I’m a little bit late with my weekly post, but I’ve managed to get one by the end of the week. So here we go with some stuff on Italian wedding burocracy (soft reading!).
If you want to get married in Italy you need to have your wedding celebrated by an official representative of the town hall of the place you choose to get married. Then you will have to book the day and pay a fee (which changes according to each town hall as well as to the day of the week you choose to get married).
The Italian civil cerimony is usually held at the town hall, but in some cases town halls have got special permissions to have weddings celebrated in external places like ancient villas or castle where, most of the times, you can arrange your reception as well.
This is a solution which might be very handy if you have a lot of people coming from abroad and without their own car, but it could also be a little bit more expensive because the mayor (or one of his/her representatives) charges the couple more for asking him/her to go there.
So I would recommend to check with the town halls of the area you have chosen what are all the options and which one is more convenient to you!
By the way, the one in the picture is the Pordenone town hall, where Sylvie and Gian got married one year ago! Almost old memories if I think they are having a baby in two month time!
Picture courtesy of Enrico Facchinetti and Cosimo Barletta