Important steps to consider.

With this post today, we want to help you in case you were evaluating the idea of getting married in Italy. It is known that in the last decade, Italy has become one of the most requested destinations for those who desire a wedding in Italy. Couples from all over the world choose the beautiful country to pronounce the fateful “Yes I do.” So let’s go straight to the point to see which are the first steps on an excellent wedding planning in Italy.

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Madonna di Vitaleta

1) Catch the right location

When thinking about Italy, many couples have in their mind the most known cities, such as Florence and Rome. Our advice is to consider better the Italian territory because most enchanting places are outside the cities. Imagine the environment on the Dolomites and South Tyrol, the epic hills in Tuscany, and the stunning coastline of Amalfi.

Braies Lake

2) Evaluate the complicate legal procedure and paperwork required

To get married in Italy with a legally binding ceremony, you should go through a complicated procedure different for each country. The Italian government signed separate agreements with each foreign country, so you will need to discuss with a qualified wedding planner to examine your specific case to get advice and get legally married in Italy.

3) Hosting your guest

Usually, destination weddings in Italy host on the average from 50 up to 100. Even though you’re planning your ceremony in a city center, you will need to consider logistic aspects regarding the transportation of your guest from the airport to the hosting venue (and vice-versa) and, in some cases, from the hosting venue to the place of the ceremony. It will be useful to entrust everything to your wedding planner to ensure that everyone arrives at the destination.

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Castel Fragsburg

4) Book in advance

It is well known that Italy is one of the most targeted countries for destination weddings; therefore, we strongly suggest you book in advance Churches and venues, especially in Tuscany, Umbria, Amalfi, Sorrento, Lake Como, South Tyrol, and the Dolomites and Riviera. When we say in advance, we mean not less than one year before the date of the wedding.

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Vigilius Hotel

5) Food tasting

Consider that many exciting venues in Italy let the couple free to choose the appropriate catering autonomously. This sometimes put in crisis some couple who don’t know which catering company to choose, ending with asking the venue to give them some suggestion. Our advice is to be possibly present in Italy (at least one week some months before the dare of the wedding) planning appointments with some catering companies which operate in the territory for a tasting food dinner. A right caterer will let you taste the best Italian food to satisfy your expectations. Once you have done that, you will go back home more serenely waiting for the date of your wedding.

Delicious Italian Pasta
Mozzarella
Italian Focaccia
Spaghetti - best Italian  recipes

6) Agreements

It is a good practice (in your interest) to request to all vendors to sign an agreement. Qualified wedding vendors know how to deal professionally and certainly will propose you to sign an agreement.  If this does not happen, we suggest you look around and go further.

7) Plan a Journey

You have to consider the fact that probably part of your guest has never been to Italy before, and some of them will never be there again. Therefore, it would be gentle if you could return the kindness of their presence at your wedding by planning a touristic journey for them. Maybe in the nearby, there is an archeological site to visit (Italy is full of these places) or perhaps in the nearby, a folkloristic festival is ongoing. Organize something for your guest will also be fun for you.

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Assisi
San Galgano Abbey
Tuscany landscape
Val d'Orcia

8) Consider other seasons

In Italy, there is good weather. Even-though the “most popular” season is summer, even in October, you could find good weather (and save money in the latter case). The advantage of planning your wedding in October (and in low seasons) is also that you won’t have dates booked and so you will be able to select you’re the date with more serenity. Besides, with a wedding in the fall season, you could space with so many exciting themes, imagine autumn leaves with pine cone and berries, just to give you an idea.

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Arezzo - Tuscany - Countryside

9) Select the best wines

As already mentioned before, the experience in Italy for some of your guest could be their first and last, so why don’t enrich this moment with the right food. If there is space in your budget pot, you could ask the venue or the catering to propose a good sommelier. He/she will enchant your guests to describe the best wines of the land you will marry in.

Tuscany's best wines

10) Locate your wedding planner in Italy

This is the “last but not the least.” To give sense to these tips we gave to you, we strongly recommend hiring the right wedding planner in Italy. Our opinion and consequently, the advice is to locate an Italian native wedding planner. He/she knows deeply Italian traditions and is undoubtedly easily connected with the interested network.

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