Get Married at Lake Como

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Your wedding day may be something that you have been thinking about your entire life. With every relationship and celebrity crush, you may have thought what your outfit would look like, where it would take place, and who would be in it. Groomsmen and bridesmaids all changed with the ebb and flow of your friend group, and you may or may not have picked out names for your children. In the end, you have found the one, and you are going to be planning your wedding for real. There are so many places to choose from, but there are certain locations that just scream romance and beauty. One of those places is Lake Como, Italy, and if you are in the business of having your wedding be a destination wedding, here are a few ways you can make your Italian wedding dream come true. 

Don’t Expect a Huge Turnout

First and foremost is to know that you are not going to have a wedding so large that you will make the front page of the newspaper. With most destination weddings, the turnout will be smaller because not everyone will be able to make it due to finances, work, and responsibilities. Once you understand that, you can start to plan. Create a save-the-date so that you can alert everyone to your plan, and then people can start to figure out if they can make it or not. The save-the-date should go out one year before you are planning to get married. That is ample time to know who is going to make it and who is not going to make it, then you can send invitations to those who are seriously considering coming. That will save you money that you can use towards other expenses. 

Pick the Correct Season

A lot of times, Lake Como is chosen because that specific place offers something during the year that you want as a backdrop to your party. A specific time of year can affect what food is in season so you can have the food menu you have always wanted. The season, of course, affects the weather, so you may want to choose a time where the weather will be what you are looking for, and the season also affects what festivals or events are happening when you choose to book your wedding. Make sure you pick the time of year that will do the most for making your vision come to fruition and also will be the best time for your family and friends to travel. 

Choose a Photographer That Is Local

Not only is it cheaper to find a local photographer (mainly because you won’t have to pay for them to travel), but a local photographer also knows the best places to shoot your photos. If you are getting married in Lake Como, Vittore Buzzi wedding photographer is one of the best for knowing how to shoot Lake Como and at what time of day is the best for light. If you know one year in advance that you are going to be married at this location, then you will want to book your photographer then. Life changes fast, so if something comes up and you have to find another photographer, you will have time to find a backup in case you need one.

Visit Your Destination First

Yes, Lake Como is gorgeous all year long, but it is worth it for you to travel there first to make sure it is exactly what you want. You may want to get married there because so many people talk about how great it is, but if you go there and see it for yourself, you will get a better understanding of what your wedding will look like and how you can make it work. A trip there also allows you to check out the local accommodations so that you are not sending your guests into a bad situation. Your first hand experience will answer a lot of the questions you may have and will help you plan everything flawlessly.

Help Your Guests Turn This Into a Vacation

Since your guests will be traveling to attend your wedding, help them make a vacation out of it. Some of your family and friends may be using saved up vacation time to attend your nuptials, so let them use their time effectively. While at Lake Como, there are several things for your guests to do. If you are staying in the city of Como itself, there are great restaurants to see as well as some of the greatest sunsets in the world. In other towns around the lake there are museums of great art that have been found from excavations of the area. There are also small villages to walk through of narrow alleyways and stairs. Inform your guests that they may want to look into renting a car so that they can freely travel from town to town taking in the culture and the food. They will have to fly into Milan, so renting a car will give them the freedom to explore as they see fit. 

Have Fun

Weddings can be stressful, but take a moment to soak it all in and have fun. Remember, you are going to be in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Take your time and enjoy one of the most poignant days of your life. One of the reasons to have a destination wedding is to take a lot of the stress off of having to do a lot for a lot of people. Instead, you get to bring the closest people in your life to a magical place. Take in the history, take in the art, and take in the grand splendor of the lake and the surrounding towns that are so charming and will give you memories that will last a lifetime. If you need to hire an Italian wedding planner to make it more enjoyable, then go ahead and do it.

 

6 Apps To Help You On Your Travels

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What a year it’s been, with lots of our travel plans cancelled, many of us are looking forward to fewer restrictions sometime in the new year! Depending on where you are in the world, you might be lucky enough to still be going on a short holiday before the year is up. When you’re getting ready for your trip, here are a few apps that may come in handy.

1 . TripIt

When you’re planning a travelling trip there’s so much to organise, and TripIt can help you to get things in order. Using this application you can create itineraries, and keep your important documents in one place. Once you’ve made a reservation, you can send the details directly to the app, to keep track of all your bookings. Whether it’s your car rental, your hotel, your luggage storage, or your flights, TripIt keeps all your info safe and sound. The application designs you a personalized schedule, so you’ll always know exactly where you need to be, and when. You can access the airport and terminal maps, plus get safety scores based on the areas you are visiting.

a great help. The application tells users exactly what they should take on their trip, so there’s no more packing fuss. First, you input your trip details, and then Packpoint tells you what to bring using info about your destination, the weather, your trip duration, and the activities you’ll be doing. Packpoint will also take into account whether you are going to have access to any laundry services.

2. TripLingo

With the TripLingo app, you can get yourself nice and prepared for your adventure ahead. First off, you choose the country you are going to, and then download the ‘country pack’. Here you’ll find language info, key phrases, and a voice translator. Simply speak into the app, and it will translate your voice into the language of your choice. It’s far easier to explore a new place when you’ve got a bit of language support. TripIt can also help you to and learn a thing or two about the culture. With TripLingo you’ll have everything you need to make the most of your trip.

3. Rome to Rio

Using the Rome to Rio app you can speed up your journey times, and find the best route to get you where you want to go. First, you type in any landmark, address, or city, and then the app will show you all your transport options, to get to your chosen destination. From the application, you can find out the fastest route, the cheapest route, plus you can even book accommodation.

4. Duo Lingo

Duo Lingo is one of the leading language learning apps out there. It’s super fun, and it’s also free, here you can learn 35+ languages, using bite-sized sessions. The app helps users to practice their listening, reading, and speaking, plus work on their vocab and grammar. Whether you’re looking to learn Italian, French, Chinese, Spanish, and more, there are plenty of options to support you on your travels.

When you’re planning your top travel destinations for the new year, these apps have all you need to get nice and organised.

5 . Packpoint 

Does the mere thought of packing stress you out? Are you forever forgetting the things you need to take, or packing too many items? If you can relate, the Packpoint app can be

Travel destinations on my mind

I miss travelling so much and I am sure I am not the only one. Being able to visit different counties and experience life in another spot on the planet is a blessing. We have a couple of travel destinations we were hoping to visit this year but all those plans have been put on hold. Some of the places we had in mind to visit are places we have visited before but we never get tired of visiting.

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Here are some of the travel destinations on my mind at the moment –

Disneyland Paris

We visited Disneyland Paris many years ago before the twins were born. I was really looking forward to visiting the park again with them. Disneyland is such an amazing place to visit. The kiddies love rides and all, so I know they are going to love it there. I am looking forward to visiting the park with them in the future when all the chaos and confusion are a distant memory.

Dubai

We have all visited Dubai a few times and that place never gets old. It is such a cool holiday destination. I love everything about Dubai. The weather is nice, the hotels are always so luxurious and there are so many things to do and see. We will definitely be visiting Dubai again.

Los Angeles

I have visited many cities in the United States but never had the opportunity to visit Los Angeles. It has been on my travel list for years now, so it will be nice to strike it off one day.

Malta

I have heard amazing things about Malta and I would love to see the country for myself one day. It is one of those travel destinations that sound good for relaxing.

Greece

Greece is another country we would love to explore one day. I have heard only good things about the country. It is definitely on my list of countries to visit.

I love travelling so much but I must confess, I am not in a hurry to resume exploring for now. The chaos and confusion going on is so off-putting, that travelling is the last thing on my mind.

What do you think of these travel destinations? Have you been to any of these places?

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