Wedding in Italy
Is an intimate destination wedding in Italy what you’ve always dreamt of? Getting married abroad with least hassle becomes reality with our all-inclusive wedding packages. From the food and wine tradition, to the gorgeous landscapes and the ancient art and culture, you truly can’t go wrong by choosing to marry in Italy.
Example Package for Intimate Weddings in Italy
Our Orchard package is ideal for smaller size destination weddings in Italy with ceremonies and receptions from approximately 20 and up to 60 guests. Tailor it for your own needs and personal preferences, or if this doesn’t sound quite right, have a closer look at other wedding packages in our brochure and take it from there.
No need to try and stay in touch with several different people to plan your Italian wedding: your dedicated planner will be your single point of contact from answering your enquiry, scouting the best venues, choosing and booking vendors to coordinating your wedding on-the-day by ensuring everything runs smoothly so you can relax and enjoy this special time.
Probably the element why you’re most excited to get married in Italy: the venue! Following your requests in terms of type of ceremony, desired scenery and atmosphere, preferred region of Italy and budget, your dedicated wedding planner will help you pick the perfect venue for your destination wedding in Italy.
Choose to have your reception in an intimate Italian restaurant, or dine in your very own private villa surrounded by your loved ones with the most delicious Italian food and wine. Your local planner will help you choose from multiple options to fit the requirements you have for your wedding reception.
Your Italian wedding planner will plan every detail for your reception too, from the setting of the reception venue to the logistics, catering, décor and more. This way, you’ll just think about enjoying your time and having fun together with your family and friends!
You might have chosen to have a small destination wedding in Italy to keep things simple, but based on our experience, anything above two dozens of people requires a dedicated person to coordinate your event on site. On the big day, you don’t need worry about a single thing: your wedding coordinator will be there for 8 hours to make sure everything runs according to plan. From coordinating the vendors, to keeping up with the timeline, to troubleshooting any issues that might arise, to checking the setting – all will taken care of.
Whether you choose a legally-binding ceremony or just a symbolic blessing for your intimate wedding in Italy, we got you covered! From a civil registrar, to an English-speaking symbolic celebrant or a Catholic priest… every type of ceremony requires its specific kind of officiant and we will pair you with the right one.
The photographer will be at your wedding for the whole day (8 hours) and about 8 weeks later you’ll receive a set of 200+ of your most beautiful pictures (already edited) via a downloadable and shareable online gallery. For purchasing prints or a wedding album, just contact your photographer directly after receiving your photos!
Our florists are experts in their field and will be able to fulfill all your wishes for the bridal bouquet and matching groom’s boutonniere. Just tell us your color preference and/or the type of flowers you want to see in your bouquet and that’s what you’ll receive!
Not just the bride and groom’s flowers, but a whole additional set of floral elements are included in our Orchard package:
3 x Bridesmaids’ bouquets
5 x Extra boutonnières
1 x Arch for the Ceremony
10 x Pew ends / Chair ties
5 x Table centerpieces
Everything will all be created according to your wedding theme and to complement the style of your wedding location.
A pamper session in the comfort of your room is exactly what you’ll need before the ceremony, right? Just relax and trust our talented hair & makeup artists to make you look and feel simply gorgeous for your wedding day!
We think your bridesmaids will very much appreciate a pampering session together with you in the comfort of your accommodation, right before the ceremony. Our beauty team will take care of you all and make sure you will all feel like queens!
*Price based on a bridal party of 3 Bridesmaids and 2 Mums
A talented solo musician will provide a romantic melody during your ceremony, to set the mood and accompany your vows. You can directly pick the music you prefer from their repertoire, or tell us your preferences and special requests. We will also take care of paying the mandatory SIAE tax on your behalf.
It’s time to party, isn’t it? Our DJ will set the right party mood with some cool tracks and maybe even a few must-have Italian hits to complete the experience of your destination wedding in Italy. And again, your don’t need to worry about complying with the Italian SIAE rules on music royalties because we will have already take care of that for you!
We designed our packages to be used as a “base” for planning your destination wedding in Italy, but we’ve left plenty of room for personalizing it. So let us know if you’d like to add, remove or substitute any services. The easiest way to do this is to contact our local wedding planner by sending her an enquiry or scheduling a consultation call with her.
From €13200 for up to 60 people (excluding venue hire and catering)
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Check out other packages:
BLOSSOM for elopements and smaller weddings with some guests.
SEED to renew vows or elope just the two of you, or with a few guests.
Customize Your Italian Wedding Package
The above is just an example package for your small destination wedding in Italy: you can always customize it by adding or removing services, to make it perfectly fit your number of guests, budget and vision!
Add extra services
Name something you would like to experience at your small wedding in Italy… We can make it happen! Have a look at our brochure for all our optional services, then tell us which ones you’d like to add to your package. You can even ask us about something special you don’t see listed!
Replace or remove
See something in the suggested package that you’re not interested in? Choose to remove it completely or substitute it with some other service of your choice, either by looking at the list of optional add-on services on our brochure or directly speaking to the planner your preferences.
Tell us your preferences
Talk to your personal English-speaking planner about your preferences to make your destination wedding in Italy truly yours. We will talk about your taste for hairstyles, flowers, cake flavors, catering, entertainment, etc. to ensure we deliver exceptional service to our clients.
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FAQs and useful information
Types of Marriage Ceremonies in Italy
How to tell the difference between a legally-binding and civil ceremony? What about symbolic and religious…? Well, some of these are just different expressions for the same thing. Others are indeed very different types of wedding ceremonies. The good thing is: regardless of what kind of ceremony you will choose, our wedding packages for Italy got you covered. Below is a short overview. For more detailed info about legal and symbolic weddings, request our brochure.
Legally-binding ceremonies are Civil ceremonies where the marriage is officially registered in Italy and is valid worldwide (if you follow the right steps!). In Italy both civil and catholic ceremonies are always legally binding and follow Italian marriage regulations, while other religious ceremonies (e.g. Protestant, Jewish, Hindu…) and symbolic ceremonies are non-legally binding.
A civil ceremony in Italy is the only type of marriage ceremony recognised as legally-binding before Italian law. It must be performed in a licensed venue or town hall and must be conducted in Italian by the local mayor (don’t worry, we will provide you an English interpreter!) with two mandatory witnesses over 18. Legal paperwork must be issued. It usually lasts around 20 minutes.
A Catholic ceremony performed in a church by a priest can be legally-binding if it contains the Civil portion in the same ceremony. At least one of the two partners has to be Catholic and both religious and civil documents must be issued. An English-speaking priest can be requested and readings are most of the times at the couple’s choice. It usually lasts about 45 minutes.
Avoid the hassle of dealing with annoying paperwork required for a legally-binding marriage in Italy and opt for a symbolic ceremony for your destination wedding. This way, you can legally marry at home and then have your intimate wedding abroad anywhere Italy. Another bonus is you won’t be restricted to only licenced venues and you can personalise the ceremony to your heart’s content!
…still not sure?
No worries! As part of our wedding package for Italy, your dedicated planner will guide you in choosing the right ceremony to fit your needs.
Locations for a Wedding in Italy
No worries about having to search for venues from the other side of the world! We already hand-picked the best venues and ceremony locations suitable for a small wedding in Italy.
From the most famous Italian regions like Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, South Tyrol or Lake Como, to the countries’ most historic and artsy cities like Venice, Florence, Rome, or Milan… We have selected villas, boutique hotels, historic buildings, beaches and vineyards for your destination wedding!
About Our Wedding Packages
We designed our packages for intimate destination weddings in Italy using our experience in creating bespoke events for couples from all over the world. Having built an extensive network of venues and suppliers, we made sure to include only the best ones into our wedding packages.
First off, there’s a difference between an officiant and a celebrant. An officiant is one who marries couples in a legally binding ceremony while celebrants perform non-legal ceremonies. All our officiant partners are accredited while all our celebrants are trained in performing ceremonies. Your celebrant will work directly with you to write your very own personal wedding ceremony.
Exactly the way you want it.
Because this is a symbolic and non-legal ceremony, you can customize it the way you want to. Your only limitation is the location’s rules and regulations. However, if you wish to have a format similar to a legally-binding wedding, you can have it! You can have an exchange of vows and rings and do virtually everything that couples do in a legal wedding.
SIAE is the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers (www.siae.it). Italian law requires that those who organize a private event (be that a wedding, party or any form of show) where intellectual works are used (i.e. live or recorded music) must obtain a license to be able to play music at this event. This applies to ALL intellectual property on music, not just Italian works.
Inspectors from the SIAE will issue heavy penalties to anyone who does not obtain the license. Most importantly, the arrival of the SIAE inspectors will cause a big disruption to your big event especially if the SIAE fees have not been paid beforehand.
Please note there are NO exceptions for the SIAE tax. We do not work with companies or musicians who do not ask you to pay SIAE tax because it is illegal.
The good news is we will always take care of the SIAE license at your behalf. The SIAE license cost for ceremony and reception music is always included in all our wedding packages for Italy, so you don’t have to worry about any unexpected additional costs!
Absolutely! Once you’ve booked and began the elopement planning process with us we will ask you to tell us your preferences for each element. For flowers, send us reference photos of bridal bouquets that you like and our florist will match this as closely as possible. For music, work directly with the musician to establish your music preferences or choose from a list of songs recommended by us. For wedding cake, tell us your preferred flavour and finishing style. A reference picture also helps here!
We’ve already chosen the best vendors for you! When booking your elopement, small wedding or vow renewal with Peach Perfect Weddings, you are hiring a team of established wedding professionals working together to produce the perfect wedding experience for you. Over the years we hand-picked a group of reliable suppliers for each location and have been working with these suppliers for every elopement. By always working with the same team of people are have been able to negotiate the best rates for your clients as well as ensuring that each supplier is very familiar with the location, flow of the day and their role in producing the perfect wedding day for you. So when you book an elopement with us we will assign specific vendors to your wedding based on your requirements and ceremony location.
We take payments in Euros (€) or British Pounds (£) depending on the local currency where you get married. Payment can be sent by direct bank transfer (international wire transfer) or paid via credit card or PayPal. Payments made by credit card and PayPal are subject to a 3% transaction fee.
However, we also understand that majority of our clients operate in other currencies. For this reason, when converting currency, we highly recommend skipping the high transfer fees levied by the banks and using a reputable third party international money transfer service such as Transferwise.
We always recommend that our couples book on-the-day coordination as part of their wedding package with us. However we also understand that there are budget restrictions and other things to consider. For example, we know from experience that due to the intimate nature of elopements, having too many people around you can spoil the delicate nature of this private moment.
So unless you have booked on-the-day coordination with your wedding package, the day will run without an ‘orchestrator’. However, we are always available on the phone to fix any (highly unlikely) issues!
Yes, the Celebrant assigned to your wedding will reach out to you directly and work with you to personalise the ceremony following your desires. He will also help you write your own vows to design a truly unique ceremony.
Your local wedding planner
Living in the beautiful northern region of Piedmont but equally loving all of what “Italia” has to offer, Eleonora is the person you must reach out to if you’re planning a microwedding with just a few guests or a small destination wedding in the country of “la dolce vita”. Her passions are good food, fashion and travel… Can you get more Italian than that?
If you want to throw a good wedding, you hire a planner. If you want to throw a GREAT wedding, you hire Yana. I cannot begin to tell you how easy she made everything for us. She even considered details we hadn’t (table arrangements, seating, the send-off). Yana always worked with OUR interests in mind first and took our budget concerns into account. AND she even volunteered to do little things for us, like put together the welcome bags or pick up the favors we’d created. On the weekend of, each event flowed seamlessly into the next. We didn’t have to waste a single moment worrying about how the wedding and reception were going. I highly recommend.
We’re just emailing you to say thank you for coordinating our wedding day. We had a beautiful day and it was all thanks to you. We really appreciate you taking care of our families as well (and arranging for my guests to be transported back)! All of our guests are still complimenting your services and we’re amazing with our our day went. We regret not being able to say goodbye and to thank you because we had THE perfect day. We only wish we had a picture with you! We’re so happy we went with Peach Perfect Weddings, our day was a dream come true!
Weather… When To Get Married in Italy
We all have in our mind pictures of Italian landscapes blessed with sunshine, a cool breeze and bright vibrant colors. While this might be the case often times, Italy is actually pretty diverse in terms of climate and you can easily have your small wedding on the highest mountain of the Alps and then go to the warmth of the coastline in just 2 hours for you honeymoon!
If you were thinking of getting married in Italy outdoors, we suggest opting for the spring months – from the end of March until the beginning of June – to really admire the beauty of Italian nature, when flowers are in full bloom and the greenery is flourishing. Rain is just around the corner, yes, so set some budget aside for a marquee or take into consideration an indoors option as plan B.
From the middle of June to the end of August cities in Italy are on fire, from the North to the South of the country. Why not choose a beach ceremony in Italy this time of year ? Summer is glorious in Portofino, on the Amalfi Coast, in Apulia or in Siciliy… the beauty of warm summer nights is truly something to experience there.
But we are all for the unexpected and dramatic landscapes (and temperatures!) too! To have falling leaves and orange tones as backdrop for your destination wedding in Italy, you can choose the hills of Piedmont or Tuscany during fall. Fancy some snow and freezing cold? Then the Alps and the South Tyrol region are some of the most breathtaking mountainous regions you would find in Europe, and having your intimate Italian wedding there would be best between December and February.
How to Plan a Destination Wedding in Italy
Planning a destination wedding from the other side of the world can be a stressful experience, we know that. Especially if guests are involved and you cannot have a “hands-on” approach with things like picking the venue and suppliers.
That’s why hiring a local wedding planner could be a total game changer! The process of enquiring with us and getting in contact with your dedicated planner is simple: just fill in our enquiry form. Armed with the details of your upcoming celebration, we’ll get back to you with a quote for your personalized wedding package, which you can still edit or add to at any time.
We also highly recommend scheduling a quick consultation call with your local wedding Italian planner. It’s free and it’ the best way for her to get to know you and how you envisage getting married in Italy. Ask her any questions you may have and just get to know each other.
Having found your perfect wedding package and falling in love with a specific venue, now you’re be ready to book! Just sign our booking agreement, pay the deposit and relish in the anticipation of your upcoming special day!
Our payment plan consists of four equal installments – deposit when booking, second installment at 12 months before the wedding date, third installment at 6 months before and last installment at 30 days before. The number of installments applicable to your case will depend on how far in advance you book with us.
As for the planning, we will find the vendors who best fit your preferred style: celebrant, flowers, music, hair & makeup and décor will be just as you envision them. By sending us inspirational pictures and accurate descriptions of your preferences, everything will feel like it’s been tailored just for you.
In approaching the big day, you’ll be pleased to know that we have sorted out everything so just hop on a plane and travel to Italy with your loved ones!
We’ll send you a detailed timeline of the day approximately one month before to illustrate how it will flow and to provide you with all the contact details of your vendors we’ve booked as part of your package. Plus, you’ll most likely have booked on-the-day coordination (highly suggested when having more than guests with you) so that you’ll have an extra peace of mind.
Now, relaxing and enjoying the most romantic day of your life will be your only duties!