Getting a wedding planner that speaks Italian is a huge help, but at the same time, I agree that you could get a translator for a fraction of the cost. A translator could coordinate the logistics of a small and simple wedding easily. We used La Calla Wedding Coordinators last June- they were very friendly and sweet. I, however, think we paid them too much for a small wedding. Their English is good, but not great. We only corresponded through e-mail until we arrived in Italy. Just make sure they understand EVERY detail you want -- they messed up the colors of my flowers. I had requested bright, hot pink flowers and they showed up with pale, light pink. (At that time it was too late to change.) I was pretty laid-back throughout the wedding planning process, but if you want a "perfect" wedding-- I would suggest interviewing several planners to ensure that they have a lot of experience. I felt that La Calla had too many people taking care of my wedding and not just one -- that is why they got confused on the details. If I could do it all over again, I would have just gotten a translator. Often times, you can find one online. Also, many hotels will have a planner on-site that is no additional cost if you book your wedding or reception with them. I would only use a wedding planner if I am having a big wedding. I hope this helps. If you need a photographer, I used one that was wonderful! I have his wedsite if needed. Please feel free to e-mail me if I can aswer any questions you may have about planning a wedding on the Amalfi Coast.