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amalfi/sorrento wedding

Chiclana de la...
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amalfi/sorrento wedding


im emailing on behalf of a friend who wants to get married in either amalfi coast or sorrento next year.

she wants to know whether a wedding can be arranged without using big name brochures or wedding planners?

she is on a fairly small budget with around 15 people attending. we have just looked at the first choice brochure and you have to take a 2 week holiday with them. do you have to be in italy a certain amount of time before the wedding? she only wants to be there around 7-10 days to keep costs down.

would it be more cost effective to hire a wedding planner, as to through a brochure, as i presume the language barrier could be a tad tricky if planning yourself. how much do they charge?

any info on how much things cost over there would be very much appreciated, as we no nothing!

thanks beth

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1. Re: amalfi/sorrento wedding

Hiya Beth

I believe that there is a wedding suplement with the Italy Magazine this month, which is supposed to be full of really useful info. Have a look in WH Smiths.


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2. Re: amalfi/sorrento wedding

Hi Beth, if you do a search on this forum for weddings you will get lots of info. We are getting married in Ravello next May & have been able to arrange a lot ourselves (well in the process of!!!) However we have been advised that we do need a wedding planner for the paperwork for the ceremony. Also if you have a look at weddingsonline.ie and check the weddings abroad section there might be some useful information there. My advice is to google wedding planners in the amalfi area - there are lots & to email, they will all come back with various proposals & prices which you may or may not decide to go with but it will give you a great idea of where to start! We are probably going to have our reception at Mamma Agata's in Ravello & Chiara of Mamma Agata's has been a great help. This may suit your friend if it is a small wedding. Look at their website also www.mammagata.it I think. With a her help and with a lot of research you can do an awful lot yourself ... the paperwork end would be the only thing I think that may cause problems. Of all the planners I contacted Mario of Wagner Tours & Laura of La Calla are very good too. Best of luck with all!

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3. Re: amalfi/sorrento wedding

For the paper work part of the ceremony; if a civil wedding you can contct Elizabeth at elisad79@hotmail.com

She deals with the booking of the town hall, help with documentation and the transltion of the ceremony, I think her rate is under 200euros for this service. She deals exclusively with the town hall part of the wedding, so she won't try to sell you other things.

A wedding planner will probably charge you an agency fee as well for only booking a simple service.

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