How to Plan Your Dream Italian Wedding – a 2024 Guide

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Planning any type of wedding is often a stressful and time-consuming task and if you’re thinking about organizing a destination wedding – more specifically, a ceremony and celebration in breathtaking Italy – there is no denying, everything will become even more complex and daunting.

Because of the complexity and various hindrances that you might come across while organizing everything, you might be searching for the perfect how-to guide that’ll help you by giving you some useful tips and tricks that you could use. Luckily, you don’t have to look any further! Here is our 2024 how-to guide for planning your dream wedding in Italy:

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  1. Before Anything Else – Know What You Want

Before you start looking at venues, photographers, and DJs, you might want to prepare yourself your favorite beverage, grab a notebook, and write down how you imagine your dream wedding. For example, think about the city you want to get married in, determine what your budget is, think about the type of ceremony you want to have, and don’t forget to figure out how many guests you might potentially have.

Once you determine the things we’ve stated above – as well as some other details that we’ll mention later on in the article – it’ll be easier for you to go through the entire planning process. But, this isn’t the only thing writing down your wishes can help you with. In fact, putting all your wants and desires on paper will guarantee that you organize a ceremony of your dreams, which is, of course, the goal of any bride-to-be.

  1. June or September Are The Best Months For a Ceremony

When you’re done writing down all your wishes, next on the list is to determine when you’ll get married. Again, this will help you choose other things such as the location for your wedding – such as the beach or park – and it’ll also help you learn what venues will be available. The best months for you to get married in Italy are June or September. What about July or August? Well, these months are extremely hot and there are a lot of tourists, thus, you might want to avoid them.

Additionally, June and September are suitable for people that are working since they can take a vacation and children also don’t attend school, hence, you can ensure that all of your loved ones can attend your wedding. These months also see less rain than other ones, so, it might be best if you opt for one of the two. Since you’ll be organizing everything from abroad, you might want to think about hiring a wedding planner, which leads us to our next point…

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  1. Consider Hiring a Planner That’ll Help

As we mentioned, you’ll be planning a wedding from a different country, which is why it might be best for you to hire a wedding planner. Why? Well, it’s simple to understand – you’ll want someone to physically do specific things instead of you such as talking to the catering company, booking a venue, and arranging all the fine details that’ll make your day even more special. So, considering a wedding planner is a must.

  1. Your Budget is Crucial

This is, perhaps, one of the most daunting things, especially since a wedding in Italy will cost more than if you planned it in your home country. Because of this, you’ll have to determine how much money you’ll need for the venue, DJ, food, beverages, flowers, dress, suit, photographer, hair and make-up, and so on. When you know what your budget is, you’ll also know what things you can opt for, which will, of course, make everything easier for you.

  1. Your Guests Must Be Comfortable at All Times

You’ll need to create a guest list together with your partner and once you do, think about how you can make them comfortable at all times. For example, if you’ll be inviting your older family members and relatives with small children, opting for a location such as Positano might not be good since there are a lot of steps. Besides thinking about the location, you should also think about the costs of plane tickets and hotels, as well as every other detail that might require funds.

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  1. Opt For a DJ, Photographer, And Videographer

No guide on planning a dream wedding in Italy would be complete without mentioning that you have to hire a photographer, videographer, and a DJ such as, which would make your special day even more memorable. Now, you must carefully choose these professionals, mostly because you’ll want to ensure that they’re capable of capturing all the important moments throughout the day.

  1. The Makeup, Hairdo, Dress, Suit, Shoes, And Accessories

Last on our list, but equally important as every other thing we’ve mentioned is the fact that you must think about the expenses revolving around your makeup, hairdo, dress, suit, shoes, and of course, the accessories. Why is this important? Well, for starters, you’ll have to have your makeup and hair done in Italy, which means that they’ll be additional expenses that you’ll have to take into consideration when determining what you’re budget will be.

Besides this, your wedding dress, suit, and/or tuxedo, will take up a lot of space in your luggage and they also have to be handled with care, which is why it might cost you extra to bring your attire and other items with you. To ensure that there aren’t any surprising additional fees, taking into consideration the expenses you’ll have for all of these things is crucial, especially since you’ll want to know how much you’ll need to pay.

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Although it is a bit more difficult for you to organize and hold a wedding ceremony in Italy, it’s entirely possible. And, if you choose to follow the tips and tricks we’ve mentioned above, you won’t only make things easier for you, but you’ll also ensure that everything goes according to the plan you have.

So, since you’ve now learned what you’ll have to do from our 2024 how-to guide, you really shouldn’t spend any more of your time reading articles such as this one. Instead, you might want to return to the beginning of our list, and start with the first task we’ve mentioned, which is writing down all your wishes and desires.