Thursday, November 20, 2008

Italian Wedding Tradition: Go Green Pre-Wedding Dresses

1) Are you or your fiance Italian?

2) Are you honeymooning in Italy?

3) Do you love pasta?

If you answered yes to one of these questions, I've got a fun Italian wedding tradition for you to consider for your pre-wedding celebration dress.

Italian brides have an age-old tradition of wearing green, known as color of fertility, the night before their weddings. Why not go green with these fabulous frocks?

Flying First Class?
Oscar de la Renta

Flying Business?
Roberto Cavalli
Tibi

Flying Coach?
Juicy Couture
Alice & Olivia
Diane von Furstenberg
J. Crew

Be sure to check out the Turkish Wedding Shoe Tradition and Moroccan Wedding Milk Bath Tradition for more global inspiration.

10 comments:

Grosgrain Bride said...

P and I are both 1/2 Italian so I LOVE this! Looks like I might be rocking a green RD dress! Thanks for the tip!

Ellen said...

I LOVE kelly green, the world's most underappreciated color. TMI alert: Wearing green undies today! I am going to make a point of finding myself a green POST-wedding dress, since alas I'm already married. Thanks for the inspiration! And for a lively blog.

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

My Husband is Italian... I'll have to see if his Sicilian Grandmother ever heard of that! Nice tradition!

Life Design Event Planning said...

We are both Italian, we honeymooned and Italy, but I didn't know about this tradition when we got hitched. This would have been great on the rehearsal night. Maybe when we renew.

Thanks for sharing!

Cicely Rocha.Miller
Life Design Event Planning
www.lifedesignevents.com

Solutions Bridal said...

Well I'm not Italian and I'm not honeymooning in Italy, but I love green. I'll snag this idea when its my turn to walk down the aisle! Do I have to be enagaged to buy the dress. ha ha. I love the Diane Von dress! Gorgeous!

Hope your doing well!

Sincerely,

Tali Gallo

Jena said...

These dresses are just gorgeous!

Carla said...

I love the JCrew dress. So elegant and simple – perfect for a May – August wedding.

MOB said...

Love all the dresses, especially the Diane Von Furstenberg, very classy but fun. I think more people should know about the green concept since green is in everywhere else. Great idea.

Tamara said...

Great dresses - and how funny! I wore green on the eve before my wedding - had no idea it was such a tradition.
My favorite - the DVF - has to be!!

Carla said...

If Francesco and I ever get married I love the idea of wearing green . So glam. Difficult choice. Thanks for the suggestion. It is lovely. Carla