10 reasons to Say I DO in France

It would be fair to say that 2020 has not been a good year for Destination Weddings; indeed for weddings in general.  Many couples have changed their plans, many weddings have been postponed, and sadly a few have been cancelled.

I know that Brides and Grooms alike are nervous about the future and for booking their weddings in 2021 but with the news concerning vaccines becoming more positive every day, I have noticed recently a trickle of enquiries for Summer 2021 and 2022.

It would appear that the Destination Wedding remains as popular today as it has always been! If you’ve set your heart on getting married abroad then here are some reasons why you should make France your number one choice!

France has Everything

I know that’s a really big sweeping statement but it’s true! How do you imagine your destination wedding?

For Fabulous beaches you can choose the glorious coastline of Brittany or Normandy, the great sandy bays of the Pays de la Loire or Nouvelle Aquitaine and of course the ever popular south of France and the Cote D’Azur. And if an island wedding is more your thing there’s Corsica!

France is blessed with a number of world-class ski resorts and fabulous mountainous regions, the most famous being the Alpes and the Pyrenees; both of which are perfect choices for year round weddings.  If wine is your thing then discover the Champagne and Burgundy regions, or the famous Loire vineyards with their equally famous chateaux or the world renowned vineyards around Bordeaux?   If you’re looking for romantic rural splendour your choices are limitless from old school Provence to the rolling sunflower fields in Nouvelle Aquitaine, or the historical landscapes of the Auvergne or Occitanie!

France is a nation of diverse landscapes and ancient traditions and offers something for everyone for the perfect wedding in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter!

Excellent Transport Links

If you are travelling from the UK there are a number of options for travelling to France.

There are numerous regional airports in both the UK and France that are served by many of the lo-cost carriers. You can also drive using either the cross channel ports or the Channel tunnel (you can also travel as a foot passenger). You can let the train take the strain and take advantage of the high speed train networks in France and for the budget conscious there are also a few very good value coach services that now run between France and the UK.

For those of you who have guests travelling from afar, France has a range of international airports and because of the huge number of international tourists that come to France every year, your guests will have no problem finding flights.  Once you’re here in France it is easy to hire a car to get around and also hire wedding cars and minibuses and coaches for transporting your wedding guests.

Diverse Range of Wedding Venues

Whatever your plans for your destination wedding you’ll find your perfect venue here in France.  A fairy tale chateau wedding? A rustic French Manoire perhaps?  You can hire glorious marquee and open-sided petal tents and tipi and if you’re looking for something with a more festival feel you can also hire tents for glamping!

Search through our selection of fabulous French wedding venues and discover our diverse range of options.

World Class Cuisine

France is the home of gourmet food. Food is an integral part of life here in France and history, tradition and food go hand in hand. Regional foods are incredibly important and artisans who still prepare and create foods using traditional methods are highly prized.

You’ll find experienced professional wedding caterers, the highest quality meats, beautifully fresh and flavoursome fruits and vegetables, the very best breads and patisseries and of course cheese!  

The best part of this rich bounty of produce is that it is still easy to eat an excellent three course lunch for surprising little in France! You don’t need the deepest of pockets to eat well here.

Wine Champagne Cognac & even Artisan Beers!

I had thought that I would simply leave this heading on the page and say no more.   I mean this is France… the home of fabulous wine!

France is the home of some of the greatest wines in the world; from Burgundy to Champagne, from the Loire to the glorious wines of the Medoc or the warm slopes of southern France. 

Finding wine for your French Wedding is never going to be a problem!  But did you know that there are also wonderful regional liqueurs,  a huge selection of sparking wines and a very popular craft beer industry too!

Award Winning Wedding Professionals

Once you’ve decided that France is the place for your wedding,  you’ll want to be sure that you can find the perfect team of  wedding professionals.  Simply Wed is chocked full of fabulous English Speaking Wedding Professionals!

Fabulous without Breaking the Bank

France has a wedding solution to suit every pocket. You don’t need to compromise on quality to create an amazing wedding in France.

Many of our wedding venues offer a fully inclusive service which can represent excellent value for money! And if your perfect venue isn’t quite large enough for your wedding then hiring a wedding marquee also represents excellent value!

Without the need for long haul travel and also knowing that you can source the highest quality food and wine, makes France the perfect choice for budget conscious couples.

Perfect in Every Season

Not everyone is looking for hot hot sun, although you’ll find plenty here in France! Many couples prefer to choose spring or autumn for their big day, when the weather can be cooler and for some the idea of a winter wonderland is just about the perfect time of year. France is a year round destination!

South West France and the Southern Mediterranean areas enjoy fabulously hot summers and are warm and sunny well into  autumn. The climate of the southern regions of France offers you greater flexibility with your planning.  Weddings held outside of the main busy summer season can mean more choice of wedding suppliers and vendors and often can be cheaper too.

wedding Venues in France, Provence, Alpes, Cote D'Azur

Perfect for Honeymooners Too

Choose to get married in France and you can combine your wedding and honeymoon together.  Why not stay longer in your chosen destination and become tourists once your guests have left.

France is a country of contrast, you could extend your stay here and visit another region;  why not spend a few days on the Med or in Paris or Toulouse?  The list is endless!  If you’re choosing a winter wedding they why not extend your stay and visit some of the amazing Christmas markets in the Alsace region?

There is a reason why France remains one of the most visited countries in the world – honeymoon here and discover why for yourself!

Perfect for Smaller Weddings

With the risk of repeating myself, France really does have something for everyone. More and more, couples are looking for smaller more intimate weddings and France is the perfect choice! There are 100s of venues that specialise in weddings with under 50 guests. Often these venues come with their own team of caterers and florist and musicians and can offer you a fully inclusive package. Choose to get married outside of the very busy summer season and you could enjoy a truly wonderful wedding with your nearest and dearest at a price that may surprise you!

There are many many reasons why France is perfect for your destination wedding and you’ll find a few hundred of them here within these pages.