Your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life. However, before you can get to wedded bliss, there's a lot of planning to be done.

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If you're wanting to have a ceremony and throw a reception, that takes months, sometimes years of planning, depending on your choices. Venues book up well in advance, there's a whole menu to plan, a great number of guests to account for, and let's not forget about the dress!

And since wedding's in Michigan are pretty darn expensive, averaging well over $20,000, the name of the game is saving money.

Read Related: You Won’t Believe How Much the Average Wedding in Michigan Costs

With that in mind, WalletHub did the dirty work and looked at cities coast-to-coast to see which were the best to get married in for 2024.

The Best Cities in America to Get Married

To determine a ranking among 182 cities, WalletHub looked at these key factors:

  • Costs - cost of wedding, hotel room, and more
  • Facilities & Services - wedding chapels and venues per capita, videographers and photographers per capita, hotels per capita, and more
  • Activities & Attractions - number of attractions, foodie-friendliness, weather, and more

After looking at those factors and giving a rank to 182 different American cities, only one Michigan city made it high enough on the list to be considered a "good city" to get married in;

Grand Rapids, Michigan

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On the list of 182, Grand Rapids comes in at number 43, averaging well in all three categories.

  • 38 for costs
  • 62 for facilities & services
  • 77 for activities & attractions

Read Related: See Inside These 5 Stunning Wedding Venues in Michigan

If you decide to look at Grand Rapids for a wedding, one cool venue there is this one;

Leona Road in Grand Rapids

Leona Road is a fairly new venue space in Grand Rapids with a very cool history... it used to be a school! Now, it's a Scandinavian-inspired event space, perfect for having that low-key, gorgeous, and modern wedding.

The only other Michigan city to make the list was Detroit, coming in just below the halfway mark at number 99. Click here to see the full list.

Take a Look Inside Michigan's Most Beautiful Building

The Guardian Building, in Detroit, stands out as the most gorgeous building in the entire state.

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Return to Boblo Island! Stay at This Stunning Airbnb on the Historic Island

Boblo Island located just above the mouth of the Detroit River, was a popular amusement park that welcomed guests from Michigan and the shores of Canada from 1898 until its closure on September 30, 1993. There's new life on the island, rebranded Bois Blanc, with beautiful homes that have the nostalgic side of many wishing for a glance into Boblo now. Well, here's your chance.
Today residents and visitors are now welcomed to Bois Blanc Canada via the under five-minute car ferry ride from Amherstburg, Ontario. Aside from those who live there, and their guests, not many have had a chance to return to Boblo Island...until now.
There is only one Airbnb available to rent and the 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom home is stunning. Renting for around $246 a night, your inner child may need a little trip to Boblo Island.

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This Stunning Northern Michigan Log Cabin is Available on Airbnb

If you find yourself needing a vacation, a little break from reality, you can always turn to our great state of Michigan. The Mitten State is so multifaceted that you can drive even just a couple of hours away and feel like you're in a completely different place than you were. For instance, a quick drive to Traverse City will have you enjoying a Pure Michigan type of vacation inside this gorgeous log cabin from the 1940s. Check out this chalet that you can rent from Airbnb located in Traverse City. It has all the charm of an old-school cabin with all the amenities of modern life. You can stay in and cuddle up by the fireplace, you can take a dip in the private hot tub, can walk down to the nearby beach, go shopping in the Downtown district, and so much more. Talk a look through this stunning cabin and just imagine your relaxing vacation there.

Gallery Credit: Kristen Matthews

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