aperwork in Italy can often be a daunting
task so what exactly do you need to know?
As a wedding planner we
have a wealth of experience in dealing with many foreign couples and
their countries rules and regulations to enable you to marry in
Italy by helping through the minefield of bureaucracy so that the
process won’t make you lose sleep or make you want to pull your
hair out before the wedding!
Things that you really need to know
If you have been married before then you will have to present your
previous marriage certificate(s) and Decree Absolute(s) depending on
how many times you have been married before and if you are a widow
or widower then you will need to produce the death certificate and
marriage certificate for your previous spouse.
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
They are only valid for 6 months but we
will let you know when you need to start the paperwork as applying
for them too early will mean that you will have to do the whole
thing all over again. The Nulla Osta is issued in Italian and it is
possibly the most important document that you will need in order to
get married here.
You will need two witnesses
who must be 18 years of age or over. If you do not have any guests
at your wedding that can act as witnesses we can provide them for
A civil wedding ceremony is conducted in Italian
so you will need an official interpreter for this.
Wedding in Sicily offers an Interpreter service, please ask for
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.
In order to keep things
nice and simple the following information is based on couples of the
same nationality, if you come from different countries this is not a
problem, you each need to apply for your Nulla Osta from your
country of origin or Embassy representing your country and in some
cases there are different forms for you to complete.
Don’t be put
off though we will confirm what your individual requirements are so
you can get married in Italy.