The symbolic wedding also called a non-denominational or secular wedding ceremony, is the right choice for those couples who prefer not to worry about completing documents for a civil or religious ceremony or are already legally married. This type of wedding is not legally binding and spouses have the freedom to personalize the ceremony in such a way that it reflects completely their values and beliefs.
The content of a commitment wedding ceremony will vary from couple to couple and is always tailored to the needs of each individual couple. A symbolic ceremony can be as traditional as you wish, or relaxed and unstructured.
A symbolic marriage ceremony can be performed by a pastor, an Italian officer, or a family member… and you can include personal vows, favorite songs, poetry, religious elements, or pagan rituals. If one of the spouses is Italian or has Italian ancestors, it would be nice to include an Italian wedding blessing or an Italian poem, see our page about vows and readings for a wedding in Italy. Since you are not bound by any restrictions you can choose a formal or informal atmosphere and your format can be either traditional or as creative as you!