“You may have the universe if I may have Italy.”- Guiseppe Verdi
One of the best countries for your destination wedding in Europe and engagement is Italy, because it has all the facilities and venues available the whole year round for the brides and grooms. With every year more and more couples travel to Apennines to have their wedding in Italy. But let’s have a look at what the reasons are, that make people choose this country among the others.
Why to get married in Italy?
Among all pros of this country its historical and cultural heritage is one of the basic reason to visit Italy. Every year millions tourists from all over the world spend their holidays and vacations there. They taste amazing food, vine and try to discover local traditions, learn and practice Italian language. Lovers enjoy the time spent together in one of the cities: Rome, Milan, Naples and Venice. Photographers in Italy enrich their portfolio. Everyone is sure to find an interesting and attractive side of this country.
There are numerous facilities for any kind of travellers in Apennines. Those who are keen on skiing goes to the Alps and enjoy amazing paths and service there. People with less extreme in mind usually prefer calm and peaceful beaches on the seashore. This kind of tourism is popular also with the brides who come to get married in Italy.
And of course city touring is fascinating. Rome, Venice, Milan, Florence, Naples are biggest cities in the country and the most popular with tourists as well. Also a lot of weddings take place in each of them. So lets stop on each destination location in order to learn some facts about Italian wedding traditions, wedding photographers and of course interesting places for the brides to have their big day celebration.
Destination wedding in Italy
For example, your wedding in Rome will be an extraordinary event with incredible ceremony according to all Italian traditions. A lot of couples that wedding photographer in Rome Artur Jakutsevich pictures, have their ceremony organised in the Capitol. This place used to serve as an acropolis beforehand, at present days people get married there.
Wedding ceremony in Rome is a miracle for any lovely bride and handsome groom, because the decorations for their big day are the ancient ruins of Coliseum, beauty of Arch of Constantine, Pantheon and other attractions of Entire city. After the couple gets married there are huge variety of what to do and where to go in Rome. Check out this photo slide show with amazing pictures and wedding ideas taken by me.
Wedding in Venice
Wedding in Venice is an incredible ceremony in very romantic atmosphere with ancient traditions. Choosing this destination wedding location in Italy you plunge into a real fairy tale with cute streets, hospitable people and of course famous channels and gondolas. There are many variants of where to get married in Venice, because the city has a lot of both official and outdoor venues where lovers in Italy can exchange rings and vow to each other. It would be a huge mistake not to find your wedding photographer in Venice able to take photos of your ceremony and the rest of your big day. Don’t forget, that one emotional and lively photo is worthy thousands of posing ones, provided you are not professional actors, who can play love.
Wedding in Florence
Wedding in Florence is a charming and fascinating. In 1982 UNESCO honored the city with World Heritage Site, because of its historical and architectural importance. Nowadays Florence visit about 2 millions tourists each year. There are a lot of newlyweds among them. Brides choose the capital of Tuscany region as destination wedding location in Italy due to several reasons. First of all the city gave birth to the very popular style of the Renaissance. Thus its architecture is a real masterpiece with amazing buildings and broad squares. Moreover Florence is a very wedding friendly city with vast choice of both indoor and outdoor places to get married. But we should worn lovely brides, that in this city one has to walk a lot to enjoy all the beauty of the place. After the ceremony held according to all Italian traditions, ask your photographer in Florence to visit Pitti Square, Uffizi as well as Plazza della Signoria and you are sure to get cute and lovely pictures.
Wedding in Verona
Well, it’s a hard task to find a more suitable city where to get married in Italy, but in Verona, hometown of Rome and Juliet. For all the fans of Shakespeare and his works a trip to Verona is a unique opportunity to walk along the streets where the most famous love story in the world took place. Therefore more and more lovely brides decide to visit Italy and Verona particularly as well as to have their wedding there. And to make memorable photos from the ceremony the brides usually book a professional photographer in Verona and Italy, able to capture the beauty of lovely bride and groom.
Wedding in Milan
Wedding in Milan or Milano, how the Italians name the second largest city after Rome, is a dream of any fashionable lady. The city is considered to be world’s most inflectional and biggest fashion centers; therefore the latest tendencies in dressmaking can be found there. There are a lot of opportunities for a fussy bride to choose the most attractive or extraordinary wedding dress or even to have it made by a well-know designer. Grooms also have a vast choice of various suits for the ceremony. Therefore wedding in Milan are always very luxury and stylish, held according to the latest trends in the field. On the one hand for a wedding photographer in Milan it is a big pleasure to picture lovely brides, but on the other it is huge responsibility, because the result has to be of top quality. Most of the brides besides wedding photo session also prefer to have a love story one. The city has facilities for the newlyweds to show their love.
Wedding in Como Lake
Another very attractive and quite unique destination wedding location in Europe is Como Lake in Italy. This is a dream place for any couple willing to celebrate their big day outdoor. The service they offer in the hotels is of high quality. Just have a look at some of Como Lake photos and fall in love with the place. Your wedding ceremony will be organized according to all your wishes considering the details in everything from invitations and flowers to the musicians performance and dishes served. The climate is very mild therefore couples arrange ceremonies the whole year round even in winter. Everyone gets amazed with the nature around the lake Como. Ecologically friendly wedding in Como Lake are popular with couples from different spots of the globe.
Wedding in Sicily
Wedding in Sicily is a fairy tale with aroma of oranges and sea. The shore is washed with three seas: Tyrrhenian, Ionian and Mediterranean Seas. With its mild climate Sicily attracts both tourists and sweet couples during the whole year. Amazing beaches with white sands, olive trees and gorgeous hotels, dangerous Etna volcano and rocks crate very picturesque views and incredible atmosphere of the island. There is no other place like Sicily in the whole World; therefore it became so popular with couples willing to have a luxury destination wedding in Sicily and Italy.
So basically you have only to choose the place and to book the date. Though, I can only guess how difficult it will be for you to make this choice, since every location in Italy is attractive and quite unique. Therefore, I and my colleague Vladimir, are always open to you and all your questions. You may get our assistance absolutely for free. We will share with you the knowledge and information we have.
To make you completely sure, that your big day is going to be held in Italy, just let me show you a video sample, produced by the talented event videographer and my friend Alexander Znaharchuk.
How much will it cost to get married in Italy?
There are various options for brides willing to have a destination wedding. It all depends or requests and budget. Thus, a big planning has to be done in advance. Lets try to count roughly approximate budget of your italian wedding.
To start planning the wedding you have to search the following information:
- the city and the venue of your destination wedding
- wedding planner or an agency is a must for any event in such a country as Italy
- list of documents required for a civil or a religious wedding
- preferable cuisine and a restaurant
- make-up and stylists
- wedding photographer and event videographer — they are responsible for sweet memories
- hotel booking
- tickets booking
- flowers for the bride and other decorations
- wedding cake
From my personal experience (I got married in Italy as well) and from the experience of my clients I can share approximate prices:
- wedding planner — 10% from the whole budget of the event
- photographer — from 800 to 5000 Euros
- videographer — from 800 to 5000 Euros
- restaurant — from 80 to 500 Euros per person
- hotel — from 80 to 1000 Euros per night
- make up and hair style — from 250 to 400 Euros each service
- bouquet for the bride — from 70 to 200 Euros
These are very about prices since for every bride and groom planners can adjust the total number of zeros in the account. But to be on the safe side don’t try to economise your costs by choosing strange vendors for your event, saying that they can make a lot for little money. It never happens in Italy especially.
Another very special feature of Italian weddings is early planning. I do mean early planning say this. One or better two ears in advance. The moto of almost all true italian companies related with weddings is “no hurry we work relax”. So, in case you have any questions concerning the issue, feel free to address me and my manager Vladimir. We will do our best to help you to plan your dreamlike and luxury destination wedding in Italy.