Cultural Wedding Customs: Italian Wedding Traditions?

Q: I would love to celebrate my family's Italian background at my wedding. Do you have any ideas for fun wedding traditions I can incorporate into the wedding celebration?

A: Incorporating your cultural background into your big day is a great way to personalize your wedding. Here are a few Italian customs we came across: In some northern Italian villages, locals shower the couple with cakes and other baked goods as they wind their way through the streets after their wedding. And instead of clanging cans on the back of the newlyweds' car, the front grill of the Italian getaway car is decorated with flowers, paving the way for a road to a happy marriage. And at some Italian weddings, a pair of white doves is released to symbolize the couple's love and happiness.

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