religious ceremony in italy






Catholic weddings in Italy are the only ‘religious’ legally binding wedding recognised in Italy. 
Therefore, only religious weddings with a Catholic rite can have legal validity and automatically registered worldwide if one of you was married before with a religious ceremony, you cannot marry again with a catholic rite unless an official annulment was granted by the religious authorities. Requirements to get married with a catholic rite, is that at least one of you must be catholic.
Ceremonies last approx 45 minutes with your choice of reading.






religious & legal rite  

A catholic ceremony will combine both a civil and a catholic ceremony. Therefore, the priest will marry you both religiously and legally.
Depending on the church and location, you may need to finalise all paperwork and meet with the parish priest a few days prior the wedding (times vary depending on church and nationality: usually,NON-EU citizens approximately 7 working days prior, EU citizens 2 – 4  working days prior.
Just get Married in Italy will fully assist you with both religious and legal sides. Church fees apply by the chosen Parish and payable at the time the date is confirmed.
For all other religions, a civil ceremony can be performed in Italy followed by a Blessing ceremony

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Wedding Requirements for Catholic Weddings in Italy (all nationalities)

You will need to see your local parish priest to get his  permission to marry abroad. You will then be given a religious no impediment certificate. In addition, you will be probably required to attend a premarital course at your church, however your priest will inform you of exactly how to proceed. List of documents:

    • Certificate of Baptism
    • Certificate of Confirmation
    • Religious no impediment certificate

These documents, together with all those required for the  civil ceremony, need to be sent to our office no later than 8  weeks prior the wedding date; this will be processed  with the Local Church in Italy by our wedding planner.

Some local Parishes in Italy don’t allow catholic weddings for non-residents.  You will be advised by your Wedding Planner on the exact steps that need to be followed and local religious permits.