Needless to say that in Italy can be found the most beautiful and ancient churches of the world and locations where to celebrate your catholic wedding ceremony in Italy are limitless.
Foreign citizens can be married in Italy according to the Catholic rites. In this case, the ceremony must take place in a Catholic Church (see paperwork requirements). A separate civil ceremony is unnecessary because the priest must register the marriage with Civil State Officer in order to be legal it. There is no wedding hosting fee for church weddings.
- Provide a permission from your Parish Bishop and attend Pre-cana classes as well as provide the necessary baptism and confirmation certificates.
- If you have been divorced and the wedding was not officially annulled, you cannot marry in the Catholic church
- Paperwork have to be issued within 6 months of the proposed wedding date, but not before otherwise they will expire.
- All paperwork must be translated in Italian.
- Religious paperwork need to be received by the Italian Curia at least 2 months prior the wedding.
- Catholic weddings in Italy can be legally binding
- Depending on the church location you might be asked to have the civil ceremony before arriving in Italy.
- Mixed religion wedding are allowed only if approved by your Parish Bishop
- Ceremonies can be celebrated in English or Italian (with interpreter)
- Most of the priests prefer to receive directly from spouses a church donation as a courtesy gesture.
- Sensitivity is required when choosing the wedding dress. No bare shoulders