Most of my couples deciding destination in Italy and specifically in Sicily often know perfectly from where to start the wedding planning process and call me to figure out further aspects as local venues and wedding vendors.
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)
Myself as an expert local planner I work to figure out the real budget and reject any easy-going and unethical approach just to get a new client.
Reasons for budget increases might be voluntary, by allocating funds to items You fell in love with. Or worst unpredictable because you have low awareness of the long list of things to do with the almost 15 vendors and options for upgrades and special add-ons necessary for a high-end wedding outcome. Reality and wedding experience teaches.