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WEDDING CEREMONY

Italy legally recognises religious and civil weddings. For Civil Wedding Ceremonies in Italy, a Mayor or civil registrar performs the Ceremony in Italian with an official interpreter. A Catholic wedding ceremony can be performed in a beautiful Church near your selected venue.

CIVIL CEREMONY

An Italian authority officiates civil ceremonies and are legally accepted in your country. A Mayor or civil registrar performs the Ceremony in Italian with an official interpreter. The Ceremony is a blend between the articles of the Italian civil code and traditional marriage vows. The Ceremony lasts approximately twenty minutes. Two witnesses who must be over 18 years old, are required for the ceremony. According to the law, civil ceremonies must take place in locations authorized by the Italian government. Civil ceremonies can be performed outdoors but only in particular circumstances in places approved by the Italian authority. Civil ceremonies in Italy may be adapted to your personality and values with personal vows, readings, poetry and music.

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RELIGIOUS CEREMONY

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In Sicily there are the most beautiful and ancient churches of the world. A Catholic wedding ceremony can be performed in a beautiful Church near your selected venue. Specific Catholic requirements are to be be considered in order to have a Catholic wedding in Italy. Baptism and confirmation certificates are to be provided. In Italy Catholic weddings are legally binding. Weddings of mixed religion may be allowed, only if approved by your Parish Bishop. You may choose to have your wedding ceremony in English or in Italian with an interpreter.

SYMBOLIC CEREMONY

Blessings - Renewal of Vows


For those who do not want or cannot celebrate a formal civil or religious wedding ceremony with all the legal documentation involved, a symbolic ceremony is the ideal alternative. Symbolic ceremonies are celebrated by an English speaking officiant and can take place anywhere you like without restrictions, for any couple and for any reason as they are not legally binding, but purely for pleasure. There is no documentation required for a symbolic wedding and it is the perfect choice for those who have already had a civil ceremony either in Italy or in their country of origin.

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