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Top Tips for planning your Italian Wedding

Top Tips for planning your Italian Wedding

Top Tips for planning your Italian Wedding

Thinking of having a destination wedding in Italy? We don’t blame you! What’s not to love – the 

beautiful weather, the stunning views and the amazing range of venues we have for you to choose from!

We wanted to give you our 4 top tips for planning your Italian wedding:

Top Tips for planning your Italian WeddingUse a Wedding Planner

Using a wedding planner not only takes a lot of the stress and admin out of your hands to give you a more relaxing journey up to your big day, but they are also an expert in the industry. By using an expert Italian wedding planner (like us!) you can be assured that they know the area you’re wanting to get married in fully, with local knowledge about venues, suppliers and wedding laws. They can also get rid of any language barrier that may occur between you and suppliers, as they will be the middle point of contact for you.

Think about Weather

While Italy has beautiful weather all year round, we are still 

victim to rainy seasons so it’s important to check the annual weather forecast for your chosen location. Even if it’s predicted to be the ideal weather, we recommend that everyone has a ‘Wedding Rain Plan’ for their big day, as a back up in case the clouds do turn grey. On the opposite end of the spectrum it’s important to make sure the weather isn’t too hot for you and your guests. Having a wedding in the height of the Italian summer can be too much for some people, as the humidity can be too much and make the day uncomfortable. Do your research properly!

Let Your Guests Know Early

Although your wedding may be in the front of your mind and your main focus, it may not be for all your guests. Once you’ve set the date for your big day, send out a save the date immediately. Guests will have other events going on in their lives, along with jobs and maybechildren – they will have to arrange for time off work, possible childcare and save up to book flights and accommodation when they are there. By giving them as much notice as possible, you’re allowing them to have more time to prepare, increasing the likelihood of them being able to attend.

Legal requirements

Italy wedding laws are very different to those back home. There are documents you need to submit with the local authorities in the location of your choosing, such as the “nulla osta al matrimonio” – a document stating that there is no impediment to their marriage. You will also need to apply for a marriage banns no more than 6 months before your wedding date. Without these documents, your wedding will not be legal so it’s vital to know what you have to do.

For more advice on planning your Italian wedding, and to see how we can help you, contact us today!