It is my pleasure to recommend the Italian Wedding Event for professional wedding planning services. In May 2007, my husband Marco and I engaged the Italian Wedding Event to help us coordinate paperwork and reserve a wedding location for a small civil ceremony in Italy.
Ms. Federica Nascimben, owner, personally handled our event, and she provided outstanding service. We couldn’t have been more pleased. With little time to plan the ceremony from the United States, Federica offered by far the best options for our needs, was the most responsive,and the most cost effective. Other wedding planners in Italy were either far more costly and/or not enthusiastic about helping us plan a two-person event—bride and groom only. Federica gave our tiny wedding the same level of detailed attention that I’m sure she gives the most elaborate ceremonies.
Despite the 6-hour U.S. and Italy time difference, communicating with Federica via e-mail was never an issue. Since we don’t speak much Italian, she communicated with us in English, which she speaks/writes very well, in addition to other languages. She was always responsive to my emails—and there were many—day and night. In fact, my husband and I wondered when she slept! We appreciated that Federica was always responsible in getting back to us when she said she would with the information she promised; she never left us hanging or wondering what to do next. This was particularly important because we had little time to plan, and had some complications with gathering paperwork. She helped us every step of the way, helping to calm my fears and assuring me that all would be fine.
She made numerous phone calls on our behalf and exchanged what seemed like limitless e-mails.
Throughout the process, Federica presented us a number of options for wedding locations and services that fit our budget and desire for a simple ceremony. She made good recommendations, but never tried to push additional services that we didn’t want. Because we were on a tight budget, she even guided us on how to cut cost by handling some transactions on our own, which we did with ease.
We finally met Federica and two of her associates in Siena, where were married in the Siena Wedding Hall. She was in person just as she was throughout the long distance planning phase –professional and delightful. Our wedding day was short, simple, and beautiful for us.
For anyone considering marriage in Italy—large of small—I highly recommend the services ofThe Italian Wedding Event. Federica and her staff are a class act organization, clearly skilled in the craft of professional wedding planning and a pleasure to work with.
“ Francesca was our main wedding planner and she was absolutely amazing and awesome to work with! She recommended great vendors (florist, cake...”
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“ We interviewed three for the job, but there was never even a competition to be had. Within minutes of meeting Fede via Skype, we knew we had our planner.”
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“ Anyone should feel lucky to meet and work with Francy and we are forever thankful for all of the hard work, creativity, and guidance the IWE provided... Francy”
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“ All of the guests were so impressed with the job Francesca had done and commented on how lovely she was and we personally cannot thank her enough. Keep in touch”
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“ Francy and Fede turned our dream wedding into reality with such ease. I honestly think the girls made it easier for us to plan the wedding abroad then we would”
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“ We both had the most relaxed and enjoyable day and that is all thanks to you. You will forever hold a very special place in our hearts and can’t express our t”
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“ thank you so very much for the amazing wedding you created for us!”
“ This is just a quick note to thank you again for organizing our special day so perfectly. No matter how many times I say thank you it won’t be enough.”
“ Planning a wedding overseas seemed like an impossible task- until we found Fede!! From Fede's first email to us, she far surpassed any other wedding planner...”
“ We cannot thank Federica enough for all her hard work and we are still in touch with her now...”
“ If you are thinking about having a wedding in Italy but are worried it might be difficult to plan - work with Fede and you'll have a great time planning...”
“ My dear friend Fede, I wanted to write to you sooner, but it seems that I have so much to say that I felt the need to sleep on my words for...”
“ We had a beautiful and stress free wedding day, which we will always remember.”
“ For someone like myself who shall we say is a “control freak” I trusted your judgement in that you would make our Wedding Day as magical as what I had imagined”
“ There is no other way to put it, Fede is a true angel who makes your wedding dreams in Italy come true.”
“ I took a leap of faith with Federica simply because I had a very positive feeling working with this stranger oceans away. I have no regrets...”
“ Hey there! SOOO great to hear from you and SOOO sorry it's taken me forever -- I've been traveling w/ work since we got back (never ending...”
“ Hello Federica, I hope all is well with you? Thanks for your well wishes and your lovely postcard. Today is my first day back in work afte...”
“ Federica: Our wedding was wonderful and exceeded our expectations in every way. We had no idea how amazing that venue would be - it exceed...”
“ Everything turned out exactly as I had been imagining for the past year. Not one thing was off.”
“ Francesca! our wedding coordinator what can we say! your ability to remain calm and kind throughout the 2 years of planning has kept us enjoying ever aspect”
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“ You have the best relationships with vendors all over Italy, the most gorgeous and creative thoughts, and we cannot imagine what we would have done without you”
“ Everything was perfect and I dont think there is anything at all that could have been better.”
“ The whole day was just amazing...a fairytail...we loved every single minute of the day and we wouldn't have changed a single thing..”
“ WE WANT YOU TO KNOW HOW MUCH WE THOROUGHLY ENJOYED OUR WEDDING DAY AND YOUR LOVELY COUNTRY! EVERYTHING WAS SOOO PERFECT!”
“ Fede- Thank you again for everything. It was wonderful! We got the pics and the video today! They are AWESOME!!!! We can't believe how g...”
“ As for the wedding at San Biagio Church in Montepulciano, Italy…..well, we loved every minute of it. It exceeded all our expectations. Fro...”
“ Hi Federica! I wanted to thank you for making our wedding so wonderful! At first people thought I was crazy trying to plan a wedding over...”