On Hitched.co.uk since 2020
Last update: November 2023
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.
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Amalfi Coast, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Florence, Kent, Lake Como, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Naples, Nottinghamshire, Rome, Surrey, Tuscany and West London
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Thoughtful, detail-oriented, responsive wedding planner!
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.
Wonderful wedding planner - 100% recommended
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!
Fantastic wedding planner, highly recommend!
- Rachel & David
The perfect wedding planner
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…
BOOK HER NOW!!!
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
Rearranged and pulled off postponed pandemic destination wedding!
Absolutely amazing and wonderful!
Wedding in 2020
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