Wedding Planning in Italy – Part 2 of 9: Planner & Reverend

written by Tiana Kai


*Photo courtesy of Studio Bonon Photography

Since I was new in town, I didn’t know anyone besides Nicco and his family. His own friends and family members were extremely helpful in planning our wedding, but I still needed Nicco to make first contact, which was The Italian Way. Because of this, there didn’t seem to be much for me to do. Nothing to complain about, right? It was actually kinda romantic seeing my future marito (husband) make all the calls for our wedding. Bravo Nicco!

However, Nicco has a day job. He couldn’t do ALL the planning himself, so I decided to hire a wedding planner in Italy to only help find, hire and coordinate a Reverend and manage some post-wedding paperwork. We wanted an outdoor, non-religious ceremony in Fiesole.

The Planner was great, she even ended up driving me around possible venues, none of which we settled on. Her name: Nadia. The agency: Regency San Marnio. There was a 1500euro minimum agency fee they charged no matter the project size. Ouch! I think the fee was too steep for what we hired her for, but she was really great to work with. The fee covered her services, time and payment for the off-site Reverend, which was way worth it!


*Photo courtesy of my Step-Mamita, Rosella

Reverend Claudio Bocca (above) was our guy and he was amazing. Humble, great voice, nice and tall. All great qualities to have in a Reverend officiating your wedding, no? The fun part was editing the ceremony copy ourselves – I spoke in English and Nicco spoke in Italian. It was an emotional, bilingual ceremony on the hills of Tuscany. I couldn’t have asked for more.

What about you, did you hire a Wedding Planner? Share your good and bad stories!

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8 comments

Natalie Pizarro on Facebook September 4, 2012 at 5:04 pm

only nightmare what that all you plus mami had to plan my shit in 10 weeks. lol But cono you beat me AND it was out of the freaking country!!! Love and miss you so much.

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Tiana Kai Madera on Facebook September 4, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Ha, planning a wedding in 5 weeks, even FOUR was nuts. carambita. But, you had way more people, so the stress was on! Thank god for Nora Fuentes

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Alex Rios-Sanchez on Facebook September 4, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Ugh! Mine had to do with my parents!

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Tiana Kai Madera on Facebook September 4, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Oh, no, family family family…is not always fun when planning! it is a nice feeling to be over and done with though Alex. 🙂

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Alex Rios-Sanchez on Facebook September 4, 2012 at 5:23 pm

I highly recommend eloping!!

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Tiana Kai Madera on Facebook September 5, 2012 at 10:27 am

Alex, that was an initial thought! but it the end it was great to have my family in italy all at once. that was priceless! and so was my veil 😉

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Niccolò Brogi September 5, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Claudio looks pretty humble in that picture 😉

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Tiana Kai September 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Very true Nicco.

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