(Closed) In which country should we get married? US, Italy or Uk?

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: Which country?
    Italy : (20 votes)
    77 %
    US : (0 votes)
    UK : (6 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Oh I wrestled with this… differently but kinda similar.

    My Darling Husband is English and I’m American and we met in Cancun, Mexico.

    We decided to have the wedding in one of our hometowns so at least one side of the family wouldn’t have to travel far and since I have the bigger family and would be able to be local to the venue/planning things, we got married in the US.

    EEK, with your situation and the wedding you want, I’d say get married in the UK.  That way you have lots of your friends and family around to help and the Anglican wedding you want is totally possible.  

    You don’t really need stellar weather to have a church wedding and although its more expensive, there are plenty of ways to save money and I think having the family and friends present is priceless.


    Post # 4
    9917 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Contact the church in Italy to ask about weddings.  I know you probably don’t yet have a date in mind, but you could tell them a few you were thinking about, and see what they say.  That will give you an idea of how hard it will be to book the Anglican church.  BTW the new Archbishop of Cantebury used to be an oil executive!  How do you feel abou that?

    Post # 5
    1578 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

    I would say UK, because plane tickets are cheaper to there… plus it seems like you’d be able to have more of the wedding you’d want there. 🙂


    ETA: Fi and I looked up tickets to lots of places in Europe from where we live in USA, and London seemed to be the cheapest airport.

    Post # 6
    2874 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @walnutgirl:  im thinking maybe Italy, depending on church availability. if youre getting married in 2014 (if thats the real date) then i would say you have enough time to make the booking. It should be less expensive and im sure the weather would be lovely

    A big factor is money though. For example, Im english and my fi is Mexican. My family are in a better position to travel to mexico than his family are to travel to London, so we decided to marry in mexico. Can your family and his family both afford to travel?

    Its so much easier to organise a wedding where you are than from a distance. And even if paperwork is a bitch its doable – i have a mountain of paperwork that im ploughing through (catholic to marry non catholic, foreigner to marry mexican etc) but its slowly getting done

    Post # 7
    95 posts
    Worker bee

    I am italian, live in the US (my husband is American) and we had our wedding in Italy. It was really hard to organize everything from the US, so I had to compromise on a lot of things. Things ended up costing more because I didn’t have any way to look for the cheapest option on flowers, venue etc, and of course I could not do a lot of DIY stuff since I could not carry too much stuff with me.

    The pro was that I got married where I grew up and our American guests looooved everything. Totally worth it.

    Post # 9
    817 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    My dream is to one day go to Italy. I have never even been on a plane because I am scared to death, but to go to Italy, I totally would! I have to vote ITALY

    Post # 10
    95 posts
    Worker bee

    I don’t think there is a big difference for people from the US to fly to London or to fly to Rome. It’s just an extra short fly. Besides, if they fly with some major European company (say Air France, or Lufthansa etc) they’d still have to change plane in Paris, Frankfurt, whatever. We recently flew Los Angeles – Rome with Alitalia and it was a very comfortable flight (we usually fly Lufthansa or Swiss, but Alitalia was comparable).

    Also, the good part with Rome is that there are a lot of things to do/places to see for your guests before and/or after the wedding. Needless to say, Rome itself is amazing, and with the FrecciaBianca (o Rossa, don’t remember) you can go to Florence in only 1 hour, I believe?

    Post # 11
    4193 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    I wouldn’t base the decision on the US guests- like julesjules83 said, it might not be that much difference, depending on exactly where your guests are coming from. People will make a vacation out of it anyway.

    Post # 13
    95 posts
    Worker bee

    @walnutgirl:  yeah it was just an example to say that there are lots of places tourists usually like to visit that are really close and can be reached without too much trouble. I don’t like Florence, personally, but it was everybody’s favorite place, for some reason. After Cinque Terre. 

    Post # 15
    25 posts
    • Wedding: August 2013

    a bit late I know but I had a similar dilemma since Fiance & I also live in Rome but are both UK-raised.

    Eventually we decided on the UK, tbh I would have preferred the Campidoglio but he wanted to make it easy for his family to make it. What I can say is that the long-distance planning is quite stressful.

    I would vote Rome for you – the American guests will adore it and it’ll make your life a lot easier for planning

    Post # 16
    1278 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I say Italy – but why not somewhere outside of Rome? Cinque Terre? Lakes District? 


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