Undoubtedly marriage requires an effective organization and a rather long preparation that can last even a year. Very often an unforgettable wedding is the fruit of the creative flair and ability of the spouses to find innovative solutions for the wedding ceremony. However it is possible to distinguish marriage in different phases:
First phase: civil marriage, canonical marriage, or concordate marriage
When the decision has been made, the choice of the type of marriage must be made:
the Civil Marriage : (in the town), celebrated in front of the registrar;
the Canonical Marriage : (in church only) celebrated before the Catholic
Minister of Worship;
the Concordat Marriage : (first to the municipality and then to church) celebrated before the Catholic Minister of Worship (Parish Priest) but duly registered in the civil status registers.
Second phase: choice of location for the wedding reception.
Do you have in mind what your wedding will be like? Day or evening? Will there be music? Red or white wine? A traditional jazz group or a DJ? Have you imagined the Teofilatto Castle illuminated with candelabra and torches? The planning of your wedding also begins with a bit of imagination. To realize a dream, one must first imagine it.
From a practical point of view, planning your wedding begins with the choice of date. Setting the date also in relation to the location of the ceremony and the availability of the location is the first choice to make. The importance of the location is quite evident; the location will in fact be the setting where the wedding day reception will take place. The wedding reception is in effect an integral part of the marriage ceremony, and is a convivial moment of considerable importance.
For a simple or lavish choice of marriage, it cannot be concluded without the offering of food: the ritual of sharing meals has very ancient roots, and it is customary in many religious ceremonies, such as Christian, Jewish, in which food intake and symbol of communion and brotherhood.
Even at the time of the ancient Romans the wedding reception had an indispensable symbolic value: the ritual was not in fact considered legal until the newlyweds broke and ate bread with their guests.
A good meal not too long, accompanied by the right drinks, in a suggestive location, will be the elements so that your guests will remember your wedding.
Pay attention to the booking of the location: the most beautiful places can often request reservations with a few months in advance.
Third phase: marriage expenses
The economic picture of expenses is essential to evaluate and guide the choices of your marriage. Once the date and location have been defined, it is necessary to have an idea of how many friends and relatives will be invited, of the menu that you will offer at the reception and of the type of scenographic setting.
To simplify we propose a general list of the elements that could contribute to the final expenditure:
- Location rental
- Catering (menus and decorations)
- Dress and clothing
- Accessories (jewelery, veil)
- Beauty and aesthetics (make-up, hairstyles, etc. etc.)
- The bouquet and floral decorations
- The favors
- Creation, printing and dispatch of investments
- Photo and video service
- The website
- The music
Car and driver rental
Since the wedding reception following the ceremony is perhaps the most costly step in organizing a wedding you must be clear
when it comes to the wedding banquet, our imagination immediately brings us to endless binges, often couples today however, without prejudice to the importance of this convivial moment, they can opt for different “offers of food”, without however losing the rules of etiquette.
In particular, newlyweds can choose to offer different types of reception. The most classic are:
Lunch or dinner served at the table.
The guests will sit at the tables at the beginning of the meal respecting the seats assigned by the spouses in the tableau. The waiters will serve every course at the table. This solution, in addition to being the most traditional, will allow all those who consider the meal a sacred thing to take it with all the comforts and to exchange comfortable chats with their guests without having to interrupt them every time to get up and use the food. This solution will also help older people.