Italian weddings and Traditions

Traditions are a very important part of the Italian culture and the Italian wedding have many and curious traditions vary from region to region, most of them are quite rooted in the Italian culture and heritage.

Here is a list of the top 5 Italian wedding traditions to not miss out on:

La serenata

The night before the wedding there is the custom for the groom to arrange a serenade under the window of his bride. The serenade involve both families reunite and celebrate with a rich buffet and music.
The groom meets up with musicians under the balcony or window of the bride and starts sining along with them to wake the bride up.

Confetti & Bomboniere

Here in Italy confetti are sugar-coated almonds, that come in many different colors, and that generally are displayed on a sweet table at the end of the wedding dinner. The confetti form part of a bomboniera, which is the gift traditionally given to guests as a thank a wedding tradition which dates back to the Romans who used confetti to celebrate unions and births.

Dress code

At the wedding, all guests should avoid using the white color for their clothing because the bride should be the only one wearing it.

The bridal bouquet

In Italy, traditionally, it is the mother in law to be job to supply the bridal bouquet. The bride may choose the floral arrangement she wants, but it is the mother in law who must pay the bill and make sure it is delivered

La giarrettiera

It is tradition for the bride to wear a garter. The garter dates back to the 14th century when it was thought that wearing the wisp of lace would bring the Bride good luck. In Italy, the garter is taken off by the groom, in a special moment at the end of the wedding dinner and thrown to the wedding guests.