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How Houston stacks up with America's top spots to tie the knot

How Houston stacks up with America's top spots to tie the knot

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WalletHub analyzed 2016’s best and worst cities to get married and Houston came out in the middle.

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 Houston 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. 71 Houston sits in the middle of the pack among the best cities in the country for getting married. The Bayou City fares well in number of attractions and number of bridal shops per capita but is on the low end in number of wedding chapels and churches per capita and number of event planners per capital.

But, as you may have predicted, weddings in Houston come at a high price. The average Houston wedding costs $30,728, while the national average is $26,444.

Want to get hitched elsewhere? The top five cities for saying “I do” are Orlando; Las Vegas, Atlanta, Tampa, and Springfield, Missouri. The bottom five include Anchorage, Newark, and Moreno Valley, California in last place.