Civil Ceremony

Creating a civil ceremony full of atmosphere

I can help you organize both religious ceremonies for any denomination and civil ceremonies.  No matter what each couple chooses, what does not change is the atmosphere of celebration and joy that I will help you create for your wedding.

A civil union is a ritual less tied to tradition, and codified and official customs. This guarantees great freedom and the couple can customize the ceremony, making it evocative and full of symbolic rituals, according to their own sensitivity.

At a formal level, the civil union is officiated by a civil state representative of the Municipality chosen for the wedding, such as the mayor, a councillor, or another delegated person.  The ceremony can be hosted in the town hall, in a dedicated room, or in other locations that the municipalities provide: places of great charm such as villas, gardens, historic buildings, theatres.  You may even decide to get married on the beach, like in a movie! Each municipality has a list of places where you can celebrate civil marriages and I will be happy to help you find your favourite.

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As for bureaucratic procedures, for Italian married couples the procedure is very simple. If you decide to get married in your municipality of residence just submit at least two months in advance the identification documents and the request that the marriage be publicised at the Civil Status Office. Once the publication has been obtained, you can set the date of the wedding. If you prefer to get married in a municipality other than your residence, for example in a suggestive destination wedding location, you will need to present the certificate of publication of the wedding in the chosen municipality.

If you are a foreign couple who will be married in Italy, I will help you to produce the necessary documents according to the rules established in your country for the validation of the wedding abroad.

Who the Civil Ceremony is ideal for

The choice between religious wedding or civil ceremony is linked to personal and spiritual beliefs.

The civil ceremony is often chosen by couples in which one or both spouses have been married before and are therefore are not allowed to marry in church with a Catholic rite, by couples that for personal convictions prefer to opt for a civil ceremony, or when one of the spouses is not of Christian faith.

The civil ceremony may also be combined with non-Catholic religious ceremonies, which will be held separately.


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How I can help you customize your civil ceremony

As you may have guessed, the civil ceremony is a rite that, compared to a religious rite that adheres to official formulas and timing, offers more freedom, and above all, the opportunity to bring out your personality. In addition to the ritual formula that is pronounced by the registrar, you can complete the ceremony with symbolic secular rites.  If this solution fascinates you, I will help you create your own symbolic ritual that will accompany your “yes”: we will find a text in which you can find yourself, a musical accompaniment, a professional celebrant, or a friend / relative who will read it. Although it does not have an official value with respect to the civil rite just happened, it is a moment that adds emotion to the sober civil ceremony.

As for the rest, organizing a civil wedding is similar to a religious one and choosing the service of Melograno Wedding Lab that best suits you, I will assist you to create the wedding you want.

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