(Closed) Italian Wedding exchange rate nightmare

posted 4 years ago in Money
Post # 3
Member
6125 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@rmartinez0628:  What about using a credit card that doesn’t have any foreign transaction fees?  We got a Capitol One Visa specifically without a foreign transaction fee just for our destination elopement/weddingmoon.  (My AMEX added on a foriegn fee, not just the normal conversion rate.  It really added up when I went to Finland once.)  Assuming they’d take Visa.  We paid for the photographer, officiant, venue like that over the phone.

Post # 4
Member
3267 posts
Sugar bee

@rmartinez0628:  Why not just take the money out in Europe from the ATMs.

Then you don’t walk around with loads of cash except from the ATM to the venue.

Post # 5
Member
17 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I am getting married in Tuscany in September! I would recommend you actually do try to use Euros in cash for vendors. Some will take a 10% discount off total, so could be very worth it!

 

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