Here are some of the frequently asked questions we receive about eloping to Paris or getting married in France.
How long does it take to plan an elopement?
Planning duration depends mostly on your demands. If you want to get married at a specific location on a specific date, bear in mind that some months are more popular than others and that location rentals tend to get booked up to a year in advance.
Hence, it can be as little as 2 months to a year to fully organize an elopement or small symbolic ceremony in Paris. We have a great working relationship with some of the best wedding vendors and venues in Paris, and this helps in the planning process.
Where can we have a wedding ceremony in Paris?
There are many places to perform a wedding in Paris, depending on your religion or taste; Chapels, Churches, Museums, Private Gardens, Hotels, etc.
You can even have a symbolic wedding outside. As long as you don’t mind being around other people and are respectful of your surroundings, we’ve found that this can also be a pleasurable and less expensive option.
Can we get married in the Eiffel Tower?
No, but you can get married with the Eiffel Tower in the background.
Do we need to get married in our home country first for a Symbolic Wedding?
No, you don’t. France has a very complicated bureaucratic requirement process that involves a lot of paperwork and residency requirement to legally marry in France. Civil marriages have no legal bearing in France. Weather you marry in a church or a garden, to be legally married in France it must be additionally done via the state ( Le Mairie) to be recognized in France.
Hence, most visitors simply choose to perform a Symbolic Wedding.
If you are visiting from abroad and wish to have a Symbolic ceremony in a church such as the American Church in Paris, you must provide a copy of your legal marriage certificate.
Venues outside of churches and consulates, don’t have a strict requirement to prove that you were previously married in your home country. So you can perform your legally binding wedding either before or after your Parisian wedding.
How much does a typical Parisian elopement cost?
So you’ve been thinking of Eloping to Paris for some time now, and you want o make the next step? The cost of planning depends mostly on your demands. Contact us for a quote.