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I didn't want to use a wedding was I wrong!
Sarah and her team surpassed all our expectations (and were different from so many of the planners we had heard about from our friends in the US)....

Working with Salve Umbria was by far the best decision we made regarding our wedding....

It is impossible to articulate how delighted we were with the service that Salve Umbria provided.
Our wedding in Perugia was more than we could have possibly hoped for....

We just wanted to send you an email to express our extreme gratitude for having given us such an amazing wedding.
Everything was perfect....

Sarah, without doubt you have been absolutely integral to the success of our wedding day.
Your understanding and consideration for our vision and desires was remarkable.
You understood the authentic Italian experience we were after and went the extra mile....

Sarah - you made our wedding celebration so special. We would've never been able to pull off even half of what you did for us at the Borgo. Our three day celebration was more than anything we could've hoped for.
It's always stressful planning a wedding, however planning a wedding in a foreign country, at a place you've never been before, trusting someone to put it all together that you've never met before could be beyond stressful....

Aloha from Hawaii !!
I hope you have had a few days to relax.
Thank you so much for all your help. I could never have had the wedding I did without you...

We returned to Dubai last week after a fantastic honeymoon
and we just wanted to thank you both again for everything you did over those several days that we celebrated our wedding!!...

We just wanted to say a big 'thank you' for making Helen’s and Mig's wedding weekend so very special.
We really appreciated all your efforts to make sure that everything ran so smoothly and efficiently to make it an enjoyable and memorable occasion...

Neither of us got to thank you properly on the actual day, we were both just blown away by the whole thing! it completely outdid all our expectations. It would take all day to write about what we loved about it, but believe me we loved all the details that you managed to cover.....down to the candles and flowers and, in particular, the smooth running of the ceremony for two people who were suddenly hit by nerves!....

Please pass on our thanks to Andrea and his team for the spectacular presentation of food. His team are very pleasant and professional and looked after the coeliacs and vegetarians perfectly. The atmosphere at the villa was more magical than we could have imagined....

The food was fantastic and the antipastas, which they prepared in front of us, were superb. Please tell Andrea and Enea that we received such praise for all their wonderful food....

Thank you so much for making our dream wedding happen.
It really was amazing....

Your attention to detail was second to none and people are still complimenting and chatting about our amazing wedding day!....

The cooking from Andrea's team was a highlight for many people, the tables looked beautiful....

A fairytale was what you delivered to Joanne and Eoin on their wedding day and for that Denis and I will always be grateful to you. Words can never express how much this day meant to our family....

Thank you so much for making our wedding day the most fantastic day of our lives....

Even though we arrived home on Monday morning we are still on cloud nine after a truly magical wedding experience....

Your service in looking after our wedding documentation was superb and so efficient. It was so nice to leave that part of things in more than capable hands with no worries. Thank you also for your presence on the day, it was really reassuring to know you both were there....

Sarah, your translation at the civil ceremony was amazing. You truly are perfect for that role. Lots of our guests commented on what a lovely voice you have and how nicely you speak....

The food was fantastic and the antipastas, which they prepared in front of us, were superb.
Please tell Andrea and Enea that we received such praise for all their wonderful food....

Thank you so much for making our dream wedding happen.
It really was amazing....

Where do we begin to thank you for providing our daughter Shannon with a picture perfect, storybook wedding? We simply do not have sufficient superlatives to express our gratitude. Everything was done seamlessly with impeccable service and exquisite taste.

We experienced not a small amount of trepidation when Shannon began planning her nuptials "on-line". In retrospect had we known how awesome you were prior to our actual meeting there never would have been the slightest worry. Your kindness and warmth shone through at every turn - from providing transportation and hair appointments to searching for misplaced passports and supplying fans to emotional guests....

Just to let you know that the wedding was perfect.
The day was wonderful and Fr. Michael was absolutely lovely - he made the wedding so special and personal.
We were delighted....

What can we say? It was the best day of our lives – everything was perfect and it was entirely down to you! We have had so many ‘thank you’ cards and comments about how ‘magical’ it was and how kind you both were – taking guests around, etc.. Sarah, your attention to detail is fantastic and we never dreamed it would be as magical as it was!
Words cannot describe how much we appreciate your hard work and everything you did – down to the tiny details....

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Civil Wedding, Umbertide - 2013   Photo:  Andrea Cittadini, Spoleto

Our Services  - Documentation


A civil wedding in Italy usually takes place only in ‘official locations’ and, generally, this means the town hall (Comune).    However, most Italian town halls are in historic buildings with frescoed rooms and art and make a very special place for a wedding.

Civil wedding, Cortona 2013   Photo:  Sal, Salve Umbria

Some town halls, particularly those in the larger and more well known cities and towns, charge a fee and perform marriages only at certain times on certain days.   But many town halls in smaller towns still do not charge for weddings and are much more flexible with days and times.
Couples are advised to check with us if they have a particular date or time in mind.

English is not widely spoken in Italy and the obtaining of the required legal documents can be time-consuming and daunting without a reasonable understanding of the Italian language.
SALVE UMBRIA  provides full assistance in obtaining all the necessary paperwork both in the home country and in Italy.   Our service includes booking the town hall and the collection and handling of all legal documents required by the civil authorities.

Civil wedding, Spoleto - 2013  Photo:  Andrea Cittadini, Spoleto

ONLY Roman Catholic church weddings are legal and recognised in Italy (and elsewhere) and do not require a civil ceremony prior to the marriage. For all other denominations a civil ceremony is required to take place before any church ceremony or blessing for the marriage to be legal. 

Couples should always check with us first that the church of their choice is available as permission always has to be obtained from the parish priest or bishop of the Italian diocese.

SALVE UMBRIA can arrange for an English, Roman Catholic, priest to conduct the wedding service.


SALVE UMBRIA provides full assistance in obtaining all the necessary paperwork both in the home country and in Italy and the collection and handling of all legal documents required by the civil authorities and by the church authorities.   
SALVE UMBRIA also provides an English mother tongue interpreter at the pre-wedding 'declaration' (of intent to marry).

San Pietro, Assisi.  Photo: Studio Bonon, Florence

Our Services - Wedding Planning

Organising your wedding day should be a very happy, stress free and exciting time and we at SALVE UMBRIA aim to help you achieve that day of your dreams - one to remain in your memories for ever.
Our service is uniquely personal and the only thing that matters to us is giving you what you desire and to exceed your expectations.

Wedding, Perugia 2011   Photo: Sal, Salve Umbria

The wedding planning services are shown as a guide and can, of course, be adjusted to meet your precise requirements.

We offer a very personal, professional, experienced and friendly
wedding planning service and we take full responsibility for the smooth running of the wedding ceremony (civil, church or symbolic) and the wedding reception.

Our service includes:

1. Initial meeting in Italy to discuss your ideas: Accompanied visits to town halls or churches and to potential reception venues.

2. Documentation: Full information and assistance with all aspects of the paperwork required by the church and civil authorities in Italy.
Provision of an interpreter when needed.

3. Catering: We are very fortunate to work with a terrific caterer....please read the feedback on this website. 
Your choice of menu, buffet of antipasti and desserts to drool over! 
All drinks and up to one bottle of wine per adult guest at the seated meal are included in the menu price. 

4. Music: Trio, quartet, harpist, gospel singers and others can all be provided for your ceremony. 
A live band, guitarist, DJ for the reception........

Musicians from Rome. Photo: Studio Bonon, Florence

5. Flowers: We work with several florists depending on your requirements and we use local seasonal flowers but can also import from the Netherlands other varieties which are not always available in Italy.

6. Transportation: Happy guests ensure a happy wedding!!
We are able to organise buses and transport to pick up and return your guests to airports.
We can organise buses for guests on the wedding day and a shuttle service back to hotels after the reception.

7. Babysitters: Provided when needed and where there is a pool - a pool attendant when children are present.

8. Hair and Makeup: For the bride, bridesmaids and family with a trial for the bride beforehand.    Manicures and massage are also available.
Salon bookings for guests.

Make-up, Orvieto - 2011

9. Photographer: We work with several excellent photographers who offer a range of services and we have sample books to show you.

10. Guest accommodation: We recommend suitable accommodation for Agriturismi, hotels, B&B’s and villa rentals according to the area chosen. 

11. Pre-wedding visit to Italy: To dine at the caterer's restaurant and to choose the menu and wines and then to run through every other detail of the wedding. 

12. The organisation of pre- or post-wedding events - excluding hen/stag parties which we regret we do not organise. 

13. Our attendance throughout the church or civil ceremony
and at the reception.

14. Email and telephone support at all times.

If you would like to know more then contact us by email at
or at +39 333 4748 222
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