Let's start with the basics!

COMINCIAMO DALLE BASI!

WHAT IS ITALY KNOWN FOR?

While you are here celebrating one of the most memorable days of the start to your happily ever after. You and your guest can take in all that Italy has to offer! Romance, food and history are main components in Italian culture. Additionally you and your beau can take in a F1 race to witness the best of Italian sports cars, tour the historic landmarks or spend time in the Renaissance by touring through the many art galleries. Love nature? With 7,400 kilometers of beaches, 10 active volcanos, mountains for backpacking and cool lakes for swimming there is something for everyone.

HOW TO GET THERE!

Flights leave for Italy daily, many hub airports have direct flights on the east coast. We suggest applying for Global Entry to make travel as simple as the rest of your planning. Once you arrive you have a choice of traditional trains, high-speed Trentitalia (trains), renting a car, vespa and of course boat taxi!

WHERE IS ITALY?

Italy is a peninsula surrounded by Adriatic Sea in the east, Ionian Sea in the southeast, Tyrrhenian Sea in the southwest and its southern boundary extending into the Mediterranean Sea. It shares its northern land boundary with France, Slovenia, Switzerland and Austria.

Ceremony Paperwork

Specific forms and documents are needed for a legal civil ceremony in Italy.
We will be able to assist with the paper work, scheduling your appointments upon arrival in Italy and providing a translator.

Everyone getting married in Italy will need a Nulla Osta, this is a certificate of No Impediment which is issued by the Embassy or Consulate of your country of origin here in Italy. Under Italian law, all public documents originating from outside the EU are considered valid for only six months from the date of issue. Therefore, you should make sure that all documents to be submitted to Italian authorities have not been issued more than six months ahead of the marriage. I will let you know when you need to start the paperwork.

The names on all documents you provide must appear exactly as they do on your passports - if not, the authorities may refuse to allow the marriage to go ahead. You will need two witnesses who must be 18 years of age or over. At least 2 days prior to the wedding there is Verbal Declaration at the town hall where you are going to get married, this is where your documents are checked and you confirm there are no impediments to the marriage according to the Italian Civil Code.

The wedding ceremony is conducted in Italian so you will need an official interpreter for this.

If you have been married before then you will have to present your previous marriage certificate(s) and Decree Absolute(s). If you are a widow or widower then you will need to produce the death certificate and marriage certificate for your previous spouse. Please note that a woman who has been divorced or widowed and wishes to re-marry in Italy cannot do so until 300 days have passed from the date of her divorce/death of husband. It is possible, however, to apply for a dispensation to this through the Civil Law Courts (Tribunale Civile).


Full information and step by step directions will be provided with your wedding kit! We will also be here to walk you through the process.