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.
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.
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.
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.