WEDDING CEREMONY

There can be different types of Ceremonies, the important thing is that they are never impersonal, cold and unemotional. Even civil ceremonies, with their necessary precautions will have their charm, and can reach the same levels of emotion that are found in churches or symbolic with a breath-taking view.

The ceremony, that moment when the couple freely decide to exchange their promises of eternal love, loyalty for better or for worse, in health and in sickness and to respect each other from that moment on… of course sometimes these promises are exchanged more than once in a lifetime, in the continuous search for a soul mate! At the heart of it there should always be respect and love for your other half, which we chose and decided to share the rest of our lives with!
Plato said: “Once men were perfect beings, they lacked nothing and there was no distinction between men and women. But Zeus, envious of this perfection, split them in two: since then each of us is in constant search of their other half…”
I found my other half and I hold on to him very tightly…I hope you too are lucky and work hard so that the union does not break but entwines closer together day by day.

Istituto degli Studi Romani - Rome
S. Andrea al Celio - Rome
Basilica di S. Bartolomeo all'isola - Rome

As we were saying…there can be 3 types of ceremonies:

Religious

Before a wedding can be organised in a Catholic church there are certain requirements that must be met.

  • At least one of the couple must be Catholic (baptised and confirmed). If one is not, a mixed marriage will be considered. In this case, the one who is not a Catholic or does not believe for their own personal reasons, will still be able to get married by signing a dispensation saying that the marriage will last forever, they are not against having children and that they do not object to the children being brought up in the Catholic faith by your Catholic partner.
  • You must not have been married before in a church (unless there has been an annulment of marriage in accordance with the rules of the Sacra Rota).
  • You can get married in a church if you are divorced but it will not include the legal entity, and therefore must be combined with a civil ceremony.

You can choose between an AGREED WEDDING and a CANONIC WEDDING. In the first case there is a double meaning, that is, the marriage will have both civil and religious value, whilst in the second case only religious. The documentation to be prepared changes according to the ceremony you choose.
If you need any more specific information or information regarding any other kind of beliefs, write to info@veronicaregis.it and then we can be sure to talk about the specific requirements. My role as Wedding Planner also includes assistance for all paperwork.

Abbazia S. Andrea in Flumine - Rome
Abbazia di S. Pietro in Valle - Umbria
SS. Giovanni e Paolo al Celio - Rome
Civil

The civil ceremony usually takes place in the district of the city where you have decided to get married. I write “generally” as it is possible in some locations to celebrate a legal civil ceremony followed by the wedding reception. In Italy there are not many places that allow this but there are a few that exist. I can help you in finding the town hall and in booking your wedding day; I also deal with the bureaucratic part with the necessary documentation. In the instance that one of the couple is foreign, and does not understand Italian, an interpreter will be needed.

Town Hall of Volterra - Tuscany
Town Hall of Certaldo - Tuscany
Town Hall of S. Gimignano - Tuscany
Red Hall in Campidoglio - Rome
Deconsacrated Church - Rome
Borgo di Tragliata - Lazio
Town Hall of Gubbio - Umbria
Palazzo dei Consoli in Gubbio - Umbria
Town Hall of Gubbio - Umbria
Symbolic

The symbolic ceremony allows us to really open your imagination as it can be organised wherever you like. It has no legal value (neither civil or religious) but will allow us more freedom to personalise it unlike a church or civil wedding. I will put at your disposal an officiator for the ceremony and personally take care of the drafting of the text and of the readings ensuring that they are rich in emotion and poetry. It is a special moment and must be remembered with fondness.
The ceremony is the pivotal moment of the wedding, without it there would be no wedding; even during symbolic weddings, the couples are excited and moved. The exchange of vowels, the kiss, “I now pronounce you husband and wife”, the throwing of confetti…with a simple gesture you combine your life with another. You can choose the setting and the finer details that will make it your moment.
Every wedding is different and therefore sometimes so is the documentation, if one of the couple are divorced, foreign, or an Italian who is resident elsewhere, each case has a solution; the important thing is that every detail is communicated, so that the whole process can be carried out respecting the necessary time restraints.
In conclusion, I would say that the most important thing is that you exchange sincere and lasting promises of love… the way you exchange them is up to you!!!

Indonesian ceremony at Villa dei Quintili - Rome
Indonesian ceremony at Villa dei Quintili - Rome
Indonesian ceremony at Villa dei Quintili - Rome