Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have an office in Rome?
Yes, we have a UK office and a Rome office. General administration for Wed-in-Rome is dealt with in the UK and our Rome office handles all the organisational details for your wedding. English is the first language for both offices so you do not have to worry about anything getting lost in translation. Our bi-lingual abilities ensure that all suppliers know exactly what your requirements are.
We would like to visit Rome before we make up our minds. Can you help us while we're there?
Yes, we offer a free 'Come and See' visit to all our couples which we hope will help you make an informed decision about the important aspects of your wedding day. Our Wedding Consultant, based in Rome, will be delighted to prepare an itinerary based on your requirements. She will spend as much time with you as you wish and will take you to view the venues available for your ceremony and reception. It may also be possible to visit other suppliers such as hairdresser and photographer. We do not ask you to commit yourself in any way before your 'Come and See' visit.
How much will my wedding cost?
There is no simple answer to this question as it depends on so many different things such as the number of guests, requests for extra options such as beauty treatments, photographer, live music/DJ or special transport. It is possible to have a wonderful wedding in Rome and we will do everything we can to accommodate your wishes and give you the best value for money but you must be realistic when considering your budget.
When telling us what your budget is please don't include what you expect to spend on travel, accommodation, wedding clothes or honeymoon. We just need to know an amount that you want to spend on your ceremony, reception and associated items for your wedding day.
Current fees as published by the Rome Anagrafe (Registry Office) for booking a civil wedding in Rome for foreigners and other non-residents of Rome are as follows:
Weekday weddings (Mon-Fri) – 1200 euros
Weekend weddings (Sat-Sun) – 1400 euros
To this will be added the following variable items:
Translation and legalisation fees for your documentation (for British couples) or Consulate fee for Nulla Osta (depending on your nationality)
Official stamp fee
Any optional extras such as reception, photographer, hair/makeup, flowers, etc
Final prices will be given in GB Pounds Sterling.
The current fee for church weddings, as determined by the Rome Vicariato, is €270. Occasionally some churches charge a bit more. A donation to the church from the bridal couple is always appreciated but this is entirely optional.
To avoid disappointment please be realistic in the budget you give us to work with. For example, it’s not possible to have a wedding and reception for 100 people with a budget of only £7,500 - £10,000.
If your ideal reception venue is a hotel or a rooftop terrace this will cost more than a restaurant so if there is any flexibility in your budget please tell us at the outset so that we can give you the best advice from the start.
Will my Italian marriage be valid in the UK?
Will I get a marriage certificate?
Yes. You will receive a multi-language marriage certificate that is legal in all countries. For British subjects it is not necessary to also register your marriage in the UK.
Can I get married in the Vatican?
Yes, but it is fraught with complications not the least of which is that the ceremony can be refused as late as the day on which it should happen. We will provide details of how to apply on request.
What paperwork do I need to provide?
With effect from 1 March 2013 British subjects resident in the UK will need to follow a new procedure to obtain, legalise, and translate their civil documentation. Civil documentation is required for Civil weddings and Catholic Church Weddings in Italy. Part of the process will need to be carried out in the UK and part of the process will need to be completed in Italy. We will supply you with full details of what to do and how to get your documents to us in italy. The British Consulate in Rome will no longer issue Nulla Ostas for British subjects resident in the UK so you will need our help to finalise the documentation process.
We are also offering special 'Documentation Packages' (see our Packages page) for those who only require this type of assistance and can handle all other aspects of their wedding.
For other categories of British subject, and other nationalities, the process varies. We will send specific information for any circumstance.
What if either of us has been divorced?
Depending on your nationality and country of residence a divorced person may need to supply, in addition to the standard documents required for the Certificate of No Impediment/Nulla Osta, the original, plus a copy of the marriage certificate and the divorce decree absolute for all his/her previous marriages.
Under Italian law a female who has been divorced and wishes to re-marry in Italy cannot re-marry until 300 days have passed from the date of her divorce.
How long do we have to be in Rome before the wedding?
There is no legal requirement for you to be in Rome for any particular period prior to the ceremony but we would strongly advise that you allow at least a couple of days to finalise arrangements.
Can I wear an off-the-shoulder wedding dress for a church wedding?
It is necessary to cover your shoulders for a church wedding. This can be achieved simply by the wearing of a light jacket, shawl or veil that can be removed after the ceremony if desired. If in doubt please check with us.
My fiancé is not Catholic. Can we get married in a Catholic Church?
As long as you are a Catholic, it is the first wedding for both of you, and both you and your fiancé have been baptised you should be able to get married in a Catholic Church. However, the rules of the Catholic Church are sometimes complex and it is best to check with us if you are unsure whether you qualify to get married in the Catholic Church.
How do we pay you?
Payment is accepted in £ Sterling only. You may pay by post with a cheque or by On-line Banking. If you pay through a non-UK bank you will be liable for any fees connected with the transaction.
What if we want to make a complaint?
You need to contact us in writing within 7 days of the ceremony if you have a complaint to make. We will make every effort to investigate the circumstances and recover any monies from suppliers if this is appropriate. We advise you to take out a Wedding Insurance policy to protect yourself from unforeseeable circumstances.
How long will it take to get our photographs and/or videos?
This varies from photographer to photographer and we will give you an idea once the photographer has been chosen.
What should we do about our wedding presents?
It may not be convenient for your guests to bring their gifts with them so you might like to suggest they have them sent to you at home prior to the wedding. If you wish, we will arrange for any gifts that you receive in Italy to be sent home for you by the safest, insured method. There will be a charge for this service over and above the cost of postage, packing and insurance.