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Brenda BabcockCelebrations is an experienced wedding and event planning company based out of Rome, Italy that serves couples all over Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, Lake Como, Puglia, and beyond. They were founded in 2004 by Brenda Babcock, the former Vice President of Vera Wang, and specialize in destination wedding planning. They pride themselves on their taste, design aesthetic, and ability to organize and execute flawless events. Brenda Babcock Celebrations looks forward to helping you create a luxury wedding that exceeds your expectations.

Services Offered
This full-service event planning company will work with you one-on-one to turn your dreams into a reality. They only take on a limited number of weddings per year, in order to give you the time and attention you deserve. Brenda will personally plan and attend every wedding from start to finish. Her goal is for you to be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy your special day. She and her team will take care of every detail, and act as your Italian liaison. They offer full planning services for both religious and non-religious weddings, as well as civil unions, cultural events, and destination weddings. Their services include, but are not limited to:

  • Babysitters
  • Coordinate with vendors
  • Favors
  • Fireworks
  • Hair and makeup
  • Music and entertainment
  • Printed materials
  • Vendor referrals
  • Welcome bags

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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$12,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

No

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Full Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

3
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95% Recommended by couples
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Ellen R. Sent on 12/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

An Exquisite Wedding Celebration in Ravello

As my family and I sit down to write this review, it is almost impossible to do justice to Brenda Babcock and how incredibly positive our experience with her was. I think the bottom line is that Brenda provides 100% peace of mind when planning a destination wedding. She is with you from beginning to end and totally involved in every step along the way. Her professionalism is unmatched and her taste is impeccable. Every single item she chose and every event she planned (we had three days of them!) exceeded our expectations a thousand times over. We developed such a high level of trust in her that our family was truly able to enjoy the celebration with absolutely no worries or stress.

Many people have said this in reviews below mine, but if Brenda plans your wedding, you will spend the rest of the year (and maybe life!) hearing that your wedding was the best that anyone has ever attended. I feel trite saying that our wedding in Ravello was magical, but that's exactly what it was. It flowed seamlessly in both perceptible and imperceptible ways.

To speak to logistics, Brenda is probably the most organized person I have ever met, and I cannot speak highly enough to her professionalism. She is available, patient, understanding, most importantly, she executes the vision for the wedding flawlessly.

I could go on and on about how every detail of our wedding was perfect, but I still wouldn't come close to describing just how wonderful the entire experience was. It was the most fun I've ever had, and I was able to enjoy every second of it because Brenda was there through it all.
Steve
Steve R. Sent on 10/23/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Simply the Best

Brenda Babcock is the best at her job in the world. It is that simple. If you want a wedding that every guest will tell you is the greatest event they have ever and will ever attend, seek out Brenda Babcock. She exceeded our expectations across the board.

Her guidance on venue, vendors, musicians, food, decor, events, childcare, transportation, everything was spot on.

Our wedding took place in Tuscany over 3 days with 80 guests and Brenda had every detail planned out down to the minute - or in the case of the fireworks - down to the second.

Covid created challenges and Brenda rose to quickly conquer each one. During the wedding, onsite, Brenda addressed issues in the background that we weren’t even aware of until after the fact. We were able to relax and enjoy our time celebrating.

Brenda’s attention to detail on the budget was excellent.

I am writing this weeks removed from the wedding and every conversation I have with someone who attended our wedding begins with a litany of compliments - not just the first conversation with that person, but the second, and the third post wedding.

Enough cannot be said about the quality of service Brenda provides.

I went back to read the other reviews Brenda has received and reading them now after our wedding, I see that our experience was completely representative of Brenda’s other weddings.

To execute at such a high level so consistently is extremely valuable.

Your wedding will be one of the most important events of your life. Entrust it to Brenda Babcock.
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Brenda R. Sent on 10/03/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Everything we dreamed of and more

Brenda orchestrated the wedding of the century for us. She made all of our dreams come true and she did it flawlessly. From the first day we met, Brenda was invested in our happiness. To this day, every time we talk to a family member or friend that attended the wedding the conversation starts and ends with how incredible the wedding was and how much fun they had. All this was thanks to the stylish and detail oriented Brenda Babcock.

After engaging her services, Brenda conducted several video calls with us to get a sense of our personalities, styles, likes, and dislikes. For each detail, whether the flowers, the stationary, or the salad forks, she produced a list of the best vendors in Italy for us to choose from. She has access to the best vendors, venues, and entertainment due to the relationships she has cultivated over 15[?] years. Brenda was in constant contact with us helping us plan for more than a year – no request was too big for her to overcome. As an example, I asked her to help put together some surprises for my husband over the days of the wedding and she managed to find New York style bagels in Rome and she recruited the pastry chef at our venue to make Italian Rainbow Cookies (not actually Italian mind you). My husband was completely surprised and got to enjoy his two favorite pastry items on his wedding.

Brenda is an excellent designer. She has an eye for detail. She planned all the color schemes, textures, accents and lighting in each event. We were very hands off which is exactly what we wanted. When we had a specific request she would make it happen and each suggestion we had she improved. Walking into each event took our breath away. You never expect your wedding to look that beautiful – it’s more what you expect to see on the cover of a wedding magazine – but it was our wedding. Brenda made that happen for us.

Lastly, I want to express how organized and professional Brenda is. We always knew what was going on and everything was alway on schedule throughout the planning and at the wedding itself. She gave us weeks if not months advance notice when it came to decisions we needed to make. We were never rushed. Because of this, we were actually able to enjoy every minute of every event. We weren’t running around having to deal with crises. We were essentially guests at our own wedding, eating, dancing, and hanging out with family and friends!

Brenda is an expert. If you want to hire the best wedding planner in the world hire her. Now we have to spend the rest of our lives falling short of our friends’ and family’s expectations because no event we ever plan will be as incredible as our wedding… unless we hire Brenda.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

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