Wedding Ceremony, Docs & Legalities

Wedding Ceremony, Docs & Legalities

Wedding Planner & Translator to marry in Cortona, Siena, Chianti, Tuscany, Umbria

The wedding ceremony is undoubtedly the most emotional moment of your wedding day. Together we may choose the nicest ceremony venue, be it a romantic church, an ancient palace or a lush garden right at the wedding venue - the perfect frame to your wedding vows !

Getting Married in Italy can be difficult if you are planning it from far away; the processing of wedding papers and the legalities & burocracy involved are at times the most stressful part of wedding planning if you are doing it on your own. Do not let this become a challenge ! Under my expert guidance (over the last 15 years I have dealt with couples from many European countries and also from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc and am familiar with the different documentation and procedures required by the local authorities to foreign couples who wish to marry legally in Italy), you will be able to prepare and submit all required wedding documents to the necessary offices without worries and in due time. After the wedding you will receive your wedding certificates, ready to be registered in your home country.
Hereafter is a general guideline regarding wedding ceremonies available in Tuscany, Italy:
Civil Wedding Ceremonies are performed in the Town Halls of Tuscany, most times set in beautiful palaces with ancient frescoes and decorations, located right in the main square of the city centres, like those in Cortona, Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza, Florence, Arezzo, San Gimignano, just to name a few. The wedding is celebrated in the main Council Hall by the Mayor or one of the Councilmen with the aid of an interpreter (in my wedding planning assistance my presence to translate your civil wedding ceremony into English, German, Spanish is included in my fees) and lasts about 20 minutes.
Catholic wedding ceremonies in Tuscany are performed in Catholic churches present everywhere. Religious documents have to be prepared by the couple and be submitted to the local religious authorities in due time. Tuscany has a wide offer of gorgeous Catholic churches of different style and décor, like medieval parish churches, monumental renaissance churches, elegant baroque churches and so on.

Anglican & Protestant wedding ceremonies in Tuscany can be performed in some Florentine churches which also provide English-speaking priests, or at times also in some Catholic churches of Tuscany, upon permission of the local religious authorities.

Orthodox wedding ceremonies can be performed in the Orthodox churches present in Tuscany, at times also in Catholic churches (upon permission of the local religious authorities) and surely in the outdoor gardens of wedding venues.

Jewish wedding ceremonies in Tuscany may be held in private gardens, wine estates, wedding halls, wedding villas and castles.

All religious ceremonies other than Catholic ones can be performed in private chapels, outdoor gardens, wine estates, wedding halls of villas and castles of Tuscany.
There is really no location restriction for symbolic ceremonies and blessings, which can be held almost anywhere, with the exception of Catholic churches.

Being based close to Cortona I am available to plan your wedding in Cortona & its surroundings, and also work extensively in Montepulciano, Pienza, Siena, Florence, Chianti, Valdichiana, Monte San Savino & Lucignano, Arezzo, Casentino, Bibbiena & Poppi, Valtiberina, Sansepolcro & Anghiari, Valdarno, Il Borro & Loro Ciuffenna - and all around Lake Trasimeno (Passignano, Tuoro, Castiglion del Lago) in Umbria.

On request I am happy to consider other locations and also to assist you only regarding your wedding ceremony & documentation. Send an email to to know further !
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