December 2017

Have your wedding in Rome, the Eternal CIty

This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime. 

Rome is definitely the most romantic city where to get married. Are you dreaming of a destination wedding in the Eternal City? It will be the most unique experience of your lifetime!

Art, history, culture: you can find them everywhere while walking through the narrow streets of the city center¦ Stop for an Italian gelato with your partner and enjoy a rich, tasty meal in a special, traditional trattoria¦ the great beauty of Rome will conquer you and you will love to marry in such an amazing place!

Many choices when getting married in Rome

Great Reasons To Get Married In Rome

Why Choose Rome For Your Destination Wedding?

First of all, Rome offers a wide variety of options to choose from for your ceremony, such a stunning town hall for the civil marriages and more than 900 churches to host the religious marriages¦ There are also secret corners and panoramic terraces that are ideal for symbolic ceremonies and marriage proposals.

Second, since the weather is a very important aspect that affects your wedding, Rome’s climate is inviting. Almost all the year we enjoy the benefits of a warm sun and a nice temperature that will make the wedding day comfortable for you and your guests.

Third, all your wedding dreams can become true in Rome. Thanks to the presence of hundreds of venues, it is possible to have a party in the exact style that you prefer.

Many venues for civil & religious marriages

Roof-top hotels, unique villas, fascinating castles, lofts, historical buildings, charming countryside mansions, typically Italian agriturismo, an intimate beach¦ all the best scenarios are at your disposal for a bespoke, unforgettable event!

Rome is located at a strategic point that is well connected to all the surrounding area. The Roman countryside is quiet and enjoyable, perfect for a rustic-chic or a shabby style wedding reception.

Planning your Roman holiday

What Are The 5 Most Important Tips About A Marriage In Rome?

1. Book in advance. It is very important to book in advance all the places and services that you would like for your wedding day. Rome is a popular tourist destination during the entire year, and sought-after destinations fill up quickly. Be sure to make all the reservations promptly, especially if your dates are not flexible.

2. Hire a local wedding planning agency. Local, professional planners know about the best services in town and will offer support through the whole wedding planning process, starting with paperwork preparation to secure your venues. 

3. Pick a specific style for your wedding and go with it. There is so much to choose from in the Eternal City, Be sure about your preferences and coordinate all the details for an impeccable result, which saves energy and time.

4. Budget accurately. A destination wedding requires a precise budget-analysis to understand  all the costs that you and your guests will need to afford. Remember that a local wedding planning agency can be helpful also with budget management, as they will collaborate with selected vendors for a good price.

5. Enjoy the Eternal City. Combine your destination wedding with extra honeymoon-days, taking the time to visit Rome and all its great beauties.

Start your life together in Rome

Rome is exceptional and we are sure that you will fall in love with her special features! Whatever your wedding plans and expectations, we will be happy to welcome you in the warmest way to ensure that a marriage in Rome is once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The most important goal is to ensure that your wedding and your honeymoon will be as magical as you have always dreamt about, enriched and customized in every aspect choosing the finest solutions.

Thanks for reading and have a very nice time!

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Bio: Alessia Deiana and Alexander Riger are destination wedding specialists in Rome who specialize in helping foreign customers around the globe meet their dreams of getting married in Rome, the Eternal City. Regardless of where you are from, they will attend to all details to help you select and secure your venues, prepare documents, and execute your wedding the exact way you want it. For information, check out their website.

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Honeymoon in Queenstown NZ

This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.

True, getting married is its own adventure, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t add a little extra adventure with an amazing honeymoon destination. Imagine doing something that you both love together to celebrate your marriage. Here we have put together 8 awesome honeymoon destinations that any adventurous couple will love. But don’t worry – these destinations may be full of adventure, but they’re also packed with plenty of romance!

8 Exciting Honeymoon Destinations

Water sports in Queenstown NZ

1 – Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown is famous for its adventure. From bungee jumping to zip lining to the world’s biggest swing (the Nevis swing) to kayaking, you’ve probably heard about it all. However, have you heard about the relaxing hot pools where you can sip champagne? Or perhaps you’d be interested in altitude wine tours where you can taste the finest of local pinot noirs? Queenstown has the best of both worlds where you can find adventure and romance around every corner.

Adventures in Colorado

2 – Rocky Mountains, Colorado

From skiing, dog sledding, snow tubing, and outdoor ice-skating in the winter, to horseback riding, paddle boarding, hiking, fishing, and swimming in summer, Colorado is great year-round spot for honeymoons. This is also a great destination for couples who want to honeymoon on a budget. With many houses available for rent through Airbnb, and many hotels and lodges available for only $140 – $180/night, you’ll be able to enjoy yourself and each other without breaking the bank.

Adventures on the Amalfi coast

3 – Amalfi Coast, Italy

This enchanting city is located just south of Naples. Not only will you be able to enjoy the coast, you’ll be able to take in the beautiful mountain scenery. There are plenty of places to enjoy a little romance, as well as lush canyons to explore, sandy beaches to relax on, and an intoxicating aroma of native flowers, lemon groves, and olive trees on the air (during the warm seasons, at least!) After a day of exploration, you can sit back and relax at one of many boutique resorts & spas, munch down at alfresco restaurants, and maybe kick things back up with one of many water activities!

Inca ruins in Machu Picchu Peru

4 – Machu Picchu, Peru

Walk among these well-preserved and remarkable Incan ruins, which are located high in the Peruvian Andes. Here, you can enjoy history with an adventurous edge. Enjoy breathtaking scenery, a warm and inviting culture, and cozy, romantic stays at world-class hotels. Trek the mountains, or take a train trip to hidden away cities, take a plane to Amazonia beaches, steal a few moments away in the mountains, or enjoy some of the romantic Latin cultures and get some good food to boot.

Plenty to do in Iceland

5 – Iceland

From Bjork to Games of Thrones and even a beautiful volcano, you’ve probably heard some interesting things about Iceland by now. However, you might not be so familiar with chasing the Northern Lights, ice climbing, horseback riding, or hiking that Iceland is also known for. It’s also not terribly far away, being only a 4- 7-hour flight depending on which coast you leave from. But don’t let the beauty fool you, this is home to some of the wildest nightlife in Europe. Between that and its quirky culture and delicious eateries, you won’t find a boring moment in Iceland. Enjoy a 1,200-year-old Viking longhouse, one of a dozen hot springs, art scenes like nowhere else, or visit Mink Viking Portrait, where you can be decked out in authentic Viking garb.

Beaches in Cape Town South Africa

6 – Cape Town, South Africa

This is a popular destination for winter honeymooners, as Cape Town enjoys a delectable summer during our winters. With beautiful, limitless beaches, unforgettable foods, and exciting experiences around every corner, it’s no surprise that Cape Town is so popular. This modern city has no shortage of adventure, with easy access to climbing, hiking, rappelling/abseiling, and hang gliding. These activities can be enjoyed from either Table Mountain, a huge flat top, or Lion’s Head, which is an extraordinarily steep climb. Either way, you can finish off your day with some surfing or even great white shark cage diving!

Local culture in Costa Rico

7 – Costa Rica

Costa Rica is great for those who are a little burnt out of planning after a wedding. They offer several “adventure packages” that include everything from zip lining, hiking, and self-driving tours to water rafting, swimming, and affordable upscale hotels and suites. You get to enjoy delicious cuisines, action and adventure, and lovely nights at the poolside sipping bubbly. It’s a great way to have an adventure while also having time to relax.

Camel tours in Morocco

8 – Morocco

Morocco promises adventure for everyone with its bustling cities, enticing spices, gorgeous coastlines, historic architecture and unbelievable eats. Enjoy everything from large, open markets to upscale modernized cities, laid-back beaches, and unending fun and adventure in Morocco. Surfing, hiking, swimming, and discovering the love of new places and tastes are just a few of the wonderful adventures you can enjoy with your new spouse.

Wherever you choose to go, starting your marriage off with an adventure is amazing. Trying new things together, learning new things together, and finding new things together will only help to strengthen the bond that you have. Add in a ton of adventure along the way, and you’ll have stories to last a lifetime.

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Bio: Abby Drexler is a contributing writer and media specialist for Travel Wits. She regularly produces content for a variety of travel blogs. Some of her favorite travel destinations include Italy, San Francisco, and Ireland.

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