We are delighted to introduce our Rome based wedding planner, Roberta, to the Wanderlust Weddings family.
Roberta has over five years experience in wedding planning in Italy and has extensive knowledge and contacts needed for hosting a wedding in romantic Rome.
Roberta has arranged weddings at some of the finest venues in Rome, several of which we will be featuring over the coming weeks. We hope you enjoy reading our interview with Roberta below which should give you some insight into why Rome could be the perfect destination for you……
What do you think Rome has to offer as a destination wedding location?
Rome is the Eternal City, and can be chaotic and so Italian! However when it comes to magical weddings , it turns into a very special and unique place. Rome can offer some of the most beautiful and amazing venues in the world, with a dramatic scenery you won’t find anywhere else.
How did you get into the wedding planning business?
I started working in this wonderful industry with a very special mentor, Enzo Miccio, the most famous and televised wedding planner in Italy. He made me love the job I had always dreamed of.
How long have you been a wedding planner?
More than 5 years now, but I began planning weddings even before, while I was a site manager for a large marketing and events company
How will couples know if having a destination wedding is right for them?
Couples usually know it’s the right destination because they’ve been dreaming of it. However when couples are not very familiar with the location, they may not pick the right venue for them. That’s why they need help from someone who is experienced and has local knowledge and contacts.
What is your favourite wedding venue in Rome – for the ceremony and for the reception?
I know everyone is looking for the best views and for wedding venues near the most famous monuments, but I work very often with some “hidden gems” that always leave my couples speechless…
Is it easy for non-Italian couples to get married in Rome/Italy? What advice would you give to couples who would like to have a destination wedding?
It’s quite easy to get married in Rome, but I definitely recommend that all couples seek help when planning their big day, to ensure they choose the best possible venue and so that they can relax in the knowledge that everything will be taken care of.
Describe the process for having a wedding in Rome – what happens after we initially get in contact with you?
After first getting in contact (Roberta@wanderlust-weddings.com) via email or Skype, I always like to hear the couple’s love story. I want to hear about the wedding of their dreams, what styles inspire them and what atomosphere they want to have for their guests; then I will suggest some wedding venues I think will best suit their desires, and that will be our starting point.
How long do I need to plan a Rome wedding?
We can provide a perfect wedding, no matter the time, but if you want a specific church or one of the most popular wedding venue in town, the earlier the better.
What do you think is the best thing about having a destination wedding?
You can combine a wonderful trip in your favourite country with your dream wedding, and share it all with your guests!
Describe your dream wedding…..
I don’t think there is an exact definition for a dream wedding, but what best defines it is when a couple tells me their wedding day exceeded their expectations beyond their dreams!
For anyone interested in getting married in Rome, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more!