In a nod to tradition, Alamuddin’s Lebanese parents, Ramzi and Baria Alamuddin, will be footing the bill for their daughter’s pricey nuptials to Clooney in Venice, Italy. "Crazy enough," a source tells US Weekly, “her family is paying for most of it.”
According to the Daily Mail, the night before the wedding ceremony, the couple will host an intimate dinner for loved ones at the Hotel Cipriani.
The ceremony will reportedly be held in the stunning 13th century Ca’ Farsetti with Alamuddin’s maid of honor being her younger sister Tala, and Rande Gerber standing in as Clooney’s best man.
Alamuddin will likely wear an Alexander McQueen gown for the spectacular event since she spent time at the fashion label’s East London headquarters recently.
The black-tie reception is expected to take place in the luxury seven-star Aman Canal Grande hotel, which is located inside 16th century palace Palazzo Papadopoli. The exclusive party to celebrate the newlyweds promises to be an exciting affair with both Lebanese and Italian food on hand for guests to enjoy and famed Italian singer Andrea Boccelli performing.
And the drinks will be flowing! On September 15, Clooney’s pal Gerber was spotted helping to load dozens of cases of tequila aboard a private jet in Los Angeles.
Despite the whirlwind of preparations, Clooney hasn’t lost sight of the real reason for all the fuss. "I would just like to say to my bride-to-be, Amal, that I love you very much," the actor gushed at a Sept. 7 event in Florence. "And I can't wait to be your husband."