SEVEN GOOD REASONS FOR AN ITALIAN WEDDING
Why should you get married in Italy?
Have you always dreamed of a romantic Italian wedding? Here 7 good reasons for getting married in Italy and to provide you with some inspiration for your wedding day.
1 Italy is the Land of Love
Romeo & Juliet, the greatest love story ever told was set in Verona.
2 Location, Location, Location
Italy has so much to offer to create a truly unique event. Everywhere you look, breathtaking scenery, classic art, magnificent architecture and wonderful landscapes can be seen.
For a simple but elegant ceremony one must look at Tuscany.
Impressive city halls, like Palazzo Vecchio in Florence or Palazzo pubblico in Siena, stunning villas dating back to XVI-XVII centuries in the countryside, magnificent castles like Vincigliata near Florence or Meleto Castle in Chiantishire, the list is endless.
This and much more is what sets Tuscany apart from other locations as a great wedding choice!
Do you prefer a more intimate wedding ceremony? Then you could consider Umbria.
This region has as beautiful countryside but with fewer visitors than Tuscany, so it's ideal if you'd like a quietly romantic ceremony.
Verdant gentle rolling hills, vineyards, medieval towns: grant you a great “wow factor”. Orvieto or Assisi with their cathedrals, small ancient cities like Spello, ancient fortresses with a great view on Trasimeno lake as that of Castiglione del Lago, either medieval towers as Magione or small theatres for your civil wedding (Panicale or Spoleto).
Would you like a movie-star location? Opt for the Amalfi coast and Capri. The scent of lemons fills the air, along with sweet rose dust, then ... a triumph for your eyes: Positano, Ravello or Amalfi await for you with their quiet bays, stunning scenery and crystal blue seas.
Have you ever dreamed of waterside grand houses and secluded inlets? The Italian lakes of Como, Garda, Maggiore and the less famous Orta with San Giulio Island make stunning locations, a dream wedding paradise.
Looking for something "off the beaten path"? Every region offers beautiful places. I' d suggest Le Marche and Abruzzo in central Italy or Sicily in the South.
3 Food and Wine
A wedding in Italy means a lot of food. A buffet of sliced cured salami (Tuscan finocchiona, Umbrian capocollo or salami with truffle), cheeses (mozzarella, pecorino), liver Tuscan croutons, then a sit down meal of primi- a pasta course with truffle or game (usually wild boar) and second. And for dessert? The sweet table with different types of cakes and fruits and after that… the wedding cake. A good red Chianti or Sagrantino or Rosso di Montefalco will match your wedding banquet.
For the most part Italy has great weather: summers are dry and hot, spring and autumn’ days are usually mild. During these seasons you can have an outdoor reception. In winter Tuscany and Umbria mean you can snap incredible pictures with a bright blue sky and have a cozy reception inside one of many beautiful frescoed halls of many historic villas.
5 Relax and Spend Quality Time with Your Guests
Since you gather your family, relatives and closest friends in the same place usually two days before your wedding…why not spend some time all together? You can plan a spa day, a cooking class for learning how to prepare homemade pizza or pasta or a wine tour. Do you like vintage motorcycles? Take a “Vespa tour” to discover hidden gems and feel “La dolce Vita”.
6 "Mix and Match"
Incorporate into your wedding some Italian traditions like “the rice throwing” or “bomboniera”.
In the ancient Rome rice symbolized abundance, fertility and good luck: throwing rice to the married couple as soon as goes outside the church or the city hall means to wish them the same.
The bomboniera is a decorated package containing three or five sugar almonds (in Italian confetti) wrapped together. It is a small wedding gift the wedding couple gives to each couple in attendance as “thank you” for their coming. Why don’t follow this small Italian tradition to give to your guests a sense of authenticity while they’re in a foreign land?
7 Wedding &Honeymoon…All in One!
Take full advantage of your wedding in Italy and spend your honeymoon here saving some money too.
You have already bought flight tickets, you’re in a country which offers you many choices: mountains and sea, alps and lakes, art and culture, sport and great shopping…If it’s your first time visit Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples and Sicily. Do you prefer sunbathing, relax and clear waters? Consider Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia, Amalfi Coast or Cinque terre. Do you prefer to discover Italian rich gastronomy? Head to Piedmont (the Monferrato area) or in Emilia Romagna (Bologna, Modena) Do you like sports? Opt for Alps. Shopping addicted? Go to Milan or Rome. Do you prefer handicraft? In each corner you find something to take home. In Venice the glasses of Murano or Burano laces, in Tuscany leather bags and shoes, in Umbria, in Emilia Romagna and in southern Italy beautiful pottery… just to make some examples…
Come in Italy to celebrate your wedding just you and your closest relatives and friends, to live an exclusive experience whose memories will last for ever and... follow my suggestion: hire a good wedding planner to fully enjoy the most beautiful day of your life without any stress! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll transform your dream wedding into a reality.