5 Reasons to Plan a Destination Wedding in Italy + Our Unique Partnership with The Italian Bride

Sunday, March 26, 2023

If you’re waiting for a sign that you need to visit Italy, or perhaps consider it as your destination wedding location, wait no longer and consider this your sign. This country’s fascinating history, lively culture, luxurious cuisine, and stunning beauty puts it at the top of many peoples’ lists for vacations and honeymoons. But why not consider getting married there, with the help of the best Italian wedding planners? Luxury weddings in Italy are gaining popularity, and for good reason!

Here at Bweddings, we are thrilled about our partnership with The Italian Bride, an agency based in Italy, allowing us to offer a range of Italian wedding packages! It’s a natural fit, as Barbara, our founder and lead Chicago wedding planner, is originally from Genoa - the same place Anna, the owner of The Italian Bride, is also from. With offices in both Milan and Santa Margherita Ligure, the partnership allows Anna and Barbara to support couples all around the world in bringing to life their Italian wedding dreams. 

What are our top 5 reasons to plan a destination wedding in Italy? Read on to find out! 

Your Italy Wedding will be Dripping with Romance

Imagine arriving at your lakeside wedding venue by boat. Your gauzy wedding dress will be rippling in the breeze and you’ll step onto the dock to meet your bridal party before walking down the aisle to the love of your life. The setting is a private villa on the shores of Maggiore Lake, Italy’s second-largest lake, and Anna and The Italian Bride team can make it happen.

What could be more romantic than saying “I do” at a historic Abbey that is among the most exclusive wedding venues in all of Italy? Or holding your ceremony in a manicured garden near the coast of the Mediterranean Sea? Sip champagne at sunset from a balcony overlooking Rome. The options for romantic venues are so extensive in Italy that we could go on and on. 

There’s something for everyone

Have you already started to search for venues and vendors or are you at the very beginning of your wedding planning journey? Whether you are looking for a partial planner to help with the details and coordination of the big day or are seeking full planning services, the expertise offered through our partnership should give you confidence that your wedding is in good hands. 

The trusted relationships that Anna at The Italian Bride has formed with vendors all across Italy mean that we are well-suited to select the ideal partner for delivering high-value services for your event. From micro-weddings in Italy to large events, there’s a venue and vendor team in Italy to make your event unique, stress-free, and memorable for all. 

Your luxury wedding in Italy will be one-of-a-kind

Have you always imagined what it would be like to be enjoying a glass of red wine at the vineyard where the grapes were grown, visiting museums with your love to see amazing sculptures and paintings, and soaking in the romance of the gorgeous Italian countryside? You’re not alone. Millions of visitors annually experience the range of activities and historic sites, and with something for everyone, each experience is unique! \

From intimate elopements in a garden to enormous celebrations covering lush estates, the duo of Barbara and Anna can support all types of weddings. Whether you and your love are drawn to hosting your event at a lush villa that overlooks the crystalline waters of the Italian lakes region or are enchanted by the stately villas and manicured estates just a few kilometers from Florence, the extensive venue options and vendor network curated by The Italian Bride have something for every couple.

You’ll have support during the whole planning journey

We at Bweddings don’t only plan Chicago-style weddings! Unlike most other US-based planning agencies, we have collaborators based in Italy who are able to provide direct recommendations that have emerged due to long-lasting relationships with a range of trusted Italian vendors. Instead of having one planner with one skillset, working with this partnership means that you’ll be able to double the range of skills you can access through your planner. 

Seeking the best large and micro wedding packages in Italy? Barbara, from her home base in the United States, works closely with couples in all aspects of wedding planning, including reviewing and supporting each couple's ideas, design needs and expectations. Anna provides insights on the latest Italian trends, as well as offers you information gleaned from her years of experience in the Italian wedding industry, such as venue and vendor selection. Both Anna and Barbara are Italian and speak fluent English.

You could save money compared with destinations elsewhere

As we’ve mentioned in other blog posts, one of the major value-adds you receive when working with a planner is a savings that may make up the average cost of wedding planner because of the planner’s networks and exclusive pricing possibilities. If, for example, one of the event planners in Miami decided to help a couple plan a Tuscan elopement, it may be much more difficult, as they likely wouldn’t have connections and insider’s knowledge on the best venues, seasons to visit, or vendors to work with. 

Whether you work with a month of wedding coordinator or full planning services, Anna and Barbara are committed to minimizing stress and maximizing memories of beauty on your wedding day. The partnership also saves clients money because Anna will be present in Italy for all pre-event meetings and visits, such as site visits, menu tastings, bridal showers, and more. This ensures that couples receive the best support they can possibly have for their destination wedding Italy - all while saving on the planner’s travel fees. Their dynamic partnership has had couples covered from continent to continent!


Whether you’ve been daydreaming about your romantic Italian wedding or are new to the concept, searching, “what is a destination wedding,” our collaboration with The Italian Bride will allow us to guide you through the entire planning process. Both of our teams are passionate about celebrating love by planning beautiful, memorable events, and we would be honored to work with you to make your dreams come true.