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26 Signs You're At An Italian-American Wedding

Spoiler alert: You'll hear the tarantella. A lot.

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3. It takes forever to find your seat placement cards because they all have the same names.

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Did anyone in this family NOT name their kid Francesca, Vinny, Maria, or Lorenzo, for crying out loud?!?!

4. Cocktail hour includes all the antipasto of your wildest dreams.


Ten kinds of olives, a dozen types of cheese, prosciutto, salami, mortadella, stuffed mushrooms, marinated artichokes, calamari...


6. It took the bride and groom roughly three months to figure out seating...


...since Aunt Rose can't sit next to Aunt Giovanna because they haven't spoken in 10 years and Uncle Tony still hasn't paid back the money he borrowed from Cousin Gino.

7. There's a veil. And it's super important.

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Go on, progressive bride. Go ahead and just try to wear that quirky or trendy dress and skip the veil. Your family isn't having it.

8. The tarantella will play (at least twice).

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9. You'll hear "Finiculi, Finicula" and "Volare" too.

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24. And if you're a New York Italian-American, there's a high chance you've had or been to a wedding here...

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