Once you’ve got that ring on your finger, the hunt for the perfect wedding venue is ON. If the ceremony is at your family church and the reception at one of your city’s best wedding venues — no need to read further. But, if you’re suffering from what I like to call “bride goggles,” this post is for you.
What are the symptoms? Thinking every place you visit — from that rustic (read: dilapidated) farm to “wedding mill” banquet halls — are the perfect place for you to tie the knot. There’s another easy trap to fall in to: thinking every “sentimental” location would be a great venue — maybe it’s the dive bar where you first met (shots for everyone!), his family’s dairy farm (cue the cows), or the 4-star restaurant where he proposed (can you say, “$500 per plate”?). We’ve rounded up the 10 places you should absolutely never get married — even if it has sentimental value, financial reasoning or is just the first place you saw. Keep looking.