Civil weddings in Florence are a great chance for couples to get legally married in one of the greatest cities in the world.
Bursting with history, art, genuine food and wine, the capital city of Tuscany attracts millions of tourists each year. With its world-famous museums and art galleries, ancient buildings as well as its enchanting countryside, Florence is a dreamy destination for couples in love looking for a spectacular wedding location.
Civil ceremonies in Florence are usually held inside Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall with a Medieval fortress and stunning Renaissance chambers and paintings.
There are also many private wedding venues in Florence that own a civil marriage license and allow on site civil ceremonies: Medicean villas and medieval castles with beautiful terraces and gardens, luxury hotels, resorts and wine estates in the city or in the countryside, for all styles, preferences and budgets. With so many wonderful options to choose from, yours will be the most inspiring wedding of the year!
There are no residency requirements in Italy: couples from all over the world can easily get married in Tuscany. Of course, you will have to fill out a bunch of paperwork but no worries: Brilliant Wedding Tuscany will provide you with detailed information and assist you with all paperwork and legal procedures. Civil ceremonies in Italy are officiated by the local Mayor or Vice-Mayor. The ceremony lasts for about half an hour and most couples personalize it by adding their own readings, music and personal vows.
Civil ceremonies in Florence are legally valid wedding ceremonies: after the ceremony our wedding planners will provide your registered and legalized wedding certificates.
Whether you want a huge luxury wedding or something more modest and intimate, Brilliant Wedding Tuscany will help you express your love in a fun and stylish way. So here are some great trends and ideas for a marvelous civil wedding in Florence.
Pick a theme for your civil wedding in Florence
Choosing a wedding theme is so much fun! Themed weddings are a great way to make your civil wedding in Florence truly unique and special.
It’s important to choose a wedding theme that both of you love, something that truly reflects your style and who you are as a couple. Some of the most popular wedding themes in recent years have included rustic or vintage, bohemian, fairytale, garden, tropical and modern minimalist.
Consider your personal styles, and let the venue and the season inspire you. Thankfully, it’s so easy to find inspiration when you’re tying the knot in Florence: for example, you could choose to get married in a castle in a Medieval-themed wedding or in a noble villa in a Renaissance-themed wedding.
Traditional Tuscan wedding menu
The menu of the wedding lunch or dinner is a fundamental part of planning a wedding. If you decide to celebrate your big day in Florence, the inspiration for your wedding menu will come very easily.
Florence and Tuscany are renowned for their excellent gastronomy: some of the best olive oils, wines, salami, ham and cheeses are made in this wonderful region.
There are many gourmet restaurants and typical trattorias in Florence where you can taste typical dishes like the Florentine steak or bistecca alla fiorentina, the ribollita, a notable Tuscan soup, boar and hare sauces with fresh pasta like pappardelle or pici. You can also choose to celebrate your wedding in a wine resort surrounded by the beauty of the Tuscan vineyards and olive groves and toast with some of the finest wines produced in Tuscany like the Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, and the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
Choose a unique wedding party favor
Wedding favors are something that all couples pay attention to when planning a wedding.
Many of your guests will travel from far to celebrate your wedding day with you, therefore it’s nice to show appreciation and thank them with something unique that also represents you and your loved one.
Here’s some ideas for creative wedding party favors for your civil wedding in Florence:
Your wedding color palette
Another important step in planning a perfect wedding in Florence is to select the color scheme.
The color palette will play a big role on your wedding day: from floral arrangements to lighting, from centrepieces to bouquets, the color palette really sets the scene.
Brilliant Wedding Tuscany has helped so many brides find the perfect colors for their weddings, and we’re happy to share some our favourite wedding color schemes:
Flowers and bouquets
When it comes to wedding flowers, roses, peonies and calla lilies will always have their place. However, there’s nothing wrong with playing with color palettes, textures and designs and simply think outside the box!
Wedding bouquets in garden-style are one of the most popular options in Tuscany.
Vivid red Tuscan poppies, sunflowers, irises, Italian jasmines, sage and rosemary radiate beauty and vibrancy and will add a touch of romance and authenticity to your civil wedding in Florence.
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