I receive a lot of demands about weddings in France and most of the bridal couples don’t know exactly what is possible or nor to do. How to get married in France ? What kind of ceremonies are possible ? How does it work ? So, today, I will try to give you a clear vision of what you can do in France
First of all, you have to take into account that civil weddings in France can only be done with French residents. You have to prove your French residency thanks to bills, post mails ….In any case, the civil wedding in France takes always place in the city hall. It can’t be outside and it has to be done in French. Of course, you can ask a translator to be present. Honestly, even for the French people, the civil ceremony is not very romantic. So if you wish to get married in France, in a nice venue with a beautiful ceremony, French civil wedding is not the best idea !
On the contrary, it’s much easier to organise a religious or symbolic wedding. To do a religious ceremony, you just need to prove that you’re already legally married, before the religious ceremony starts. Some churches are not easy to book for a wedding, especially in very touristic places like St Paul de Vence. But if you really want to get married in France, we can help you to find a church.
Last but not least, the easiest solution is to organise a symbolic wedding ceremony with an English speaking celebrant. Thus, you can decide to do the ceremony on the wedding venue itself and you can customise it. This is the best way to get married in France !