Congratulations for your wedding and my hello to the beautiful couples out there! If you are reading this post then I am sure you are in the process of selecting a location for your destination wedding. And I know, why you look so confused? Of course, with so many beautiful destinations within your reach, it is the trickiest task to decide where to hold your destination wedding. But, I can really help you.
How you ask?
Well, it’s very simple to know what exactly you are looking for. Ask yourself, you will get the answer. But, if you’re looking to get hitched in some unique and off-the-beaten track, with astonishing scenery but organizing a wedding is not too difficult there, then I think you’ll agree that la France (France) is a great location for your destination wedding this season.
Because of its charm and amazing options it presents, France is becoming a popular destination for your fairy-tale wedding in some far away land. Believe you me, France has it all what all you need to make your wedding a perfect ceremony. You will love everything about the country. Whether you want to get hitched in less theatrical and chaotic way. Or looking for a big fat wedding celebration, trust that France has it all.
Your wedding in France is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime affair!! You will have to trust that. And I can give you good reasons to make your decision! Here in this post I am sharing all the good reason to get hitched in France. Keep reading…
France with its capital Paris, is situated in Western Europe, environing medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, is famous for its fashion houses, classical art museums that includes the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. Also, the country is known world-wide for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman Theater and the vast Palace of Versailles are a clear evidence of its rich history.
France is a renowned tourist destination, the country actually seduces travelers with its unwavering familiar culture, village-square markets, woven around cafe terraces, and lace-curtained bistros with their plat du jour (dish of the day) chalked on the board.Unexpected and full of buoyant life, France is even much more than you could ever imagine.
If you’re sure that you want your wedding to be unique, amidst breathtaking scenery and a bit of local culture, with your closest friends and family… Then France is the place to host that unique and idyllic destination wedding…
Below are all the good reasons
1. It’s breathtakingly magnificent!
It’s magical, it’s breathtaking magnificent, it’s uniquely beautiful, it’s… Simply Amazing!! And nothing exaggerated. I am sure France is a dream place for almost everyone, people would want to travel this part of European continent at least once in their lifetime, be it for excursion or wedding. France is one of the largest countries of European Continent, it has an exceptional blend of the loveliness of nature. The country is known for its breathtaking views, which works perfect backdrop!! France offers you a myriad of wedding venues, which includes; grand castle, luxurious villa, charming farm, high-end hotels, apartments etc.France offers you the most incredible backdrops for your wedding and your pre-wedding photo shoot.
2. Venues with jaw-dropping views
France offers venues with an exceptional and superb panoramas, making it a perfect destination for your wedding. In France, you can find a lot of options whether you want to host your wedding in an outdoor set up or in an indoor one. You can host your wedding on the shore of a lake or on the terrace of a restaurant in the mountains. Or in the garden of a hotel, or by the lake, or on a ski slope. Whatever option you choose, it is possible here in France. And trust, it’s going to be an extraordinary experience for you and your wedding guests.
3. The country experience magnificently beautiful weather all year
France is the land of incredibly beautiful weather, overall, Metropolitan France enjoys a temperate climate. The weather is often mild, however, it varies dramatically between the seasons and regions. From March to May, the weather is pleasant is France. However, from June to September, the country may experience hot weather, especially in the Southern region, but hardly has it got above 35 degrees Celsius.South France offers its best climate between April and October, the temperature is great during these months with a lot of sunshine and limited rainfall.
Whereas, from October to December, there are some beautiful days in the autumn, the winters here are cold. Sometimes the country has snow that comes on the heels of rain and the temperature drops down to the negatives, especially in the mountains. But all in all, it’s great… But do pack some woolens while packing for your travel to France.
4. The country is full of wedding planners and vendors
Since destination weddings are becoming popular all around the world, and France is one of the most popular wedding destinations in the world that gave rise to many wedding planners, wedding vendors, and wedding sources here. There are many agencies and professional planners in the country who can help you plan your wedding in any location in the country.All the suppliers are equally as good, you can find amazing caterers, florists, and stylists for any taste level and pocketbook. Also, you can get customized wedding packages for hosting a wonderful destination wedding in France. These professional planners or agencies can help you find the perfect wedding location in your budget, book your reception venue, arrange hotel accommodation for your guests etc.
5. Easy accessibility for you and your wedding guests
France, easily accessible country in the world. As, it offers some of the best connections within Europe, whether by air, rail, or road. The easy connectivity in the country not only make life far easier for your guests to attend, but also the availability and affordability of transport makes scheduling meetings and visiting venue prior to the wedding far easier. Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris is the main travel hub for the country, with flights coming in from all over the world. You can also hire private shuttles for smaller wedding parties, or coaches and minibuses – even helicopters are possible, especially when you host a mountain wedding to transport larger groups to their destination.
6. France is gourmet’s paradise!
France is famous for its great aliments, which means food in English. It’s a gourmet’s paradise! France is the perfect option for your foodie and wine buffs. French food is known world-wide for its finesse and flavor. You will get everything in France from fish dish to beef dish. France is heaven for cheese lovers! Whether you’re planning a low-key feast of local delicacies or Michelin-starred gastronomic delights, food is always placed at number one in French weddings. And with a wide range of wines to accompany, your wedding guests certainly won’t be going hungry, or thirsty! Some of the famous French dishes include: Soupe à l’oignon, Coq au vin, Cassoulet, Beef bourguignon, Chocolate soufflé, Flamiche, Confit de canard, Ratatouille, Tartetatin, tartiflette, raclette and fondue.
7. France offers something for every budget
We know that planning a wedding can be stressful and expensive. But, France offers wedding options for every budget. And that’s the reason destination weddings in France have become so popular. Whether you are looking for a low-key celebration or for a big fat wedding, France has it all. If your budget is a constraint or you want to keep it low-key, an intimate wedding dinner in a restaurant up the mountain with your closest friends and family can still be unforgettable, that too without costing a fortune. But if you have the budget to spend lavishly, you go wild in France! Work with your wedding planner and create your fairy-tale wedding. Do pick a showstopper venue for an unforgettable event.
8. Get the best wedding photos here in France
Your wedding pictures are once in a lifetime memories of the biggest day of your life. And you would definitely want to have the best memories of the big day. And Franceis one of the best locations in the world to have the amazing wedding pictures. The country is just full of scenes, offering a truly breathtaking, and extraordinary panorama. This country has everything from valleys to hills, mountains to lakes, and forests, and not to forget the picturesque and magnificent cities, towns and villages. All waiting for you to celebrate the biggest day of your life in style that reflects the true you.
9. France offers you great venue choices
You will get endless venue options in France, you name it and you have it. The country can accommodate any type of wedding and any style of wedding in your budget. Most importantly, the place has it all to make your wedding a unique experience for one and all. Few of very famous wedding destinations in France include:Mas De Beauce in Midi-Pyrénées, RapunzelsFolie in Dordogne, Prieuré St Therese in Charente, Chez Anna in Châteaux, Château De La Cheine in Château de la Cheine, Château de Brametourte, Château La Tour Vaucros in Sorgues, etc.
10. A perfect break for your wedding guests
Your wedding in France is going to a perfect break for your wedding guests. Besides having a wonderful reason to attend your wedding, they will enjoy their time in France. France has a lot to offer everyone. Your wedding guests can indulge themselves in several activities in France, such as Skiing, Snowboarding, trekking, hiking, relaxing by lake side, mountain biking for your adventurous wedding guests, river rafting, horse trekking, shopping or just enjoying French cuisine with drinks at some mountain restaurant in France. Your wedding guests will have a wonderful time in France. They love French culture and the hospitality here!
11. Great excuse to spend quality time with your besties
Research shows that it is important to spend some quality time with your favorite people before your wedding, to stay happy and cheerful. Your wedding in France is the perfect reason for you to spend some quality time with your favorite people. You can plan your travel a few days before your wedding so that you and your friends can spend two to four days together. You can enjoy afternoon cocktails on the terrace, or plan a rehearsal dinner, or maybe a farewell brunch, and many other group activities like cooking classes, tours, wine tastings, etc.
This will be the most wonderful time of your life, you and your friends will already be in a ‘holiday-mode’, feeling relaxed, un-rushed and ready to have a good time. Also, it will enable you to create incredible memories of your celebration, which you can cherish all your life. What more you would want to make your wedding really memorable!
12. Perfect excuse to enjoy regional variety
If sunshine’s your thing then the south of France is for you to bask in the warm rays of Provence – obligatory glass of rose in hand. Then the Champagne region around Reims and Epérnay offers the perfect excuse to celebrate your wedding in style with endless supplies of bubbles, and not to mention the stunning scenery of the region. Or if you are looking for something more and a little different, then consider the Loire Valley, or even Beaujolais can be a great choice.
Both have a unique wealth of beautiful venues nestled amongst the green vines covering these wine regions. Or the mountains is your kind of thing then head to France Alps. And for something more cosmopolitan, then no place is better than the city of love – Paris. Whether you are looking for a rural retreat, beach side destination wedding, destination wedding in mountains, or something classy and cosmopolitan, it’s certain that France has it for you.
13. Wedding styles in France
You can host any style of wedding in France from a beach side wedding to a wedding in castle. France has it all.
Get married in a castle
First and foremost, the chateaus!Castles here in France are full of features, from glistening chandeliers to wide, open staircases, each chateau displays its own personality and character – and can offer the perfect setting to add to your own style, embellishing with floral features and detailing. There is something just so timelessly elegant about a French castle wedding, not to mention seriously classy. Majority of chateaus are set within magnificent gardens offering the most beautiful backdrop to your celebrations, allowing for an incredible outdoor wedding ceremony. French chateaus are a perfect choice for a luxury destination wedding.
Get married in France Alps
If looking for a splendid wedding ceremony then head to France Alps, the place is simply mesmerizing and will add to your wedding. Just imagine your wedding celebration on a restaurant nestled on a mountain top. Also, your guests will have great fun out there. The Alps are a great option for adventure loving couples.
Get married in the city of love
If you are looking for an urban set up in your wedding then Paris is the place for you to get hitched in France. The city is famous for its fashion houses, museums, and not to mention the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. A great place for a romantic wedding.
Get married in a farm
French farms are no ordinary farms, in fact are the most beautiful farms in the world, thereby making it a perfect place for your wedding ceremonies. If you are looking for a low-key celebration then just don’t think too much and go for a farm wedding in France. You will fall in love with the place surrounded by vineyards.
Get married in a beach side
If beach is what attracts you most then head to Antibes, French Riviera or to Paloma Beach, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat or any other for that matter. France is famous for its beautiful, rugged beaches with crystal water and sparkling sand, thereby making it a perfect backdrop for your destination wedding.
14. Language is not a problem
France being a popular wedding destination, most of the suppliers you’ll come across here speak and understand English well. It may not be perfect but still they can communicate. So, don’t worry even if your French is a little rusty!
15. The country makes for a perfect place to host your pre-wedding celebrations or rituals
Many of the chateaus in France are able to accommodate a large number of guests, thereby making the perfect excuse to extend to draw out the pre-wedding celebrations. Whether you want to celebrate your pre-wedding functions, or host a lavish wedding reception party with your friends, there is no reason for not conducting your pre-wedding rituals in France, it’s such a lovely destination in the world. Before honeymoon, France is a nice place to ‘friend moon’. You can hire a chateau exclusively for extended periods, to celebrate all your functions. Just make your bachelor/bachelorette party or stag/hens or pre-wedding rituals as memorable as your wedding itself in France.
16. Cost of hosting a wedding in France
The average cost of hosting a wedding in Paris might cost you as low as 10,000 to 20,000 USD, which includes the ceremony, reception, hotel, meals and a honeymoon. However, the price of a regular wedding in France with only 100 guests range between 15,000 and 40,000 EUR. Also, if budget is no problem then you can host a celebration as big as you want.
17. Legal formalities to host a wedding in France
Remember, in France, only the civil wedding ceremony is officially acknowledged and the civil wedding cannot be performed outside the town hall (Hotel de Ville or Mairie) or in any outdoor venues. Also, it is important that either the bride or the groom should be a French resident for at least 40 days to get hitched legally in France. If the couple doesn’t speak French, a translator will be needed. However, if none of you is French, in that case you can hold your civil ceremony in your home country before you organize a destination wedding in France.
18. Make France your wedding plus your honeymoon destination
Last but not the least, when considering France for your destination wedding, remember that the place is amongst the most sought after honeymoon destination. France has many romantic locations to start your honeymoon here. For instance, if you get hitched in Paris, then honeymooning in France Alps will be a perfect idea. You can choose to stay in a private cozy and romantic chalets.
Your honeymoon in a chalet in the Alps will help you have a very personal, very intimate experience. Or you can go for a beach side destination for honeymooning in France. How so ever you wish to enjoy your honeymoon, France has everything for you. The country will melt your heart with its breathtaking beauty.
So, besides wedding, you have an opportunity to plan an impeccable honeymoon here in France. By doing so you will not only save on money, but also on time. You don’t need to take another long flight or adapt to a different time zone for your honeymoon. You can enjoy each other’s company and your precious time together in France. There is a lot to explore in France from its vibrant culture to shopping, food and wine to mountains and Alps, you only need to plan it in advance! All you need to do is bid adieu to your friends and family and start your honeymoon the day after your wedding. That way you will also save on your logistical stress.
To Pan Out…
With so many reasons to choose France for your destination wedding, now you would be able to make your wedding a perfect fairy-tale wedding, the way you have always dreamt of it. The place is perfect to host the most romantic and luscious wedding of the season!!
There’s so much to do in France, be it a spring destination wedding, summer destination wedding, or a winter destination wedding. You can hike, or take a walk in the beautiful mountains. Then there are ice blue, lakes to visit, beaches with crystal water and sparkling sand to spend time. All in all, France has everything to make your wedding a memorable day for your life.
Happy Wedding…. ☺☺