Town Hall’s fees for Civil Marriages in Italy vary according to the day
of the week you pick for your wedding.
Mondayunpopular – good rates
Traditionally barbers and hairdressers’ day off is on Mondays and
Italians use to say that only barbers get married on this day of the week. Rather
snobbish but true – no Italians get married on Mondays unless they are barbers!
Tuesdayunpopular – good rates
There is a popular proverb in Italy saying: “never marry and travel on
Tuesdays and Fridays” to avoid bad luck.
Wednesdayfair – good rates
Not a busy day!
Thursdayfair – good rates
FridayBecoming popular – rates are increasing
Despite the above-mentioned proverb and due to the economic crises,
Italian couples who can’t afford Saturdays have been recently choosing this day
being so close to the week end. So, if this is your day, hurry up!
SaturdayExtremely popular – expensive and overbooked!
No need to explain why. When it comes to Saturdays, Italian couples
reserve the date up to 2 years in advance to be sure to get their favourite Town
Hall, church or venue.
CIVIL MARRIAGES - Many Towns do not celebrate weddings on
Sundays. Make an enquiry to the Ufficio di Stato Civile in the Town Hall you
have picked to be sure they do, before making reservations (and down payments) for
accommodation and reception venue.
CATHOLIC MARRIAGES – In Puglia and many other regions in Italy, Catholic
weddings are not allowed on Sundays. In these regions, Bishops implement strictly
the guideline from Vatican saying that Sundays are consecrated to the Mass for
the community. No exception, even if you know the Bishop personally. So, don’t
trust anyone saying or promising you the opposite!
By the way, I got married on a Friday almost 19 years ago……
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