Abbondanza!: Planning an Italian Wedding

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Citadel Press, 2002 - Reference - 240 pages
Famous for living life to the fullest, Italians are stylish, gracious, and warm -- known for festive gatherings, elegant parties, and great food. So why not get married Italian-style? This zesty guide will attract not only those with Italian heritage, but also anyone who wants to add unique elements to a memorable celebration.

Here every aspect of wedding planning, from choosing a location to trimming the guest list, along with detailed instructions on everything from how to dance the Tarantella to how to make confetti (sugared almond bouquets). And:
-- A guide to the meaning of traditional Italian wedding customs
-- Delicious food ideas, including special dishes meant to ensure prosperity and good luck
-- Design themes, color schemes, and music suggestions

And there is even a section on planning a trip to Italy, with itineraries and information on travel agencies that specialize in wedding, honeymoon, and anniversary packages.

 

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Contents

The Italian Engagement
19
Wedding Planning Process
33
Italian Wedding Wardrobe
50
Italian Ceremony Traditions
68
Italian Reception Traditions
86
Italian Wedding Food
100
Italian Wedding Music and Dances
127
Setting the Italian Wedding Stage
137
Unique Italian Touches
161
Italian Weddingson Location
186
Italian Recipes
200
15
206
Life After the Italian Wedding
222
Index
235
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