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Paperwork & Legalities

How to get married in Italy as a foreigner?   We offer a complete wedding planning service and can arrange legally recognised civil marriages in Italy for the vast majority of nationalities.

As experts we deal with all the marriage legalities including document translation to be sure your marriage is valid. This results in a legal marriage licence being issued.  We’ll guide you through the legal paperwork process to be completed for your wedding in Italy.

Legal Ceremonies at Wedding Venues

Some wedding venues are licensed for official civil marriages on site.  Or they have a church actually on site – so ask us for details.   It may be close to a historic town so you travel a short distance to an impressive antique town hall or church.  We’ll arrange group transport and a bridal car. Using a different ceremony venue can add variety because your guests enjoy two stunning Italian wedding locations on your big day.

Church Wedding Ceremonies

A legally recognised church marriage in Italy is always Catholic.  At least one of you has to be Catholic but the other can be a different faith.

You can have a simple legal civil marriage in your own country first and then enjoy a beautiful Italian Catholic church marriage blessing ceremony in Italy.  This can be in English or Italian as you prefer.  This can be easier because it simplifies the paperwork process for you.  In some locations it may be possible to have a Protestant ceremony, such as in larger cities like Rome.

If you’re happy to take care of the legal part in your own country then we can also arrange other types of marriage ceremony to take place actually at your Italian wedding venue.  These include Hindu, Jewish, humanist and symbolic marriage ceremonies.

These symbolic ceremonies are completely tailored by us to suit you,  We’ll create a unique and emotional moment in a stunning setting often with wedding planner Emma who is also an experienced ceremony officiant.

Some couples choose one of their guests to present their ceremony or bring their own priest because they need a ceremony in a language other than Italian or English.

If you are wondering  how to get married in Italy as a foreigner, contact us and we will do everything for you.