Elope to Rome

How to elope to Rome: tips and ideas

Elope to Rome and have a truly unique, intimate and stress-free wedding!

Yes, because a destination wedding in Rome can be a very special experience if it’s just the two of you. Planning weddings in Rome for more than 15 years has thought me so much about large destination weddings as well as elopements, so here are my tips for an unforgettable elopement in Rome.

The best time of the year to elope to Rome

If you want to elope to Rome, try and avoid the summer months, like July and August. It’s way too hot to go around the city and the experience might be not as enjoyable as other months of the year. This will also be valid for your honeymoon. June and September are my favourite months for an elopement in Rome, but you might as well consider the period from March until May and then also October. Definitely avoid November, as it’s usually rainy and days are shorter. If you want to elope to Rome during the winter, then consider December or January. February is usually cold and unless you want to be super romantic and get married on St. Valentine’s day, I believe this is not the best time of the year to elope to Rome.

The best day of the week to elope to Rome

In fact, there’s no best day to elope to Rome! That is, you can actually choose any day of the week for your elopement, the one that is most convenient to you. Usually, big destination weddings are planned on a Saturday, so the guests can fly out for the weekend only and be back at work on Monday. But having no guests and since you’ll probably combine your honeymoon with your destination wedding, you can elope to Rome and get married any day of the week. Choosing a weekday will give you more chances to find your favourite church and restaurant available, as well as important vendors such as the wedding photographer, who might be really busy on weekends, but very happy to shoot an elopement in Rome on a weekday.

Elope to Rome: Wedding Ceremony

You have decided to elope to Rome and are wondering whether the marriage will be legally valid. The answer is yes. Even if it’s just the two of you, you can have a perfectly legally binding wedding ceremony. Dolce Vita Weddings will be pleased to provide two witnesses for your elopement in Rome and at the end of the ceremony you’ll receive a legal wedding certificate to use for all legal purposes in your home country.

So you could have a civil ceremony and choose the Campidoglio or Vignola Mattei or opt for a religious destination wedding and book one of the many breath-taking churches in Rome. But for your elopement in Rome, you can also consider a symbolic wedding and in that case you won’t need to worry about the paperwork and could get married wherever you want, such as on a beautiful rooftop overlooking the city, or a romantic garden in the heart of Rome.

Elope to Rome: Wedding Photos and Video

When couples plan to elope to Rome, the wedding photoshoot is usually a crucial part of the whole event. Dolce Vita Weddings will be happy to share her favourite photographers and videographers with you, including those specialised in elopements in Rome. With no guests around and big reception to run to, you could take all your time for amazing wedding pictures in the Eternal City. I’m sure if you’ve decided to elope to Rome, you have pictured yourselves throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain, or walking hand in hand around the ancient cobblestoned streets of this unique city. My tip for the bride-to-be: since you’ll probably be walking a lot, do remember to bring a pair of flat, comfortable shoes with you and put your heels back on for the wedding pictures only.

Elope to Rome: Wedding Dinner

Eloping to Rome also means an unforgettable dinner, maybe on a rooftop restaurant with unique views of the city. Just the two of you, it couldn’t get more romantic than this. There are so many special places to choose from and you’ll only need to take into account your personal culinary tastes for a unique dinner, so if you’re vegetarian, or vegan, or want to try an exclusive Michelin-starred restaurant, everything will be possible for the perfect romantic ending to your elopement in Rome!

If you’ve decided to elope to Rome, always consider a wedding planner, because even if an elopement is easier to plan compared to a large destination wedding with many guests, the paperwork involved can be complicated and finding the best locations and vendors can prove very difficult. And of course, Dolce Vita Weddings will be happy to help you elope to Rome and share the years’ long experience in planning destination weddings in Rome, including many elopements.