Traditional Italian Wedding Songs

Wedding Party | December 16 2010 | by Jenny | 0 Comments

Do you like the Italian romantics and flavor? Planning on getting married in Italy? Then you must know that in Italy, weddings are the most popular and joyful social experience, though getting married is a special event everywhere and for everyone. Marrying in a country like Italy has always been very romantic and quite different.

Let’s see below how weddings in Italy take place and what important details are to be considered in planning such wedding. Italian marriage ceremony has surprising traditions and rituals. Italian wedding customs are dating back to ancient Roman ceremonies. The bride, the groom and their relatives and wedding guests do some pretty interesting things during bridal ceremonies and receptions.

The future groom has to speak to his future bride’s father and the whole affair is treated with a lot of fast. Presents are exchanged and a diamond ring had to be given by the man while asking the hand of a young girl. The bigger the diamond, the higher the prestige of the groom. This would give financial security to the bride’s family and gives the groom increased confidence of having his offer accepted. It brings good luck for the bride to wear something green the night before the wedding.

Parents in Italy are very instrumental in helping timid young people meet one another and get to know each other. First they verify the background of the person proposing to their son or daughter and then they take care of all marriage formalities. In some cases parents might even ask for the services of a matchmaker. The biggest responsibilities are always on the parents shoulders.

In verifying the background of the future son or daughter in law, parents check all relatives going back for several generations. Sometimes they even appeal to police records. Another unlimited and important resource is the local gossip at the neighborhood bar. If the background of the checked one is questionable this can mean a blackball.

Aristocratic or noble ancestry is always a sure way to increase the odds of a successful match. Speaking about music customs, the Italian wedding reception is full with music and dances. In some parts of the country, a party also called a Serenade is thrown by the groom outside of the bride’s home. Groom’s family and friends come and wait for the bride, entertaining themselves. Italian men often propose their future bride through music. The groom sings to his bride to be a romantic song or a ballad to further seduce her. After the song is sung, the party ends.

In every wedding party in Italy there are some singers that never fail, including Alberto Tozzi, Eros Ramazzotti, Laura Pausini, Gino Paoli, Claudio Baglioni and Andreea Bocelli. An Italian wedding reception is not complete without the Tarantella a wedding traditional circle dance, among the most famous Italian songs. If you don’t afford to have an Italian live singer or band, then here are some of the most popular Italian songs to consider: “Angelina”, “Ti Amo”, “Besame Mucho”, “Funiculi, Funicula”,  ”Chitarra Romana”, “O Sole Mio”, “Non Dimenticar”, “That’s Amore”, “Mambo Italiano” and the famous “Volare”.11

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