Italy has forever been a place of wonder and romance. Home to some of the world's most celebrated works of art, architecture, culinary creations, unique style and exquisite landscapes.

Exploding with culture being the birthplace of the Renaissance and having more Unesco World Heritage cultural sites than any other country on Earth. Italy is truly the perfect place to plan a wedding.

Planning your perfect day can be overwhelming so here is the perfect breakdown of how to plan a wedding in Italy:

Choose a local wedding planner

Pick your dream venue

Decide on the number of guests

Curate your ideal menu

Time of year

Have a unique Italian flair

Legal and religious considerations

Choosing a Wedding Planner

When you are planning a destination wedding in Italy it is always a good idea to have a wedding planner. Finding one that will work well with you and deliver your aesthetic within budget can be challenging to find.

So here is what we suggest:

1. Find a local wedding planner - having a local planner is indispensable. They know the lay of the land and should have connections to offer you more than commercial options on every aspect of your wedding package. They could even help you save money!

2. How many weddings have they done?- It is imperative to have a planner that is experienced. The more weddings and events they have done the better!

3. Look at their portfolio good wedding planners will have an endless portfolio displaying varied types of weddings. Look for their signature and the vendors they use, does their level of execution meet yours?

4. Find someone you trust This is your big day and your wedding planner must be someone you trust to make it happen and reduce the stresses that come with it. Finding someone you can lean on and gel with will be a saving grace.

For more on the importance of hiring a local wedding planner.

Valentina, our founder and senior event planner, gives instruction to the waitress.

Picking Your Dream Venue

Picking your dream venue is one of the most important steps in how to plan a wedding in Italy. In Italy, the venue options are endless, from elegant villas, beachside balls to gorgeous grottos.

Finding what will be ideal for your big day can be overwhelming- here are our top tips to make it easier to pick:

1. Talk to your Planner - before you lose yourself down a rabbit hole of links searching for the perfect place, ask your planner. Planners will generally have a list of possible venues. They will know the capacity and capabilities of the space. Also, they may have ideas on how to transform a certain space to make it uniquely you and meet your other criteria.

2. Is it your taste?- Choosing a venue that fits your theme and has the vibe you want to deliver. If you want your guests to feel close and cosy an outdoor wedding may not be best suited.

The same is true if you want a romantic, classic look a Villa filled with fresco paintings may fit the brief for instance. What is important is that you are true to yourselves and fits your taste as a couple and that you are not just recreating a Pinterest board.

3. Know your Guest List It is helpful to have a rough grasp on the number of guests you will be expecting. This will dictate the size of the venue and the layout.

4. Budget - this possibly may be the biggest decider on the venue selection. It is not just the renting of the space that you have to think of but also to consider, floral and decor that will be needed on top of that.

It is essential to find out what is and is not included in the venue cost i.e. tables, chairs and linens. This may also affect your budget whether or not you will need to bring in more vendors.

How to choose where to get married in Italy, and our top pics for where to get married in Tuscany.

Bride and Groom look over the Tuscan landscape and villa grounds. The bride’s veil flows in the sky.

How Many Guests

Having a rough idea of the expected number of guests you wish to have at your wedding will help you not only with selecting a venue but to have better control of your budget.

The more guests you have the bigger the budget should be.

Having large weddings and sharing your wedding day with the world is amazing, the more the merrier. In saying this it is a special moment for you and your partner so being surrounded by your nearest and dearest is essential.

Often the guest list gets out of control so here are a few ways to get to grips with it when planning your wedding:

  1. Write two lists Your 'Need to Have' and 'Nice to Have' lists. Your Need to Have list is composed of people you can not imagine celebrating your wedding without - your immediate family, close extended family, best and long time friends.

Your Nice to Have list is composed of further extended family, colleagues and friends that you are not that close to. If you need to cut, look at your Nice to Have list.

2. Parent’s Invites Often parents are just as excited as you and your partner are for your union. However, this can get out of hand as they extend an invite to too many people that you may not be close to. A good way to be respectful and ensure everyone's happy, is if you agree to give them a limited number of invites that they can send out.

3. This is your wedding- It is okay to say no to people. To keep your numbers at bay you can limit the number of people who can bring a plus one. Perhaps only extending the invite to guests who are in a relationship or who have a plus one you know will get on with your other guests.

The last thing you want is your guest having to babysit their date and not spend time celebrating. Talking about babysitting you can also decide whether or not you want children present. This can also limit your numbers.

Food to Consider

Italy is exploding with flavour, with globally celebrated dishes rooted in tradition. Italians are fiercely proud when it comes to cuisine and their region of origin. They have every right to be, it is delicious.

It is important when planning your Italian wedding to infuse this passion into your menu. There is nothing better than local, fresh produce, to completely immerse your guests in a true Italian experience.

Depending on the region you decide to get married there are different flavour profiles for food and drink that are unique to that location.

The North including the region of Lombardy flavour profile is warm and cosy, comprising of dishes like Risotto and Pizzoccheri. The famous Panettone, the essence of Italian Christmas originates from this region.

Sprits are the perfect drink for an aperitif in the north of Italy Campari being born and still being produced in Milan. Aperol is a staple throughout the country but it does taste extra good in Venice.

Central Italy includes the Tuscan and Lazio regions rich in flavour. Celebrated for its production of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, truffles, Prosciutto, steaks and cheese. The home of beloved recipes like Spaghetti alla Carbonara, Cacio e Pepe and many more.

Admired for its Chianti wine region - a glass of red pairs perfectly with the rich pallet of flavour.

Southern Italy has diverse dishes to offer. Naples is the birthplace of Pizza, sweet cannoli founded in Sicily and the endless pasta seafood dishes all along the coast.

Southern Italy boasts its culinary creations and is topped off by the iconic tot of Limoncello from the Amalfi coast to digest.

You may even consider traveling to these destinations to try the food before you decide which region you want to have your wedding. Sampling the local food and cuisine is a very important step when starting to think about how to plan a wedding in Italy.

Time of Year

The perfect time to say "I do" when planning your Italian wedding. Having a Mediterranean climate of dry, hot summers and cool, wet winters.

Depending on what you are after the time of year is important to remember and note if the weather will work in your favour when planning your wedding in Italy.

Typically May and September are the most popular being at the tail ends of summer, the weather is pleasant, not overly hot. June, July and August are also favourable as there is less chance of rain but can be hot and humid.

Unique Italian Flairs

Another reason to plan your wedding in Italy may be to incorporate a unique Italian flair into the celebrations. This can not only be done through the catering but infused into every element.

Location: Choosing a typical Italian Venue such as "masserie" in Puglia or Renaissance villas in Florence

Decor: Including local produce like lemons, olive branches, basil or Sicilian maioliche

Entertainment: Pre and post-wedding activities can embody the Italian dolce vita, with Italian vintage or supercar tours through the countrysides. Vespa tours in the cities or a Pizza night for the rehearsal.

Local Favors: Bomboniere made with Murano glass, Amalfi Limoncello, Tuscan or Apulian olive oil or bottle of Italian wine to thank your guests.

Table set up decorated with Italian tomatoes and Basil

Legal and Religious Considerations

Legalizing a marriage varies according to your residence. If you are concerned with the legalization of your marriage being a destination wedding, you can either:

1. Get legally married in your home country and have your ceremonial wedding abroad.

2. Talk to your wedding planner, who can lease between the two embassies to ensure the paperwork is in order. If you are planning a religious wedding in Italy it is also possible to arrange the appropriate officiant for the ceremony no matter your religion.

Start Planning Your Wedding

This article provided everything you need to consider for how to plan a wedding in Italy.

Planning a wedding in Italy is an exciting adventure that will leave you with unforgettable memories. It can be overwhelming to start the planning of it all, that is where VB Events steps in, to take the pressure off you and point you in the right direction! Book a free consultation now.

When planning a destination wedding, it is essential to know what your wedding package includes so that all your needs and requirements are met for your special day. The uncertainty of not being on the ground can be overwhelming so having a wedding who you trust is imperative. 

What should you look for when choosing your Italian wedding package?

Our wedding experts have compiled a list of the top things you need to look for when starting to plan your luxury Italian wedding. Below is a list of things you must consider when you get started:

● Find an experienced Italian wedding planner

● Emerge yourself in the Italian culture and start reserving you locations and vendors

● Consider the costs of an Italian wedding package

● Infuse your personal style and taste

● Consider the must have items: Venue, Photographer, Caterer & more

● Other Items to Consider: Legislation, Accommodations, Transport & More

● Extras in your Italian Wedding Package - the cherry on top (Fireworks, live band, &

Gifts)

Find an experienced Italian wedding planner

With VB-Events we are rather methodical and have perfected the steps of planning over years of experience. To start we always have a complimentary consultation where you and your partner get to meet our team. This allows both parties to understand the dynamic and get a feeling for each other. It is of great importance that you feel like you have been understood and your vision is seen. We want your wedding celebrations to be stress-free, allowing you and your partner to focus on each other and not all the nitty-gritty things. 

Emerge yourself in the Italian culture and start reserving you locations and vendors.

Once you have fallen in love with your planner and the excitement is bubbling, VB-Events makes a bespoke agenda. This well thought out plan includes everything from locations to vendors galore. When possible we encourage our couple to meet us in their Italian destination, where they can experience the sights, smells and tastes themselves. When it is not possible to be submerged in the environment we have multiple online meetings and video calls, where you take you through it all just as detailed.

Every aspect of the wedding is time-sensitive when it comes to booking. Reserving your ideal location and vendors early on is a must as this can dictate your dates. VB-Events only works with the highest level of vendors such as Waterfall Visuals and David Bastianoni.

bride and groom in perfect lighting

Photo by David Bastianoni

Consider the costs of an Italian wedding Package


One of the most common questions about wedding packages is how much it is all going to cost. VB-Events specialises in bespoke luxury events, that are uniquely tailored to each couple, it would be impossible to give a cooky cutter figure for all the different events. Rather, during our consultation, we ask what you are prepared to spend and what you really want. Then we will make it happen.


Each couple we work with has a well planned and managed excel sheet. We manage all the quotes and contracts to best suit your budget. The budget is strictly managed to avoid any unnecessary costs and ensure complete transparency. After being in the industry for so long we are lucky to have built up amazing relationships with the Italies best vendors. This has proven to be an asset to our couples in not only being able to book them but get them at a competitive price.

bride and groom with traditional Italian wedding cake


Infuse your personal style and taste


Each couple we work with is uniquely different and has their own personal style and taste that we infuse into their event. VB-Events takes special note of your aesthetics and needs, in our initial meeting. The VB team then carefully constructs a comprehensive mood board, that includes everything from colours and textures to lighting and layout.


VB-Events love to include hints of true Italian style into the styling of the venue to make it coherent within the location. This is often done with local produce and indigenous foliage and carried through into the menu and plating. After all, if you are wanting a wedding package, it is important to have a splash of Italian style to have la dolce vita.


Once aesthetics have been approved, the talented VB team will make sure that is consistently carried through every aspect of the wedding. For couples that possibly have not seen the venue in person or have intricate aspects such as lighting, the VB team renders scaled sketches of the space to better visualise what it will look like on the day.

Moodboard of a wedding composed by photos of the table set up, with pink roses, candles, silver dishes


Consider the must have items: Venue, Photographer, Caterer & more!


Venue:


One of the most important services needed in your destination wedding package is a variety of venue choices. Not being a local there yourself it may be difficult to know of every venue that is available to you. Having a local wedding planner can be vital to introduce you to less commercial options that may be better suited for your big day.


Selecting the dream venue is very time-sensitive and the availability of the location can affect your dates. We suggest reserving your venue 11-12 months before your dream wedding day.


It may be difficult to choose where to get married in Italy. As it is overflowing with beauty. You will not be disappointed no matter where you choose. Here are our top 5 places to get married in Tuscany.

Villa Gamberia and grounds at dusk


Photography and videography:


An absolute must. After building and your dream Italian wedding surrounded by your nearest and dearest, we guarantee that you will want to have these moments capture and reserved for years to come. This too is very time-specific, good photographers are generally booked year-round, so again start looking and ask the planner of your wedding package about this from the get-go.


Catering:


You can not get married in Italy and not think about the food. Italians pride themselves on their
bursting flavours and catering abilities. Every region has their own signature flavour profile. This
distinction may prove helpful when deciding what region to wed.


The spritz and spirits of the north, the warm Tuscan red wines to the sweet limoncello of the south.


Having a local wedding planner will help bring out the famous flavours of your location, resulting in an unforgettable wedding experience.


Flowers:

An Italian wedding would not be complete without breathtaking florals and foliage. Having a
reputable florist is essential, wedding arrangements are rather specific. We would hate to see
wilting flowers or pollen dusted all over your precious dress or lapel. VB-Events has a long
relationship with our florists who only deliver the highest quality.


Concierge:


Lastly and possibly most importantly, when looking for a wedding package make sure concierge is included. Being a destination wedding it is dier that your planner is reachable when you need them. VB-Events is available 24/7 so you can reach us from anywhere in the world.

We handle every meticulous detail to ensure that your wedding celebrations go off without a hitch.


Other Items to Consider: Legislation, Accommodations, Transport & More


Legalisation:


This is very important and something to double-check! Depending on where you are coming from it may be necessary to have all legal documents done in Italy to make sure the marriage is legal. VB-Events can manage all the legalisation processes of the day to make sure you have all the essential paperwork.


Accommodation:

Having accommodations will be necessary for you and your party, as well as all your guests. This
may be difficult to manage and organise the logistics for all members, so it may be a stress reliever if it is included in your wedding package.


Transport:


No matter the size of your party it is always a good idea to arrange transport to and from the venue. This takes the stress of you and your guest and avoids guests from being late or getting lost.


VB-Events also organises luxury and vintage vehicles for the couple to leave the ceremony and
celebrations in. The perfect cherry on top for a day of love and luxuries.


Lighting:


Depending on the venue and what you want, extra lighting can be added. As well as intricate or statement lighting that creates an awe-inspiring ambience.


Hair and Makeup:


VB-Events has worked with the best in the business when it comes to hair and makeup. This can often be stressful for the bride sourcing a reliable artist for her big day, so your planner must be someone you trust to refer you. After meeting with you and understanding your style the VB team will be able to select a professional artist that can deliver exactly what you want. We also suggest that you have a trial before the big day.


Extras in your Italian Wedding Package - the cherry on top


These are not often included in traditional Italian Wedding Packages but they can be the icing on the cake to your wedding celebrations.


Fireworks:


Typically done at the reception adding excitement and colour to the event. There is nothing more beautiful than the Italian night sky lit up celebrating your love.


Live band:

Feel like you are the main character of the night with the band serenading you and your partner. Playing all your favourite songs. This is the perfect way to make sure everyone is on their feet and dancing into the night. VB-Events manages one of the most talented bands with years of experience and the ability to pull off almost any genre.


Gifts and Favours:


Once the campaign has been drunk and the fireworks popped. It is a lovely sentiment to give your guests a little token of your thanks for celebrating your marriage. VB-Events and source and arrange that each guest gets a parting favour, unique to your event.

For a time-specific plan on booking and vendors see our other blog.


Trust The Professionals


There is an endless list of things VB-Events can offer you on your big day and having a tailored wedding package can ensure your dream day becomes a reality. Taking all the stress and panic away from you and making it appear like magic.

Tuscany is a province in central Italy, encompassing breathtaking scenes of rolling hills, dotted with olive groves and vineyards. Beautiful beaches of crystal blue; and majestic towns and cities that are hubs of history, culture, cuisine and art. 

You are spoilt for choice, as Tuscany is known for its diverse natural landscape, if you are struggling to find the perfect place where to get married in Tuscany, here are some gorgeous places to make your Big Day even more magical.

5 Amazing places to get married in Tuscany:

1. Florence

2. Siena & Chianti area

3. Lucca

4. Versilia

5. Elba Island

Florence:

‘The City of Lilies' - The capital city of Tuscany, Florence, is the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to many masterpieces of art and architecture. Florence is an open-air museum, exploding with history.

Florence must-see:

· The Duomo

· The Galleria dell’Accademia - displaying Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture.

· The Uffizi Gallery - that exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.”

In Florence, you will experience not only Italian beauty in scenery but fashion too. You will be able also to walk by the iconic, luxury boutiques of the most famous brands like Gucci, Ferragamo, Emilio Pucci and so many others. 

Many of these brands were born in Florence and have unique flagship stores and museums here, that have unique and selected pieces only available these locations:

· Gucci Garden - Holding the brands most prised archives as well as unique collections available for purchase. The famed Gucci Osteria is also located in the garden.

· Salvatore Ferragamo Museum - is a fashion museum dedicated to the life and work of brilliant shoe designer Ferragamo, containing over 10,000 models of his work.

Florence has been the capital city of Italian fashion and its streets are the mirror of this. Together with the worldwide known brands, you can find typical boutiques that sell the finest jewellery or leather products that Florence is famed for.

Last but not least this city is packed with suggestive spots where to enjoy your time with a glass of wine and some typical Italian finger food. 

In the evenings the streets fill with music and people gather in the piazzas or along the magical River Arno to enjoy  an aperitivo and watch the sunset.

Florence is the perfect place to get married in Tuscany if you love art, culture and historical cities. Known for amazing villas with stunning panoramas a stone throw away from the historical centre, such as Villa Gamberaia and Villa la Fontanelle

Planning your magical day in Florence means being surrounded by Italian beauty. 

This city is nothing short of spectacular and every church, square or street will be the perfect backdrop to create indelible memories. 

Florence is known as "the city of dreams," the most idyllic place to have your dream day.

Photography: Photo Santucci

Siena & Chianti area:

If you love the idea of planning your magical day in a country rustic chic style, then Siena is the right place for you to get married in Tuscany. 

The city Siena lent inspiration to the naming of the reddish-brown hue due to the colour of the earth and its brick buildings. Globally known for its artistic treasures and medieval monuments this city is the perfect fusion of art and nature.

Siena Must see:

· Piazza del Campo - a square, shaped like a shell with scalloped edges square

· The Palio, the traditional horse race held in Siena twice a year.

· Antinori's estate

Bride and groom holding each other hands while walking in the Tuscan countryside.

Photo: David Bastianoni

The Chianti area is mostly known for its vineyards where it produces one of the most famous Italian wine that is adored all over the World: Chianti.  Historically bottled in a squat bottle and enclosed in a straw basket. 

The Antinori's estate is one of Italy's oldest wine producers and possibly the most indelibly linked to the Chianti region. It is not widely known that this place is also crawling with small historical hamlets with very typical boutiques and restaurants where you can taste the real Italian cuisine.

Planning a wedding in Siena and the Chianti region means plunge yourself into an idyllic atmosphere. You will Photo: David Bastianoni experience and see landscapes that belong in movies and storybooks. 

With beautiful Villas and venues, this area represents at the very best what is on offer, the gold of the wheat, the green of the cypresses trees and the blue of the sky.

It may be the best place to get married in Tuscany. 

View on the Tuscan countryside at sunset. The hills are full of green cypresses, typical trees from Italy

Luca Micheli

Lucca:

Lucca has many nicknames, from “the city of the walls” to “the city of the 100 churches”. 

Lucca lays on the Serchio River and is its historical old town is encircled by fantastic Renaissance walls

These massive 16th- and 17th-century ramparts are lined with majestic trees and are pedestrian zones, that are the most well preserved in all of Europe. 

Walking on the walls looking at the city from above is an experience that you’ll never forget. The historical town of Lucca is made up of astonishing architecture, full of majestic gardens and cobbled streets. 

Lucca is yet another city of such beauty that you would expect to see in a film. In fact, it was the backdrop to the award-winning film ‘Young Husbands' directed by Mauro Bolognini in 1958. 

Lucca is also the "City of Composers" being the birthplace of worldrenowned composes Giacomo Puccini, Nicalao Dorati, Francesco Geminiani, Gioseffo Guami, Luigi Boccherini and Alfredo Catalani.

Lucca has also an abundance of churches of different ages, amazing buildings for planning religious ceremonies or even just for a visit. 

It is the perfect place where to get married in Tuscany if you look for amazing palaces finely furnished following the Italian taste for elegance and charm

Like all the Italian cities, Lucca has a renowned cuisine tradition. 

The most famous local dish is the “Buccellato”, a sweet bread stuffed with raisins and served during special occasions. 

The craftsmanship is another feature that distinguishes this city. Via Fillungo, the shopping street, is full of small craft boutiques where you can find authentic products, which contribute to making unique this wonderful convey destination. 

Ancient and avant-garde at the same time Lucca is a city full of values and traditions. 

If you like food in music wrapped in beautiful history Lucca may be the perfect destination to get married in Tuscany. 

View over Torre Guinigi, a historical tower of the city of Lucca

Marian Brandt

Versilia:

Versilia, a place for fun and parties, is the area right along the Tuscan coast named after the Versilia river. 

Its iconic long, fine-sand beaches and coastal dunes run between the cities Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio.

Forte Dei Marmi, with its famous weekly market and its luxury stores located on the promenade in the centre of town, has always been the face of refined glamour.

Notorious for its nightclubs, like La Capannina, perfect for bachelor and bachelorettes.

Pietrasanta, located further inland a town of classic and contemporary arts. With beautiful cathedrals, baptistries and bell towners.

It was here that Michaelangelo found the marble of his dreams, he was one of the first to work with this marble, comparing it to sugar in the 1500s.

Camaiore, a Romanesque city, nestled at the foot of the Apuan Alps, is celebrated for its cast-iron artisanry. 

Finally, Viareggio is the carnival city since the 1800s. Today it is a romantic seaside hub, boasting elegant Art Nouveau constructions. 

It is young and trendy, comprised of fashionable restaurants and clubs.

Versilia is characterized by its golden beaches and nature reserves, this place has always been a symbol of the Italian good life, “La Dolce Vita.” 

Versilia is the perfect place to get married in Tuscany if you are planning to have a dreamy beach wedding facing the Tyrrhenian sea, followed by a party.

Aerial view over the Italian coastline at night.

Clay Banks

Elba Island:

Elba Island is in the Tyrrhenian Sea, and one of seven islands in the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, 10 Kilometers (6.2miles) from the coastal town of Piombino. 

Elba island is wrapped in beautiful beaches and surrounded by an aquamarine sea, sense to take your breath away. 

Like most of Tuscany, Elba has a rich and interesting history.

It is most well known for being Napoleon's place of exile in 1814-1815. 

It has been desired by many provinces and nations- being ruled by many Italian cities such as Pisa, Genoa and Florence; and being claimed by Spain and France, returning to unified Italy in 1860. 

While Napoleon was in exile he had two residences, his chief residence, the Mulini Palace and his summer residence, Villa San Martino, which is now a museum. There is a spring far west of the island named after Napoleon and is known for its mineral water and has been said to have healing properties.

Elba is rich in history and seeing its rich iron mountains and glowing coast, wrapped by the sea, it is easy to understand why so many have marvelled at it. 

Elba may just be the perfect spot for your destination wedding.

Final Thoughts:

Each and every location in Italy is infused with charm and romance. 

Deciding where to get married in Tuscany, however, will tick all your boxes; over-following with culture,art, music, cuisine and the most phenomenal views. 

Saying your “I Do’s” here and starting your new chapter as a couple could not be more perfect. 

VB- Events can help your Italian wedding dreams come true, from rehearsal dinners to sending you off on your honeymoon. 

Please get in touch and we can start writing your fairytale together.

Weddings are not only celebrations of love; they are an opportunity to gather and socialize with all your dearest friends, incorporating the latest trends into one’s celebration is often how a wedding is admired and loved by the guests.

But how does a couple meld their unique style with these sought-after influences and trends?

This is where the wedding planner plays a fundamental role. As experts within this field the wedding planner is equipped to make indispensable suggestions and recommendations. At VB Events, we utilise our vast array of insider knowledge and experience to ensure that the couple’s vision is strengthened and bolstered by any external influences or trends. (Click here to learn more about the importance of having a local wedding planner). 

We consult with each couple on a highly personalised level. This ensures that we understand YOU and YOUR PARTNER. It also allows us to deliver at our optimum as your singular tastes and aesthetics will be intertwined in your celebration.

How is VB Events aware of these sought-after influences and trends?

As our company is one of the leading, luxury destination wedding planners we have ample sources to draw inspiration and knowledge from. The bulleted list below details just a few of our available resources. 

What trends are popular now and which influences does VB Events think will be relevant in the future?

With COVID- 19 restricting the nature of social gatherings and densely populated events, we foresee an increase in ‘micro-weddings’ and elopements. Whilst we acknowledge that safety should come first, we are equally looking forward to larger events resuming in 2022. For this new wave of celebrations, we feel reinvigorated to produce new lighting setups, new entertainment options, and discover new luxury venues across our dazzling, Italian landscape.

For every event that we plan and execute we bring a fresh canvas and overflowing ideas. That is why we relish incorporating new colours, themes, set-ups and ideas into each bespoke event.

However, we know that luxury and destinations in Italy have a Timeless Appeal. Trends may change and be transient but these two fronts, that we have built our brand on, will remain sought-after and fashionable.

Italy’s multitudinous landscapes are renowned for displaying visually-spectacular scenes. At VB Events we know that this magic is best experienced in an immersive way. Our luxury tours and experiences provide the perfect way to appreciate the scope of our country. Italy is culturally decadent and artistically dense, which is why our museum tours seamlessly blend education, history and craftsmanship. Food is another avenue that brings our country much acclaim. Treat your taste buds to tastings as well as cooking classes. For those more inclined to adrenaline inducing experiences you can drive or ride in a myriad of high speed or luxury vehicles.

Now that you have an overview of what is on offer… let’s delve into 5 of our favourites.

1. Hot air balloon rides 

This is an enthralling way to survey Italy’s landscapes from an aerial point of view. Italy is an ‘open-air museum’ and provides a plethora of extraordinary sights. You can embark on a hot air balloon journey in almost every part of country providing you with the chance to admire anything from coastlines to vineyards, mountain ranges and more.

These tours can be enjoyed by couples wanting a private experience or anyone else with a larger group that wants to take to the skies. (You can usually accommodate up to 8 passengers or rent more than one balloon).

2. Vespa tours 

The Vespa is an instantly recognizable Italian vehicle. Their mobility and charm are iconic and allow you to explore all quarters of Italian cities, monuments and famous locations.  

3. Wine and olive oil tasting
Oil and wine are enmeshed in Italian culture. Elevate your destination wedding or Italian experience by sampling a number of these rich flavour profiles. Across Italy there are a number of esteemed locations where you can indulge your senses. 

4. Exclusive tours 

These tours are specially moulded to each client’s requirements. Some examples, according to region, can be seen below:

5. Boat tours 

Capri, Amalfi, Lake Como, Apulia, and Sardinia are just some of the idyllic locations where you can plan an exclusive boat tour. You can choose from elegant private yachts to sailboats and anything in-between. With a glass of Prosecco in hand and the sea in full view, Italy truly comes to life. Boat tours can be organised for the couple or even for a larger party of people.

A VB Events recommendation

Since we are based in Florence we suggest taking the Arno Boat Tour which is stunning, as well as wine tasting in the Chianti area, where the red wine is the main attraction. 

Our role is taking care of every client’s desire.  We provide thoughtful suggestions, inspiring locations and guide your every choice. Furthermore, we collaborate with elite companies and vendors in order to guarantee that our clients have sublime experiences.

“Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered”- Giorgio Armani

Your wedding day should be etched in your memory long after the celebrations have ended. And surely find the perfect wedding dress will leave an unforgettable impression on your guests. “Being remembered”, for Armani, is thus a pivotal aspect of epitomising elegance and acclaim. We know that your wedding attire is a key way that you can dazzle your guests, convey your unique style and feel sensational.

Nowadays, there is no ‘correct’ wedding attire. Your personal tastes, traditions, religion and culture could inform the clothing choices that you make. For wedding dresses, tuxedos, bridesmaid dresses and any other wedding garments or accessories that you may require, you can consult your local designers, catalogues, or boutiques etc.

For those who do desire a wedding dress, you may adore the first dress or find the perfect dress on the 100th try. Everyone is different. However, it is useful to know that ‘made to order’ wedding dresses typically take about 6 -9 months to create. Our recommendation is that you visit the bridal salon sooner rather than later to ensure that you have adequate time. This will also aid in stress reduction and make the process more enjoyable.

“The joy of dressing is an art”- John Galliano

Usually our brides buy their wedding dress in their country of origin, without our input. Yet, Valentina does have extensive experience as a personal shopper and is able to consult with clients and provide you with invaluable advice. Additionally, we have connections with a number of ateliers here in Florence and in other parts of Italy. This way you have access to a range of international brands as well as hand-crafted, Italian designs.

Once you have selected your wedding attire or have a vision of the style you want, we work on incorporating your aesthetics into the event itself. Our bespoke mood boards showcase each couple’s tailored made wedding style. From here we share this information with your hand-selected suppliers and vendors. Their expertise and experience means that they can provide advice as to how we can seamlessly incorporate your aesthetic fashion into the setup of the wedding.

Finally, we have a few tips and tricks as to how you can reduce the risk of damaging any wedding garments: 

No matter which style of fashion appeals to your individual tastes, VB Events will be there to cement your vision in reality. We cannot wait to start your wedding journey with you and witness the awe-inspiring, end result.

Close your eyes and picture the colours and theme of your ideal wedding.

Did you imagine warm autumnal hues or fresh pops of green foliage? Perhaps vibrant flowers in a multitude of shades is more appealing? What about violet, cerulean, scarlet or blush?

Most people have a vague idea of the ‘aesthetics’ that they want. Yet, they often forget how this can be linked to the date and the season when the wedding takes place. That is why VB Events will guide you in this selection process.

A few important question to consider are listed below:

These are things that are all worth taking into consideration as the season should inform a few of your wedding choices. So too, your wedding choices should reflect the season you select.

First, VB Events will aid you in your choice of season. We will take into consideration which season or time of year best suits you as a couple. We will also provide insights regarding the temperatures and weather in the various, magnificent regions of our country. From there we can delve into the details.

We consult our masterful suppliers in order to make the most informed decisions: 

It is noteworthy that there is no specific location for a specific season. Our expertise and strength lies in ensuring that the venue’s location is perfect, irrespective of the time of year. Our priority is to bring your wedding vision to life. This means that we always have a ‘Plan B’ in case there are any tumultuous weather conditions. Whether this involves having a backup marquee or moving the event indoors, our meticulous planning ensures that your day is stress-free.

We will always prioritise your wishes and our highly tailored service ensures that we communicate with you effectively. Whether you are adorned with lavender and white flowers or have floral displays boasting autumnal shades, VB Events ensures bespoke beauty.

Italy is a country that is overflowing with scenic beauty. It is no surprise then that we attract millions of tourists each year and are the 5th most visited country in the world. The appeal of Italy lies not only in the versatility and magnificence of our location, but equally in our cuisine, history and culture. Getting married in Italy means plunge yourself in all of this.

Whilst Italy is a vibrant holiday location, it is also the perfect destination for a luxury wedding celebration. At VB Events we are maestros at wedding planning and bespoke event organisation. Our extensive experience and plethora of connections ensures that your event in Italy is sensational. (Click here to understand the importance of having a local wedding
planner).

We have a myriad of choices for your event’s venue ranging from castles to villas, acclaimed 5-star hotels, exclusive properties and everything in between. So too, your options for the location are vast as we have contacts throughout our captivating country. Lake Como, Tuscany, Umbria, Amalfi Coast, Apulia and the Islands are a few examples to provide a muse for your wedding vision.

A few of our favourites include:

VB Events Luxury Destination Wedding Planners

Whatever location you select, will leave your guests awe-struck.

VB Events Luxury Italian Wedding Planner

The accommodation itself is set to dazzle your guests. The place that you choose will be inspired by the number of guests and the loca7on itself. Whether you prefer boutique hotels or majestic villas- Italy and VB events will satisfy your every desire.

The list below outlines a few examples of what each location delivers on accommodation.

Our connections and concierge service enable us to find you elite accommodation at the most competitive price.

The cuisine in Italy is another acclaimed feature of our country. Food and wine are criteria that often determine a client’s location as couples embrace sought-after culinary tastes that only Italy can deliver. The various regions of our country shape each gastronomic experience.
The North and central Italy often bring truffle dishes, risottos, steak, various cheeses and cold cuts. In the South, it’s very common to eat seafood, caprese, local desserts and beverages such as cannolis and Limoncello. Wine is a fundamental aspect of dining in Italy, each region boasts their own labels and cheeses to taste with.

If our clients decide to celebrate their own cuisine and culture, this is achieved through our collaboration with exclusive catering vendors. (Click here to find out more how VB Events caters to all cultures and religions).

VB Events Luxury Italian Wedding Planners

Finally, tours and various ac7vi7es are the best way to experience our captivating country. VB Events will organise all of this for you. The list below showcases a few of these stellar attractions.

Italy is steeped in beauty and cultural richness. The picturesque setting that our country offers is the perfect location for a luxury wedding. At VB Events we will bring your flawless day to life, marrying your own tastes with the magnificence of our country. Please contact us with any queries or questions.

Weddings are not only unions of love; they are a co-mingling of faith, culture and national heritage. Each person brings their unique identity to the marriage and this should be celebrated accordingly.

That is why VB – Events champions and caters to a kaleidoscope of people, whether you say “я люблю тебя” or are adorned with henna. We will plan your bespoke wedding with cultural sensitivity and religious accuracy, as well as bring elegance and luxury to your special day.

In the past we have worked with diverse clientele and we pride ourselves on our professionalism and adaptability. We have perfected the wedding planning process and have ample experience; ranging from traditional Jewish ceremonies and same sex marriages to couples with Russian and British backgrounds.

The possibilities for your wedding are endless.

Furthermore, we ensure that your ‘festivities and ceremonies’ are accurate using these three steps…

  1. Communication with the couple and their families is always insightful and adds tremendous value. In this way, we learn about religious and cultural traditions as well as your own personal preferences.
  2. Knowledgeable outside parties are also consulted, such as the officiate of the ceremony. Our rich network of connections also enables us to connect with other informative sources.
  3. Secondary research is another step that is paramount, and we consult reliable articles, guides and blogs.

Once we are equipped with knowledge about you and your partner, we can begin crafting your custom wedding experience.
The aesthetics of your wedding are intertwined with both your personal style and any religious or cultural requirements.

This could include anything from incorporating lucky colours or important symbols into various aspects of the event. Whatever you desire, will be delivered. The location is another way that we celebrate your traditions and we ensure that the setting can accommodate and bolster any religious or cultural practices.


With the order of events, we ensure that the officiate is credible and all other proceedings are of the highest standards.
Food often encapsulates one’s identity and heritage, which is why catering is another aspect of the wedding that we mould to your tastes.

Although Italian customs and heritage may be unfamiliar to you, we will ensure that you feel at ease in our magnificent country. To read more about the importance of having a local, Italian wedding planner click here.

We are here to make YOUR day the epitome of perfection; whether that involves following traditions and customs or helping you envisage your own.

Cosa sai dell'organizzazione di un matrimonio in Italia?

The question above is an imperative one: How much do you know about planning a wedding in Italy?

To start, if you could not understand the question itself, this does not bode well for your planning prospects. A local Italian wedding planner understands this question and is equipped with all the answers that you could possibly need.

The benefits, however, go far beyond language barriers. Local wedding planners, specifically VB – Events, ensures that your luxury wedding is steeped in grandeur. We are dedicated to the pursuit of client satisfaction.

Let’s delve into the specific areas that we can enrich:

You may be somewhat proficient in Italian or may only know the words ‘ciao’ or ‘grazie’. Local wedding planners, on the other hand, are fluent in Italian and will ensure that there are no communication mishaps or misunderstandings.

This is pivotal in ensuring everything runs smoothly as they can organise all aspects of the wedding adeptly. It is also noteworthy that our team, at VB – Events, all speak impeccable English, due to our international exposure and experiences abroad.

Couples often think that spending money on a wedding planner can be an exorbitant waste. This is entirely untrue. The correct wedding planner, such as VB – Events, will actually save you money. (The section below, on Connections, outlines how this is possible). Moreover, we aid you in the budgeting process. We ensure that you stay on target, or we provide you with informed recommendations on what to substitute or cut out of your budget.  

At VB – Events, our 15 years of experience means that we have hand-picked the vendors that we rely on. As we bring these external sources clients, our partnerships cannot be matched by couples planning a wedding by themselves. This rapport with such outside sources, ranging from venue owners to caterers, also means that our clients get the best possible prices. We even have bargaining power, further safeguarding your budget. So too, these relationships are imbued with trust, and the quality of our network of connections guarantees that all vendors will deliver at their optimum.

The services that we at VB – Events provide are bespoke and moulded to each couple’s grandest desires. The use of a wedding planner ensures that your wedding experience is highly personal and hands-on. We are fully dedicated to making your vision tangible and do so by having thorough consultations, meetings and calls. This is something that makes our services stand out. We will also accompany you in venue hunting and catering tastings, as well as provide you with an array of options for each selection that you make. The full extent of our services can be perused, here.

If you strip away the aesthetics of a wedding, it comes back to the love between a couple. This celebration should not be tainted by stress or mismanagement. As local wedding planners, we have a fine-tuned planning process that takes care of every exhaustive detail. So all you and your partner have to do, is watch your dream day unfold and revel in the celebration of your love.

The allure of VB - Events

We are experts in the field of wedding planning. This is further enhanced by our matchless local knowledge, renowned services and Italian flair. Your wedding is in unrivalled hands with VB – Events.

For any other questions that you may have, we invite you to contact us, here.

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