The bureaucracy involved in a civil ceremony is very straightforward. If you decide to marry in your municipality of residence, it is enough to present proof of identity at least two months before publication of the banns. Once the banns have been published, the date for the wedding can be arranged.
For those who decide to marry outside their municipality of residence, it is necessary to present the certificate of publication of the banns to the municipality chosen for the service.
The ceremony does not need to take place in a town hall: local councils also make some very prestigious venues available for civil ceremonies, including villas and gardens.
This ensures that civil ceremonies are often extraordinary occasions and can be held in wondrous and elegant surroundings.