What is it? How does it work? Does everyone do it?
Wikipedia – A Sicilian tradition in which the bride and groom display a dazzling array of pastries, fruits, cakes and coffee presented in great quantity with much celebration.
Today Venetian hours are not nearly as elaborate as when I grew up. I remember going to wedding receptions where it seemed like the dancing and never ending desserts were endless. I think every one of our Italian grandmothers, aunts and cousins wrapped cookies in napkins and brought them home in their purse for a late night snack or early morning breakfast treat.
Typically a Venetian hour takes place approximately an hour before the reception ends. In today’s time Venetian hours have evolved to cookie tables, sweet and salty treats, flatbread pizzas, mini cheeseburger sliders, doughnuts, popcorn and more. Whatever you choose your guests are sure to enjoy. They will remember that great late night addition as they dance the night away. Just like I did when I was a little girl, Mangia!