Wedding in Italy... PLEASE HELP!!
My boyfriend and I got engaged last week and have decided we would like to get married in Italy. We understand there is a lot of paperwork etc involved but feel as though the setting and heat is more suited to us rather than a UK wedding (we're from England).
We are planning to get married towards the end of July 2017 so understand we need to move quickly, however I am getting extremely overwhelmed and don't have a clue where to start. Ideally we are wanting a pretty, exclusive villa that can sleep a minimum of 16 guests, has a pool and beautiful outdoor space so we can have the wedding meal/party there (we're hoping for about 60 guests altogether for the ceremony). At the moment, I'm undecided whether to go for a Catholic Ceremony or a Civil Ceremony (my mum and I will pretty much be the only religious ones there so don't want to lose half the guests during the ceremony).
My boyfriend wants to do as much as possible ourselves to save costs but I'm getting anxious about this. I've inquired with a couple of websites but they're costs of very large for a wedding planner.
Has anybody got aaaany advice at all.... anything will help me right now to try and get us started. At the moment we are also open to ideas for location, providing it is within a decent distance (60-90 min max) of an airport that operates budget flights from the UK.
Thank you in advance,