Planning a church wedding in Paris–Help!

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I don’t have any contacts in Paris for you, but Fiance and I considered eloping in France for a while after we got engaged. I would advise you to fully research the legal requirements to marry in France. I am not sure what your exact situation is, but one of you has to have resided in France for at least 40 days prior to the wedding (this is what stopped us.) You also have to post public banns no less than 10 days before the wedding. There are quite a few legal documents you have to have as well.  For the marriage to be considered legal, you have to have a civil ceremony first, before a religious one.

If you wanted to do a civil ceremony in the US and then do a religious one in Paris, I think that would work. But I am not an expert, so contacting some one who is (like someone at the US Embassy) would probably give you the best information. I hope this helps! The plans that you have listed above sound really wonderful and romantic. I hope that you are able to work it out. ๐Ÿ™‚

Below are a few links that you may find helpful as well. 

The first two links are from the US Embassy in France.

http://france.usembassy.gov/living_in_france.html

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/france/5/acs/paris-marriage.pdf

 

http://paris.angloinfo.com/countries/france/marriage.asp

http://www.expatica.com/fr/essentials_moving_to/essentials/a-guide-to-getting-married-in-france-3600.html?ppager=0

Post # 4
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64 posts
Worker bee

I’m getting married in Paris as well. We just started working with Fete in France http://www.feteinfrance.com

We just began the process of securing a location, so while I can’t vouch for them 100%, I have been impressed by their professionalism thus far.

Post # 7
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4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have no advice to offer you but I must say that I am SO jealous your wedding will be in Paris!  Jealous in a good way!  I looooove it there; it is absolutely my favourite city ever.  I hope you can work it all out and I’m sure your wedding will be fabulous ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Wannabee

@manila128:  I know it’s probably a little late notice but I’m a wedding cinematographer from Canada that will be in Paris over your wedding day.  I’m itching for the opportunity to document a wedding in Paris while I’m there.  Have a look at my work and please let me know if you and your fiance might be interested in having your wedding filmed: http://www.jamesfrodyma.com/latest

Thanks

Post # 12
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Wannabee

@manila128  I am in the very beginning stages of planning a wedding in Paris, and looking to do something similiar to what you’ve described above.  Can you share any information on how you’ve gone about planning and the details of your event?  Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Post # 12
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1 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2017

manila128 :  Hello! Could you share your contact with me? I’ve been trying to find a priest without luck! I’m desperate ๐Ÿ™ 

Thanks in advance, Elena

My email is [email protected]

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