Post # 1
Im having difficulty finding local restaurants and bakers that could cater for the wedding and i was hoping someone might have an idea of help me in the right direction.
hoping to get married in certaldo, tuscany. i would love an outside reception for 40-50 guests, but its not looking promising. also i have no idea where i would get a wedding cake from as well.
we’re really budgeting the wedding, this why we have decided to arrange the paperwork ourselves. i’m a bit bit confused.
one website says that we need to start sorting out the paperwork 3 months before the wedding date but some say 6 months!?!?!
also we need all certificates to be translated and i would like a have the ceremony translated at the wedding, can anyone recommend a translator and a cheap way to translate all the paperwork?
any help would be great. i’ve looked at so many websites that my brain is fried.
thank you 🙂
Post # 3
Have you considered getting married legally in your home country and having the ceremony only for your actual wedding day. We just had a destination wedding and when it was all said and done I am so thankful that we took care of the legal side before we went away for our wedding. No need for translators and no need to worry about whether or not you’re actually married!
Where do you live?
Post # 4
We are doing the same as west.coast.blonde (and hi by the way, Im a Bc girl too that is currently in Ontario…..booo) Our wedding is going to take place in Europe as well and everything has worked out pretty easily except for the actiual legal part…..the paperwork involved for that was a nightmare! SO we decided to do the legal part the weekend before we leave and then have our Church wedding and reception in Europe.
ALSO….suggestions for trying to sort out receptions ideas…..we did a lot online. What we couldnt do online we had to do a little research on ie. found online forums with specific discussions for the particular city where we wanted to get married, found the most amazing baker in the whole city through this avenue (she makes cakes privately and is very well known for them), opted to pay for someone to do some of the wedding planning because we couldnt be there to do any of the running around. The wedding planner might not be in your budget, I didnt think it would be in ours either but we did find the money for it and it was a lot cheaper than what planners charge in N America.
In the beginning I was a stressed out mess trying to do everything from here and with the time change, we would have to stay upuntil the wee hours of the night to make phone calls. Honestly, the best money we are spending is hiring the wedding planner …..good luck, let us know how it works out! xoxo
Post # 5
i’m looking at Certaldo for my wedding as well I’m considering a wedding planner because there are a few things (where to stay, translation, etc) that I need help with. But I’m sooooo hesitant to spend the money, unless I find someone for a good price. Do you know the standard? I’ve been finding very varied costs.
I’ve done a ton of research on the area, and I THINK I’ve found my perfect location. Happy to swap some info!