Archive for the ‘Getting Married in Italy’ Category

The Wedding!

Posted by: Mignon Potenza on October 9, 2011 | 0 comments

After all of our preparations, the wedding day arrived this past June!  We had a great time in Catanzaro, Calabria in a location that was dedicated to events.  This was really helpful since they organized everything, from decorations to the food to the cake to the honeymoon suite and a few other rooms where some overnight guests could stay.

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How to get married in Italy

Posted by: Mignon Potenza on August 8, 2011 | 0 comments

Dreaming of a destination wedding in Italia?

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Getting Married in Italy – Le Bomboniere

Posted by: Mignon Potenza on August 8, 2011 | 2 comments

You take home a little souvenir from most weddings, but le bomboniere, or favors, are serious business in Italy.  Most houses are filled with little ceramic baskets, burlap cones tied with raffia ribbon, or any number of trinkets left over from various weddings.

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Getting Married in Italy – Confetti for Good Luck

Posted by: Mignon Potenza on August 8, 2011 | 3 comments

There’s one thing no one gets married without in Italy – and that’s confetti. Little bits of paper, you’re thinking? Nope, those are called coriandoli in Italian. Confetti in Italian means Jordan almonds, or dragées. Throwing these yummy confections at events like weddings has been a tradition for hundreds of years in Italy, hence the name confusion with our somewhat boring paper version.

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Getting Married in Italy – Il Corredo

Posted by: Mignon Potenza on August 8, 2011 | 0 comments

When I found myself engaged to a southern Italian man and planning a wedding in Calabria, I stopped to wonder one day what I was getting myself into.  What traditions would he and his family expect that I had never heard of?

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