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Wedding in Italy

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

Looking to plan a destination wedding abroad? To select a place with history, with beautiful backdrops, and with plenty of local color, consider Italy.

Why Have Your Wedding In Italy?

1) Italians are well known all over the world for their fantastic traditional weddings. As a result, wedding planners, venues, caterers, hairdressers and florists are very professional due to many years of practice in this field for the numerous weddings organized here not only for Italians but also for foreigners who have chosen Italy as their wedding venue. You will be in safe hands here and have an absolute perfect wedding, just as you and your guests dreamed of.

Enjoy the beauty of Italy

2) Italy is “Beauty” in the real sense of the word – from the North of Italy to the South and everywhere in between. It seems to have many different worlds in one; an example of this is Tuscany, which is known all over the world as a place of incredible beauty, history, art, and more. So no matter what your tastes are, your wishes can be fulfilled whether you choose the north, centre or south of Italy. From Castles to Villas, from Borgos to Masserias, you can find a large range of venues with different styles.

3) Romanticism. Italy is the place!!! The old towns and cities are full of breathtaking architecture with walks through the narrow dimly lit ancient passageways, told folks gathered around a bench chit-chattering in the piazza, the church bells ringing.. Everywhere you look, you live and breathe “amore”… the essence of marriage.

Great Italian food

4) The internationally loved Italian food is great wherever you go in Italy; in fact it’s difficult to have a bad meal here. Typically, locals dishes vary from one town to another, giving you a wide variety to choose from. What’s a good meal without good wine!! Italian wines and “proseccos” are also one of Italy’s passionate loves and creative mastered pieces of art … which goes far beyond just a drink to accompany your meal.

5) The weather is delightful… mild with the exception of a few months. This allows you to have a wonderful time out in the sun or under the stars in a beautiful garden or on a swimming pool terrace for your wedding reception. This is much loved by the women as they can wear their beautiful evening dresses without having to worry about carrying a jacket along with them.

Music for any taste

6) The live music that you choose for your wedding is just as important as the wedding ceremony and you can find just about everything you can imagine from Classical, Soul, Jazz, Hip hop, Opera to Rock even in the smallest towns.

7) Your guests will be having a holiday when they attend your wedding and will be in full holiday spirit. Therefore, whilst you’re enjoying your wedding day come honeymoon, they’re happy to attend a real “dream wedding” and they also are relaxing themselves.

8) Italian people are warm, hospitable. and absolutely love foreigners. You both will feel at home and also you’ll feel that you’ve become part of a big family every day that you spend here.

9) Italian style… and taste are well known and much appreciated everywhere, also this will be transferred into your wedding day with every tiny detail, leaving an impressive and memorable gift to all that are present.

When your dream is to be married abroad, specifically in Italy, you can’t go wrong on selecting and experience wedding planner with ties to the local wedding vendor scene.

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Bio: Prestige Weddings Italy offers wedding planning services for couples who want to marry in picturesque Italy. They offer standard and custom packages when planning weddings in the most picturesque parts of Italy that use established contacts to create a beautiful day.

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Wedding fun in Saratoga Springs

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

More couples are traveling to upstate New York for their special day, and this wedding destination is more than just a trend. What outsiders may not know is the state encompasses charming small towns, bustling cities outside of NYC and destinations worth visiting or even saying “I do” in.

Why Plan A Wedding In Saratoga Springs NY

Saratoga Springs, located near the Adirondacks about 4 hours north of New York, is known as a long-standing health and horse racing destination—attracting visitors from the NYC, Montreal, Boston and more. The charming city, filled with stunning Victorian architecture, is home to the nationally recognized and oldest racetrack in America, Saratoga Race Course. Though horse racing runs deep in the city’s roots, Saratoga’s vibrant music scene, historic venues, and fascinating history makes it the upstate NY cultural hub for events, weddings and vacations.

Here’s why couples are trekking from their homes to get hitched in this upstate New York destination.

Get married in Saratoga Springs NY

A Perfect Backdrop For Any Kind Of Couple

If you’re looking to have a wedding out of a fairy tale, Saratoga has you covered. The city boasts historic landmarks turned picturesque venues with vaulted honeycomb ceilings, Tiffany stained glass, crystal chandeliers, and more. Nationally recognized museums transform into one-of-a-kind banquet rooms with access to stunning galleries. So, if you’re a fan of classic cars, the art of dance, or horse racing, a museum backdrop is a must. Plus, who doesn’t love a themed wedding? The Saratoga Spa State Park, Congress Park, and Saratoga Battlefield offer the perfect mix of breathtaking views and impeccable architecture to fulfill your wanderlust. Smaller weddings can enjoy a ceremony at Yaddo’s surreal rose garden.

An Award-Winning Downtown Your Guests Will Love

Adventures in downtown Saratoga Springs

Boutique shops and eateries open their doors to visitors in Saratoga’s award-winning downtown. Your wedding party and guests can choose from more than 100 restaurants built to intrigue every unique taste. And that’s all within a short walking distance from downtown hotels. Speaking of walkability, you’ll feel at ease in downtown Saratoga Springs. The city has a small-town vibe with big city shopping and amenities with friendly locals around each corner.  Not to mention the city is very dog-friendly! I mean, it’s no wonder Broadway in Saratoga was named one of the top 10 main streets in the country.

A Place Where You Can Truly Relax

Relax in Saratoga Springs

Not to brag, but Saratoga Springs has truly superior hospitality. The city not only boasts an eclectic list of upscale hotels, inns, and venues with top-notch event professionals, but really, hospitality is in our blood. This is because Saratoga Springs has a rich heritage as a health resort and gambling center for much of the 19th and 20th centuries. The city’s naturally carbonated mineral springs were known to have magical healing powers that aid skin ailments, digestion issues and more. Many traveled to Saratoga just to experience the benefits of the water by drinking from the springs or indulge in a sparkling mineral bath. Fancy, right?!

Mineral baths in Saratoga Springs

Today, couples indulge in Saratoga mineral baths and massages at the historic Roosevelt Baths & Spa for a surreal spa experience. Talk about a perfect honeymoon experience, or frankly, just a great excuse to get away from wedding to-dos for a bit

Though planning a destination wedding sounds daunting to say the least, Discover Saratoga’s wedding expert can help with free wedding concierge and planning services. Before the event, an expert can provide venue tours, vendor referrals and exclusive discounts to area businesses. Not to mention, all couples receive a welcoming wedding gift once they arrive to their hotel. Request a private tour today!

Though planning a destination wedding sounds daunting to say the least, Discover Saratoga’s wedding expert can help with free wedding concierge and planning services. Before the event, an expert can provide venue tours, vendor referrals and exclusive discounts to area businesses. Not to mention, all couples receive a welcoming wedding gift once they arrive to their hotel. Request a private tour today!

Cover photo by Carrow & Colasurdo Photography

Bio: Located minutes from Albany and a short drive from most Northeast locations, Saratoga Springs, NY is a historical and cultural center that has become an increasingly popular wedding venue. Known for the Saratoga Race Course, horses, mineral springs, and great restaurants and shopping, this exciting area offers plenty for the wedding couple and their guests to do. Discover Saratoga, the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau, can help you plan your wedding in Saratoga Springs, NY.

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