How to Prep Your Guests for a Winter Wedding in Italy
What many people don’t know is how magical Italy is during winter. Many people plan their vacations or destination weddings to fall during the summer or spring. This is when the weather is mild and sunny, and there is green everywhere and warm sandy beaches. The magic of Italy during winter is something to behold. There are food recipes that are only revealed during winter. The season also means less tourism, which gives you more time to go sight-seeing and enjoy walking around without hordes of people around.
Planning a destination during winter opens whole new avenues for you and your guests. Few tourists, more options for locations, and more fun to be had. Here is what your guests need to prepare for your winter destination wedding in Italy.
For winter destination weddings in Italy, your guests should know what to expect when it comes to temperature. Based on where your guests are coming from, the weather may be too cold or quite mild. Temperatures could range from high 67 degrees Fahrenheit, to low 35 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on which part of Italy you are going to. It would be a good idea to find out what the winter temperature is like in the place you are going to. Then you can let your guests know what to expect.
In Northern Italy, your guests can expect to eat dishes made with risotto and polenta as a staple. Dishes are heavier here because Northern Italy is colder, so your guests should prepare for hearty meals. And you can’t escape truffles here.
Central Italy is home to alla Bolognese. Tuscany is also in this region, and there will be succulent lamb dishes to make sure your guests stay warm. Southern Italy is a warmer region, and prepare to taste a lot of spicy tomato sauces.
A must-mention is the Italian hot chocolate, which is unlike anything your guests have ever tasted. It is rich and smooth. And is good to the last drop.
It is winter, and to keep your guests entertained, there are activities they can pursue. They can go skiing, visit museums, take cooking glasses, go wine tasting, and, best of all, they can go shopping. Since winter isn’t exactly tourist season, there won’t be long queues at the museums or at the ski sites.
Your guests should what to bring and what not to bring, depending on how long they plan to stay before and after your wedding. Good things to pack include:
ü Debit cards with your credit cards
ü Some conditioner – at least, till you can buy some
ü More socks
ü Slippers – carpets are rare in Italy: they prefer tiled floors, which can get very cold
ü Sunglasses, scarfs, gloves, and hats
ü Good shoes for walking
ü Multi-purpose clothing – or, you could just bring the essentials and purchase the rest
Things not to pack for winter destination weddings in Italy include:
û Thick jackets – unless you are staying in the mountains
û Extra jeans – the pair you are wearing is just fine
û Heels – unless you are experts at walking in them on cobblestone roads.
There, your guests are prepped for your destination winter wedding in Italy. Have fun!