Bride-to-be, 25, is branded ‘insane’ after revealing the EYE-WATERING cost of booking her ‘dream’ wedding venue in Lake Como
A bride-to-be has shared the eye-watering cost of the Lake Como wedding venue she’s booked for her upcoming nuptials.
Liz Inglisa, 25, took to TikTok to reveal how much she and fiance Kraeton Moll had spent for Villa Balbiano.
The Chicago couple, who have been together for seven years, will tie the knot in August 2024.
But other social media users didn’t hesitate to criticize the extravagant spending, as someone labeled it a “waste of money.”
Liz Inglisa, from Chicago, took to TikTok to reveal how much she and fiance Kraeton Moll had spent for Villa Balbiano
Liz described Villa Balbiano as ‘the location of their dreams’ but was inundated with questions about cost
Liz has been regularly sharing wedding planning updates with her 25,900 followers since proposing a private sunset cruise around the Amalfi Coast.
And she recently announced that she would tie the knot at Villa Balbiano on Lake Como, which was previously used as a backdrop in blockbusters such as Casino Royale and Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.
She described it as “the location of their dreams,” but was inundated with questions about cost.
In the clip, which has been viewed more than 1.6 million times to date, Liz responded to a user who asked the question, adding, “I’ve never been asked a question in my life so let’s see how much our wedding on Lake Como and venue costs.’
Sharing a series of snaps of the stunning views and impressive architecture, Liz began: ‘Villa Balbiano is probably one of the most desirable wedding venues in the world, probably because of this view.
“It’s so beautiful and I’ve probably wanted to get married here ever since I saw this photo about five or six years ago.”
She continued, “So the venue can either be rented for the entire weekend — Friday through Sunday, two nights, three days — for 100,000 euros (about $109,000).
“Or you can rent it for one day, but you can only rent it for one day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and the cost of that is 40,000 euros ($44,000).”
The couple, who have been together for seven years, will tie the knot on Lake Como in August 2024.
To justify the expense, she continued, “Yeah, it’s just the location, but I mean, look how incredible the location is.” There are so many different areas here’
Liz went even further, adding, “Another question I keep getting is “what is included in the cost of the venue” and the answer is nothing at all.
‘The 40,000 euros or the 100,000 euros is just the price of the location and nothing else.’
She justified the expenditure and continued, “Yeah, it’s just the location, but I mean look how incredible the location is.” There are so many different areas here.
‘The possibilities for drinks, reception and ceremony are endless. I can think of ten places right now where you can do them all.’
Liz then revealed, “Another question I keep getting is if you can actually stay in the venue and the answer is yes, only if you book it for the whole weekend.”
But she reflected, “I feel like you don’t even want your guests to stay here because many of the pieces in Villa Balbiano are like “sister pieces” or one of five in the whole world, so imagine that you break or scratch something and you have to pay all your money to Villa Balbiano.’
But other social media users were stunned by the revelations and didn’t hold back in the comments
The bride-to-be concluded, “Overall, this is definitely the place to go when it comes to wedding venues on Lake Como.”
But other social media users were baffled by the pricing revelations and didn’t hold back in the comments.
One wrote: “Get married in a spare room and save the money for vacations and home renovations.”
Another added: “This isn’t worth it. Only the location and no extras for that price is ridiculous.’
And a third simply labeled it as “a waste of money.”