Wedding in South of France – Family or Friends in the Chateau?

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
3931 posts
Honey bee

Are you paying for the wedding or are they? If they are involved financially, it would be rude not to invite them. Even if they aren’t, it would still be rude to not talk to them first. Just offer that they may stay there and just be honest that you understand if it would be awkward or too difficult to stay there for the older folks and go from there. 

Post # 3
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I think that sounds totally reasonable – especially if your collective parents are going to be uncomfortable and or want a quiet place to retreat. Of course, have the conversation with them to ensure your assumed feelings are correct, but it’s your wedding- you should enjoy the weekend/day. Sounds like fun!

Post # 4
7264 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

It doesn’t sound hard at all. In fact, it sounds like you have come up with a perfect plan.

Post # 6
10841 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I just am wondering why being ‘rather old’ precludes them from being invited to stay at the chateau. If seriously old and infirm l assume it’s because of difficulty of access, but otherwise….? 

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Post # 7
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

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janeh9 :  Just curious- what did you decide about getting the “official” marriage certificate? I know laws in France are tough regarding this.

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