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Get Together – the perfect start for your wedding | Wedding in Italy

10 tips for your Get Together | Wedding in Italy

You are thinking about doing a Get Together before your wedding? Maybe you’re getting married abroad and planning a relaxed dinner with your guests the evening before your big day. That’s why we’ll give you 10 important tips on how to make your Get Together a success and an appropriate start for your wedding!

But what is a Get Together anyway? In our case it is also called “Rehearsal Dinner” and has a long tradition in the USA. The Get Together usually takes place in the evening, just before the wedding. So it rings in this special occasion and is a great way to bring people together who may meet rarely or even for the first time.

Cheers to all the memories!

First of all, the Get Together usually takes place on Friday evening. Saturday is then crowned with the wedding and many couples also decide to have a relaxed brunch on Sunday morning. We like this idea so much and will plan it similarly at our own wedding in Italy next year. Because you (ideally) only get married once in your life, right? 😉

Once your wedding weekend has gotten off to a good start, there is nothing what can stop you from enjoying a relaxed, happy evening, making sure that everyone gets along great and is bursting with anticipation for your big day! Furthermore your party on the day of your wedding will be even better, I promise!



So that your Pre-Wedding Party will be a complete success, there are a few things you might not have thought of in the first moment, but which are crucial for the success of your wedding weekend.

1. Strangers become friends
2. Relaxed atmosphere, relaxed food, relaxed Get Together
3. Avoid a hangover on your actual wedding day
4. The thing with wedding gifts
5. How about gifts for the best man and maid of honor?
6. Organise the Get Together in or near your wedding venue
7. Invite all your guests
8. Do not spend too much money on the Get Together
9. Get Together & Rehearsal all in one
10. Be brave and break with traditions

Get Together | Hochzeit in Italien
Get Together | Hochzeit in Italien

1. Strangers become friends

The main reason why many couples choose to get together on the eve of their wedding is: to grow from complete strangers to a group that is happy to celebrate the wedding couple and their love. In our opinion, there can be no better way to get started.
In fact it was the same idea Mike & Tobi had in mind. Our couple celebrated their Get Together on their actual wedding location with all their guests, some of whom had travelled a long way to be part of this wedding in Italy. Hence everybody could get to know each other and have first conversations.

Get Together | Hochzeit in Italien
Get Together | Hochzeit in Italien
Get Together | Hochzeit in Italien

2. Relaxed atmosphere, relaxed food, relaxed Get Together

Tasty and simple – the food at your Get Together should not be too rich or fancy. Many guests had a long journey arriving at your wedding location, are hungry and look forward to a small dinner, a barbecue or simple finger food. And it really doesn’t have to be gourmet quality, because the food on the day of your wedding should remain the highlight 😉

Get Together | Hochzeit in Italien
Get Together | Hochzeit in Italien

3. Avoid a hangover on your actual wedding day

It’s super bad to wake up in the morning of your wedding with a thick skull that accompanies you all day long and is the reason why can’t really enjoy your wedding reception.
There is nothing worse than having a hangover on your wedding day. The day after your wedding may be a different subject and it’s probably part of it all, but make sure you don’t wake up already exhausted on the morning of your wedding before you even get married.
It would be very annoying if you mess up your wedding vows, because your skull is buzzing.

4. The thing with wedding gifts

We think it goes without saying, but don’t expect any gifts at your Get Together, because this is not the time when all congratulations and presents are handed out. Why should it be? You are not married yet.
In addition to this the Get Together is rather an opportunity to thank the guests for coming. Furthermore to toast with each other and last but not least to thank those who have supported you and helped you to plan your wedding the way you imagined it.

5. How about gifts for the best man and maid of honor?

Have you ever wanted to tell your beloved friends how important they are to you and how much it means to have them at your side, especially during this wedding adventure? The Get Together, like this wedding in Italy, is the best moment for it!
If you have presents for them, hand them out on the eve before your wedding.

6. Organise the Get Together in or near your wedding venue

Nothing is more annoying than having to sit in the car forever because you have chosen a certain place for your Get Together, which is unfortunately quite far away from your actual wedding location and the accommodation of your guests. Because you should know one thing: Time flies. Every minute of your wedding is so precious, so be careful not to waste too much time driving. Make the most of every second and plan everything in your wedding location or, if that is not possible, in the immediate vicinity.

Something that our couples tell us over and over again is the feeling that time flies so fast that you can hardly grasp the individual moments of the day, so to get the most out of your wedding weekend and your guests, choose your location for the Get Together wisely.
Meike & Tobi celebrated their wedding in Italy and celebrated their Get Together at the same location where their wedding took place the next day. It couldn’t have been better.

7. Invite all your guests

One the one hand most of the time the bridal couple and their closest friends and family members spend a great time in their wedding location, which usually offers enough capacity for overnight stays.
On the other hand there are guests accommodated in villages nearby. To keep it relaxed for everyone and especially for you as a bridal couple, the Get Together simply takes place in your wedding location and invites everyone to a common dinner. Let us tell you, don’t forget to mention the address or include directions to the location on your invitation cards, so that you don’t have to explain the way on the day of your Get Together. Many locations in Italy and Spain are often not that easy to reach.

Get Together | Hochzeit in Italien
Get Together | Hochzeit in Italien
Get Together | Hochzeit in Italien

8. Do not spend too much money on your Get Together

Now let’s be honest: What does it really take to spend a relaxed time with your loved ones the evening before your wedding? Right, not much. It’s much more about the atmosphere and the togetherness to get in the mood for your wedding, your actual highlight of the weekend. You don’t need a perfect decoration concept, fancy cocktails with ingredients you don’t even know or the best champagne.
Rather focus on seating arrangements, enough shadow areas and relaxed background music. That’s all it takes to spend a great evening together.
Whether you’re celebrating your wedding in Italy, Austria, Spain or Greece, get some local beer and wine, prepare some snacks to satisfy your appetite and have an unforgettable time. That is all you need!

Get Together | Hochzeit in Italien

9. Get Together & Rehearsal all in one

Use the Get Together to go through individual points of your wedding again at your leisure. See if there are really enough chairs and how the light turns out in the evening to estimate the best time for your couple shoot on your big day. The guests get to know the location, where the wedding ceremony will take place and where to find the bathrooms. All of these are small but important things to know which will everyone help to relax at your wedding.

10. Be brave and break with traditions

Forget all the things you are supposed to do and leave behind all the expectations that some people may have of you and your wedding. None of this is important. What is important is you and your decision to get married. Make your Get Together exactly the way you want it to be, whether it is a dinner, a relaxed barbecue or a delicious picnic. However you spend your evening the day before your wedding, be sure that it will be an unforgettable time, by listening to your heart and believing that everything is possible. There are no limits to your creativity.

The Get Together is a perfect start for your wedding

If you follow our 10 tips, your Get Together will be a complete success. It offers so many good things to fully enjoy your wedding. The big advantages are that you have more time for each individual guest and can have good conversations without being under any time pressure. Furthermore, a Get Together is perfect for a wedding abroad. No matter if you celebrate your wedding in Italy, Spain, Austria or Greece, invite your guests to your wedding location and spend a great and so valuable time together on the eve before your wedding.

Let’s savor every minute of this special occasion and not waste it with trivialities. Time is the most precious commodity we possess and you deserve to be celebrated. Before, during and after your wedding.

We wish you lots of fun while planning your Get Together!

Much love,
Julie & Uwe

Get Together | Hochzeit in Italien
Get Together | Hochzeit in Italien
Get Together | Hochzeit in Italien
Get Together | Hochzeit in Italien

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