I want to get married in 2012 in Italy but a friend of mine recently told me that it is not possible to get married on the beach in Italy, is this true?
Carolina – Essex
Carolina, it is possible to have a beach wedding in Italy however there are a range of issues you need to be aware of. A beach wedding in Italy can be sandy or rocky and during the summer or on a hot day you will find that the beaches are filled with people; holiday makers and sunbathers. You also need to consider that for you to have a beach wedding, it is essential that the beach is private. It is not possible to get married on a public beach.
Most of the private beaches are owned either by a hotel or a restaurant or the owner of a villa, so if you want to take advantage of a beach wedding, you may need to stay at the venue or have your reception here and the other thing to bear in mind is that you may also need to consider getting married in the evening when all the bathers and sun worshippers have gone home for the evening as you do not want your wedding ceremony to be spoiled by tanned bodies in bikinis and swimming trunks! You would therefore need to consider an early evening wedding which could take place at 1800 hours or slightly later.
To find out more contact a company such as Weddings Made In Italy www.weddingsmadeinitaly.co.uk/__BeachWeddingItaly.htm