Tuscany has become a very popular destination wedding getaway. From the picturesque scenery to the hustle and bustle of the city, it truly is one of the best places to get married. There are tons of questions that couples coming from abroad might have so here are the top 5 tips from Cindy Salgado Wedding Design & Events, a Tuscan wedding planner to help ease destination wedding planning. 1. Decide On the Type of Ceremony Since a destination wedding is in another country different from where the couple is from, the couple must decide on the type of ceremony that they will have. They can have a legally binding ceremony in Tuscany or they can have one in their home country and have a symbolic ceremony in Tuscany. There are only two ways to have a legally binding ceremony in Italy. You can get married in a civil ceremony in the Town Hall or you can get married in a Catholic Church. There are a few authorized venues, specified by some town halls, specially the little ones that give permission to several venues and buildings to hold a civil ceremony outside the Town Hall. When dealing with a symbolic ceremony in Italy you also have several options:
- Some couples will get married in their home country which makes the ceremony legally binding and then come to Italy and have a symbolic ceremony wherever they would like because there is no need for the legally binding ceremony. This is great because it broadens the couple’s options as to where and how they can get married.
- A few days before the wedding, go to the Town Hall in Italy, which allows you to get legally married and then have a symbolic ceremony in a location that you choose.