Get married in France and save money!
by Julie FRANCIS Your wedding planner.fr
The average wedding in the UK cost around 24,000pounds (34000 euros-Nov 2015) In France that will give you a Chateau wedding with some guest accommodation on site, champagne the works.
Julie Francis Your wedding Planner in the South West tells us of how coming to France can cut your wedding costs enormously.
Many couples often ask if their budget is enough, as they are not sure what is available and at what price, Your wedding planner can work out your budget and put in place your perfect wedding day. Working out the number of guests and your budget is a great starting point.
What Do Venues Cost in France?
A Chateau in the Lot area, for a sit down wedding size of 160 guests with two great halls, grounds, table, and chairs can be hired from 4480 euros (3100 pounds). Friday till Monday with full wedding planner service included Accommodation available on site for 23 guests, village nearby for other guests.
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The rolling Hills – a beautiful character chateau in the Lot, will cost around 5800 euros (4000pounds) for 20 guests staying at the chateau for the week including wedding planner service.
This Venue accommodates 43 guest, 2 large vaulted rooms, 3 kitchens, all grounds, pool, tennis, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi, and full wedding planner service. With guests paying for their rooms the price to hold your wedding is minimum, to find this price in the UK is hard to find.
Also weddings are often held at holiday homes and outside places, Your wedding planner can advise you on what is available in the area.
A converted barn for 100 persons can be hired with wedding planning services for 2600euros (1800 pounds) best deals. By contact phone, email, skype, messenger contact is now so simple, it’s at the touch of a button to help you all the way. Meetings can be set up easily and updates regular.
They are the budget you didn’t have.
A lot of couples have a small register wedding in their own country and after a ceremony and celebrations in France, hiring a celebrant (around 600 euros) to carry out a very personal ceremony at the venue on the day. This way you need to not visit any authorities and no paperwork is needed. However if you would like to marry legally in France here is the Law
A church wedding can be carried out in France a small amount of documents are needed to prove that you are married legally and a lot of abbys and churches will allow your English speaking priest to come over and carryout the services.
In France, a civil marriage is mandatory and this takes place at the local “mairie,” in your commune.
The French law is that at least one of the couple has lived in France for more than 40 days immediately prior to the wedding day. Once this legal civil wedding has taken place, you can go ahead with either a religious or non-religious ceremony if you like.
Couples who live abroad, usually chose to have a legal wedding in their country of residence first and then hold a religious service or a symbolic one in France.
More information can be obtained from the site
A couple in which one partner is French must get in touch with the mairie (town hall) of the French partner’s place of residence in France. A couple in which neither partner is French must contact their own consulate in France.
A minimum stay of 40 days prior to the marriage in the town in France where the civil marriage will be celebrated
proof of residence required.
The consent of both parties.
No close family ties between future spouses.
So why France ?
It does have some of the best wines, cheeses and chefs
France is now easy to get to at a cheap price.
France is full of hills, sunshine, and romantic charm.
The pound is great against the euros
The airport links from the UK are all around France
With English speaking wedding planners, you no longer have language barrier problems
If you have any questions and would like a free copy of an itemised costing sheet, Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For reference to venues and services please visit www.yourweddingplanner.fr
The costing is based in Nov 2015 © Julie FRANCIS