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Here's why Austin is one of America's very best spots to tie the knot
'Tis the season for proposals and wedding planning — and Austin is the place to do it all. A recent study from WalletHub names Austin among the 20 best cities to get married in 2017.
To ease the burden for brides to be, the financial website ranked America's 150 biggest cities on 20 factors in three categories: costs, facilities and services, and activities and attractions. Overall, Austin ranks No. 18 on the list — up more than 10 spots from the previous year, and the best showing among Texas cities.
We take the No. 17 spot for facilities and services, which considers the number of hotels, restaurants, wedding chapels, and venues per capita. We've got plenty of perfect spots to tie the knot, that's for sure. And Austin is No. 20 for activities and attractions, which takes into account foodie-friendliness, weather, entertainment, and more.
While all the necessary amenities are at your fingertips, getting married in Austin could set you back a pretty penny. We rank No. 91 for costs, with the average Austin wedding costing just shy of $30,000, which is actually below the national average of $32,641.
If you're itching to get hitched elsewhere, WalletHub says Las Vegas; Orlando, Florida; Atlanta; Tampa, Florida; and Cincinnati are the top five cities for nuptials. To get the most bang for your buck, consider El Paso, which boasts the lowest average wedding cost in the U.S.