Religious ceremony for weddings in Italy
If you dream of a religious ceremony on your wedding day in Italy, you will be spoiled for choices. Worship places of each religion are widely available all over Italy.
Whatever is your religion or ceremony you dream of, whether is Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican, Jewish, Hindu or Islamic, Italy wedding Planner can help you make it happen.
In Italy, any kind non-Catholic marriage is not legally binding, even if it keeps its religious status.
The Catholic Concordate marriage (Matrimonio Cattolico Concordato) is a wedding with religious rite and valid legal effects.
Catholic Wedding ceremony
Getting married in Italy with a Catholic wedding ceremony means the possibility to choose the perfect location for your wedding among some of the most stunning churches in the world. You can choose among churches and cathedrals but also tiny chapels in ancient castles or Medieval villages or even lost in the countryside.
A Catholic wedding can be celebrated only in a consecrated church or chapel. It is not possible to celebrate a Catholic wedding outdoor. In very few cases, it may be possible to celebrate it right on the doorstep of a consecrated Church front door and only by an authorized priest.
Usually the catholic celebrations are in Italian. In case the couple doesn’t speak Italian, Italy Wedding Planner can introduce you to priests speaking your own language.
It is not possible to get married with a Catholic ceremony in case one of the spouses or both have been previously married with Catholic rite (they can get married inside a Church again only if the previous marriage has been cancelled by the Sacred Rota or due to the death of the previous partner).
Before the wedding, the couple need to provide the following documents:
· Baptism Certificate ( issued by the parish where you were baptized).
· Confirmation Certificate (in case you did not get confirmed yet, it is mandatory to do it before the wedding).
· Stato Libero Ecclesiastico certificate (Free Ecclesiastic status Certificate), certifying that both parties have not been previously married with a Catholic rite.
· Certificate of attendance on completion of the pre-wedding course.
· “Nihil obstat” or approval of ecclesiastical authority in case the couple would like to get married outside their own parish or outside the residence municipality. This document must be requested to the Ecclesiastic Curia.
Italy Wedding Planner will assist you along the whole the bureaucratic process.
Getting married inside the Vatican
Probably you didn’t know, but you can even choose to get married and celebrate a Catholic wedding inside the Vatican, the holiest site of Christianity.
The Vatican is a tiny state inside the city of Rome. It doesn’t need any presentation and despite looking inaccessible to many, the truth is that it is possible to get married inside some of its stunning churches and chapels.
Getting married in Peter’s Basilica
Getting married inside St. Peter’s Basilica is not a forbidden dream. A Catholic wedding inside the sacred heart of Christianity is a dream for all Catholic couples around the world and, with the help of Italy Wedding Planner, it will not be as difficult as it sounds and such a dream can easily become true. The special atmosphere of a wedding inside St. Peter’s is incomparable, and its stunning beauty will wrap you in a perfect frame and background.
Weddings at St. Peter’s Basilica can be celebrated only inside Cappella del Coro, located in the middle of the left side nave.