Thursday, January 18, 2007

Weddings in Italy

In Italy it is possible to have a valid civil wedding, religious wedding, symbolic ceremony or a simple blessing.The Civil Ceremony takes place inside the town hall or in specific locations.

The Catholic wedding ceremony is always performed in a church.

In the Protestant and Anglican ceremonies the wedding rite can be performed in a church as well as in a Palace, Castle, Villa, or Garden.

The Symbolic Ceremony can take place in a Palace, Castle, Villa, or Garden.
A Blessing takes place in a church or in a Palace, Castle, Villa, or Garden.

In the case of legal weddings, it is necessary to present documents to the local authorities, the documentation necessary varies according to the nationality of the bride and groom and the type of ceremony requested.

Italy has long been a popular and romantic destination for foreign couples and this trend continues to grow. Italy is a little trickier for weddings in terms of regulations that some other destinations, though, so it’s good to start planning early. Rome is a popular destination for Church marriages abroad. People go away for many reasons, perhaps to keep everything small and simple, or because of a recent wedding in the family, or possibly because this is what the bride and groom really want. Rome is a great city for a’ll have wonderful wedding photos!

To find out more about weddings in Italy check out A GUIDE TO WEDDINGS IN ITALY, which is available to buy now from

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