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On since 2020

Last update: May 2024

Your Italian Wedding Planner is the brainchild of Carolina Di Gregorio. Born in Rome and now based in the UK, Carolina has used passion for her home country, knowledge of local custom, and a great eye for food and design to turn YIWP into a thriving wedding-planning business in just 5 years— a business that allows her to do what she loves the most: working with couples from all over the world to achieve their dream of getting married in Italy.

The goal for YIWP couples is to allow them to experience the real Italy: its traditions, values, food, weather, and everything it offers in all its elegant simplicity.

Carolina and her team have planned weddings all over Italy, in some of the most exclusive venues in the world, and for all kinds of people from West End musicians to Premier League footballers and almost anyone else you can imagine. YIWP firmly believes that the key to successful wedding planning is the relationship between them and their couples, which is based on trust, honesty, and communication. This enables them to provide a stress-free, fun, and completely personalized experience throughout the planning process.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Size of weddings/events you organise:

Fewer than 100 guests
Between 100 and 300 guests

Services you offer:

Technical equipment (sound, lighting, audiovisual...)
Wedding favours
Wedding invitations
Music and entertainment
Car rental
Wedding photography and video
Guest styling
Styling for the couple
Hair and makeup
Wedding coordinator

What kind of ceremonies do you offer?

Civil partnership

Do you organise non-Christian religion weddings?


What type of weddings are you specialised in?

Symbolic, Civil, Humanist, Religious

How do you work?

At the core of our business is the relationship we establish with our couples, which are grounded in communication, honesty, and heart. We offer the highest service with the least amount of formality

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfers, PayPal

Served in

Amalfi Coast, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Florence, Kent, Lake Como, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Naples, Nottinghamshire, Rome, Surrey, Tuscany and West London

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Reviews for Your Italian Wedding Planner - Italian Weddings

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100% recommend it
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Victoria J. Sent on 05/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful wedding planner - 100% recommended

Carolina helped us to plan the wedding of our dreams in the little known but beautiful town of Fano on the Adriatic coast of Italy.

We decided early on that we wanted to get married abroad and that we would need the help of a wedding planner. We initially struggled to find a planner who we both liked but immediately "clicked" as soon as we met Carolina. We had some wish list items when we first met but still didn't fully understand what we wanted or could achieve in terms of a wedding abroad. Carolina really helped with this by talking us through different types of weddings she had planned and expertly guided us to refine our wedding brief.

Carolina undertook an extensive venue search throughout Italy on our behalf and prepared a detailed venue proposal to help us decide (the difficult part). The venues proposed were carefully researched and tailored to meet our requests and Carolina went above and beyond researching new venues to help us find the perfect fit. When it came to decision making, I think Carolina knew before us which venue we were going to choose but she allowed us the time to come to this decision ourselves while keeping in regular contact with the venue so we didn't loose our date.

Once the venue was chosen, Carolina helped us to book a band, photographer, florist, hair/make-up, ceremony, ceremony music, ceremony coordinator/translator, wedding car, night before event and much more. Carolina typically provided a few options for each vendor and we got to a point where she knew us well enough to provide the options but also suggest who she thought we should choose (and she was always right). All of our vendors on the day were outstanding and this quality is a result of Carolina's excellent network within the Italian wedding industry and background research to make sure any vendors who were new to Carolina were up to scratch.

Having never worked with a wedding planner before we were initially concerned that we might quickly lose control of our budget but we couldn't have been more wrong. In the initial planning stages Carolina helped to review our own preliminary budget and was able to advise where our estimates were too high/low. Once we had an agreed budget Carolina used this as a guide to identify proposed vendors without compromising quality and clearly communicated if she felt it was worth spending a little more than budgeted on something while also managing to find some opportunities to save a little money in other places.

Throughout the wedding planning process and even after Carolina was a consistently there to help and even though we knew she was juggling many priorities we truly felt like our wedding was her sole focus. Carolina was always responsive and helpful answering our many questions and her warm, friendly and focused approach made wedding planning an absolute joy.

We cannot recommend Carolina enough and hope to send many friends/relatives her way over the coming years. If you are considering working with a wedding planner we highly getting in touch with Carolina straight away and you will quickly understand why we speak so highly of her. Carolina turned our blurry wish list into the wedding of our dreams and we are only left with the wish that we could do it all over again!

V+P x
Courtney F. Sent on 01/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Thoughtful, detail-oriented, responsive wedding planner!

Carolina helped us plan and coordinate our Lake Como elopement.

We contacted Carolina around 14 months ahead of our desired wedding date, and she booked us a violinist/harpist duo, officiant, photographer, day-of coordinator, boat tour, florist, and accommodations. While everything was all set well in advance, over the 1+ year leading up to our wedding, Carolina was always very responsive and insightful, answering all our questions and updating us on any developments all the while. Our day went perfectly thanks to Carolina's planning and coordination with each vendor, which included sending out a detailed hour-by-hour agenda ahead of time. She even sent us multiple thoughtful messages in the days leading up to and on the day of, which we really appreciated.

Another plus to working with Carolina for any English speakers wanting an Italian wedding is that she is fluent in both languages (she is a native Italian based in the UK), and you can rest assured nothing will be lost in translation. Because of this and Carolina's personable demeanor, we felt very comfortable communicating to her our preferences and concerns. Even though an elopement is much simpler to plan, Carolina took care to make sure every little detail was to our liking. With her, we always felt just as important as any client planning a traditional wedding.

When it comes to planning your wedding, no matter the scale, you want someone who will treat your special day with the respect and care it deserves. That is exactly the type of planner Carolina is, and we could not recommend her enough.
Rachel F. Sent on 28/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic wedding planner, highly recommend!

We are so lucky Carolina planned our destination wedding on the Amalfi Coast. She really impressed us right from the start with her detailed questions. She was absolutely lovely to work with and kept us on track. She was knowledgeable about the area and set us up with incredible vendors. The wedding day was flawless and we didn’t have to worry about anything! It was truly the best day of our lives, many thanks to Carolina!
- Rachel & David
Amy C. Sent on 05/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Made our day perfect ♥️

I would highly recommend Carolina to anyone planning a wedding in Italy. We saved so many hours of research because of her knowledge and experience. She was able to recommend some amazing suppliers that ticked all boxes. Our wedding day felt so relaxed because of her being there and everything was just perfect on the day.
Jenny S. Sent on 31/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant everything was planned to perfection!

Carolina has been a pleasure to work with. We always knew we wanted to get married in Italy but I didn’t know where to start. We interviewed a few different wedding planners, Carolina stood out for her honesty and style. She instantly understood the brief and found us the most amazing venues, which were hard to pick from. We had the most beautiful wedding and all our friends and family said it was the best they had been too. Everything we wanted was organised to perfection and all the stress was taken away from us on the weekend. I would highly recommend her.
Helen G. Sent on 27/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating


Carolina is an absolutely fantastic wedding planner, she kept us at ease through the whole process, reassuring us and advising us on traditional Italian weddings as we are from the UK. She always responds really quickly and has a great sense of humour, as well as knowing plenty of amazing vendors.
Hannah C. Sent on 02/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing and wonderful!

Carolina planned our wedding abroad and we could not of done it without her. All of her advice was so helpful and thoughtful and her attention to detail was so lovely. We genuinely could not of asked for a better planner and friend to go through a stressful time and we felt completely at ease throughout the whole process!
Rea H. Sent on 20/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

100% Recommend

I would wholeheartedly recommend Carolina to anyone planning a wedding in Italy. Throughout the initial planning process we were very specific with what we wanted for our day and Carolina always found us exactly that. She asks all the right questions to find the best options and liaises back and forth with suppliers to get the best prices!

On the wedding day I couldn’t have been more thankful to have her on the ground in Italy with us; she took all the stress out of our day and allowed us to focus on the best day of our lives. We had a complete change of plan the day before due to weather & I didn’t feel an ounce of anxiety or stress on the day as I knew Carolina was handling everything. Even now, post wedding she is still in talks with our suppliers to finalise our photos and video.

We couldn’t have done it without her! X
Nadia B. Sent on 22/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding planner

Im sure most bride & grooms say that their wedding planner was amazing however I cannot put into words how perfect Carolina is.

Not only is she genuinely the kindest person, she is an expert in her trade.

She made every single decision seem easy and simple and I can assure you I was not always a easy bride to deal with!
Carolina brought so much joy to the planning of our wedding, which can normally seem stressful and over-whelming.

Planning an abroad wedding brings a few challenges and obstacles that may not occur if the wedding was not abroad yet that did not seem to phase Carolina one inch. Weddings in Italy are clearly what she was born to do.

If we ever decide to renew our vows or have any other large parties/events without question we would 100% want Carolina to plan it with us.

If I could only recommend one thing to you if you are thinking about hiring Carolina…

Fiona H. Sent on 31/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Rearranged and pulled off postponed pandemic destination wedding!

Carolina had already planned our Italian destination wedding once when the COVID-19 pandemic struck with 7 weeks’ to go. She managed to reorganise and move our entire 3-day event for 3 months’ later and somehow pulled it off without a hitch... well, except the one we wanted! We’re a British couple who love Tuscany, and were initially on the fence about using a wedding planner for our Italian vineyard wedding. All we can say is that Carolina was worth more than her weight in gold! Even if we hadn’t had a postponement or pandemic to deal with, the need for clear communication and coordination between independent vendors intensified right up until and actually throughout our wedding day - it was such a relief not to have to be on our phones constantly and dealing with anything ourselves. Carolina went above and beyond what we expected - she made things happen in the background that we weren’t even aware of until after the day and was the sole reason it was a complete success. Any problems we encountered were dealt with immediately in a supportive friendly manner, and she was always up to date with the ever-changing coronavirus rules and regulations for both the UK and Italy. I can’t imagine many couples have managed to have the exact wedding day they planned in August 2020 (if any wedding at all)... and Carolina managed to rearrange everything as if it was our original wedding. Looking back the best decision we made was hiring Carolina - we can’t recommend Your Italian Wedding Planner highly enough!
Anonymous Sent on 08/06/2019

Wedding in 2020

We are a few months into our Italian wedding planning and Carolina has already been worth her weight in gold! Even though our vendors and contacts all speak excellent English, we have really seen the benefit of having Carolina available to ask our questions with exactly the nuances we need - there is no risk of miscommunication. She responds very quickly to any contact and is never too busy to talk things through. I have to say I have every confidence in Carolina and I find her a an invaluable source of knowledge and reassurance! Dan and Fiona
Anonymous Sent on 08/06/2019

Tuscan Dream

What a wonderful service Your Italian Wedding Planner has provided! From day one Carolina was available to talk through all our issues and concerns, and the wedding itself ran like clockwork. It's almost worth getting married again just to relieve the experience! Fede & Luigi
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