If Italy is well known for something, that is its beauty and old world history. Brides with a refined taste, love for design, architecture and fashion have always wanted elegant, fun, timeless and romantic weddings in Italy. Choosing Italy as a wedding destination country has been one of the best decisions for many couples in the past years, but now it has become somewhat of an utopia because of Covid19, and this dream is now more desirable than ever. So are weddings in Italy in 2021 and 2022 actually possible?
During these pandemic times, planning your destination wedding can feel intimidating, we are experiencing unprecedented worldwide circumstances and uncertainty and fear may trigger the natural reaction of a change of plans. Your wedding day is most definitely one of the greatest events you’re going to plan in your life and the desire for it to be perfect makes you want to protect it and retreat, but there are good news!
With the Covid19 Vaccines rolling out across the world, Italy included, the situation is gradually improving and while we may have to hold our breath (what a poor choice of words.. lol), for a little while longer before seeing Italian weddings flourish back to hundreds of events per month, it seems that 2022 will be the first year to allow destinations weddings in Italy again.
So many couples are already booking their dream event and wedding venues are overwhelmed with inquiries daily, just as much as other vendors, so if you’re a bride or a groom considering to host a wedding in Italy in 2022, you probably want to move fast and secure your date.
Be flexible and consider midweek days, Harper’s Bazaar interviewed industry experts who foresee weekdays weddings will be a new trend next year and also if you are hosting a destination wedding in Italy, you and your guests will be taking at least 4-5 days off regardless, so it doesn’t really matter if you pick a Tuesday or a Wednesday rather than a weekend!
Consider a smaller guest count for your weddings in Italy 2022 because an intimate affair doesn’t mean less luxury, if anything the opposite in many circumstances. Your total wedding budget is spread on a smaller headcount ensuring an overall more elevated experience for your guests during the destination affair. You can plan trips, wine and food tasting, boat rides, enjoy the full Italian Dolce Vita, without a doubt in your mind that is going to be a-one-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Think 2022 as the year for destination weddings and also the year of improved technology. Consider broadcasting your wedding ceremony and reception, so that even the guests that couldn’t attend will have the chance to celebrate you and stay connected.
I offer 24h turnaround time to allow your friends and family on the other side of the world to re-live your best memories almost in real time, but also our luxury videography partners can provide a same-day highlight video for you to increase the shareability with your loved ones and allow them to be a part of your excitement even from a distance.
This long pause you took from wedding planning, is likely meant more time for you to think of your options, details decisions and you can use this time to make sure that your documents are still current to travel, and find more information about your dream destination location. Italy offers an incredible variety of beautiful location for weddings and you have the luxury to savor the waiting time, while cultivating your vendors relationships now.
Talk to your photographer, wedding planner, floral designer, calligrapher, videographer, etc., schedule a design meeting and create an event that is unique to you, let the expert guide you and show you how authentic details can come to life and take the time to update your wedding website, review ceremony details, design your wedding invitations, etc.
Creativity and inspiration are a huge component of your wedding design, take the time to work hand-in-hand with your wedding vendors and perfect all the items you feel are important to you.