Anyone who’s ever organized a wedding knows all too well how difficult and time-consuming the process can be. It’s the reason many couples hire professional event planners to do the heavy lifting. And the cost only adds more stress, with the average couple shelling out over $35,000 for their big day.
Between sending invitations, securing reservations, planning a menu and obsessing over final touches on the cake, it’s no wonder weddings are arranged months, even years, in advance. Tying the knot is a huge commitment, and the $76 billion wedding industry is growing by the year.
Not only are married couples the most common homebuyers (they made up 65 percent in 2017 according to the National Association of REALTORS® 2017 Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers), but lucky for us Orlando is now the premier wedding destination in the country.
According to a WalletHub study, Orlando beat out Las Vegas to earn the 2018 top spot. The study looked at factors such as the average cost of a wedding; the number of wedding chapels, churches, and bridal shops; and, of course, activities and attractions.
2. Las Vegas
4. Los Angeles
6. San Diego
7. San Francisco
9. New York