Getting married in Naples: everything you need to know for your wedding
Getting married in Naples is the aspiration of many couples who reach the city from all over the world to crown their dream of love. The breathtaking landscapes, the good food and the style of the great brands of Italian haute couture are in fact just some of the factors that drive newlyweds of any origin to celebrate their wedding in Naples.
Whether you are Neapolitan or not, there are some things you absolutely need to know before organizing your wedding. Here are some indications for a perfect wedding in Naples.
Celebrating a wedding in Naples
The historical, cultural, political and social origins of the city of Naples have made it a cosmopolitan and multi-ethnic reality in which the most varied forms of worship have been able to unfold over time. For this reason, among mosques, evangelical and Catholic churches, synagogues and so on, finding the most suitable place in which to celebrate the function of one's marriage is not difficult.
Among the most evocative churches in which to get married in Naples, the Basilica of Santa Chiara, the Duomo and the Church of the Gesù Nuovo are certainly included. To learn more, don't miss our article on the most beautiful churches in Naples.
If you prefer a civil marriage, do not worry, who said that a civil ceremony could not be romantic? Even in this case, the city of Naples offers a location of excellence: the ancient and magnificent Maschio Angioino castle. Anything more princely than that!
Where to take photos for your wedding in Naples
More than a tradition, a good photo shoot is now a real “must” to preserve an indelible memory of your marriage. Fundamental is a careful choice of the place where to set the wedding shooting.
Luckily Naples offers a wide variety of valid options. The most popular places for a wedding photo shoot are: the promenade of Via Caracciolo with its imposing Castel dell'Ovo, the Posillipo area, especially the open space in front of the Church of Sant'Antonio a Posillipo from which you can admire one of the most beautiful views of Naples, and again the panoramic viewpoint of San Martino, the Virgilian park or the magnificent Piazza del Plebiscito.
Fabulous location for a wedding in Naples
It is said that marriage is the most awaited and unforgettable day of all life. The newlyweds take care of every detail in order to have a perfect success of the event. In this regard, it is essential to carefully choose the location in which to celebrate the reception, and rely on an experienced and professional staff that allows newlyweds to relax and live serenely their moment.
A location of excellence in Naples is “La Terra degli Aranci”, an enchanting wedding location placed at the foot of the Vomero hill, a strategic position that gives it a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Naples. In addition to the elegant interior rooms, the estate has a splendid garden made up of magical spaces and classy settings that create a mysterious and suspended atmosphere in which to lose yourself pleasantly.
The Neapolitan marriage between traditions and superstition
The superstitious character of the Neapolitan wedding is certainly the aspect that gives it greater personality. You cannot make a wedding in true Neapolitan style unless you follow a series of small and curious rituals typical of the Neapolitan tradition.
Here are some of the most famous ones: the bride must wear something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue and the bouquet must be given to her by her mother-in-law on the morning of the wedding; at the end of the wedding ceremony it is a good idea to give the guests “ò fazzulett” (the handkerchief), a bag of almond comfits; to avoid the gossips, the groom must insert in his pocket a small pair of scissors pointing downwards, while the bride, when leaving home, must cut a white ribbon.
Now that you know where to celebrate ritual and ceremony for your wedding, that you have clear ideas about where to set the photo shoot and that you have taken note of everything that is best done or not done to dispel bad luck, you are finally aware of all you need to know to organize a wedding in Naples and all you have to do is say "yes"!