To hire or not to hire a wedding planner for a planned Paris elopement?

posted 2 years ago in Elopement
  • poll: Should we use a wedding planner for our Paris elopement?
    Yes : (7 votes)
    64 %
    No : (4 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    5 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    My fiance and I decided to elope but it has now turned into a mini wedding (which I am fine with).

    Anyway, like you I started to plan on my own. I am someone who ALWAYS does things myself and am very resourceful. That being said it can be a bit difficult to plan in Paris.

    You can completely elope in a public place (such as a park, etc) and do it all on your own. That being said…it’s so much easier to have someone else plan it. I personally put a premium on keeping calm. That way you can truley enjoy your day.

    But if you want to book any sort of venue (besides make a reservation at a restaurant) you will need a planner. They do not rent out to the public any longer and everything must be handled through a planner.

     

    It’s also like hosting a dinner party…if you are cooking the whole time you can’t truley be present with your guests. Only in this case it’s one of the most important days of your life and your guest is your soon to be husband!

    It would be wise to hire a chef for the proverbial dinner party AND HIRE a wedding planner for your Parisian wedding. you are more than capable to do it yourself but give yourself that one luxury on your wedding day. Be the anti-stressed bride. Make it magical. 

    Because of this I got the planner and have felt SO much better ever since. I

    My planner is  fantastic  and she is so helpful thus far:

    Marie Emilie Mejan of Mon Plus Beau Jour: http://monplusbeaujour.com/en/

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Post # 3
    Member
    1 posts
    Wannabee

    maridc526:  I’m eloping to Paris in December and just paid a wedding planner. We are eloping because we don’t want to spend the money on a big wedding and want to get married this year, so this was the perfect solution. While I don’t like spending a lot of money, I do think it’s worth it to hire someone for the logistics of the ceremony and just to be able to move on to other stuff you want to think about like travel arrangements, dress shopping, other things you want to do while in Paris. I went with elegance-in-france.com to handle the services and I’ve already emailed Sandrine, the coordinator a few times. They are taking care of the celebrant, car rental, bouquet, buttonhole, garden where the service has taken place as well as made suggestions as to other people I might want to contact like a makeup artist and videographer. I’m working with David Bacher for photography. He’s an American living in Paris and has also been very good with emails. Good luck! 

    Post # 4
    Member
    1 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    ElleEnJette:  Hi ElleEnJette! I know you haven’t had your wedding yet, but I was curious how your experience is going still with Mon Plus Beau Jour? I’m considering them, and am having trouble finding reviews that aren’t on their website. Why did you decide to go with them? 

    Thanks so much! 

     

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