The sweetest and the most delicious detail of the Italian wedding is certainly the “Confettata”, a tasting of confetti (little sweets) of a varierty of flavors offered by the couple to their guests; it is presented on a table set with the colours and the materials in perfect harmony with the style of the event.
By tradition, these sweets were given inside the wedding favor, a little gift that the bride and groom presented to their guests as a reminder of the special day they had participated.
Nowadays that the wedding favors are less popular than in the past, and considering the fact that sometimes the confetti are forgotten inside the favours, it’s getting more common to offer confetti in nice vases or in other supports from which the guests can taste the different flavors.
The ways to provide this Confettata are usually two:
- a tasting on site, that’s the “mise en place” of various confetti available to the guests
- a tasting and a souvenir; in this case the confettata is set as described above but the possibility to take home some confetti inside a little bag is also offered to each guest. That little bag contains a little note with the name of the couple who has just married (remember: first the name of the bride) and with the date of marriage, and it also contains an odd number of confetti; the number of confetti is odd because an odd number is indivisible as two persons united by marriage are indivisible as well. Usually these given sweets are five because they are equal to the number of features necessary to make a marriage work (health, happiness, fertility, wealth and longevity).
A curiosity for you…
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In the M&M’s website you can also find several small bags for weddings and the recommendations for the purchase quantity based on the number of your guests…
Tell me the truth…wouldn’t you want to start your wedding exactly from the Confettata time?!