Region Covered: World wide – Italy Specialist
Language: English & Italian (conversational)
Services Offered: Virtual Wedding Planning & Consultations
“Virtual Destination Wedding Planning – When You Need a Little Extra Help”
The consultation service is not only to provide practical information but also support couples emotionally and to have a positive resolve and mindset to deal with all the questions and opinions that will arise from deciding on a destination wedding.
The virtual planning service can be selected as a one-off service or they could be linked together to help you get started on your destination wedding planning journey fully supported in those areas that often cause overwhelm or angst.
Once you have made the decision to have a destination wedding the planning should be filled with excitement and fun and NO STRESS ideally!
This is no small decision and you will receive both positive and negative comments some of which you may not be prepared for. The emotional side of planning a wedding can and often does hinder or causes hesitancy when it comes to the practical side of planning and stops you moving forward.
Common questions that will be on the list: When to start? Where to start? Who to invite? Adult only wedding? Who is going to be in the bridal party? And the big conversation – the wedding budget?
There is a growing trend for couples to be heavily involved in their destination wedding. That is great news, but the feedback I get is that the first hurdle they come up against is access to information that matches their personal circumstances.
It is frustrating for couples to only find generic information and nothing specific to their particular set of circumstances this is why the Virtual Destination Wedding Planning Consultation is the place to start.
This Virtual Destination Wedding Consultation can be tailored to your top priorities, questions and concerns. Or if you are facing a sticky situation and need to talk it through, the whole session can be devoted to whatever you are currently struggling with.
This is ideal if you are midway through your planning but have stumbled with negotiations, or there has been an unforeseen stumbling block to your legal paperwork or your requests are not being heard. I can draw on 14 years of bespoke destination wedding planning for international clients who have thrown up a challenge or two over the years!
I will help you form a plan, get into the right mindset and prompt you to have those all important conversations which will save you time and indecision in the long run.
Wedding Go Consultation: Bride and groom living in Ireland and getting married in the groom’s home country of Croatia. We were able to help with how to start planning, what to tackle first, guideline costs and legal process as well as how to go about sourcing reputable suppliers – there’s a great section about that in the Tool Kit!
“I would definitely recommend the consultation service to other couples like us, who are at the start of their journey with no idea of where to start or to couples who need specific help from someone knowledgeable in destination weddings. We gained so much from our consultation! We were essentially clueless and we learnt things we hadn’t even thought of especially regarding the legalities of getting married abroad.”
Wedding Go Consultation: A busy Irish couple living in London and about to return to Ireland and planning a wedding in France for 120 people. They have been held up with all the travel restrictions to see the short list of venues they have selected. We covered how managing a large group and hosting 3 days of celebrations could work. We looked at what services could eat into their budget and how to have a “cosy” feel when you have a big group.
“It helped us to clarify and confirmed we were on the right track with the more technical aspects of planning from abroad.”
Wedding Go Consultation: A young and adventurous US based bride planning a wedding in Italy with her military partner based in a third country all while planning a move to join her fiancé. That one had some serious “how to” conversations.
“Jo was absolutely amazing, she really listened to us and took the time to understand the things we listed in our pre consultation questionnaire. She was very thorough and our summary email was packed with very clear and helpful advice.”
Tip 1: There is no right or wrong in the wedding world. There is often pressure to fall in line with traditional wedding expectations. This day is about you, take the opportunity to take time to think how you wish to celebration seek advice from wedding experts and be confident in your choices. What matters is that you will look back on this day without regrets.
Tip 2: Always get the very best photographer or videographer to record your wedding as these services will be the legacy and memories.
Tip 3: Incorporate textures, scents and sound to anchor key moments which will give your guests a sensory experience.
Find out more from…
Jo Daye (Virtual Planning Consultations)
Destination Wedding Planning
Italy & Worldwide
Passion for planning people and places.
Jo has over 14 years experience of designing bespoke weddings for international clients in some of the most romantic locations abroad. She has recently redesigned her services to offer virtual destination planning, focusing on the key areas that often cause couples the most concern when planning a destination wedding. At the same time making these services accessible and affordable for all couples.