My name is Serena and I am the CEO of Italian Event Planners agency.
Almost ten years ago I decided that what I wanted to do in my life was make people happy, and that's the reason why I decided to be a wedding planner, in order to help creating the most beautiful day a couple may have.
My agency Italian Event Planners today is a big destination wedding agency, with 3 offices scattered all over Italy and with a superbe team capable of creating events of great impact, with unique style and personality.
A strenght of my agency is not only the expertise and the passion that my team put in every single wedding but also the care of our clients, not only the bride and the groom but also all their guests: this means that everybody is stress free and enjoy both the event and the stay. This is what I mean when I promise a welcoming experience that will last for a long time!
Since every wedding is different -because every couple is different in likings, needs and requirements- my agency offers different packages, in order to allow everyone have a bespoke service! Our prices start from € 1.500 for a basic package, but for a more detailed package please contact me and I'll be happy to provide you the full pricing list!
Where do I begin?? Planning a wedding abroad can be daunting, my husband Gareth and I had no idea what to do or what to expect. After exchanging a few emails with Serena at Italian Event Planners I was 100% sure these were the planners for us, they made us feel relaxed and even though our wedding was 2 years away, they still answered all our questions promptly despite how busy they must of been.
After initially speaking with Serena I was then introduced to Ilaria who would be taking care of our wedding plans. I felt an instant connection with Ilaria through her bubbly, happy and detailed emails.
Ilaria was FANTASTIC and so passionate about her role in organising our dream wedding. Over a period of two years, we exchanged many many emails, texts and phone calls to discuss every last detail, and I couldn’t of been happier with the service the whole team provided, especially Ilaria!
Ilaria took care of every single detail and I felt like the calmest bride in the whole world. The build up to the wedding was so relaxed and we have Ilaria to thank for that, nothing was ever too much trouble!
Ilaria shared our vision of our special day, and did her very best to achieve this for us by coordinating with vendors and keeping us updated with new updates or changes.
When we met Ilaria and Serena a month before the wedding at our menu tasting we knew instantly we had made the best choice in wedding planners. We had an instant connection and felt like family. They came prepared with all the details I had sent and helped us communicate with the owners of the venue to ensure every single detail of the setting and food was counted for. We instantly felt relaxed and excited for our wedding.
The IEP team met us the day before our wedding at the town hall, and we sat down afterwards over lunch to go through some last minute details.
Our wedding day was perfect and all the services the vendors provided were absolutely spectacular, even better than we had imagined! Our guests were blown away and said they have never experienced anything like it before. Ilaria and Serena were with us from start to finish, right up until the last of our guests left. All our guests said how amazing they were at their job. They helped myself and my bridesmaids in to our dresses, helped look after the flower girls and page boys (5 little ones to keep an eye on), and made sure I arrived on time. They also made sure every guests made their way back to the wedding reception by boat after the ceremony, and helped get the party started after dinner by dancing with our guests!
IEP now feel like our family and they hold a special place in our hearts forever. They truly played a big part in the run up to our wedding and on our wedding day. Gareth and myself will always be forever grateful for everything they did for us and our guests, and we hope to see them again on our next trip to Italy.
I used Italian Event Planners for my wedding this past May. They were really fantastic! I was a bit worried as I was planning it from the US and didn't arrive in Italy until two days before the wedding. Serena and Ilaria were amazing!! They were very collaborative and helped work across countries and languages (my husband's family is Italian) - I highly recommend them to anyone looking to plan a wedding in Italy. They were able to deliver an amazing experience while also working with us on budget, specific requests etc. In the end, we were really able to blend American and Italian cultures and our wedding was more magical than I could have imagined. Thank you Ilaria, Serena, & Italian Event Planners!!!
From the UK and IEP created the best week of our lives
After deciding to get married abroad and already in love with Italy it was the easiest decision to make the destination. Then I found the dream location only to find it was booked on the day we so desperately wanted. We couldn’t compromise on the day so I came across Ilaria at IEP and it was the miracle we needed. Not only did she secure the venue but also the date ‘which I was told was not possible’!
Initially, with only a small insight into myself and my husband and a great connection Ilaria and the team new what I wanted and captured everything we wanted to achieve.
The team at IEP were great, and who would have thought planning a wedding abroad could be more fun than stress! Ilaria was great, with constant contact, motivation, beautiful words and encouragement it was shame when it was over.
Ilaria and Serena did not just plan the wedding day but helped organise all my guest transport and all the events I wanted to plan for the whole week! From stag and hen nights to gorgeous meals with local restaurants.
Dream come true forever grateful to everyone at IEP
The team of IEP - Serena and Ilaria - were exceptional in following us for the organization of our three-day destination wedding in Sardinia.
They followed us for all the months leading up to the big day with extreme courtesy and responsiveness.
They were available 24/7 and not only took the time to really understand what exactly we wanted, they were also friendly and understanding - especially in times of potential stress in the days before the ceremony.
We feel that theybecame for us real personal friends and advisors and not just event organizers.
They proved to have very good taste for the choice of venues, suppliers and decorations and they demonstrated attention to every detail.
We were particularly impressed to see, along the three days, that everything was in place even better than we expected, from lighting to transport arrangements for 110 people, to music and flowers.
On top of the ceremony and reception, they managed to organize two amazing events the day before (yacht party) and after (post-wedding brunch on the beach). They really helped us to finalize the whole three-day weekend from A to Z.
A personal thank you for making our day(s) so special and perfect, exactly as we wanted it to be! We would definitely recommend them to any couple wishing to have a flawless, perfect organization.
Thanks Ilaria, thanks Serena!
Italian Event Planners are a very friendly and professional company to use.
As we live in Glasgow, Scotland but got married in Rome we could not have managed to arrange our wedding without their help.
During our initial visit to Rome they drove us around showing us various different venues which allowed us to choose the best option for our wedding.
They gave us various options for the different services required and looked after us and our guests on our big day which helped make it the most memorable day of our lives.
We would definitely recommend the use of their services.
When deciding to get married abroad we thought that the stress of planning a wedding would only multiply, but that was not even close to the case with the help of Silvia from Italian Event Planners! From the moment we had our first Skype call with Silvia, we felt very comfortable that she understood what we were looking for and could really help us turn our dream into a reality. Through lots of e-mail, texts and a face to face visit on our last vacation (about a year before the wedding) every detail was discussed and Silvia made sure that everything was perfect. It is a challenge to coordinate 70 guests from all over the US and a few countries but Silvia made it look easy. She went above and beyond to help find hotel blocks at very reasonable rates, followed up to ensure every guest we knew was attending was accounted for and made sure everyone's reservations were squared away. Silvia helped us craft a wedding weekend itinerary which was something that Jon and I, and our guests, will never forget. We started with a welcome dinner on Friday evening, followed with a boat cruise on Saturday and finally the wedding on Sunday. Silvia did a FANTASTIC job communicating and negotiating with the long list of vendors used (hotels, boat company, photographer, painter, wedding venue, etc.) and provided us with offers and options until everything was just right. Every detail was looked after by Silvia and it gave us comfort from New York that when we showed up the week of our wedding, everything would be perfect, and it was! There are so many choices and decisions to make about your wedding (and some will be difficult). Knowing you have a wedding planner and partner you can trust should be the first choice you make and we highly suggest that choice be Silvia from Italian Event Planners!