(Closed) Suggestions for a Riviera Wedding/European Beach Wedding

posted 9 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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6 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hi PlaidBee…I would suggest to you to check out the Cinque Terre in Italy if you need a budget friendly wedding.  The Amalfi coast is super exclusive and I think you can get more for your money elsewhere in Italy.  (My fiance is from Italy and we are currently planning our wedding there.) 

To be honest I don’t think the vendors we have been dealing with have raised pricing simply because we have said ‘this is for a wedding.’  It’s more a matter of if the places deal with weddings or not.  (This is just from my dealings with people in Italy.)

For Italy it is also about the “italian connection.”  So if you don’t speak Italian or know someone that does you should consider hiring a planner.  We initially wanted to hire a planner just to book a specific church that we could not have booked ourselves even though my fiance is born and bred Italian and we had his sister drive to the church and speak directly to the priest.  If we really wanted the location the only way to get it was through the planner since she had “connections.”

I hope this info was a bit helpful.

Ciao!

Buona Fortuna!

Post # 4
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1317 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m on the same boat but after working the numbers, realize it’s about the same price! The best advice I can give you is about researching the requirements for marriage in the country you want to be married in. A lot of countries were scratched off our list after doing research — most have really complicated marriage laws which require you to already be legally married to be married there. They word it like, “your real wedding can be amongst the beautiful views of blahblahblah …” but then when you dig in the faq section, they say you need to have a civil ceremony in your home country BUT you can pretend it was done there.

 

Post # 6
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3 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2007

You should check out a company called Italy Prestige. This planner is well connected and seems to have good design sense.

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