However, sometimes the idea of having to deal with all the needed paperwork scares away many couples from having a destination wedding… Setting all things right in a non-native language with a (sometimes) entirely different document set to arrange can give the impression of “taking all the fun away”.
Don't let this thoughts prevent you from living the wedding of your dreams! Paperwork for a wedding in Tuscany is easier than you might think and Tuscanyweddings is at your side to help you with all legal procedures!
One of most "urging" doubts our couples have is knowing if a wedding in Tuscany would be legal in their home country. Rest assured, a legally binding wedding in Tuscany and Italy is legal in all countries recognized by Italian government.
The second greatest deterrent when planning a wedding abroad is that paperwork always seems "scary" difficult and lengthy: even though bureaucracy can never be said to be fun, we can make it clearer and easier with our assistance!
Your wedding planner will in fact inform you of all steps that must be taken and provide you with an agenda to help you keeping up with all due dates. When needed, we arrange all required appointments for you and make sure you will have all needed assistance at any point of your wedding planning. Tuscanyweddings follows you step by step: your wedding planner will help you and call directly accountable offices should any hassle arise.
Thanks to our long experience, we have an extensive knowledge regarding paperwork assistance for citizens coming from all over the world.
The two most important kinds of ceremony in Tuscany that require formalities to be completed are the civil and catholic ceremony.
Civil weddings are legally binding in any country recognized by the Italian government, do not involve any kind of religious blessing and are performed a public officer, less often by the mayor or a delegate, in the town hall or local marriage hall. Civil weddings must take place in a municipal office: while this usually means the town hall, many town halls are allowing to perform complete legally binding civil weddings in more and more outdoor locations. Splendid farmhouses, villas or castles could be the perfect setting for your special civil wedding in Tuscany! Do not hesitate to ask us about these possibilities!
The paperwork and procedures required to perform a civil wedding in Tuscany differ according to your country of birth and your citizenship: your wedding planner with assist you with every step by helping you collect all required documentations, schedule appointments in Tuscany and by providing you with the all needed help during your appointments in Tuscany.
Catholic weddings require specific documents to be collected and provided to the appointed Italian Curia (church authority) in order to get the authorization to get married in Italy. We have a very long experience in planning catholic weddings in Tuscany and will stand by your side at every stage of the planning process. Your wedding planner will provide you with a detailed schedule and paperwork list, as well as act as intermediaries with the local Curia when needed.
Catholic weddings MUST always be performed in a Catholic church. Even though this might look like a limitation to your choice possibilities Tuscany has some of the most beautiful churches of Italy and the world!
It is a quite common in Italy to celebrate the catholic ceremony together with the civil wedding - this is in fact the predominant kind of legal wedding among Italian citizens, where the priest also performs the civil wedding. If you would also like to celebrate this kind of ceremony for your wedding in Tuscany, you will need to prepare all paperwork for the civil wedding too.
For those who do not wish to perform the catholic ceremony jointly with the civil marriage it is important to know that you will need to be already civilly married in order to get married with a catholic ceremony.