Post # 1
My brother-in-law will be getting married next June and has been interested in getting married at the Pantheon in Rome. However, being a U.S. citizen he has no idea where to start and what kind of things are involved with being married out of the country. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas on where to start? Thanks to all!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
I’d first look at the US State Dept website. They have a guide to getting married abroad– which countries require a residency, etc.
After that though, I’m not sure where I’d begin 🙂
Post # 4
Personally, I would officially get married at a courthouse in the states, then have a ceremony and whatnot in Rome. Nobody would even have to know you are already married!
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Post # 6
To the best of my recollection Italy requires documentation from your state that you are free in law to marry. I know Texas provides this, as I have had couples submit it to me, certainly your county clerk’s office should be able to tell you. Also, your wedding planner in Italy would know these things.
Post # 7
Thank you everyone! Hopefully he will get some use out of all of this helpful info!!
Best of luck to everyone!
Post # 8
I used to plan destination Weddings in Italy, and I STRONGLY recommend looking into hiring a professional coordinator, especially if you do not speak Italian.
I love Italians- they are passionate about food, beauty, history, architecture and fashion. BUT when it comes to effieciency, hard work and customer service- don’t expect much.
I used to work for the following company, and they are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what they do.
They have local coordinators, and can help guide you along in the process. PLUS you get someone with you on the day of your wedding to walk you through the legal and language barriers.
In boca di luppo! (In the wolf of the mouth– it means ‘Good Luck’ in Italian!)