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Florence Civil Wedding Ceremony


Civil Weddings in Florence are performed by an Italian official in the Palazzo Vecchio.

The Italian government requires certain basic, traditional wedding vows to be exchanged and particular articles from the Italian law to be read explaining to the couple what their new marital status will require. Our Florentine wedding planner will be there acting as an interpreter and will translate into English or whatever other language is necessary all that will be said in Italian.

Personal additions to the Florence civil wedding ceremony are permitted, such as readings, music and personalized wedding vows.

At the end of the Florence marriage ceremony that will last less than half an hour the major of the city of Florence, or whomever is acting in their stead, will say “with the authority invested in me by the laws of the country of Italy, I declare you to be legally married”.