How Fort Worth stacks up to America's top spots to tie the knot
Choosing where to get married can be stressful for many couples, especially when you have family and friends scattered all over the country. To help you decide where to tie the knot, here's how Fort Worth compares to the rest of the country when it comes to wedding friendliness.
A recent report from WalletHub compared 150 of the country's largest cities to find "the cheapest and most convenient wedding destinations that also promise a memorable occasion." To determine 2016's best and worst cities to get married, the financial website looked at three main factors: wedding cost, wedding facilities and services, and activities and attractions.
With an overall rank of No. 93, Fort Worth doesn't make a particularly impressive showing. However, there are individual categories where we did score on the higher end of the scale.
Fort Worth places at No. 8 for the cost the of a three-course meal for two (roughly $35). Unfortunately, the cost of a three-star hotel isn't on par — that'll run you about $73 a night, or No. 75 in the country. That might be why even though we have 238 attractions, we're still not considered a "travel destination," ranked only No. 44.
If you're searching for church or chapel at which to have your ceremony, there are plenty to be found in Fort Worth. There are 91 for every 100,000 residents, and 87 other venues and event spaces for that same swath of people.
But, as you may have predicted, weddings in Fort Worth come at a high price. The average Fort Worth wedding costs $30,930, while the national average is $26,444. This is the highest cost of all major cities in Texas.
Want to get hitched elsewhere? The top five cities for saying "I do" are Orlando, Florida; Las Vegas; Atlanta; Tampa, Florida; and Springfield, Missouri. The bottom five include Anchorage, Alaska; Worcester, Massachusetts; Newark, New Jersey; Yonkers, New York; and Moreno Valley, California, in last place.
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