Is anyone getting married in Europe?
Posted 17 January 2009 - 07:18 PM
Posted 22 January 2009 - 02:28 PM
What made you decide on Italy? We also looked at getting married in Italy. I saw in another post of yours that you are looking for a wedding coordinator in Italy. I found that Elena Piemonte of Chateau and Villa Weddings (Plan a destination wedding abroad in France or Italy, in exclusive locations - European castles) was very helpful when I was first inquiring about locations. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope that helps!
Posted 22 January 2009 - 09:25 PM
We chose Italy for many reasons but the main reason is we are both of Italian descent. My dad is from Abruzzi and my FH's dad is from Tuscany. We decided on the Amalfi Coast because it isn't near any of our homes so to speak. We also have never been there and it seems like it would be a fairy tale. I know that sounds corny but true. I have been to Italy and I wanted to share a new experience with my FH. So instead of just doing the honeymoon, why not do the wedding there too. We are also going to be married by the mayor of Positano in a civil ceremony overlooking the Bay of Napoli. We are able to do the legal ceremony there but we have to go to the U.S. consulate and get our license there.
Your website is great. I hope we can chat some more about our DWs. I wish you the best. Thanks again for the post.
Posted 24 January 2009 - 12:49 AM
Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:47 AM
I also have picked out a few different wedding dresses online and have pinpointed two bridal shops in my area to start dress shopping. I am going to look for a dress in March and May. I am in grad school right now and I have spring break in March and a break in May. I would like to go on the first run in March just in case it takes me a long time to find a dress. I also want to do it on a free weekend so my mom can come too. I'm also planning on inviting my step-mom from PA.
I have also priced out invitations and save the dates. I am going to DIY them since I am only going to make 10. We are not inviting a lot of people to the ceremony in Italy.
I also know I would like to use as many local and in season flowers not only to save a bit of cash, but to have an Italian wedding. I don't want to spend all of this money just to go over there to have an American wedding. It kind of defeats the purpose ...for me at least. Plus a lot of the local flowers I do like (Peonies and roses). I have been on Trip Adviser and received lots of advise on hotels, wedding planners, hair and make-up stylists in Positano. Check it out if you need any assistance. That site/forum really surprised me because it had a lot of wedding planning advise.
That is about it for right now. Again, I am going to start with my email interviews of coordinators and go from there. Oh I also have figured in a tentative plan, transportation from the airport ot a Naples hotel, cab/walk to the U.S. Consulate to do license and transportation to Positano from Naples. There are three ways of doing that...it should be interesting what we acutally do. Talk to you soon.
Posted 29 January 2009 - 02:47 PM
I also love Tripadvisor. We use that site for every vacation we go on to find out which hotel to book at and what we want to do in the area. Sure, there are a few bad reviews for a location, but that's with every place. Some will like it, some will not. We're definitely still in the planning stages too and time's running out. We have our coordinator, the flowers (roses and stargazer lillies), color scheme (red, white, black, and hints of gold), STD's, and invites all set (not necessarily completed but at least picked out), but we still are trying to decide on music, menu, entertainment, etc. So much to do!!!
Posted 17 February 2009 - 08:30 PM
| Originally Posted by Positanobride10 |
Is anyone out there getting married in Europe as I am? Just curious if anyone has any specific advise regarding Italian weddings.
It's so beautiful, and dramatic! Let me know if you have any questions about Positano - I'd be happy to give you my thoughts! In case you're curious, here is a
Posted 17 February 2009 - 08:34 PM
Posted 17 February 2009 - 08:49 PM
I'm a european bride in many ways, being British and having a French FI; like Gracie we're getting married in France. I totally agree with Nathaniel, the Amalfi coast is gorgeous, my step-mother had an apartment in Naples for a few years so I know the area, although I haven't been for a while. We've been invited to a wedding in Sorrento two weeks after ours and are really gutted to miss it because we're on our Honeymoon - it looks amazing. I'm sure Gracie can help you with the planning a wedding across the Atlantic but if I can add anything please PM me.
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