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Wedding planning in Milan with Alessia Santa

February 20, 2020

Italy’s leading wedding planner, Alessia Santa, takes time out of her busy schedule to chat about wedding trends and what makes Milanese weddings so memorable.
Glass ceiling of shopping mall in Milan
Dorchester COllection City Guides, Milan. Ph Elisa Maruca

City celebration

Milan is a glorious city with so many things to see and do, making it a firm favourite for lots of my clients. They find the range of interests such shopping, art and entertainment really enticing, and wedding guests get to enjoy a wonderful city break as well as celebrating with the happy couple.

Hassle-free wedding

For wedding planners, Milan is ideal as the best suppliers and partners are also located here. The convenience of having three nearby airports makes the city centre easily accessible for family and friends flying in from different locations around the world. The ease of travel means everyone is more relaxed and has time to enjoy themselves.

Roof of Duomo di Milano with the sun shining
Elegant wedding setup at Veranda meeting room at Hotel Principe di Savoia Milan

Location, location

After a decade of Milanese countryside weddings being in vogue, locals are turning their attention to hosting weddings at luxury hotels in the centre of Milan. Some of the most sought-after locations, including Hotel Principe di Savoia, offer a beautiful hidden garden or terrace with a view as far as the eye can see. This makes them popular with wedding photographers and florists too, as the same location offers a variety of beautiful backgrounds.

Latest trends

Italian weddings are known for being colourful and vibrant, and nowhere does this better than the country’s capital of fashion and design. Milan leads the way in the latest trends and at the moment it’s all about adding colour, from pretty pastels to bold hues of red and fuchsia. More than ever, couples want to throw a proper party for their guests. I’m definitely seeing less formality and more fun.

Inside a cocktail room at Hotel Principe di Savoia

An iconic venue

Choosing a wonderful venue plays a vital part in ensuring your wedding is extraordinary. The newly restored event spaces at Hotel Principe di Savoia are a wonderful example of Italian sophistication. Their rooms feature opulent crystal chandeliers, hand-painted frescoes and plenty of natural light.
The Veranda ballroom has doors opening onto an Italian-style garden that’s a real oasis of elegance and charm for a truly memorable wedding.

If you’re looking for more wedding inspiration in Milan, be sure to take a look at Hotel Principe di Savoia


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Hotel Principe di Savoia

Effortless elegance meets timeless tradition. Dominating Milan’s Piazza della Repubblica, this spectacular landmark building has been the natural home for international travellers and cosmopolitan society since the 1920s.

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