Getting married in Italy: a guide for European couples
If you come from abroad and you are dreaming about getting married in Italy, maybe you could be a little afraid of where to start. We manage and plan this kind of celebration very often, so we’ve created a short guide to give you a sense of direction.
How to get married in Italy as EU foreigners
First of all, we need to specify the kind of legal marriage recognized in Italy: civil or religious. Our country also allows for the recognition of same-sex relationships, the so-called civil unions. A civil union gives the couple rights similar to those of a marriage.
Moreover, in Italy, you can plan all religious weddings, but you have to remember that, except for the Catholic rite, these ceremonies require a previous civil rite to be legally recognized.
What documents do you need to get married in Italy?
Whatever kind of wedding you desire, getting married in Italy from abroad requires some bureaucratic aspects. We wrote a short list to observe for the couple:
- a valid passport or European National ID card
- original or certified copy of birth certificate
- divorce papers or death certificate if you have been previously married and divorced or widowed
- a marriage Nulla Osta (certificate of no impediments) that you can request in the Consulate or Embassy of your country in Italy
- an Atto Notorio signed by two witnesses (a declaration of marriage intent submitted to the civil register)
Moreover, the ceremony requires two witnesses who are more than 18 years old.
How to plan a wedding in Italy from abroad
Italy, and in particular Tuscany, is a very appreciated wedding destination.
Planning a wedding in Italy from abroad requires some particular aspects, and our tip is to rely on local wedding planners. Thanks to their expertise and guidance they take on the heavy work and let you enjoy your dream wedding. They will manage all the rest!
Budgets, venues, suppliers, ceremonies, and all the other details will be planned by a professional team at your disposal. We always say investing in a wedding planner is the best investment in your wedding. Peace of mind. That’s why we are here to help you!
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