The wedding cultures all over the world have very interesting traditions. Personal and social events are made more colorful and memorable. The Italians have their special wedding traditions.
The engagement is determined, began to prepare for the wedding to decorate bridal chamber, for example, the purchase of furniture and all kinds of daily necessities, issuing invitations, wedding venue booking, wedding gown preparation, etc.. Once ready, held a wedding moment will come. Both sexes prior to negotiate, optional. The Italian wedding almost be held in Spring and Fall, generally in March, April, July, September, October for more. Because the spring flowers, a pleasant climate, especially in March and April is around Easter, Easter is growing, full of vitality in the festival, so in the meantime married young men and women more.
Unlike Western culture where bridal showers are organized, it is not practiced in Italy before a wedding. Wearing green night gowns is believed to bring luck and richness to the couple. The months of May and August are avoided when it comes to wedding ceremonies. May is the month for Mother Mary while the month of August is considered to be bad luck.
On the day of the wedding, the groom brings with him a piece of iron called Toc Ferro (placed in his pocket). It is believed to prevent what they call Evil Eye. This tradition came from the belief that other people or evil spirits may destroy his happiness. As for the bride, similar to other cultures, she wears a veil to hide herself from evil spirits. She also doesn’t wear any jewelry made of gold because it is
thought to bring bad luck.
At the end of the wedding, the couple will throw a glass and the more pieces the glass gets, the happier their future life will be. Then the best man will serve strong and sweet liquor to the guests and they all toast the couple 100 years of togetherness. The bride also brings a bag where guests can place money or gifts. For the food, they serve what they call a Wedding Soup. If you are invited to an Italian wedding, do watch out for these interesting traditions. Have fun and celebrate with them.