Getting Married in the south of France

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming. There are so many things to take into consideration, it’s easy to get lost in the details. If you are considering getting married in the south of France, here is a list of things you should know before your big day.

There are a few different ways of legal marriage:

  1. You can marry in the UK through a civil ceremony and then come to France for a religious wedding ceremony. If your British spouse has been living in France for more than six months and has been issued with a long-term resident visa, then it may be possible to legally marry in the UK and have then come to France to marry. However this is unlikely. You can choose a religious or humanist ceremony when you are here, in France.
  2. If you want to get legally married in France, you can do so through a civil ceremony and then follow it up with a religious or humanist ceremony. You may also want to wait a few days if that’s what you prefer. All documents must first go through the British Consulate and be translated by a certified translator before going to the Marie. The British Consulate will also carefully verify translation accuracy, using both translating experts analyzing the text and automated translation software to ensure that there are no mistakes in translation.

Getting married in the south of France is a beautiful experience.

Alain Llorca Wedding

The land is so rich with culture, history and architecture that it will leave you feeling like you have been transported to a different time.
There are many regions in this area, each with its own unique charm. You can choose from the Cote d’Azur, the Languedoc-Roussillon or Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur regions.

Each region has its own style of architecture and cuisine which will make your wedding day feel like an authentic French experience. From the old mediaeval towns to the elegant seaside resorts, there are so many options for your perfect day!

When (what season) to get married in the south of France?

Saint Paul De Vence Wedding

The sun, sea and cicadas are very popular in weddings in the south.. If you want to avoid disappointment, be aware of when is the best time to get married.
When looking to have a wedding in the south of France, whether it be spring, summer, fall or winter you will never be 100% sure that the weather will hold.
Couples who are getting married in the south should expect it to be sunny at times, but sometimes overlook how much the temperature can rise. It is not uncommon in France to see the temperature reach 35-40 °C during July and August, but it’s also been getting hotter. The temperatures we’ve had lately were something special!

In summer, it’s important to consider how the heat will affect your guests; they might find themselves feeling ill or uncomfortable.
This is common sense: no religious ceremony should happen in the mid of the day without shade and hats, sunglasses or sunshades for guests. The best time for the ceremony will be around 5 pm.

When hosting a cocktail party be sure to give enough time for it to happen in the shade and have some refreshing drinks. Bring enough food with you for everyone & be careful of your timing.

Cost of a destination wedding at the south of France

Wedding At Saint Paul De Vence

The cost of a wedding in the south of France is going to depend on a variety of factors. The location, the time of year, and the number of guests you invite will all have an impact on your budget.

​​To get an idea of what it would cost to get married in the south of France, we can look at some average prices for a wedding ceremony and reception. A ceremony in Nice will cost around 2,500 eur while a reception with up to 50 guests will cost around 7,000 eur.

If you book a wedding in France for 40 guests, you may be spending about 10,000 euros. This includes the following services: four course meal, DJ, champagne, wines for guests and servers for the day, flowers and photographer.

This is an average cost based on rates negotiated by a wedding planner. The final cost will depend on your requirements.

Photography in the south of France

I look forward to just one thing – immortalising your wedding day in my pictures! I have experience at over 20 weddings in the South of France, which should give me more than enough knowledge to capture the best moments of your special day. I’ve established a bit of a name for myself in professional photography.

That’s when you’ll really get the chance to appreciate your big day. I’m there capturing those special moments throughout your wedding. It can be both creative in photo-journalistic ways, and still listens to your requests.