July 2018 is the month chosen by the sweetest Swedish couple I know, to get married in their beloved Italy.
When Veronika approached me, she was so thrilled to know that I was an Italian in Sweden from Veneto region. She was looking for venues for a while on her own, without finding the right one. She admitted that it was hard with the language barrier to let the local venues understand their wishes for the ceremony and the reception. She needed someone who would look after her children too, while her and her future husbands would get ready, and to book all the vendors: florists, make up artist, hairdresser, photographer and cake designer.
Having a destination wedding in such a beautiful and sunny country like Italy, is the perfect occasion to mix a holiday/honeymoon together with a memorable ceremony and reception. Your guests could enjoy some sightseeing after or before the day of the celebration and the same goes for the newlyweds. I therefore decided to bring you around all the different Italian regions and what they have to offer through my blog. I will start with three posts about Veneto, and in this first part, I will shed light on the city of Venice. Doesn't this sound interesting? Let the journey begin!
We have seen many celebrities organizing their big weddings at luxurious hotels, by some stunning beaches, in majestic villas, etc. But what are they actually doing? They have opted for a destination wedding!
George and Amal Clooney in magic Venice, CEO of Spotify Daniel EK in Lake Como, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes in Lake Bracciano, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel in Puglia; are just examples of a big trend that is going on in the industry I love the most... wedding planning!
Is it something affordable for everyone or is it just a dream? It is absolutely something for everyone.
Italy has many places that can give the same charm and magical atmosphere as something very exclusive in your homeland. Italian weddings are not as expensive as people might think. Swedish couples have in fact the opportunity to enjoy a wedding in a stunning location in Italy, for half price or less compared to a local one. This is possible, by the fact that many restaurants or catering company provide only Italian food and local wines, therefore cutting incredible expensive transport costs. Labor work in general in Italy is still not as well paid as in other countries, therefore all the people working for you at the day of your wedding will not increase your final bill. However, service is still a profession we value as important as many others, so you will be treated really good by any staff at your wedding. The value for what you get compared to other countries, it cannot be compared.