Ultimate Guide to Budgeting the Cost of Wedding in Italy | Italian Wedding Circle

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Ultimate Guide to Budgeting the Cost of Wedding in Italy | Italian Wedding Circle

Tying the knot and want to figure out the what cost of a wedding in Italy will be?

From the jaw-dropping landscapes to the delicious food and wine, Italy has everything you need to make your special day unforgettable. 

But before you start planning, let's get down to the nitty-gritty and talk about everyone's favourite topic – wedding budget. Don't worry, we've got you covered with our Ultimate Guide to the Cost of a Weddings in Italy .

Disclaimer: The costs mentioned in this article are estimated and based on figures found online or discussed with our vendors. Actual costs may vary depending on several factors like the region, the size of the wedding party, the time of the year, and the vendors you work with. 

It's always best to research and compare different options before making any final decisions!

wedding setting in italy

Villa Sommi Picenardi

Breaking Down the Cost of Getting Married in Italy

Let's work out how much your dream wedding in Italy could cost. Grab a pen and paper and take notes!

The venue is probably the most important and pricey part of your wedding!

You can rent an agriturismo (countryside rural spot) in Tuscany for €2,000 – €7,000 per day or a villa in Lake Como for €10,000 – €25,000 for the rental fee. At the same time, you can find hotel wedding venues in Italy with no rental fee but a minimum spend to be used across their f&b selection. There are so many variations to determine an average cost. 

That being said, Italy has plenty of options to choose from so you're bound to find the perfect one for you within your budget. Discover stunning venues on our directory here.

Take into consideration the number of guests, the location, and the time of the year and make sure to ask about any additional costs such as catering, decor, and extended hours fee.

bride in italy with wedding bouquet

Viola Nei Fiori

Catering ?️

The food in Italy is one of the main highlights of any wedding and is guaranteed to leave you and your guests feeling satisfied and happy!

From freshly made pasta to melt-in-your-mouth tiramisu, your taste buds will be in heaven.

The average cost of a wedding in Italy or a multi-course meal, including wine and champagne, ranges from €100 – €200 per person. 

Keep in mind that accommodating any dietary restrictions for your guests may incur additional costs, as well as any other requests on top. 

Entertainment ?

What's a wedding celebration without some entertainment. Your wedding in Italy should be filled with joy, laughter and music! 

Whichever location you choose in Italy, you can hire a talented DJ or a live band to keep your guests dancing all night long. 

The average cost for a DJ ranges from €800 – €2,000 for the night, while a live band can cost €2,000 – €5,000. 

When choosing your music entertainment, think about the vibe you want to create and the type of music that you and your guests will enjoy. Again, remember to consider any equipment rentals like lighting or sound systems and ask about any additional costs like travel fees and SIAE fees. 

The SIAE fee is an important fee to factor in order to comply with copyright laws.  It is required for any wedding that includes live music, from a Dj to a live band and everything in-between. The cost of the SIAE fee can vary depending on factors such as the size of the venue, the type of music you choose, and the duration of the event. On average, couples can expect to pay between 100 – 500 euros so make sure you consider this within your budgeting.

bride and groom cutting cake in italy wedding

Real Wedding Guilia and Shreyan

Photography and Videography ?

Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you'll want to remember forever – that's where photography and videography come in

On average, expect to pay around €1,500 – €5,000 for a full-day package. 

It’s best to make sure that you do your research and compare different options, and ask to see portfolios to ensure your photographer’s style aligns with your vision! 

Choosing the perfect Italy wedding photographer or videographer will make all the difference in capturing the magic of your special day, and help you relive those moments for years to come!

Wedding Planner ?

Let's chat about the most valuable player in your wedding planning team – your wedding planner! 

Your wedding planner will be your go-to person for everything from choosing the perfect venue to finding the right wedding vendors in Italy and managing the timeline of your special day. 

The cost of a wedding planner in Italy can vary depending on the level of service you need, but on average, expect to pay around €2,500 – €4,000. 

A great wedding planner can save you time, money, and tons of stress, making your wedding planning journey a breeze. 

To ensure your wedding planner brings your vision to life, make sure to communicate your ideas clearly.

And, finally, I think you know what we’re about to say next…

Ask about additional or hidden fees!! 

Nobody wants a nasty surprise later down the line.

bride and groom outside wedding venue in italy

Real Wedding - Ornella and Lenard

Tips for Saving Money

Let's be real – weddings can be expensive, but that doesn't mean you have to give up on your dream of getting married in Italy!

With a little creativity and planning, you can have the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank. 

Here are some tips that can help you save money on your Italian wedding and make your special day even more magical:

  • Choose the right time of the year: Consider getting married during the off-season, like in the fall or winter, to save money on venue and vendor costs.
  • Choose the right location: Consider getting married in a less popular location to save money on venue and vendor costs. For example, instead of getting married in Tuscany, consider getting married in Umbria or Puglia.
  • Choose the right vendors: Do your research and compare prices for different wedding vendors in Italy like caterers, photographers, and entertainment. Don’t forget to ask about any discounts or special packages they may offer.
  • Keep it simple: Consider reducing the guest count and simplifying the decorations to save money on catering and decorations.
Mandarin Oriental Lago di Como

Mandarin Oriental Lago di Como

Time to say ‘Si’ to your dream wedding ?

Congratulations, you're one step closer to having your dream wedding in Italy! 

We hope our Ultimate Guide to Budgeting Your Dream Italy Wedding has given you a better understanding of what to expect and has inspired you to start planning your special day. 

While the cost of a wedding in Italy may vary depending on several factors, we believe that with a little creativity, budgeting, and our helpful tips, you can make your dream wedding a reality. 

Don't forget to consider the venue, catering, entertainment, photography, and wedding planner costs, and start planning for the most romantic day of your life. 

Cheers to the beginning of your beautiful love story in Italy! ?

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