Why A Destination Wedding In Italy Is A Great Idea

Getting married to your better half is the ultimate proof of love. What better way is there to communicate your love for each other than in front of your closest friends and family! They are the witnesses of this unbreakable vow. A destination wedding in Italy is taking it up a notch, and creating unforgettable memories in one of the most breathtaking countries in the world! 

If you’re reading this article, we are assuming that you’re already engaged (you did it!) and you’ve started planning your big day. We can also guess that you haven’t decided where to get married yet. Should you choose a practical location like your hometown where everyone can easily attend? Or go on a once in a lifetime journey to stunning Italy, where you can capture the essence of love and share it with those closest to your heart?

To make things easier for you, you’ve come up with 7 reasons to plan a wedding in Italy.

1. The love

“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore”. All the clichés that you’ve seen in movies, or heard in Italian love songs are fortunately true! Besides it being one of the most important days of your life, getting married in Italy is an experience in itself. You will find love and beauty wherever you look! The architecture, the art, the cuisine, all the elements will awake your senses and make your heart beat faster. Imagine sharing that with the love of your life and the closest people to you. Convinced yet?

2. The venues

Generally, destination weddings have very specific moods and themes, depending on the country they’re taking place in. Paris has that French “je ne sais quoi”, Hawaii has the islandy vibe with white sandy beaches and aquamarine waters. If you decide to say “I Do” in Italy, you will have all the options you can think of! Take your pick, and Italy has it: Castles, villas, wild nature, gorgeous lakes, luxurious 5-star hotels, picturesque medieval borgos, vineyards as far as the eye can see… We aren’t exaggerating when we say you can literally have ANY kind of wedding you could wish for in Italy.

3. The photos

Believe us when we tell you that a destination wedding in Italy will offer you the most stunning backdrops for your wedding pictures. Let’s not forget your Instagram followers; they will be green with envy! Olive groves, green hills, gorgeous Mediterranean cliffs, snow-capped alpine mountains – these are only some of the gorgeous settings that Italy has in store for your photoshoot. 

4. The honeymoon 

Every Italian region has its own signature. From dramatic mountains to paradise-like lakes and yellow fields, Italy is a country that has every type of setting to suit your mood! So without having to travel too far or for too long, you can have your wedding in one landscape, and go on a romantic honeymoon in a very different setting! It’s a win-win situation!

5. The food & the wine

We were considering listing this point as our number one reason. But as you know, everybody might not share our passion for good food and a couple of bottles of bubbly! Imagine this: fresh handmade pasta, crisp veggies and produce from the sunny Italian soil, a rich mouthful of magical wine that is impossible to find anywhere else on the planet with a side of delicious cheese! If this isn’t enough of a reason to tie the knot in Italy, we don’t know what is!

6. The cost

Any wedding can be as simple or as extravagant as you want it to be. But getting married in Italy is not automatically out of budget! It’s true that it’s one of the most sought-after wedding destinations in the world but what makes Italy a perfect destination wedding location is that each area has its own price tag – if you will. For example, a wedding at a villa on Lake Como requires a much bigger budget than getting hitched in a borgo in Tuscany. It all depends on the location and your number of guests!

7. The absence of stress

Last but not least is the stress factor (or lack of)! Planning a wedding is usually stressful for brides and grooms. They want the best for each other, their families and friends. However, a destination wedding in Italy means that you won’t have to worry about a big guestlist. That already cuts the anxiety scale in half! Another lifesaver is having a local wedding planner that will take care of all the logistics for you. 

To make things even easier on you, we’d love to share with you our secret weapon! WedBoard was created to help couples all around the world plan their big day in all its details in one place. The platform is very easy to navigate: you first create your vision board, and we will match you with venues and vendors that we think can make your dreams come true. You can directly connect with them and start designing an unforgettable day!

Now that you have all the information in hand, we leave it to you to weigh the pros and cons. See you in Italy! 

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Featured image by L&V Letizia Maccarini.

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