Love, romance, breathtaking scenery, Italian warmth & generosity; have your wedding in Italy and these are just some of the things you are bound to experience.
In a country with such regional diversity, it’s hard to paint a picture of a “typical” wedding in Italy. The atmospheres and even the traditions vary so wildly from one region to the next, it is impossible to give a catch-all description of what your day might look and feel like.
However, if you choose to get married in Italy, you can be assured of a handful of constants;
- The legal procedure is the same country-wide, and is relatively straightforward although you may need the guiding hand of an experienced wedding planner or co-ordinator to guide you through the process.
- You’re guaranteed the stereotypical Italian virtues of warmth, welcome, fabulous food and wine, and a laid-back approach that may be slightly frustrating if you like to be in control, or a welcome relief if you want to escape the intensity of planning a wedding at home.
With basics such as these, Italy is a fantastic location for a wedding abroad.
Tips & Advice for Getting Married in Italy!
The following information has been designed to provide guidance on all aspects of planning a wedding in Italy.
The following links will take you to the Italy Destination Wedding Directory where you will find a full listing of Wedding Suppliers who will help you plan your dream wedding abroad.
Special thanks to Hayden Phoenix for the above images.
Top Tips from Couples who were Married in Italy
All the most significant wedding destinations in Italy are well served by low cost airlines which makes having a wedding in Italy ideal, particularly if you are sensitive to your guests’ budgets and their ability to travel.
In fact with an afternoon wedding in Italy, it’s more than possible for a guest to arrive from the United Kingdom or Ireland on day of the wedding, stay overnight and return the next day. In a best-case scenario (if you book your wedding out of season and source some reasonable B&Bs), it is possible for it to cost under €150 for a guest to attend.
Real Experiences – Why did you choose Italy?
We wanted somewhere that all the guests could attend easily and with as little cost as possible, so it had to be no more than a two hour flight and serviced by a budget airline. Apart from that, I have good memories of Sorrento and think it’s a stunning and dramatic place. James proposed on top of Vesuvius, so there’s some continuity there as well!
We chose Italy because I had been there before and loved the food and people. Amalfi because it looked amazing in every photo and I had heard from others it was beautiful.
Better value for money and much higher standards of presentation and quality.
Nicholas & Jane, United Kingdom
We’ve both always wanted to visit Italy, plus for several of our guests this would be their only holiday of the year. We were therefore determined to choose somewhere that they genuinely wanted to visit and Sorrento combined a romantic environment with lots of sight-seeing.
Rebecca & Peter, United Kingdom
We got engaged in Florence and fell in love with the area and fancied going back to get married – simple as that!
Karen & Dean, United Kingdom