Planning a destination wedding in Italy can be incredibly stressful, especially when you live abroad, encounter a language barrier or when you cannot visit easily to organise vendors personally. But it is important to remember that you are planning one of the most special occasions of your life as a couple. Of course, there will be unexpected and stressful moments, however, once they are managed in a calm manner then you will enjoy the process all the more. Here is a look at some of the most stressful parts of planning a wedding in Italy and how to better manage them.
There is no denying that planning your wedding from abroad can be difficult. As an international couple, you may attempt to spend several months planning a wedding from overseas without the any assistance. However, this can be incredibly stressful and time-consuming. Hire a local wedding planner help you plan your big day as soon as possible and start working with them to plan your wedding day form the get go. It helps to have someone on the ground, with local contacts and who speaks the language. This way, you’ll have someone on your side to help you plan for the big day and make it perfect!
Another stressful part of planning a destination wedding is the budget. It can be a myth that destination weddings are less expensive, as it really depends on what you want as a couple. This means that you need to have a budget in mind when planning the wedding. It’s important to consider all of the costs that you might have when planning your wedding. This includes the venue, catering, flowers, music, photography, transportation for your guests and much more. Although it’s a lot to keep track of, having a realistic budget can help you plan for your wedding and ensure that you stay within your limits.
3. Guest list
Planning your guest list is another stressful part of planning a wedding in Italy. When it comes to wedding invites, it’s important to think about the balance between how many people to invite and how much money you have to spend. If you’re thinking about inviting a large group to your wedding, you’ll need to think carefully about the venue and how much space you’ll need to accommodate all of your guests. A benefit of a destination wedding is that you can limit the guest list to close friends and family and therefore choose a smaller venue for the ceremony which will be more budget friendly. Keep in mind that this is your special day and you don’t need to worry about offending anyone by leaving people off of your guest list.
4. Choosing vendors
Choosing the right vendors for your wedding can be another challenge aspect of a wedding abroad, as you are less likely to be able to ask for recommendations. Here are a few tips to ensure that you find the best ones for your needs; check out online reviews and forums, consult a local wedding planner, consider an all-inclusive wedding package with your chosen venue to limit the number of suppliers you need to hire.
5. Transport and Accommodation
These are two aspects that if planning a wedding closer to home you don’t need to consider as much. But if you are inviting family and friends to a far-flung destination then you need to ensure that transport to and from the airport as well as the wedding ceremony and reception is planned. Also, you will need to make sure accommodation for your guests is available and suited to their budgets too. Begin planning well in advance to avoid last minute stress and keep you guests informed along the way.
Overall, it can be a stressful time but try to stay calm and relax so that you can enjoy your day when it comes around. This will ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible on your big day!