Whether you are going for an intimate gathering or a wedding with a huge guest list, organising your wedding day is no easy task! Once you start the planning process you’ll be surprised at how much time, energy and attention are needed to organise the celebration that signals the beginning of your married life. But fear not, help is at hand!
In this article you’ll find ideas and suggestions from experts who have tons of experience in this area: staff at the Borgo della Merluzza have been planning weddings for years, giving brides, grooms and their guests an unforgettable wedding day. They have shared their top tips with us so that you, and your guests, have a memorable day!
‘What makes the difference between a nice wedding and an unforgettable one are the little details!‘. It is easy to get lost in the endless possibilities out there, potentially meaning you spend more time and money than needs be. ‘Nowadays there are thousands of ways you can personalise your big day: the internet is full of sites dedicated to making your wedding stand out, or alternatively you can turn to the pros, however be sure to keep an eye on the extra costs.’ The internet is coming down with inspiration for your special day, ‘the only trick is do not overdo it! Adding some carefully selected personal touches is key!’
2. The mise en place
Another element that guests pay a lot of attention to, is the table layout. This goes beyond just being aesthetically pleasing, you must not forget the practical aspects too. ‘You must bare in mind the number of guests that will be attending your wedding. Your caterers and planners must know how to make the most of your venue, evenly distributing the tables and chairs: larger tables are more comfortable with fewer guests and vice versa. The space should be filled in a way that makes it look right for the number of people attending’.
The main wow factor of a wedding comes from the venue you choose to celebrate in. It can be tough to know that you’ve picked the right one. ‘For some, choosing the venue can be a love at first sight moment, a matter of emotion and feeling from the first moment you set your eyes on it. The best compliment we receive from our brides and grooms is: ‘just as we arrived to the venue we could see our dream wedding coming true before our eyes as if by magic’. Love at first sight!’
4. Outdoor areas
Whether you’re planning a winter or a summer wedding reception, open spaces are always important to consider. Guests may wish take a walk through the surrounding area or play outside with their little ones… ‘The Borgo della Merluzza is just 20 minutes from the center of Rome, and is in the heart of the countryside in the Bosco di Baccano Estate. It’s a warm and friendly place where you can welcome your guests in total relaxation. Its name comes from the story of a bird that was trapped in the tower and could be heard singing softly on full moon nights. Legend has it that even today this melodious song can be heard and is thought to be a good omen’. The property is located within a park with large green lawns and trees set against a beautifully restored stone village.
5. Relaxation and privacy
One detail that couples often forget to consider is that, ‘it is important to have space to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the wedding; pleasant and comfortable rooms where guests can have a breather are essential’. In the main building located next to the tower, there are two separate areas perfect for this. With antique fireplaces and elegant furniture as well as eight other delightful rooms and a master suite, they are perfect for those who wish to stay for a few days in this fairytale location.
6. Special extras
‘It’s hard not to fall in love with our secret garden! This hidden gem in an enchanted forest creates the most romantic atmosphere for your wedding. The ancient brick amphitheater and the canopy of green leaves makes it the perfect place to celebrate your big day’. It is thethat make it such a unique venue: guests can walk around the park full of olive trees and centuries-old Lebanese cedars, visit the restored old village, discover the secret garden or relax in the shade of the tower along the poolside!
‘Borgo della Merluzza is undoubtedly a place full of the unexpected, with the countryside charm of a forgotten time. It lends itself to various styles of weddings, always allowing newlyweds the opportunity to let their personalities shine through! This venue ensures that you will have the wedding of your dreams with memories that will last a lifetime!’
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