Reserve the Wedding Date
Please fill out the required registry forms for the Hochzeitskalender (Wedding Calendar) for the Standesamt Salzburg (Salzburg Registry Office), so that the legal formalities are completed and your wedding date is officially reserved.
Request the Aufgebot – the Official Notice of Your Intent to Marry
Your competency to marry will be ascertained during a personal meeting with officials at the Standesamt in Salzburg, in which they will also ascertain the most important data and facts about your wedding. Once you’ve completed this step, your wedding is officially registered with the proper authorities and there is really nothing that can go wrong in this regard.
Set Your Budget
A civil marriage ceremony is not expensive, but – depending on what the bridal couple wants – the celebration afterward can cost many thousands of Euros. That’s why you need to decide early what your financial limits are and then stick to them during your planning and preparations. You should also figure in an additional 10-20% for unplanned expenses.
Create Your Invitation & Save-the-Date Lists
Your invitation list should be complete no later than six months before the wedding. Again – any type of wedding can be arranged here, from the smallest gathering to a wedding for hundreds of guests. (Plus, if you want them, Save-the-Date notices should be sent at this time as well.)
Ask to Reserve Your Wedding Location
Unusual wedding locations are highly coveted in Salzburg too. You should have a confirmed reservation in hand no later than six months before your wedding date, preferably earlier. Are you still looking for a location? Then let yourself be inspired by our Wedding Locations for civil marriage ceremonies. By the way, you can reserve your wedding date in our Wedding Calendar up to one year in advance. Use this opportunity to book the day of your dreams now.
Planning a Church Wedding Too? Reserve Now.
If you are planning a church wedding, you should make your reservation early – the preferred deadline for many churches is no later than six months before the wedding.
Should You Hire a Wedding Planner or a Hochzeitslader (a “Town Crier” for Weddings)?
Do you work in a stressful profession or spend a lot of time on the road? If so, it might be a sensible move to hire a wedding planner or a Hochzeitslader (a traditional “town crier” to proclaim your upcoming nuptials). It is advisable to include such assistants as early as possible in your planning process.