Rustic DIY Wedding in Volterra, Italy.
UK couple G & K (who are members of our Wedding Abroad Community Closed Facebook Group), spent 2 years researching and planning every detail of their gorgeous wedding in Tuscany. Below they outline the cost of their wedding in Italy and how they chose to spend their budget.
G & K- Volterra, (near San Gimignano) Italy
The couple chose Villa Di Ulignano, a stunning 17th century manor home located 39 miles from Pisa airport. It is located in the heart of the triangle formed by Siena, Florence and Pisa. Set amongst 17 acres of parkland, the exclusive use private Villa (sleeps 40) with its numerous indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces, was the perfect venue to celebrate their wedding abroad.
Pearls of Wisdom:
If you’re passionate and a keen planner it’s very enjoyable to plan it yourself. Everyone told me I needed a planner but I believed I could do it and found it pretty easy and fun!
Wedding Cost: £24,000 (GBP)
Location: Volterra, Tuscany
Date: 04 September 2019
Number of Guests: 80 including 3 children
Ceremony Venue: Villa Di Ulignano, Volterra (Symbolic Ceremony)
Reception Venue: Villa Di Ulignano, Volterra: Private Villa
Number of Days at Wedding Location Prior to Wedding: 2
Number of Days at Wedding Location: 3
Pre Wedding Activities: Pizza party
Post Wedding Activities: Pool party
Planning Method: DIY – Self Planned, booked all suppliers direct
Ceremony & Reception Venue Rental: £9,000 – Villa Di Ulignano, Volterra
Wedding Paperwork & Legal Fees: €0 (legal marriage in the UK)
Catering: £8,500 – Dolceria del Cosro Catering
Wedding Cake: Included in catering
Photography: £2,000 – Beatrice Moricci
Wedding Flowers Bridal Party: £400
Wedding Flowers Ceremony & Reception Venue: £1,500
Decor & Event Rentals: £1,200
Wedding Band: £1,800 – The B.I.T. Band – If you would like to learn more about the Music Services provided by The B.I.T Band, please use the form below as a quick and easy way to contact them.
Other Entertainment: £500
Transportation (Wedding Guests): €300 (Euro)
Wedding Stationery: £250
Pre Wedding Activities: £750
Post Wedding Activities: £2,000
Did you manage to stick to your budget? Yes
Would you recommend your method of planning? Yes
What were you not willing to compromise on? Venue, food and photography
Honeymoon & Home Party
Honeymoon Location: Singapore and Borneo
Cost of Honeymoon: £4,500
Did you have a Home Party: No
Understanding wedding abroad costs in more detail
Get a better insight into what it costs to get married abroad and how to breakdown your budget.
Watch the conversation I had with Destination Wedding Planner Nadia Wood from Amulet Events. We look at how as a wedding planner how she approaches the question “what does it cost to get married abroad”, the elements of a wedding abroad that will typically be your biggest spend and the best ways to maximise your budget.
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The B.I.T. Band
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