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Wedding Tips - Is setting a budget essential

YES Setting A Budget Is Super Essential (and lets look at the funny side....)

Mastering the art of budgeting is like taming a wild unicorn - it's no easy feat, but fear not, for I shall guide you through this treacherous journey, ensuring you don't end up bankrupt and crying in a corner. First and foremost, let's talk about the importance of knowing your financial limits. You don't want to be that person who spends their life savings on a single day of celebration, only to regret it later! So, grab a pen, a calculator, and a strong cup of coffee, and let's get down to business.


Now, here's a little secret: when it comes to estimating costs, always assume the worst. Why, you ask? Well, it's because once you dive into the magical world of wedding planning, your desires will start multiplying. Suddenly, you'll find yourself yearning for things you never even knew existed. It's like a twisted version of Alice in Wonderland, where the White Rabbit is replaced by an insatiable appetite for extravagant wedding paraphernalia.


Let me regale you with a cautionary tale. Once upon a time, I had a client who claimed she was not your "typical bride." She scoffed at the idea of flowers and bouquets, proclaiming herself immune to their floral charms. Oh, how wrong she was! As the planning process unfolded, she fell head over heels for those blossoming beauties and who could blame her, even I a hardened wedding planner fell under the floral spell! Before she knew it, she had spent a whopping £5000.00 on flowers alone. Yes, you heard that right - five grand on petals! It was like auditioning for the role of the Queen of Flowers in a Shakespearean play. So taketh heed of this cautionary tale. When setting your budget, consider all the temptations that lie in wait. Don't let yourself be possessed.


Many couples do not have a budget. They know what they want, but have no clue about the financial aspect. Think of getting married as purchasing a house or a car; you establish a budget and kickstart the process. Perhaps the reason behind not setting a budget is the fear of being limited to a few choices. Well, let me tell you, in Italy, wedding couples have a plethora of options to explore. It's all about being realistic, folks! Don't worry, we'll make sure your wedding is as fabulous as you envision, without breaking the bank. So, let's get down to business and create a budget that will make your dreams come true!


By providing your planners with a budget, they can steer you in the right direction. Without a budget, you'll be bombarded with extravagant wedding ideas and recommendations that are way out of your price range. Not only will this consume a significant amount of your precious time, but it will also leave you feeling utterly bewildered and stressed. So, it's wise to be upfront and clear about your financial limits right from the get-go. After all, who needs unnecessary confusion and stress when planning the most important day of their lives? Let's keep it witty, direct, and budget-friendly!



Setting a budget for your Italian wedding

When it comes to Weddings Made In Italy, our first order of business is to provide you with a concise overview of the proposal structure. This way, you can easily identify the key fixed costs that we like to call our "wedding essentials."


Now, picture this: you're about to embark on a magical journey, celebrating your love in the enchanting land of Italy. But before we dive into the details, let's shed some light on the financial side of things. We want to ensure you have a clear understanding of the main expenses that make up the backbone of your dream wedding.


So, let's break it down, shall we? We've got the essentials, the non-negotiables, the things that make your wedding day truly unforgettable. These are the costs that form the foundation of your Italian wedding extravaganza.


Some examples…


  • Paperwork

  • Town Hall or Venue fees

  • Celebrant

  • Reception

  • Open Bar

  • Music License

  • Accommodation

and we have just touched the surface........

Once the grand orchestration begins and we have a grasp on the number of guests gracing your venue, the floral arrangements needed, and the headcount for the reception, the proposal starts to come alive. And let me tell you, this is where the real wheeling and dealing comes into play. The power of negotiation is unleashed.

Think of the initial proposal as your first encounter, a tantalising taste to ensure this is the place that sets your heart aflutter. But once the details start falling into place, it's time to roll up those sleeves and dive into the nitty-gritty. That's when we take a good, hard look at the numbers and give them a little shake, just to see if they're still standing.

So, let's embark on this whimsical journey together. Let's make sure every detail is as enchanting as a fairy tale, and let's not forget to give those costs a thorough once-over once we've got everything locked down. After all, we want your special day to be nothing short of extraordinary, and that includes keeping your budget in check.

Many couples choose Italy as a wedding destination perhaps because they consider Italy to be cheaper than other destinations which to be perfectly honest, is not true. in comparison to Greece or the Caribbean for example Italy I would say is ranked as one of the most expensive and who do I blame? Sshhh and this is between you and me... Celebrity weddings! Loads of them, so many.

Italy is often hailed as a dream wedding destination, but let's debunk a common misconception, shall we? Some couples believe that Italy is a budget-friendly option compared to other exotic locales and it is but you just need to look hard.

Now, don't get me wrong, I am 50% Italian and love Italy and Italy is worth every penny. Its breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and mouthwatering cuisine make it a top-notch choice for tying the knot. So, while you may have visions of amore-filled ceremonies under the Tuscan sun, be prepared to open your wallet wide. Italy's charm comes at a price but if you look hard, you will find perfection and don't forget value for money. But hey, who said love was cheap?

Setting a wedding budget


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