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Italy’s irresistible landscapes, scrumptious cuisine, awe-inspiring architecture and a strong tradition of art are only a handful of excuses to host a beautiful wedding in this beguiling country. So if you are planning to be wed in Italia, we’re sure it’s going to be dreamy. If you can’t whisk your wedding to Europe though, there’s no reason why you can’t say ‘si’ to some Italian indulgences in your celebrations.

Here are a few Italy inspired wedding ideas for your big day.

1. Like Art, Like Invite
The tradition of paper craft in Venice dates back to the 14th century. Today, the city produces some of the world’s most exquisite handmade paper which with its intricate Florentine designs evokes a sense of classic craftsmanship. Wedding cards created using these are sure to set the right tone!

15 Ways to Add Italian Touches To You Desi Wedding

2. A Sweet Savoury Start
Fans of Italian cuisine are not hard to find. While sending cooked delights back home with your guests may be a difficult feat, you could welcome your guests with the choice of an assortment of Italian spice mixes, olive oil, and homemade tomato sauce. We bet they will relish this present long after the wedding is over!

15 Ways to Add Italian Touches To You Desi Wedding

3. Colors of Capri
On the Tyrrhenian Sea, Capri is known for its excellent lemons which grow on the island. While ocean blues remind you of the water, the region is famous for its fruit and there couldn’t be a more apt color palette to represent the isle than blue and yellow. A wedding setup in these refreshing colors will bring lazy, luxury days to mind.

15 Ways to Add Italian Touches To You Desi Wedding

4. Moped Moments
It is difficult to dream of a Roman Holiday and not think of Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck riding away on the good ol’ Vespa. An Italian icon in the truest sense, this scooter ought to be the backdrop of your photo booth for pictures that look like they were taken in Italy!

15 Ways to Add Italian Touches To You Desi Wedding

5. Tuscan Tables
Let go of the usual floral centerpieces at your wedding tables and go for decor using vines and bunches of grapes instead. Italy is known world-over for its wine regions and what could be a better tribute to the rolling landscapes of Tuscany than this.

15 Ways to Add Italian Touches To You Desi Wedding

6. Make Merry With Rosemary
Besides being a herb widely used in Italian cooking, rosemary also brings with it a long symbolic history, as a token of friendship and as a way to chase away bad dreams. Now doesn’t placing a sprig of this herb on the table make sense as a warm way of greeting your guests.

15 Ways to Add Italian Touches To You Desi Wedding

7. Delight Your Appetite
If you haven’t yet heard of interactive food stations yet, let us introduce you to the DIY bruschetta bar. On a counter, lay out a variety of toppings for your guests to choose from and add a bit of memorable fun to the proceedings by allowing them to make their own Italian antipasti.

15 Ways to Add Italian Touches To You Desi Wedding

8. In the Mood for Food
Love Pasta? This theme is the perfect excuse for an intensive menu dedicated to a variety of pastas and a range of breads to go with it. Ravioli, tortellini, linguine, penne, lasagne, you name it! After all, what is an Italian party without this versatile tastebud thriller!

15 Ways to Add Italian Touches To You Desi Wedding

9. The Italian Spirit
Italy is known for its wine, but so are many other countries around the globe. If you truly want to offer to your guests a drink that specifically speaks of Capri, bring out the limoncello, the bright-hued lemon liqueur that the country is known for.

15 Ways to Add Italian Touches To You Desi Wedding

10. Delectable Dolci
If you’re going to have desserts at your wedding (which you, most certainly are) it has got to be tiramisu, pannacotta and gelato! The Italians invented these divine sweet treats and with a theme dedicated to their style and living, it would, in all seriousness, be a crime to not have these.

15 Ways to Add Italian Touches To You Desi Wedding

11. Serve in Ceramics
The Amalfi Coast has earned itself a name for its exquisite handcrafted ceramic tableware. Be it bowls, plates, trays or spoons rests, the Italians are known to craft them to perfection. Make sure to have these laid out at dinner to offer your guests a treat for their eyes and heighten the scrumptiousness of the meal.

15 Ways to Add Italian Touches To You Desi Wedding

12. Sweet Surprise
The wedding cake is the showstopper at the dessert counter, so it also offers the perfect opportunity to make a statement and add another Italian layer to your celebration. At traditional Italian weddings you will find the Millefoglie instead of cake, so why should it be any different at your ceremony!

15 Ways to Add Italian Touches To You Desi Wedding

13. The Favor Endeavor
If you hear an Italian mention confetti at a wedding, don’t confuse it for colorful bits of paper. Confetti for them is sugar-coated Jordan almonds which are as per the country’s traditions, presented in odd numbers to guests as they leave. Three almonds represent the bride, the groom, and their future child, while five almonds represent five wishes for the couple - health, wealth, fertility, happiness and longevity. Now isn’t that sweet!

15 Ways to Add Italian Touches To You Desi Wedding

14. Have a (Foot)Ball
The majority of Italians love football with a passion and their neighborhoods are alive with loud cheers during a match. If you were looking for an activity to keep your guests entertained, declare a game between Team Groom and Team Bride. Then watch the thrill and action that this sport is all about filling your function with life.

15 Ways to Add Italian Touches To You Desi Wedding

15. Party Flat Out
There cannot be a pair of handmade leather sandals that can beat the quality of those that are found in Positano. Allow the ladies at your after-party to ditch those high heels by offering them beautiful flat sandals from this coastal village. They will truly appreciate this gesture not only for that night but for about the next ten years (or so the patrons' claim)!

15 Ways to Add Italian Touches To You Desi Wedding

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