Most of my couples deciding destination in Italy and in Sicily often know from where to start the wedding planning process.
Couples call me to figure out the aspects of wedding design with Italian themes and moods and select luxury venues and, high-end wedding vendors.
Couples are not entirely aware of the realistic budget items.
Most of them try to build a wedding budget. Unfortunately, 80% of the budget prepared by the couple is 40% underestimated; based on average costs the expectation of couples budget is around $23k …. but end up spending nearly $30k*
*(Source weddingwire.com – Report 2020)
As an expert international planner based in Italy, I work to figure out the “real budget items” and reject any easy-going and unethical approach just to get new events.
Reasons for budget increases might be voluntary, by allocating funds to items Couples fell in love with.
Worst unpredictable because They have low awareness of the long list of things to do and dealings with almost 15 vendors and options for upgrades of the venue as well as special add-ons necessary for a high-end wedding outcome.
I confirm the expected budget is, most of the cases, underestimated. Reality and experience teach.