Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Advice for a trip to Venice

Jump to last reply

Next year will be my me and my wife's 10yr anniversary. She has always wanted to go to Italy. I want to surprise her with a trip to Venice. Neither of us have ever traveled to Europe before. We live in Los Angeles, California, USA.

To give you some details of what I'm planning:

Travel date: April 2014. Duration: 5-7 days

Now, while we're in Venice, I'm also trying to plan a symbolic wedding ceremony for us. Not a full wedding event. Just a simple gondola ride with an officiant who will perform the ceremony for just me & my wife. She always wanted to get married on a gondola in Venice. Even though we're already legally married, I figured a symbolic wedding or renewal of vows would be a good choice since this should not require any type of legal paperwork.

Now. I'm hoping some of you experienced travelers might be able to offer some insight. Have any of you traveled to Venice for a symbolic wedding before? If so, can you give me some idea of how you planned your trip? Did you use a travel agent? Did you plan it all yourself? Concerning the symbolic wedding, did you go with a wedding planner? Seeing as how my symbolic wedding is rather small & intimate (just me & my wife), is it worth hiring the services of a wedding planner?

As far hotel accommodations, can anyone recommend a nice hotel that they've had good experiences with?

These are just a few of the many questions I have. I've done quite a bit of researching online and I'll also be researching travel books, but I always find the most useful information through experienced people like yourselves.

Thanks in advance to everyone who replies!

--Chris

58 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Mexico
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 24, 14 at 12:19 PM
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Venice - visiting the Arsenal.
  2. 2 Anyone familiar with Villa Treville?
  3. 3 Majorca - where to stay?
  4. 4 Student Visas/Schengen Zone
  5. 5 Premier Inn in Edinburgh, City Center, UK
  6. 6 Trip Report Mama Mia Italy!
  7. 7 Dordogne in October
  8. 8 iPhone Sim Data Question (UK, Italy, France)
  9. 9 Travel sim with Free Incoming
  10. 10 Does this sound feasible?
  11. 11 Bike touring in France
  12. 12 Need help in finalizing Switzerland travel dates
  13. 13 Keeping it el cheapo in Copenhagen Paris and Barcelona!
  14. 14 Barcelona apartment input, please
  15. 15 Christmas Market 2014 Itinerary help
  16. 16 Trip Report T-Mobile International Roaming in Europe: a Trip Report
  17. 17 Scotland Wedding Planning, Added Belgium! Logistics help, Plz?
  18. 18 Lake Como in October- when does season change
  19. 19 Calling home from abroad
  20. 20 Visiting Verona Arena during the day
  21. 21 Good Flamenco in Seville
  22. 22 8 Days in Spain - leaving in one week!!
  23. 23 Visiting Pompeii Via Train From Naples To Sorrento
  24. 24 Croatia: BEACHES/NIGHTCLUBS
  25. 25 Suggestion for wine tasting and winery tours in Tuscany
View next 25 » Back to the top