Kristina and Shaun review :Beyond Our Wildest Dreams - Our Fairy Tale Wedding on September 2019 To anyone who is unsure of booking their wedding through Mario and Annamaria at Wagner Tours, PLEASE DO IT! I can honestly say that they are not only the absolute best wedding planners I have ever met, but also two of the kindest, sweetest people who will make your dreams into reality! Coming from someone who is known as being super critical and hard to please, I can honestly guarantee that you will have the most magical day of your lives, courtesy of two people who know how to create weddings that most people can only dream of!!!
After months of research, my fiancee and I decided on a destination wedding in Ravello and were trying to find a wedding planner locally that could help us plan our big day. After reaching out to some other planners and receiving quotes for either absorbent planner fees or very vague answers about pricing, we were a bit concerned that our dream of an Italian destination wedding might not be realistic. After reading so many positive TripAdvisor reviews, we reached out to Mario and Annamaria with Wagner Tours to get more information. From the moment we first heard back from them, we knew we were in excellent hands. Both Mario and Annamaria are extremely professional, friendly and sent a detailed spreadsheet with all of the potential wedding costs and options up front as well as the cost of their service (which is EXTREMELY minimal considering all of the work that they do!). Nothing was hidden or unclear, and from then onwards we knew that we had to have them help us plan our special day.
Planning a wedding without seeing the venue, location or meeting the wedding planners seemed a bit daunting at first, but both Annamaria and Mario made us feel completely at ease and confident through their detailed and super speedy responses to all of our MANY questions. Everything was very professional, and also organized regarding payment. We never worried or were unsure of where our money was going, and were provided with detailed receipts. We have joked that neither of them sleep and must be robots, working weddings every day and still responding to us within an hour of every email sent, no matter what the time difference, day or night! After a year and a half of planning and over 300 emails later, they were still happy to answer every question no matter how big or small, all to make us feel confident and excited.
To give some insight, I have always thought that I am an incredibly organized person, and have never met anyone who is as organized as I am - until we began working with Annamaria and Mario! They were on top of everything, sending detailed emails with spreadsheets showcasing detailed costs, recommendations and reminders when it was time to decide on music, flowers etc. Everything they recommended was absolutely perfect. We would send them photos of our ideas, and they made our dreams a reality while sticking to our budget. Everything was simple and stress free, which is something I never imagined I would be lucky enough to say! They even assisted in organizing accommodations for our guests, airport transfers, a boat tour to Capri (absolutely magical and a must do via Amalfi Boats that Mario recommended) and more!
When we finally arrived in Ravello a few days before our wedding, we were in awe of the beautiful surroundings. Arriving for our pre-wedding meeting with Mario and Annamaria, we felt as if we were meeting close family rather than our wedding planners. Mario and Annamaria are truly two of the kindest, most genuine people we have ever met, and their passion and love for weddings was evident from the moment we started chatting. They are EXPERTS, and took hours to walk through everything we had confirmed for the wedding day, talking through final details and walking us to Villa Eva to show us what our dream day would look like. I had a list of items to go over that I didn’t even need to worry about, all because they already covered every question before I needed to even ask. They have been the town wedding planners in Ravello for so many years that they have personal relationships with all of the vendors they work with, which means that they are able to ensure everything is flawless. They recommended everyone from photographer Enrico Capuano, videographer Pier Canta, hairdressers, makeup artist, taxi driver and more, and all were beyond expectations.
We had organized to do our first look/wedding photos before the ceremony at the gardens of Villa Rufolo, which was the absolute best decision we could have made. It calmed our nerves and allowed us to spend time with Enrico and Pier to get some fabulous shots, and made the day even more special. We then had the ceremony at Villa Eva overlooking the coast, followed by the reception/cocktail hour and evening at Villa Eva to enjoy the fabulous surroundings.
All of our guests have told us that our wedding was the most incredible that they have been to, and we felt the exact same way. The food was FANTASTIC (and so plentiful!), venue fabulous, and everything went perfectly until the dream evening ended at 4 am! Mario stayed right until the very end, always making sure everything was running smoothly behind the scenes
We also had a sandwich late night bar at midnight which was fantastic, although more food was not needed (we were all stuffed!). Mario organized to-go goodie bags for all of our guests with the leftovers for people to take home as they left the wedding. We had so many people tell us how awesome this was and what a great end to the evening!
Overall, words truly cannot express how amazing Mario and Annamaria really are, and how thankful we are to both of them for making our dreams come true. We woke up the day after the wedding (in our complementary room at Hotel Giordano from Mario and Annamaria as a wedding gift) feeling only pure joy when reflecting on our wedding day. Grazie Mille per tutto! We miss you and cannot wait to come back and visit! Love,Kristina and Shaun