After a very successful wedding season in 2012 my new years resolution is to keep you all updated with my own little ideas and advice and I am calling this series of blog posts Siobhan’s Italian wedding planning tips. Remember, these are from my own personal experiences which by sharing, I hope will give you some useful information, some ideas, or you might just enjoy reading them.
We all love a bit of sunshine especially those of you travelling from Ireland or the UK. There is nothing nicer than ditching the fleece for a t-shirt, however you really need to prepare and seriously think about what you will be wearing. I have seen so many very unhappy men sweating in waistcoats, ties and double-breasted jackets, its torture! This also applies to the bride, remember wedding dresses invariably are quite heavy and if you have a few layers of petticoats then be ready to get sweaty!
It gets very hot here in Italy, from May through September but the hottest months are without a doubt July and August, when you can expect the average temperature in the mid to high 30’s (Celsius). I have seen a bride kicking her dress continuously as if trying to get out of it during the vows.
Despite the fact she looked stunning the dress itself was heavy fabric with lots of layers underneath. It was difficult for her to smile. It gets very humid and sticky with no wind so it is really worth thinking about. It’s acceptable, and advisable for the guys to wear light suits, cotton or linen twined with a nice light shirt.
I have found that choosing a dark colour can be another cause of overheating! Think about your bridesmaids and don’t let them overheat, try to steer clear of navy or black in the middle of August!
As much as it is acceptable to wear light, loose clothing, it is also very important here in Italy to cover your shoulders while in the church, and in my next Italian wedding planning tips #2 – Rules on Shoulders, I will be giving you some helpful pointers.