A wedding in the South of France is many couple’s dream. With beautiful locations, glorious weather and a certain je ne sais quois, you can’t deny the appeal of this location. A short-haul destination from the UK and other European locations, it’s an excellent choice to plan the happiest day of your life.
Find out what you need to know about planning your French Riviera wedding.
You’re spoilt for choice with dream locations
The South of France is home to some of Europe’s dreamiest destinations, which can make it difficult to decide where to marry. There’s Cannes, Nice, Antibes or Saint Tropez for starters, which all offer incredible surroundings and a luxurious feel that will make your destination wedding one to remember. It’s worth exploring each location (a pre-wedding research trip perhaps?), to find the most suitable location for you.
It can be difficult to get married in France
Getting married in France requires some careful planning, as it’s not so simple to get married in the country. Compared to weddings in the UK or other European countries such as Spain or Italy, you could find yourself experiencing some difficulties with the legal part of your marriage. Unless you or a parent lives in the country, you will need to apply for special dispensation to get married in France – something that isn’t often granted. An alternative is to have your civil ceremony in your home county and then have a second religious or secular ceremony in France.
There’s accommodation for all budgets
The South of France has a reputation for attracting the toast of the town, and that shows in the price of some of its accommodation. If you choose to stay in more affordable areas, such as Nice, then you can save a lot of money on accommodation for yourselves and your guests. For a relaxing, stress-free stay – renting villas in Saint Jean might be the best solution for your budget. Of course, if you’d prefer a luxury hotel seeing, you’ll find plenty to choose from in the region.
The food is incredible
French weddings are known for their good food and free-flowing wine. If you’re looking for a day filled with good memories and plenty of merriment, then France has a lot to offer. French weddings offer some of the best wedding food, and you and your guests won’t be disappointed by the quality of the quantity. If that wasn’t enough, the traditional French wedding cake – the Croquembouche is a must for your celebrations. Filled with choux pastry items and elegantly decorated, you’ll want a croquembouche to feature at every meal you have from now on!
The South of France is the ultimate choice for a luxury destination wedding. With so many different locations to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow them down to just one for your big day. If you’re looking at other locations to enjoy a French wedding, why not consider getting married in Paris? Wherever you choose to celebrate your union, you’ll be sure of a day to remember in France.