How to plan a Wedding Weekend?

Destination weddings are so popular nowadays: Tuscany is the first region in Italy, it boasts the most numbers of wedding of foreign couples and we are so glad about this!

The reasons are a lot: natural beauty, architecture, amazing views and wide portfolio of venues.

In Tuscany there are also so many art cities as Florence, Siena and our pretty town… Lucca!
With its strategic position and classy atmosphere is the ideal destination for a wedding weekend.

But first of all, what is a wedding weekend?

It is usually a 3 days celebration:
the couple decides to get married not at home but invites their guests to fly away with them.

Destination? Destination Wedding.

The wedding will last 3 days, there will be time to welcome everybody at the venue, organize activities together, plan a rehearsal dinner .

Finally (but not last) the wedding day!
Why not last?

Because the day after.. it’s time to brunch all together!

Are you in love with destination weddings in Tuscany?

Here below 3 important tips for a successful wedding weekend in our charming region

WHERE TO STAY

How to make a wedding weekend works?
The essential thing is concentrate the major part of guests in the same area:
the same historical estate or country house, or just nearby.
We use to suggest also urban wedding weekend, giving to our couple a selected list of accommodation inside the city: b&b, boutique hotels and exclusive accommodation (for all budgets).
Guests will decide where to stay inside the town.

For do this is important an excellent planning and coordination:

to make things work, they must be easy.

We have to be honest: this is the hardest part of the planning, find the right venue suitable to accommodate your guests. But we are here to give you our consultancy and show you our portfolio of accommodation villas nestled all around our region.

THE DAY BEFORE THE WEDDING

On the Friday of your wedding weekend in Tuscany the keywords are two:

Welcome: organize a lovely rehearsal dinner, in perfect Italian style. It must be informal but at the same time refined! How to do it? Read more here;

Icebreaking: organize nice activities so that the two sides could start to be more confidential. Examples: bike tour by night, dancing, quiz and so on. More activities listed here.

THE DAY AFTER THE WEDDING

On the Saturday of your wedding weekend in Tuscany the keywords are two:

– Hangover: We know, weddings are the often the occasion to drink a little bit more… Be prepared!
The are a lot tried-and-true methods to cure a post-wedding hangover: use them, create an hangover kit for your guests so that everybody can get the glow back stat.

– Brunch: Maybe a pic-nic, or a simple bbq all together around the pool.
Organize a brunch for the day after the wedding to say goodbye to your guests in the best way!

Are you curious about what we can organize to make your wedding weekend truly exclusive?

Send us an email and we will be glad to give you our consultancy!

Simona e Benedetta

The rehearsal dinner: the American tradition flies to Tuscany!

The rehearsal dinner comes from the American wedding customs and nowadays has been imported by us.

What is it about?

Why is it so popular in the last wedding seasons?

The rehearsal dinner is a dinner that is organized the night before the big day, almost all the guests of the wedding are invited to take part at it and, according to the American tradition, the costs are borne by the groom’s parents. Although nowadays it is often the groom himself, or the bride’s parents to pay for this kind of welcome dinner.

We say welcome not randomly.
In the last years destination weddings are really fashionable and in vogue.
Celebrations now are longer, and they are often an opportunity to spend time with friends and family for 3 days in spectacular places, as our Tuscany is.
And that’s why the rehearsal dinner is so required: it allows bride and groom to welcome the newly arrived guests in the chosen Medieval village for the wedding weekend.

Here are the 3 keywords to organize a perfect rehearsal dinner

1. ENCOUNTER

The main aim of the renowned dinner-the-evening-before-marriage is just this:

encounter

gathering

stay together

We mean stay together between the bride team and the groom team. Let know the relatives and friends of one team with the other ones. It is a dinner designed for icebreaking, and this will allow the couple to have a more amusing party all night long at the wedding day.

2. FUN

It’s common knowledge that fun, for centuries, is the essential ingredient for icebreaking.
If fun is combined with good wine, success is assured!

And the Tuscan wine is so amazing!

So let’s think about nice activities to do all together: a good idea could be a bike tour to reach the venue of the dinner.

Or why not a treasure hunt? Keep hidden the name of the venue, and let the guests, divided into mixed teams, to find it!


3. EASYGOINGNESS

If you want to facilitate the knowledge of the two sides, we are ironic, organize an informal dinner. Choose an alternative location (not the one of the wedding day) not far from the place of the overnight stay. You can choose a panoramic restaurant, a rustic farmhouse in the countryside, an ancient wine cellar.
But please don’t forget: the dress code does not include long dresses and sparkling outfit.

Let’s leave them for the next day! Do you agree?

For couples who entrust Luccaorganizza for the wedding planning, we offer consultancy and assistance totally, at 360 degrees. Also for the dinner-the-evening-before-the-wedding.
We take care of the menu, the entertainment, we negotiate prices with vendors, we select together the venue and propose funny activities.

We will take care of everything and you will only have fun!

Do you want to know more about our services for your destination wedding in Tuscany?

Write us an email: we can’t wait to know you and start together your wedding planning.

Simona and Benedetta