FAQs for celebrant wedding ceremonies

  • What is an independent wedding celebrant?

A wedding celebrant is a person who liaises with the couple and, side by side with them at every stage, produces and conducts a personalised  ceremony.


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  • Where can an independent celebrant wedding be held?

Once a couple is legally married in Italy or back home at the registry office, the wedding ceremony can be held anywhere. This means a couple can be married in a spectacular location of their choice. Some venues in Italy that we have worked with can arrange for a legal civil marriage license to take place at the same time.

  • What training do Passaggi independent wedding celebrants have?

Passaggi celebrants have attended an intensive residential course in the UK and have gained a certificate from the Fellowship of Independent Celebrants (FOIC).

  • What kind of couples would contact an independent wedding celebrant?

There are many different couples who may choose a wedding celebrant. They may be a couple who have got married abroad and want to renew their vows in a beautiful Italian location. They may be a same-sex couple who have contracted a civil union or marriage and would like to have the wedding of their dreams. They may be a couple who have been married for a certain number of years and want to retake their vows. Finally, they may be a couple looking for a ceremony that celebrates their decision to get married in an upbeat, fun, personalised and original way.

  • Is the independent celebrant an alternative to a Wedding Planner?

No, the celebrant is not an alternative to a Wedding Planner. A Wedding Planner organises the wedding day from the venue, to the flowers and lunch. A celebrant works exclusively on the wedding ceremony. A couple from abroad who want to get married legally in Italy will need to work with a Wedding Planner in order to deal with the bureaucracy and all the other details.