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How San Antonio stacks up to America's top spots to tie the knot

How San Antonio stacks up to America's top spots to tie the knot

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Your guests will thank you for tying the knot in San Antonio, as the city is a travel hot spot. Smythwick Castle & Lodge/Facebook

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 San Antonio 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. 55, San Antonio isn't the best city to get married, but it's certainly not the worst. In fact, we have high marks in several categories.  

Your guests will thank you for tying the knot in San Antonio, as we rank No. 12 for popularity as a travel destination and No. 18 for the number of attractions that guests can enjoy.

As you may have predicted, weddings in San Antonio come at a high price. The average San Antonio wedding costs $29,796, $3,000 more than the national average. However, reasonable prices on three-star hotels and multi-course meals earn Alamo City the No. 39 spot for overall wedding costs.

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; Newark, New Jersey; and Moreno Valley, California in last place.

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