We have seen many celebrities organizing their big weddings at luxurious hotels, by some stunning beaches, in majestic villas, etc. But what are they actually doing? They have opted for a destination wedding!
George and Amal Clooney in magic Venice, CEO of Spotify Daniel EK in Lake Como, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes in Lake Bracciano, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel in Puglia; are just examples of a big trend that is going on in the industry I love the most... wedding planning!
Is it something affordable for everyone or is it just a dream? It is absolutely something for everyone.
Italy has many places that can give the same charm and magical atmosphere as something very exclusive in your homeland. Italian weddings are not as expensive as people might think. Swedish couples have in fact the opportunity to enjoy a wedding in a stunning location in Italy, for half price or less compared to a local one. This is possible, by the fact that many restaurants or catering company provide only Italian food and local wines, therefore cutting incredible expensive transport costs. Labor work in general in Italy is still not as well paid as in other countries, therefore all the people working for you at the day of your wedding will not increase your final bill. However, service is still a profession we value as important as many others, so you will be treated really good by any staff at your wedding. The value for what you get compared to other countries, it cannot be compared.
Not only the lower costs, it is the reason that attracts every year many happy couples to Italy. The stunning scenarios, unique locations, the long summers and mild spring/autumns (usually 24-25 degrees already in March, September and October) which allow to have an outdoor reception in lower seasons, they are very important factors too.
Take the chance to combine an incredible occasion, like your wedding day, with a breathtaking location and an unforgettable holiday.
Add to the most important day of your life en extra charm for you and all your guests, in beautiful Italy!
Author: Claudia Ambrosi
Founder and wedding planner