Why You Should Consider a Romantic Wedding in Italy

July 21, 2021

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.”

Juliet to Romeo, the balcony scene. Act 2, scene 2.

Italy is for lovers. Couples from Romeo and Juliet to the Lovers of Valdaro can tell you that, in Italy, love is as eternal as the historic city of Rome. When you find The One, you imagine being with them forever. Why not promise to love each other “till death do we part” in a beautiful destination ceremony in Italy?

View of Rome at sunset Romantic wedding in Italy

Why Have a Romantic Wedding in Italy?

More and more couples are choosing to be adventurous and have destination weddings in beautiful locations. Getting married in your hometown is out, and saying “I do” in the middle of a breathtaking Tuscan villa is in.

Having a romantic wedding in Italy is ideal for couples who want a little adventure or who want to stray from tradition. Not only will the ceremony be a hundred times more romantic and beautiful in the Italian countryside, it also allows couples to combine their wedding and their honeymoon.

According to Brides.com, there are several wedding trends that came out of 2020 that are here to stay. Among them, big weddings are becoming a thing of the past. Now, small, intimate weddings with only your closest friends and family members are the hot, new way to tie the knot.

Part of this trend is that more and more couples are choosing destination weddings over traditional weddings. If the last year has shown us anything, it is that life is short and, at some point, you have to stop dreaming of the perfect romantic wedding in Italy and start making it a reality.

Some of our favourite celebrity couples have taken their romance abroad. The much-loved power couple, Amal and George Clooney walked down the aisle in 2014 at the Aman Canal Grande hotel in Venice, Italy. According to the bride, the couple wanted a “wedding that was romantic and elegant,” making Venice the obvious choice.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel also chose Italy as the backdrop to their love story. According to the bride, they chose the destination because “we like to eat.” Not only was the food reported to be amazing, but the historic luxury hotel in pristine, white Puglia provided the perfect setting for the vows and the reception.

5 Reasons Why Italy is The Most Romantic Destination For a Wedding

Everyone knows that Italy is home to some of the more romantic cities in the world. Whether you want to channel your inner Audrey Hepburn and be a princess for a day with your beloved in the eternal city of Rome or say “I do” in an intimate ceremony on the beach, Italy is waiting for you.

View of Venice at sunset Romantic Wedding in Italy

You only get the wedding of your dreams once, so it should be everything you hoped for. If you want to set your marriage off to a romantic start, a wedding in Italy is the way to go. Here’s why Italy is the most romantic destination for a wedding:

  1. The Beauty - Look at those rolling hills that surround Tuscan Vineyards. Think of the historic hotels and resorts. One reason why Italy is such a romantic setting for a wedding is because of the natural beauty of the country. Italy also has a diverse selection of wedding venues, so you and your beloved can find a beautiful setting for your love story. Whether you want to be surrounded by history or by beaches, VB Events can help you plan the romantic wedding of your dreams.
  • The History - Romeo and Juliet might be the most well-known lovers to whisper sweet nothings in Italy, but they are not the only lovers to grace this beautiful country. Italy has historically been home to whirlwind romances, both in the movies and in real life. Imagine how many passionate kisses, promises of forever, and confessions of love have been spoken in The Eternal City. When you say “I do,” you are joined by centuries of lovers who fell in love with both Italy and with their partner.
  • The Art - There is something about art that feels especially romantic, isn’t there? Maybe it is because when you walk through a museum with your beloved, you just know that every painting you see is a labor of love. Humans often tend to express love by making art. So whether you are an art history buff or just an appreciator of beautiful things, you will love the art infused into the soul of Italy. The entire wedding experience will be like a stroll through an art museum with your partner, just a million times more grand and luxurious.
Detail of the Florentine Dome Romantic Wedding in Italy
  • The Adventure - There is something thrilling and romantic about exploring a new place with your beloved. Maybe it is the fact that you are making new memories together, or because the moment is just for you two. One reason why weddings in Italy are so romantic is because destination weddings also offer adventure and excitement. It isn’t just about the beauty of a new place, it’s about you and your partner seeing the world hand-in- hand.
  • The Intimacy - Many couples opt for destination weddings partly because they want a smaller, more intimate wedding. Smaller weddings are always more romantic than larger weddings because it is less work for the couple, you both have more fun, and the attendees are people who you have close bonds with. When you have a small, romantic wedding in Italy, you can spend more time with your beloved and less time sorting out details.

How To Plan a Romantic Wedding in Italy

Weddings are fun, romantic, joyful, and exciting. Wedding planning, on the other hand, has a reputation as being stressful, anxiety-provoking, and an overall unpleasant activity that causes you to pull your hair out.

If the idea of planning a wedding in Italy sounds daunting, here’s how you do it:

Step 1: Hire an expert wedding planner. VB Events will take care of photography, videography, location scouting, hair, makeup, design, catering, flowers, the band, the lighting, and anything else you can possibly think of.

Step 2: You get to do the fun, non-stressful parts of wedding planning, such as leisurely picking out what you will wear down the aisle while sipping champagne, writing memorable vows, enjoying your bachelor or bachelorette party, and spending quality time with your fiance.

Step 3: On the day of the wedding, the team at VB Events will handle everything. All you have to do is enjoy yourself, greet your guests, eat delicious food, shove cake in your beloved’s face, and feel like a prince or princess on your wedding day.

There is a common mistake that brides and grooms make on their wedding day. Many couples forget that this day is for them and that they are supposed to enjoy it. Instead, they often spend

their entire special day putting out fires, organizing the caterers, and running around trying to make everything perfect.

Bride and Groom cutting the wedding cake while having cold fireworks shining

The secret to a romantic wedding in Italy is not about DIY-ing everything or making a ton of work for yourself; the secret to a romantic wedding is to actually enjoy yourself with your beloved. When you hire a wedding planner, you get to experience your special day, completely stress-free. We will handle the rest.

When you plan a destination wedding, it is especially important to hire a local wedding planner. We speak the local languages and will be able to most effectively book all the most talented caterers, make-up artists, florists, and bakers to make your wedding luxurious and glamorous.

Experienced local wedding planners also know all the best venues, especially the beautiful and unique spots that you won’t read about in travel magazines.

VB Events also offers a variety of wedding packages, so you can pick and choose what services you do and don’t want for your wedding. When you schedule a consultation, you and your beloved can explain your vision for the wedding. Maybe you want to skip certain traditions or experience certain aspects of Italian culture for your wedding.

When you book with VB Events, we will work with you to make your romantic wedding in Italy everything that you dreamed it would be!

The Best Locations For Your Romantic Wedding

Italy has an endless number of beautiful, luxurious places to get married. These cities are the 6 most romantic destinations for your wedding.

  1. Tuscany

The capital, Florence, is a symbol of Italian elegance and beauty. Tuscany is a very popular romantic wedding destination because it is home to several Tuscan vineyards where couples from around the world have enjoyed the luxurious and rustic scenery as the backdrop for their love story. For art lovers, Florence is the perfect destination for a wedding because it's home to iconic Italian art and architecture.

There is nothing quite as magical as vowing to love each other forever in The Eternal City. Rome has everything, from historic sites to the best shopping destinations and delicious food. You don’t have to be a classicist to enjoy the sights as you zip along the streets of Rome on a Vespa. No matter your style, there are so many ways for you and your beloved to customize your romantic wedding in Rome.

Sicily is the biggest island in the Mediterranean Sea and home to both the perfect wedding venues as well as a number of fun activities for after the wedding. The food is well-worth the trip; no matter what Italian food you have had before, it won’t compare to authentic, lovingly cooked Sicilian food. Sicily is also an ideal wedding destination because it is easy for couples to extend the adventure into a mini-honeymoon. The beaches, the historic baroque churches, and the Etna Volcano are all once-in-a-lifetime sights for a pair of newlyweds to enjoy.

You may recognize some of the architecture in Puglia from the newest James Bond instalment, No Time To Die. Perfect for both car chases and romance, Puglia is surrounded by coastline, giving you a view over the Adriatic and Ionian Seas.

The natural beauty of this location makes it the perfect backdrop for an elegant and simple wedding. The city is adorned in lights and home to an expanse of pristine, white, historic buildings. With so many beautiful locations in this part of Italy, it is almost impossible to choose which location is the most romantic.

Detail of Trulli, the typical accommodation of Puglia

The Amalfi Coast is home to historic architecture as well as unique landscapes. Imagine saying “I do” while overlooking the Gulf of Naples. For couples who appreciate history and architecture, this one's for you. The VB team recommends having your wedding at the 11th century Belmond Hotel Caruso or the 5-star, 12th century Palazzo Avino. If you are especially adventurous, the 1st century Villa Astor sits on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

Como Lake is located at the base of the Alps and is home to relaxing beaches, world-class spas, and glimmering lakes. If this location sounds familiar, it is probably because celebrity couples like Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, as well as Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, picked this iconic location for their glamorous ceremonies.

If you want to roll your wedding and honeymoon into one, Como Lake is the perfect destination for both. After you get married in one of many historic luxury hotels, you and your beloved can unwind with a spa day, see the sights with a private boat tour, and experience the idyllic small towns nearby.

Are You Ready To Start Planning Your Romantic Wedding in Italy?

It is time to stop daydreaming and making Pinterest boards about your dream wedding. It is time to make it come to life. Schedule a consultation with VB Events to get started! Let us make your dreams come true, the way we have for couples from all over the world.

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