You’re engaged (yay!), you’re getting married in Italy (jajajaja!) and IT’S BLACK FRIDAY (woot!). We have 5 shopping tips for your wedding in Italy so hop online and get the Italian wedding spirit going!

1. PICK YOUR VENUE

stone farmhouse tuscan retreat

 

Stone farmhouse wedding in Tuscany?

Villa wedding Lake Como

Villa wedding on Lake Como? Hacienda wedding in Puglia?

Beachfront palace wedding on the Amalfi Coast?  Your wedding venue in Italy will set the feel of your day and the rest of your décor, so choose a location that is in line with your style and how you want your wedding pictures to look. A blue Mediterranean backdrop takes the stage for getting married on the Amalfi Coast, while Puglia is the new trend in hacienda-style weddings set in olive groves on the shores of the Adriatic Sea.  Lake Como sophistication is a dream come true.   Some venues on the Italian lakes have a private dock for you to escape on a boat right after your nuptials for a private moment cruising and toasting to your future together.  Tuscany is the epitome of country chic:  vineyard weddings at stately, historic wineries and farm-to-table dining.

Check out our growing list of first-class suggestions on our Venues page. You can filter by area or region and if you need extra help, just email us at [email protected] and we’ll check our database for recommendations.

 

2. PICK A PHOTOGRAPHER

Villa Balbianello wedding

After you choose the right venue for your wedding in Italy, start looking for an Italian photographer.  We recommend hiring a local Italian for 10 good reasons and there is no shortage of Italian talent for all budgets.  Your photographer should not only meet your budget but also your style and personality, so be sure to set up a skype call to meet them personally.  You’ll love them all!  See our recommendations on our local Italian Photographers page, and if you would rather have a wedding movie (or both!), see our local Italian Videographers page, too.

3.  NOW THE FUN WEDDING STUFF!

beautiful amalfi coast villa wedding

 

Looking for some fun things to turn your wedding day up a notch? Martha’s Cottage is the ONLY online store in Italy where you can order online and have everything delivered to your wedding venue or to your Italian wedding planner.  Want to personalize everything from favor bags to sugar packets at the espresso table? Martha’s Cottage lets you add a photo of the two of you or add your personalized wedding date to label your wedding in Italy YOURS.  Want to add some Italian tradition to your wedding?  Italian confetti or Jordan almonds are a must! Order yours personalized and individually wrapped or do what real Italians do, read all about it here.

 

4.  WEDDING FAVORS

olive oil wedding favors

Tuscan olive oil

Give your guests something made in Italy to remember for always the Italian experience they had on your wedding day.  Local producer Antico Frantoio Doglia will ship anywhere in Italy and abroad. Their online store is in the making so for information and personalized labels contact them by email here: [email protected]

Perfect Italy Wedding

Limoncello

Who doesn’t love this fabulously fragrant liqueur made from Amalfi Coast lemons, the passion fruit of Sorrento?

I Giardini di Cataldo is the very first Italian online store shipping limoncello all around Italy and the world.  Their Italian flavor selection of fresh citrus products extends across local, homemade specialties like jams and jellies, and a sweet-tooth soothing Babà soaked in limoncello … heaven here I come!

beautiful amalfi coast villa wedding

Ceramics

Want to give your guests an everlasting memory of your Italian wedding? Coast around the Rampini Ceramics website and pick out an Italian ceramic in your wedding colors and theme.  If you’re honeymooning in Tuscany after the wedding be sure to set up a visit to their factory located in an old Tuscan farm in the heart of the Chianti region.

Get more Italian favor ideas here.

5. What else can I get online services  for my wedding in Italy?

Nowadays you can pretty much find everything online, but not only do many Italian wedding vendors NOT speak English (why should they? they’re Italian!), there is also no way for you to verify:

  1. whether they are legit
  2. whether they have serviced weddings before

We recommend combing the pages of our website of verified, reliable local Italian wedding vendors or shoot us an email and we’ll check our database for whatever you can’t find online.

Have a question about Italian wedding services? Email us at [email protected]