Weddings in Sardinia

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Sardinia offers couples a romantic and magic atmosphere. Because of its insular nature, Sardinia still retains charmingly rural landscapes, rites and traditions from ancient time. Essentially, celebrating your wedding on genuine warm hospitality, mild weather, excellent cuisine and stunning locations means that you will have lifelong memories to treasure.
 
Weddings in Sardinia
 
The Island is capable of surprising you with its glamour coast in Costa Smeralda or the bucolic villages in the center of Sardinia. The common point is that wedding in Sardinia means perpetuate centuries-old wedding rites, both civil and religious. Among a wide set of breathtaking wedding locations, Faro di Capo Spartivento , a Lighthouse in the Bay of Chia , may be a great example. It accommodates not only young couple on their honeymoon, but also guests for wedding lunches and dinners.
 
Weddings in Sardinia

Wedding is a wonderful opportunity for Sardinians to showcase their culture and traditions. One of the most common deals with “Sa Razzia”. A dish of rice, wheat, salt, coins and rose petals is broken close to bride and bridegroom home’s door. Cereals are symbols of abundance, wisdom, wealth and love, the best wishes for prosperity and a long and happy married life.
The organization of the wedding banquet is never left to chance. The meal following Sardinian traditions, is rich in flavour and based on simple home grown ingredients.
Many traditional dishes reflect the farming and fishing culture. “Su Coccoi”, a special shape bread, is a hallmark of Sardinian weddings, common around the coast.
 

Weddings in Sardinia

Every year, one of the worthiest weddings to receive attention is that of “Sa coja antiga” also called “Selargino marriage”. Since 1962, on the second Sunday of September, in Selargius, a few miles away from Cagliari, a traditional wedding rite is performed . 
The ancient wedding, actually a real show in which the whole village takes part, is full of music, colours and stunning traditional costumes. Romance and an historic elegance play with wedding ring ceremony. Two couples, one local and one foreign, exchange their vows and write a message to their future children on a pergamena, called  “Promisas de is Istrangius” in Sardinian language. It will be kept safe by the Confraternity of Madonna del Rosario and given to the children 25 years later. The promisas has been signed by Europeans, Japanese, American, Senegalese.
 
Every year couples get married following the old traditions, wearing the traditional Sardinian wedding gown and the typical filigree jewelleries. At the end of the ceremony they are chained together to symbolise the union of their destinies. On the official Selargius city web site is the on line detailed program of the day, the timetable and the addresses.
The wedding is an event that happens once in a lifetime, that is why it should be memorable and  unrepeatable.
 
Weddings in Sardinia

 

Useful information

In Sardinia you can plan Civil and Catholic ceremonies, Catholic ceremonies with civil effect, Protestant blessing and ceremonies with civil effect and Jewish ceremonies. You can also plan symbolic ceremonies in many wonderful locations. Whereas Catholic ceremony can only be performed in a Church and the civil ceremony will be performed by the Mayor or functionary in a municipality.
Weddings celebrated in Italy are recognized in other countries. Nevertheless there is some paperwork you will need to get in your country and some paperwork needs to be done in Italy. We suggest to plan your ceremony at least 6 months in advance to make sure  that all the papers are in order.
For necessary information search for your Foreign Embassies in Italy and ask about the exact documents required.

To plan your wedding in Sardinia, from assistance and accommodation to wedding cars, dinners and flowers please contact F.A. Travel, your DMC for Special Events in Sardinia. 

Pictures references
www.sardegnadigitalibrary.it
www.aleseales.it

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