I guess you still remember the article that I posted some days ago – the one about the weddings?! In that article I described the weddings from the perspective of the guests. Now I will describe them from the perspective of the bridal couple. Since I am not married yet, I can only tell you about things that I have observed as a guest.
I’m sure that you have at least attended one wedding in your life, but have you also attended an Italian wedding? No? Then you have to do it, because it is an unique event. A couple of years ago, I attended three weddings in Italy within three weeks. And let me tell you, that I felt like I wouldn’t be able to eat anything for the rest of my life after those three weeks.
I’m German, thus for me being punctual means to be somewhere at least five minutes before the date. Contrary to this, Italians have a more relaxed attitude towards time.
If you are in an intercultural relationship and one of the cousins of your boyfriend wants to come to your country to live and work there, be careful!!! Of course you should help anybody who is new in a country to get settled and everything, but be careful how far your efforts go. After reading this little story about my “favorite” Italian cousin you’ll know why.
I don’t know what you think about it, but usually the first meeting with the family of your boy- or girlfriend, especially with your mother-in-law, is something special and something of which you are usually a little bit nervous about. Well, I will never forget the day (or more precisely the days, because it needs some time to meet all the family members) when I first went to Rofrano, a little town in the South of Italy in Campania, to meet his family. Let me tell you that I was really, really nervous.