The planning process in two easy stages

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Sure, planning a wedding in Italy may seem like a daunting task. However, it is much easier to digest if you break it into two stages of research and decision making.

Above all, before you start getting into the specifics of the wedding day, it is essential to carefully consider your budget.


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Stage 1

Ceremony, reception venue, accommodation

Having these three variables agreed upon and confirmed will form the foundation of your wedding day, and the subsequent planning that follows. Perhaps you will make use our services to plan your wedding in Italy. In that case, we will bring the best Italian venues to your attention that match your criteria.

For ease of research and proximity on the wedding day itself, we recommend that you consider venue combinations that stay within the local area. This will ensure you and your guests a short commute on the wedding day, and will save you a vast amount of time when you visit the region for your further research.

Most likely, the popular venues will be booked early for the major Saturdays in June, July and September. Once you have found an available potential venue and accommodation for you and your guests, then choose your comune (if you want a civil wedding) or religious venue.

Be advised that comunes have their own rules and regulations about when a wedding can be booked. A lot of them play host to events and festivals which are not confirmed until January or February. Therefore, they cannot confirm your wedding date and time until these festival dates are confirmed.

Religious ceremonies can be booked and confirmed earlier, depending on where and when the vicar/priest is available.

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Stage 2

The details

Once the above is agreed and booked, you can then turn your attention to the second part of the process: putting the details in place.

Send out your invitations

Start the paperwork procedure

Approach photographers and book the one you prefer

Dress and rings

Flowers and decorations

Caterer and menu definition

Wedding car

Shuttle service (if required)


Rehearsal dinner


Shopping trips

Stag and hen parties

Wine tasting/cookery classes


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It all comes down to getting an early start. If you start planning your Italian wedding one year ahead of time, you should encounter almost no availability issues. We have found that couples who start the planning process in January of the same year encounter more problems with getting their first choice date and venue.


Have you run into any issues, or do you have some planning questions?

You can contact our Italian Wedding Planners at or else fill in the contact form on our website and we will be in touch to help you plan your dream wedding in Italy.

You might also be interested in our article about Destination Wedding in Italy

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