Great, I am so happy you found me! I would love to help you plan your destination wedding! Over the last 18 years, I have planned over 200 weddings in over 20 different countries and I now specialise in weddings in Italy. I train wedding planners around the globe, I’m a wedding consultant to international wedding venues and I’m a professional wedding photographer too (keep me in mind!). My aim is to make planning your destination wedding to Italy as stress free as possible for you. To get started, complete my enquiry form (under Contact Rosie) in the menu above and I’ll get back to you asap! If you decide to become my wedding client, I’d love to help plan your gorgeous wedding in Italy!
Rosie The Wedding Planner
Wedding Venues In Italy
Below are the locations and venues we have dealt with in the past but we are always exploring new venues
Coastal and beach weddings in Italy in Sardina, Sicily, Elba
Weddings in Umbria
Cilento Coast Weddings
Sandy Beaches and Castles, Cilento hides just South of Amalfi Coast
Weddings in Puglia
Beach Weddings, Trullies and White Washed Masserias in the Heel of Italy
Sample Wedding Plans In Italy
Below are some sample wedding plans from previous enquiries to give you some ideas
Exclusive Weddings in Italy by Rosie
Beautiful beach wedding in Italy, close to airport with direct flights to Bari. Reasonably priced guest accommodation close by and great food and wine! Options to dance until late. Wedding Ceremony by the sea.
A hidden wedding villa with views of rolling Tuscan Hills, a fab swimming pool, a church within walking distance, seating for up to 90 guests, guest apartments that can sleep up to 52 guests with more guest accommodation options inthe nearby village, a small restaurant and bar onsite, close to pisa and Florence airports = the perfect recipe for a fun wedding!
This Sample Wedding plan includes: Rental Fee and exclusive use of the Villa 5 double rooms for the night of the wedding – this includes an amazing bridal suite with jacuzzi and its own private terrace. All rooms are on a bed & breakfast basis Private Chef...
Now taking bookings for 2020 Weddings
The Plan includes: - Symbolic ceremony performed in English at the Fattoria di Montelucci - Preparation of a tailor made text for the ceremony - Meeting and rehearsal before the ceremony - Unlimited e-mails and phone conversation to prepare the ceremony - Booking and...
An intimate wedding for up to 20 guests in a vineyard and olive grove setting in Tuscany, Italy. Great value and great service!
Wedding package for Tuscany in an Olive Grove with prices included!
Answers to Questions You May Have About Weddings In Italy
How much does a wedding in Italy cost?
As you can imagine this is like asking how long is a piece of string! However, here’s a way to get a rough estimate for a wedding in an agriturismo: Estimate their number of guests and multiply it by 200. Then add 6000. This will give you an estimate for your wedding ceremony, reception and the services couples usually book such as music, transportation, photography and flowers.
So for 100 guests you can estimate 100×200 = 20000 plus 6000 = 26,000 euro
However, venues vary greatly in how much they charge for menus, rental, etc. and service providers vary greatly in price too so your wedding could cost less or more than this.
What wedding services do you offer?
Rosie The Wedding Planner is a wedding planning company that offers a full destination wedding planning service. We have been in business over 17 years and we now focus exclusively on weddings in Italy and Indian weddings in Ireland. However, Rosie has trained and mentored wedding planning for the past 8 years and now has a network of planners throughout the world who are running their own successful wedding planning businesses whom she can refer you on to for other destinations such as New York, Ireland, France, Dubai, Mauritius, Germany, UK and Spain.
For weddings in Italy we help you source the right wedding venue that suits the style of wedding you want and then we source the wedding services you need, such as catering, transport, musicians, flowers and decor plus we help you with any legal paperwork required. We are there on the day to ensure your wedding day goes without a hitch.
Rosie The Wedding Planner is managed by Rosie The Wedding Planner together with a small team of wedding planners who all have at least 10 years experience of specialised wedding planning. We take on up to 20 weddings per year and Rosie personally matches you with the best planner for your location and needs.
We also have a full professional wedding photography service based in Italy. Click here to see more details of our Italy wedding photographer service.
What do wedding planners charge?
In general, wedding planners usually charge about 10% of your wedding budget.
We offer both tailored packages and bespoke wedding planning. For tailored packages the price of wedding planning is built in to the basic package and is about €1500 plus any additional staff we may need on the day depending on the size of your wedding.
Bespoke planning costs €3,000 approx depending on the location and the planning needed.
What are the best months for weddings in Italy?
May, June and September and up to mid October are great months as the temperatures are usually not too high.
July is a good month too but tends to be more expensive and gets quite hot.
I don’t recommend August, temperatures can get very hot and it’s also the month when most Italians go on holiday so it is often difficult to book services and venues. It’s also more expensive.
April and October are changable, you could be lucky and have great weather or you could get bad weather. I generally recommend from mid April to mid October (excluding August) for weddings in Italy.
What are the steps to take to planning a wedding in Italy?
Step 1. Fill out the Enquiry Form and Rosie will then send you a step by step guide to how we work with clients.
Do you only do weddings in Italy?
Yes Rosie has focused exclusively on weddings in Italy since 2018. However, Rosie has trained and mentored wedding planning for the past 8 years and now has a network of planners throughout the world who are running their own successful wedding planning businesses whom she can refer you on to for other destinations such as New York, Ireland, France, Dubai, Mauritius, Germany, UK and Spain.
Do you offer on the day wedding co-ordination in Italy?
We do not offer partial wedding planning nor on the day wedding co-ordination without planning. We only offer a full wedding planning service. We do offer an on the day photography service. You can see our website here English speaking Wedding Photographer in Italy.
What wedding ceremonies are available in Italy?
Symbolic Wedding Ceremonies
Symbolic wedding ceremonies can be very romantic ceremonies performed indoors or outdoors. There are trained professionals who can work with you to create a beautiful, romantic, meaningful ceremony but you can also get a friend or family member to perform the ceremony if you prefer. Symbolic ceremonies do not have any legal standing so it is up to the couple to consider attending this before or after their return from Italy.
Civil Wedding Ceremonies in Italy
Civil wedding ceremonies in Italy need to be performed by the Lord Mayor or their elected person. These ceremonies usually need to take place in the town hall which are often beautiful historic buildings which are very pretty. There are some outdoor locations in Italy that can perform civil ceremonies but not many. This is why a lot of couples who have their hearts set on an outdoor wedding ceremony in Italy, choose to do the legal side at home and do a romantic symbolic ceremony in Italy. Paperwork required for civil ceremonies in Italy varies depending on your nationality and circumstances.
Religious Wedding Ceremonies in Italy
Catholic wedding ceremonies are the most common religious ceremonies in Italy and are legally binding, we can advise you on the paperwork required, etc. Italian towns and villages have amazing Catholic churches and most parishes allow destination weddings but some do not (it is at the discretion of the Bishop). Sourcing an english speaking priest is also a challenge we can help with when we are doing the planning of your wedding.
Many historic venues have a chapel on the estate, however it is important to understand that these were built for family use only so they are often small and not attached to a parish so it is often not possible to have a legally binding wedding ceremony in them.
Other Christian faiths are not so common in Italy and it can be challenging to find celebrants to perform the ceremony, the best advice would be to bring your own minister.
Italy is becoming increasing popular for Indian weddings (we love planning them!) and we know a lot of the vendors required for planning the perfect Indian wedding.
Jewish ceremonies and events are also very doable in Italy.
What is the difference between a Bespoke and Package Wedding Plan?
A tailored wedding package is most suitable for those who want to keep their planning as simple and easy as possible. They are also suitable for those on a fixed budget or who do not have time to dedicate to planning their wedding. We offer plans which include all the basics needed such as catering, venue, planning and some services. The prices in the plan will be fixed at the time of booking so the couple have the comfort of knowing exactly how much the services booked in the plan will cost. The
A tailored plan is tailored to your wedding such as guest numbers and it is possible to add other services required but ofcourse this will increase the price of your wedding. If you cancel services out of the plan you will not get the full value as many of the services included are special offer prices offered to us by service providers for a fixed number of weddings each year. So Tailored wedding packages are better value than Bespoke wedding plans.
Bespoke plans are ideal for those who want to be very involved in the planning and logistics of their wedding and who have specific ideas or of what they want and are less restricted with their budget.
Do you plan weddings all over Italy?
We cover the majority of regions in Italy and have our favourite venues in most, but we are open to suggestions if you have found somewhere you particularly love. See below for the different regions that are most popular.
Indian Weddings In Ireland
Rosie has been planning weddings in Ireland for over 18 years. She now focuses on Indian weddings in Ireland.
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