Rustic DIY Wedding in Lucca, Italy.
Scottish couple K & R had a beautiful wedding in Lucca. Below they outline the cost of their wedding in Italy and where their budget was spent.
K & R- Lucca, Italy
K & R organised every detail of their relaxed vineyard wedding, 10 mins from Lucca. With 18 months to research and plan, the couple took to google translate, set a budget and prioritised key areas of spending. It was OUT with favours and expensive wedding stationery but importantly for them, IN with a free bar!
Pearls of Wisdom:
100% go for it! Being in your favourite place with your favourite people is one of the best feelings ever, we will never have another week like it.
Wedding Cost: €20,000 (Euro)
Location: Lucca, Tuscany
Date: 27 June 2019
Number of Guests: 60 including 4 children
Ceremony Venue: Tenuta Maria Teresa, Lucca (Symbolic Ceremony)
Reception Venue: Tenuta Maria Teresa, Lucca: Private Villa & Vineyard
Number of Days at Wedding Location Prior to Wedding: 5
Number of Days at Wedding Location: 1
Pre Wedding Activities: Dinner in Lucca
Post Wedding Activities: Post wedding brunch
Planning Method: DIY – Self Planned, booked all suppliers direct
Ceremony & Reception Venue Rental: €2,800 – Tenuta Maria Teresa
Wedding Paperwork & Legal Fees: €0 (legal marriage in the UK)
Wedding Celebrant: €300
Wedding Cake: Included in catering
Photography: €1,725 – Thirty Eight North
Wedding Flowers Bridal Party: €200
Wedding Flowers Ceremony & Reception Venue: €400
Ceremony Musicians: €550
Wedding Band: €500
Wedding DJ: €750
Hair Stylist: €600
Make-Up Artist: €0
Transportation (Wedding Guests): €550
Wedding Stationery: €4
Post Wedding Activities: €250
Other: €230 SIAE (Music Tax)
Transport & Accommodation
Accommodation: €715 (1 week)
Did you manage to stick to your budget? No
Did you spend more or less than you thought? More
Would you recommend your method of planning? Yes
What were you not willing to compromise on? Venue and relaxed style
Honeymoon & Home Party
Honeymoon Location: Lake Iseo
Cost of Honeymoon: €1,400
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.