Even though some thought that it was just a pandemic fad, micro weddings continue to be popular as experts say that this type of celebration gives couples more freedom to have the kind of wedding experience that they want.

Moreover, as borders have reopened once more, couples are also choosing to have small weddings at a destination of their choice. By keeping their guest list small and their wedding plans simple, couples are able to afford the costs of a small wedding celebration abroad. 

One of the most in demand places for a destination wedding is Italy. Not only is it an ideal honeymoon location, but this country is also where you can find picturesque and romantic places that are perfect if you're thinking about tying the knot.

Here's our helpful guide packed full of advice how to plan a dream micro wedding in Italy.


1. Give Yourself A Year To Plan Everything

For those dreaming of a wedding in Italy, you'll be happy to know there are so many amazing destinations to choose from.

Give yourself at least a year to prepare everything, and you can start by booking your preferred location. Keep in mind that places like Lake Como, where George and Amal Clooney famously had their wedding, are always in demand, so you'll need to look into alternative or underrated destinations if you don't want to wait for more than a year to get married. 

You should also consider hiring a wedding planner who specializes in destination weddings so you can have someone to take care of all the important details for you. During your preparation period, make it a point to select your wedding rings since there's a lot of styles to choose from, and ensure that you have them at least a month before your wedding date.

Outfits should also be secured and the guest list should be finalized. For a stress-free wedding, keep it to 20 guests and below.

You'll also need to book hotel rooms or AirBnBs where everyone can stay during your wedding celebration, as well as the photographer, videographer, and the venue for your reception. 


2. Think About the Destinations & Kind of Wedding That You Want to Have

Every wedding, no matter if it's big or small, should have a theme or a concept that would make it extra memorable.

The theme should be in line with your personal tastes, and it should reflect your preferences, values, and personality as a couple. Moreover, the theme can be the deciding factor for major elements of your celebration, such as the wedding location.

For instance, if you and your significant other love wine, why not have a romantic wedding at a vineyard in Tuscany? The southern part of Tuscany, specifically Montepulciano, has wineries that are perfect for micro weddings, and there are lots of guest houses in this area too.

Meanwhile, if you're adamant about having a fun beach wedding, then check out seaside villas in the resort town of Ravello-- they're a lot cheaper than the ones in Positano. 


3. Know the Legalities and Do Your Paper Work

It's likely that your wedding in Italy might not be considered as a legal wedding, so to be on the safe side, have a legal civil ceremony at least three months before your Italian ceremony.

You'll also need to do a Declaration of Marriage, so plan on arriving in Italy at least five days prior to your wedding date so you can take care of the necessary paper work.

If you don't want to deal with this, opt to have a symbolic ceremony instead. If you had your civil wedding at home, that means you're legally married already, and this way, you get to have the best wedding experience without the fuss. 


4. Plan Your Honeymoon


Be sure to also check out our guide to the best places to go on honeymoon in Italy too and plan a dream trip after your big day. 


5. Give Everyone Notice

Make sure you let everyone who you plan to invite know the date of the wedding as far in-advance as possible so everyone can book flights and accommodation early to get the best deals. 


Having a small wedding is the trend these days. Consider these tips to have a micro wedding in Italy that you and your guests will never forget.