Types of Weddings
An important step in organizing the ceremony is to choose the right type of wedding that most suited. Civil,religious or symbolic.
Decide which one is the best for you!
Civil Wedding Ceremony:
The most requested ceremony here in Italy is a civil ceremony.
Civil weddings must be necessary performed in a Town Hall but it can take place in some stunning locations. From romantic medieval cloisters in Sorrento, the colourful outdoor terrace in Positano to the breath-taking and intimate 12th century palazzo and gardens in Ravello.To get legally married in Italy, the bride and groom need to obtain the appropriate paperwork depending on their nationality and the requirements of the Italian authorities.
The couple have to complete certain documents here in Italy before the ceremony.
Some Registry Offices in Italy will require you to sign a Declaration
of Intent to Marry 2 to 4 days prior to your marriage ceremony and Don Pedro Staff will assist fully with this.
Throughout the process we will assist you every step of the way,ensuring your wedding is everything you dreamt.
Civil ceremonies are officiated by an Italian authority and are legally recognized in your country.
The ceremony will last approximately 15 to 20 minutes and it is performed by the Mayor or a Civil Registrar.
The ceremony is conducted in Italian and translated in English by one of our interpreters.
Catholic Wedding Ceremony:
Catholic wedding ceremonies are legally recognized in Italy but can only be performed in a church.
In Italy you can find the most beautiful and ancient churches of the world and locations where your catholic wedding ceremony can be celebrated.
The paperwork for a religious wedding must be started at least 6 / 8 months before the wedding. Catholic ceremony for non-residents are not permitted here in Sorrento and can only take place on the Amalfi Coast.
Symbolic Wedding Ceremony:
Symbolic weddings in Italy (sito esxclusive wedding)
The symbolic ceremony is the right choice for those who prefer not worry about completing documents for a civil or religious ceremony. This type of wedding is no legally binding and spouses have the freedom to personalize their ceremony in such a way that it reflects completely their values and beliefs.
The content of a symbolic ceremony will vary from couple to couple, and it's always tailored to the needs of each individual couple. The ceremony can be as traditional as you wish, or relaxed and unstructured. It can be performed by a pastor, an Italian officer or a family member…and you can include personal vows, favourite songs, poetry, religious elements or pagan rituals.
In addition to these symbolic ceremonies can be performed in the most spectacular settings such as a medieval courtyard, a beautiful vineyard, or a romantic Italian garden.
Symbolic or Commitment wedding ceremonies are a perfect choice to celebrate your conjugal union in Italy.