Planning your wedding is never easy; throw in the added pressure of trying to plan your wedding abroad and your head is bound to explode! So, we’ve enlisted the help of top Italian wedding planner and celebrant Iolanda from Planning Sorrento to give you some tips about planning your dreamy destination wedding.
More than just a wedding planner, Iolanda is also a wedding celebrant meaning she has experience in hosting wedding ceremonies. “Many people assume the job of a Celebrant is an easy one and that he/she merely reads a standard script on the day. This is far from true… We guarantee proper training, experience and knowledge of different types of ceremonies.”
A wedding planner and celebrant all in one, what could be better? So if you fancy the idea of having your wedding in the beautiful country that is Italy, that’s one less thing for you to worry about. With years of expertise, Planning Sorrento will show you just how easy planning your destination wedding can be. From all of those legal requirements that you may not have even given a second thought to, to how to handle the dreaded language barrier! So here are some top tips:
1. Always hire a wedding planner
There is a preconception in the UK that hiring a wedding planner is a luxury and a waste of money. Take our word for it, this is far from the truth as hiring a planner is by far the best thing you could do! A wedding planner is definitely a neccesity and not an added expense. Planning Sorrento make sure that every part of your day is planned to perfection, ensuring that you have the wedding of your dreams.
2. Embrace the culture
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If you’re making the effort to travel the whole way to another country for your wedding, don’t just stick to what you know and have a traditional UK style wedding with the only different being that it’s in the sunshine! Why not check out the local culture beforehand? Planning Sorrento can help with this. They will inform you of all of the different styles of weddings they have to offer, whether it be a civil, religious or symbolic ceremony. So do your research and see which type best suits you as a couple. You know what they say; when in Rome!
3. Legal Requirements
When dreaming of your perfect wedding, you may imagine beautiful blue skies, the sound of the waves and the sand between your toes as you say your I dos, however have you given any consideration to the laws of the country regarding marriage? We didn’t think so! Whether you are an Italian resident or not, getting married in Italy is not a problem as long as you comply with your own country’s regulations; so be sure to check these out beforehand! As Planning Sorrento is a wedding planner and celebrant all in one, they can give you the low down on everything that is required, making it that little bit easier for you.
4. Language Barrier
The dreaded language barrier is something that most people fear most when getting married abroad. Can you imagine turning up at the venue on the day of your wedding only to find out the caterers have cancelled, the florist has sent the wrong flowers and just to top it all off you don’t speak the language? Fear not, Iolanda has it covered! Not only does she speak Italian and English, but French, German and Japanese too. Meaning she can plan your whole day to perfection without you having to worry about a thing.
5. Don’t forget about the all important Honeymoon!
The biggest benefit of getting married in Italy has to be enjoying the stunning surroundings. Not only do you get to have your wedding in one of the most beautiful settings, but you also have the ideal honeymoon location right at your fingertips! Italy has so much to offer, from historical locations, to breathtaking beaches. Locations that will give a touch of class and magic to your wedding and honeymoon!
There you have it, some advice from the experts themselves! So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with the perfect wedding planner and celebrant, Planning Sorrento, to start organising your dreamy destination wedding in Italy.“Regardless of what you believe in and what country you are coming, if your dream is to get married in Italy we would be delighted to celebrate your Italian Wedding Ceremony!”
Thinking of planning your dream destination wedding in France or Spain? Then Anna Walmsley Weddings & Events is the perfect planner for you! Working closely with couples and companies from the UK and France Anna is able to take the stresses and strains out of designing, planning and coordinating tailor made destination weddings.
By taking the time to truly get to know her clients and understand their individual wants and combining it with her in depth knowledge of the area and a little ‘Anna magic’ Anna is ideally suited to create the perfect tailor made experience!