Civil Weddings

Legal requirements

Civil ceremonies in Italy are legally binding and are recognized in most countries of the world. Legal procedures involve a lot of paperwork and visits to several public offices. Our experienced wedding planners will be taking care of all these procedures. Some documents however must be provided by you.

Foreign citizens who do not reside in Italy must present the following documents:

1)   Valid passports

2)    Birth Certificates

3)   Evidence of termination of any previous marriage, if applicable (final divorce decree or Certificate of Death of former spouse).

4)  Nulla Osta CertificateThis is a no impediment certificate released by local authorities in your country of origin. Do not worry if you are not able get this certificate. It is possible to obtain the Nulla Osta directly in Italy. In this case, your wedding planner will give you all the details on how it can be done.

All those planning a wedding in Italy must also comply with specific requirements of Italian law:

  1.  You must be over 18 of age.
  2. Women must have  terminated their previous marriage at least 300 days before the new marriage.


The requirements of each town hall may slightly differ and further special requirements may occur according to your country of origin.

All those booking a wedding with Exclusive Wedding will receive detailed paperwork instructions and assistance for all the procedures in Italy.  Please view here below the specific requirements according to your citizenship.


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