ANY ADVICE FOR GETTING MARRIED IN FLORENCE OR RAVELLO PLEASE.
I have been engaged for 6 months & have literally just started my wedding planning. I was hoping to get some advice into locations, planners and budgets.
My fiance and I want a small intimate wedding of 50 people maximum in either Florence Or the amalfi coast. In Florence the location that stands out to us most is the Castle of Vincigliata & in the Amalfi Coast it is Villa Cimbrone in Ravello. We are catholic and have been told it is not possible to organise a catholic wedding in the Amalfi Coast unless it is in Varenna, which is not recommended. would anyone have anymore information on this, would it be possible to even have a civil ceremony in the grounds of Villa Cimbrone or is it strictly that you can't get married there if you are catholic? I apologise for my complete lack of knowledge of this.
I was also looking into wedding planners as we wanted someone to make sure it is done right, I have enquired with Exclusive Italy Weddings who seem fantastic and very professional however theyre fee is very expensive - approx E5000. Is this a normal price?
Lastly our budget is around £20,000-£25,000, however, we have been advised by our planner that we will need to stretch this £30,000 - £35,000 & that we will need to double it for Hotel Cimbrone in Ravello, which is worrying as we thought this was a great budget for a small wedding. We know the venues will be expensive but did not think that our budget would not be enough to cover the costs Involved.
I apologise for the long question but I would completely appreciate any advice at all as we are in our early 20's and have saved hard, as we are paying for the wedding ourselves and do not want to be taken advantage of.