Planning a wedding in Italy can be a daunting task, especially for newlyweds from abroad. With so many details to consider, it is important to have a budget in place before you start planning. This will help you stay on track, ensure that you don’t overspend and get the best Italian-style wedding event ever.


When it comes to planning a wedding in Italy, there are many things to consider. From the venue to the catering, the flowers to the decorations, and the music to the photography, there are so many details that need to be taken into account. Having a budget in place will help you stay on track and make sure that you don’t overspend. It will also help you prioritize what is most important and make sure that all of your needs are met.

So, what costs should you consider in your budget? When creating your budget, it is important to consider all of the costs associated with your wedding. Beyond the top expenses, it is also important to factor in any additional costs such as taxes and gratuities. Once you have an idea of how much money you have available for your wedding, it is time to start making decisions about what is most important and what can be cut back on if necessary.


What are the top expenses you should take into account for your wedding in Italy? Here are the main voices:

  • Wedding dress & veil
  • Bridal Shoes
  • Gloves and Lingerie
  • Bridal makeup
  • Bridal hairstyles
  • Groom dress
  • Wedding rings
  • Car and boat rental (fancy a wedding on seaside, on a lake or in laguna?)
  • Travel & hotels for guests (will you pay your guests a trip to Italy?)
  • Photographic service and movies
  • Lunch – wedding dinner
  • Location
  • Flowers and decorations
  • Music, lights, entertainment, fireworks, etc.
  • Favors
  • Church (yes, you should make a “free offering” to the church, or sometimes to pay the municipality when making a civil wedding), permissions, burocracy, etc.

As you can easily understand, the budget can vary greatly depending on whether you want an unforgettable luxurious wedding, or an intimate vow renewal or eloping.


Your wedding budget will be a crucial factor in many of your decisions. Before you begin making any plans, it is important to have a clear understanding of how much money you have available to spend. If any family members will be contributing to the wedding, it is a good idea to have a conversation with them about their expectations and comfort level when it comes to spending. If you are planning to pay for the wedding yourself, it is crucial to take a thorough look at your finances to ensure that you have enough money to cover all of the costs.

However, it is also important to be prepared for unexpected expenses that may arise. It is a good idea to set aside a cushion of 10 to 15 percent of your budget to cover these additional costs, must-have upgrades, or last-minute changes. By being prepared for the unexpected, you can ensure that your Italian wedding is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.

Your Italian wedding planner will professionally drive you in this journey; she will help you understand how your wedding will vary depending on the budget you want to make available.


Planning a wedding from abroad can be a challenge. The distance and time difference can make it difficult to stay in constant communication with your wedding planner. It is important to choose a professional wedding planner and trust her to take care of all the details, while still being able to provide input and feedback when needed.

Additionally, it is important for couples to be realistic about their expectations when planning a wedding from abroad. With so many details to consider, it is important to be flexible and open to changes if something does not go as planned.

With careful planning and communication with your Italian wedding planner, your Italian-style wedding can be done successfully. Most of all, it is important to rely on the expertise and knowledge of your professional Italian wedding planner, plan realistically, and create a detailed budget in order to ensure that the day goes off without a hitch.


Having a budget for your wedding in Italy is the first essential step for ensuring that everything goes smoothly and that you don’t overspend. It will help you prioritize what is most important and make sure that all of your needs are met. With careful planning and consideration of all costs associated with your wedding, you can ensure that your special day is perfect without breaking the bank.

Our team will help you with every step to make sure your wedding is unique and perfect. I can make your wedding dreams come true, whether you want a traditional Italian wedding, a luxury wedding, a micro-wedding, or you want to elope.

Contact me today to book a consultation!