Lago Di Como , Italia

Weddings & Elopements

Lake Como is one of the most popular destinations for destination weddings. It is known for its dramatic landscapes, stunning views, and romantic atmosphere. if you are considering getting married here, here are a few things to keep in mind from your Lake Como wedding photographer.

first and foremost, lake Como is a very popular destination, so it is important to book your venue and vendors well in advance. wedding venues can be booked up to a year in advance, so if you have your heart set on a particular location, be sure to contact them as soon as possible. secondly, Lake Como is a very mountainous region, so keep that in mind when choosing your wedding attire. Finally, while lake Como is known for its romantic atmosphere, it is also important to remember that it is an outdoor destination. be sure to have a backup plan for inclement weather, such as tents or heaters for your guests. following these tips will help ensure that you have a smooth and stress-free wedding day! The best time to get married here is between May and the end of September. July and August can be very very warm. It is also one of the most expensive parts of Italy to get married in. and keep in mind, a lot of these venues also have elopement packages!

Boat and shuttle services:

Boats and shuttles might be ideal for your Lake Como wedding Since most villas are by the shore and don't include much parking. It is also very fun if deciding to do a boat ride through the lake while doing a toast, or simply sunset sightseeing!

Marriage Paperwork

You will need:

  • Valid U.S. passport (active-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces can present their military ID card instead).
  • Birth certificate (original or certified copy).
  • Evidence of the termination of any previous marriage/s if applicable (e.g., final divorce decree, annulment decree, death certificate of former spouse). If you are a female whose previous marriage was terminated within the last 300 days, you must obtain a waiver from the Italian District Attorney’s Office (Procura della Repubblica presso il Tribunale) at the court in the city where the new marriage will be performed. The waiver is issued upon presentation of medical evidence that you are not pregnant

An Affidavit or “Dichiarazione Giurata” sworn to before a U.S. consular officer accredited in Italy, stating that there is no legal impediment to your marriage according to the laws of the U.S. state in which you are a resident. You will need to schedule an appointment for a notary service with one of the U.S. Consulates General in Italy or with the U.S. Embassy in Rome to obtain the “Dichiarazione Giurata.” s. Please contact the Consular Agent in Genoa, Venice, or Palermo directly to schedule an appointment at one of the Consular Agencies.

Based on the Embassy, consulate, or consular agent you selected, please select from the following list to select and print your Dichiarazione Giurata. Please select the appropriate Post and complete the form before your appointment in order to save time, but do not sign it as it must be signed in front of the consular officer.

Atto Notorio: This is a declaration, in addition to the “Dichiarazione Giurata” stating that according to the laws to which you are subject in the United States, there is no obstacle to your marriage. This declaration is to be sworn to by two witnesses (who may be of any nationality, must be over 18, possess valid photo identification, and know the applicant; they cannot be family members, future family members or affines) before an Italian consul outside Italy or, in Italy, before a court official in the city where the marriage will take place. If you are coming to Italy to be married, you should obtain this declaration at the nearest Italian Embassy or Consulate before leaving the United States, as some courts may have long waiting lists for this service. If you decide to request the Atto Notorio in Italy, you should contact the Notary Services Office (Ufficio Atti Notori) of the court (tribunale ordinario) having jurisdiction over the city where you intend to marry, or any other court in Italy, and make an appointment in advance. If the applicant or even only one of the witnesses does not speak Italian, the presence of an interpreter is required. You, as well as the witnesses and the interpreter, must show proof of your legal presence into Italy by presenting, for example, your plane ticket, visa or permit to stay (permesso di soggiorno). You will need two revenue stamps of €16 each and one of €10,62 to apply for the Atto Notorio, which generally will be ready for pick up after four to 10 days. For an urgent Atto Notorio, issued on the spot, you will need two revenue stamps of €16 each and one of €31,86.

Declaration of Intention to Marry: You should present all the above-listed documents to the Marriage Office (Ufficio Matrimoni) of the town hall (municipio) in the city where the marriage will be performed, and make a “Declaration of Intention to Marry” (Dichiarazione di Matrimonio) before a civil registrar (ufficiale di stato civile). If you do not speak Italian, an interpreter should accompany you. When all this is completed, you can finally set the date of the wedding.

Civil Ceremony: A civil ceremony is performed by the mayor or one of his deputies. Two witnesses and, if necessary, an interpreter must be present at the ceremony. Witnesses may be of any nationality, but must be over 18 and possess valid photo identification. A witness cannot serve as interpreter. You will have to pay a rental fee for the marriage hall, which varies according to the location, the season and the day of the week. The fee ranges from a minimum of €500 to a maximum of €9,200.

Religious Ceremony: A religious ceremony is considered valid if performed by a Roman Catholic priest. A separate civil ceremony will not be necessary, as the priest will register the marriage with the civil authorities.

For Catholic Church Weddings in Lake Como, You Can Check Out

  • San Giorgio
  • San Martino
  • Sant'Abbondio

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