Procedures to legally getting married in Italy
Destination weddings in Italy are PERFECTLY LEGAL in your home country. With more than a thousand destination weddings organized in Italy since 1999, we proudly arranged paperwork for many citizens coming from so many different countries abroad including USA, UK, European countries, Russia, Japan, Korea, Australia, South American countries, Nigeria, North Africa countries, Pacific Asian citizens and East European citizens.
Paperwork is EASY, we take care of ALL DOCUMENTS at your behalf and you will be always accompanied during the whole process. Paperwork is necessary for civil weddings and to combine a religious wedding with the legal binding marriage which will create only one ceremony.
What is a civil wedding in Italy?
A civil wedding is performed by a public officer , Mayor or delegate, in the town/city/village town hall or local marriage hall. A civil wedding does not include any religious blessing and strictly follows the articles of law of the Italian civil code. A civil wedding in Italy is legally binding in any country abroad recognized by the Italian government. Paperwork is required and procedures are different from country to country, but at Wedding Italy.com we do assist you in every step to collect the required documentation and we will always assist you during the appointments in Italy. Civil weddings MUST be performed in venues owned by the government or in venues where the local government (municipality) has given the permit to perform civil marriages. Italian civil marriage venues are commonly very beautiful and nowadays some Mayors are given the opportunity to celebrate weddings, also outdoor weddings, in beautiful private Italian villas, castles and farmhouses.
What about a Catholic wedding in Italy?
Catholic weddings MUST be performed in a Catholic church. Italy has the most beautiful churches in the world ideal for any size, style and feeling. A Catholic wedding requires specific paperwork to be provided before getting the authorization to get married in Italy. Yearly we help tens of couples to get married in an Italian church and we do follow you step by step assisting with the local Curia and helping you with all required documents. Catholic weddings can be legally binding or just religious: legally binding also legal paperwork is required. Catholic weddings in Italy cannot be performed outdoors except in a few specific venues.
Protestant weddings are legal abroad?
Protestant weddings can be legally binding in your country. Legal paperwork should be arranged together with the religious documentation required. Religious paperwork is quite simple and immediate. Protestant weddings can be performed everywhere in Italy including outdoor gardens, Villas, castles or farmhouses. Very few churches allow a Protestant wedding as mainly Italy is a Catholic country.