How much does a destination wedding in Italy cost?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions. If you have decided to get married in Italy, it means that you want to WOW your guests… but are you sure you know how to set a realistic budget?
This article will allow you to understand what are the factors that affect your wedding budget the most.
The two major expenses will certainly be the venue and the catering. All the expenses that will follow (photography, décor, music) will depend on your priorities.
If there are things you particularly care about, be sure to prioritize them and perhaps decide to invest more in them. For example, for some, photography represents one of the most important aspects of a wedding because it is something that will always remain a memory.
Although it is difficult to give a definitive answer to the question: “How much does a wedding in Italy cost?”, there are some aspects that significantly affect your budget.
1. THE NUMBER OF GUESTS
The number of guests significantly affects your wedding budget. So, if you have a tighter budget, try to be extra selective with who you invite. When planning a destination wedding, that requires traveling long distances, the important thing is to invite the closest people like your dearest friends and family members. You don’t need to invite your mother’s best friend (unless you want to).
2. THE DESTINATION & TYPE OF VENUE
There are some destinations that are more expensive than others, such as Lake Como and the Amalfi Coast. These are super trendy destinations, which makes them in high demand destinations, and therefore costs are significant. Both destinations are considered “Luxury Destinations”. Another thing that affects your budget is the type of venue you want. Generally, private villas have higher costs than hotels.
Are you envisioning a super elegant wedding in a venue overlooking the ocean or an exclusive villa in the heart of Rome? Then costs won’t be cheap.
3. THE DATE
If you want to get married in the high season (which includes months like May, June, July, and September) you will have to expect higher costs. However, if you want to optimize costs and are flexible, then you can consider a weekday or month like April or October.
Bonus tip: if you are planning a destination wedding, there is not much difference between a Wednesday and a Saturday. After all, your guests will have to travel to reach your wedding destination and will take some days off to enjoy a short vacation in Italy 😉
4. STYLE YOU ARE ENVISIONING
Do you dream of a super glamorous wedding with live music, a dreamy atmosphere, and particularly elegant furnishings? Then the costs won’t be cheap. It all depends on what you imagine and want for your big day. There are different types of styles for which you can opt, from minimal, romantic, rustic, traditional, boho, and many more. The important thing is that your expectations are in line with your budget. How can you do that? Ask for the support of a professional planner.
A professional planner will be able to introduce you to her trusted vendors, who will make you great deals. A professional is able to tell you what the market costs are, how to optimize expenses and how to cut irrelevant or unnecessary costs.
To conclude, the best advice I can give you is to set your expectations and trust a professional that can guide your through the process. Planning a wedding and managing a budget is a full- time job, so make sure you give your most important day in the right hands.
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