioTX71332553.25
32Fort LauderdaleFL88222653.13
33San FranciscoCA1591453
34ColumbusOH47533452.83
35TempeAZ59423652.52
36DenverCO104152352.5
37LaredoTX517912052.4
38GreensboroNC1110410252.35
39CharlotteNC56394852.24
40MemphisTN20978151.85
41PhoenixAZ73552451.8
42Grand RapidsMI29628251.7
43CharlestonSC102271951.61
44NashvilleTN74353151.41
45Rapid CitySD151269651.34
46MesaAZ35996450.88
47OmahaNE43886050.73
48WichitaKS1811211350.59
49ShreveportLA915814050.39
50New YorkNY1656350.28
51GilbertAZ1612810750.13
52BrownsvilleTX1018016750.04
53SeattleWA129131049.97
54LubbockTX2810911049.9
55Colorado SpringsCO67584349.87
56SpokaneWA48877449.64
57PittsburghPA96264249.6
58LouisvilleKY62795649.25
59BillingsMT301119349.17
60GulfportMS1417712249.15
61Kansas CityMO63805948.96
62Baton RougeLA49708448.94
63RaleighNC81455448.93
64Fort WorthTX80633548.92
65ChandlerAZ391147248.86
66Fort SmithAR1917513848.84
67St. PetersburgFL61955148.71
68AmarilloTX361606948.66
69FayettevilleNC2212512648.62
70CharlestonWV1314816548.58
71Lexington-FayetteKY411337848.54
72AugustaGA2614512548.15
73ClevelandOH79506148.14
74Corpus ChristiTX401329948.1
75IndianapolisIN84564748.05
76JacksonvilleFL83784547.27
77Fort WayneIN2312414947.14
78Little RockAR3811512347.02
79MontgomeryAL3115414246.74
80JacksonMS3215515046.67
81RichmondVA108345346.57
82LincolnNE651307546.54
83GlendaleAZ461469446.21
84HuntingtonWV2117815946.15
85MadisonWI681027946.03
86MinneapolisMN114443945.96
87PlanoTX78758545.86
88RenoNV113484145.84
89ToledoOH3415914545.42
90FresnoCA90686645.39
91FargoND5013913945.29
92DetroitMI861016845.28
93Overland ParkKS5112111945.23
94ColumbusGA4416715144.85
95Cedar RapidsIA4513714744.75
96SacramentoCA152142244.62
97AkronOH5511914844.25
98BismarckND5215015544.1
99MissoulaMT829210444.06
100Winston-SalemNC5813612444.03
101HendersonNV951105843.93
102BakersfieldCA112715243.79
103HuntsvilleAL761349843.62
104DurhamNC929310542.53
105ArlingtonTX1011137342.45
106Sioux FallsSD8914111242.19
107Cape CoralFL6017610141.94
108RochesterNY119517641.77
109TallahasseeFL106859041.7
110Des MoinesIA9312311441.52
111VancouverWA1096110941.39
112Long BeachCA141323841.39
113North Las VegasNV1054111741.17
114BuffaloNY118738041.1
115WashingtonDC160201840.84
116ModestoCA116818340.81
117AnaheimCA147303240.77
118HonoluluHI17217840.61
119CasperWY9714413640.19
120SalemOR9114213440.06
121NampaID5718116940.01
122San JoseCA154244439.98
123GarlandTX8515114639.92
124IrvingTX9910612739.91
125Virginia BeachVA130767138.93
126HialeahFL1119413238.79
127IrvineCA136437738.56
128Port St. LucieFL8717217138.48
129PhiladelphiaPA161401538.28
130PortlandME133836538.23
131MilwaukeeWI140694638.22
132AuroraCO1159812938.21
133NorfolkVA11014711138.08
134Huntington BeachCA146387037.77
135GlendaleCA1442810037.56
136CheyenneWY10317116437.3
137St. PaulMN1289010336.65
138RiversideCA143498736.55
139Santa AnaCA145479136
140Newport NewsVA11716514335.61
141Garden GroveCA139778935.52
142ChesapeakeVA12515311835.39
143OntarioCA12610313735.13
144Pembroke PinesFL12212716034.81
145West Valley CityUT10717315734.78
146Rancho CucamongaCA1278616334.74
147PeoriaAZ12316613534.74
148BaltimoreMD157545734.35
149AnchorageAK13113510634.32
150OaklandCA167256334.19
151San BernardinoCA13812011633.14
152Grand PrairieTX12117015632.41
153FontanaCA13412915832.06
154BostonMA177372731.67
155TacomaWA1508414431.55
156OceansideCA15310012131.55
157StocktonCA14214012831.33
158DoverDE12016917931.33
159Chula VistaCA1518916130.18
160AuroraIL13513817630.06
161ColumbiaMD15511713029.46
162LewistonME13718217429.23
163WilmingtonDE1645213128.43
164New HavenCT14916117228
165Santa RosaCA1715911527.88
166Moreno ValleyCA14815716827.62
167BurlingtonVT15814316226.27
168Santa ClaritaCA1687415226.05
169FremontCA1696516625.64
170ProvidenceRI16613114125.33
171Jersey CityNJ1766010825.25
172NewarkNJ17310513324.68
173ManchesterNH17015215323.76
174NashuaNH16315617023.41
175OxnardCA17514915421.88
176South BurlingtonVT16212218121.41
177YonkersNY1811918220.47
178WorcesterMA17416217819.04
179JuneauAK17916817318.47
180WarwickRI17811618017.86
181BridgeportCT18017417716.53
182Pearl CityHI1821641757.89

Wedding couple

Top 10 best cities to get married in the U.S. in 2020

  1. Orlando, FL
  2. Las Vegas, NV
  3. El Paso, TX
  4. Atlanta, GA
  5. Miami, FL
  6. Tampa, FL
  7. Tulsa, OK
  8. Boise, ID
  9. Las Cruces, NM
  10. Austin, TX

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Top 10 worst cities to get married in the U.S. in 2020

  1. Pearl City, HI
  2. Bridgeport, CT
  3. Warwick, RI
  4. Juneau, AK
  5. Worcester, MA
  6. Yonkers, NY
  7. South Burlington, VT
  8. Oxnard, CA
  9. Nashua, NH
  10. Manchester, NH
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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