Legal requirements for getting married in Italy

Legal requirements for getting married in Italy


Getting married in Italy is relatively easy. Some planning is, of course, needed. But that’s needed for every wedding. The law is different and we need to make sure all the papers are in order. Thousands of people choose to marry in Italy, so it’s not impossible!

We have all the information on the legal requirements for getting married in Italy whatever country you come from.

We also have 20 years of experience that allows us to be prepared for every legal need when it comes to brides.

Who can get married and how?

In Italy, you can have a religious wedding and a civil one. Other types of ceremonies are possible but not legally valid as these two.


Most of Italy is Catholic, therefore weddings take place mostly in churches. However, if you are from a different religion. Italy recognizes a lot of faiths: Jewish, Hindu, Muslim and so on.


For non-religious couples in Italy, the couple should follow the civil procedure before the ceremony takes place for the marriage to be official.

For same-sex couples, Italy recognizes civil unions, but not same-sex marriage.

We have put a lot of effort to ensure the information that we provide is correct and up to date. We regularly consult with Embassies or Consulates of different countries for the most accurate info. This is our job, and brides should only think of how beautiful their wedding is going to be without worrying about these matters.

The following illustrates briefly what we can do about the legal documentation and paper that you will need to get married in Italy.


We can help with the following things:


Depending on your country, you will most likely need a Nulla Osta, which is the document required by the Italian Authorities to get married in Italy. We can help you obtain this in the shortest amount of time possible.



Sometimes you need to have a valid residence stay in Italy before you can get married. In order to fulfill these requirements, we can help you get the necessary documentation without too much fuss. We have done this many times and we have to be smooth and error-free.



Your wedding in Italy will be internationally valid and certificated by a very important document. Sometimes they only issue one copy of this when you might want to have more than one. We also take care of that.


For more info and more specific info on the legal requirements to get married in Italy, contact us!

Legal requirements for getting married in Italy

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