Have you a wedding team?
Of course I work with my team and with one or two wedding coordinators on the wedding day
Do you work everywhere in Italy?
Yes, I’m specialized in Tuscan, lake Area, Bologna, Veneto and Piedmont weddings, but thanks to my solid network in the different regions I planned wedding in Sardinia, Amalfi Coast and Apulia too
Which services do you offer?
I love to take care of the complete project of your wedding, being focused on a high level of customization of planning and design, and on the budget too. The style of each event needs to reflect the couple, respecting an ideal budget that we can build together, if you haven't already. Working with a long list of professional vendors, we can provide different solution to your needs, deciding together the best option for you. A quick list of services the we provide is: location scouting, food and beverages, photo and video services, music & entertainment, stationary, flower design, budget analysis, flower arrangements, rental companies, accommodations,..
How do you design a wedding?
Starting from your preferences and your ideas, we like to propose you solutions creating a customized moodboard with your palette, your graphic elements, inspirational photos that can contain elements for the decorations, for the flower arrangements, the table set up, the furniture, ceremony, gifts..giving you the exact feeling of your wedding day
What about the budget management?
I was sales analyst, and I’m in love with excel and what I love in being wedding planner is that I can combine my creative soul with my passion for numbers. For this reason I like to work with the couples building their ideal budget, based on their needs, every time different (just a dj, or a big band for example?), so they are relaxed for the whole planning
We cannot recommend Mari’s services highly enough. From the moment, we were introduced she had a warm and encouraging grace. Nothing was ever too much trouble and she was often responding to our messages all hours of the night and day. Mari was our point of contact throughout and worked tirelessly to make our day a day to remember. Mari constantly provided excellent suppliers and seamlessly removed so much of the stress and strain - constantly able to adapt and find the perfect solution, whatever the issue. She is a master magician, problem solver, florist, project manager, peace keeper and more than anything a dear friend that we now miss in our life! We can’t recommend her highly enough.
We are a couple which lives abroad, in Switzerland. When we decided to get married in Italy we quickly realized that we would need somebody on the ground, who would help us. We met Marilena for a weekend in April and we got married in September of that very same year. Marilena and her team handled our wedding from A-Z. We started from location scouting, meal tasting, decorations, over putting the program together for our special day, to choosing the priest and deciding on the band resp. music for the day. Marilena and her team really impressed us with their broad network and the great relationship they have with their suppliers. Marilena understood what our vision was and came up with solutions for every even so little problem. On our big day, everything was perfectly organized and prepared. All the staff was very friendly and all of them were very detail oriented. Also the internationality of our wedding society was handled with absolute professionalism. The day went by smoothly and everything was just like a dream. With full conviction we recommend Marilena and her team and like to take the opportunity to thank her again for making our wedding dream come to.
Marilena planned our dream wedding and found us the dreamiest location we could have ever imagined. We had never been to Italy and are based in Dubai and she took it upon herself to pull everything together and send us videos of the place, coordinate with the venues, translate documents and make things happen. Her attention to detail, design aesthetics and calm attitude brought everything to life and truly enjoy our big day. Our dream wedding wouldn’t have been possible without this lovely soul.
We were beyond lucky to get Marilena as our planner. Right from the beginning of our planning process, Marilena was incredible! She made us feel heard, gave great suggestions and put us in contact with excellent suppliers. She did a phenomenal job making the venue look absolutely beautiful and captured the exact theme. The day of my wedding was perfection, and Marilena was a very big part of that! Marilena is a true professional and a pleasure to work with. Thank you Marilena, GRAZIE MILLE! Christina & Max
Planning a destination wedding without ever visiting the actual destination (or speaking the language) is daunting and stressful, so we were really lucky to have found Mari! She listened to us patiently – like a friend, instead of just as a service provider, coordinated everything to a T, and made sure that our wedding was as perfect as we’d imagined it to be. We really don’t know how we would have pulled it off without her!
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