DIY weddings in France
Having moved to France with my young family in 2003 and whilst working in the wedding industry here since 2007, I have accumulated a huge array of valuable contacts. During a call to my best friend on the other side of the world and chatting about the stress involved in organising the logistics of her niece's wedding abroad, the penny finally dropped. I realised in a flash that these contacts needed to be shared.........and the concept for a dedicated wedding directory in France was born!
So, to all of the wonderful couples who are just embarking on the first steps towards their dream wedding in France, I hope that "Hitched in France" and our hand-picked selection of wedding experts can help to make the planning of it all a little smoother.
If you're committed to managing your own wedding then we can definitely make your life a
lot easier by putting you in touch with some of the best wedding providers in France and
overcoming any initial language barriers.
Send us a description of the type of services that you are looking for as well as your preferred dates and locations. We'll collate and send you a list of relevant suppliers along with their availability and an idea of costs - you could call it a "French wedding comparison" site!
Best of all, this personal service is offered without any subscription fees as we receive an advertising payment from the suppliers that we promote.
So what are you waiting for? Let's get planning.....
France by Region
Brittany, Normandy, Picardie & Nord pas de Calais. A short hop across the channel this area is as popular as ever with British brides. Notable places include Abbeville, Amiens, Bayeux, Beauvais, Le Havre, Lille &
Ile de France, Paris, Centre, Champagne, Burgundy, Auvergne & Limousin. What better place for a wedding than the Champagne region! Also check out Brive, Dijon, Dourdan, Estampes, Limoges, Tulle, Val d'Oise & Vichy.
The Loire region is the undisputed home of the fairytale chateau. Also known as the garden of France it's gentle countryside and fine wines make it an excellent choice. Places to discover include Blois, Bourges, Chinon, Le Mans, Nantes, Orleans, Saumur, Tour & Vendée
Lorraine, Alsace, Franche-Comte & Rhone-Alps. Some of the most breath-taking scenery can be found here. Aside from it's alpine ski resorts the area also boasts Lake Geneva and delicious wines such as Riesling and Gewürztraminer. Popular destinations include Annecy, Chamonix, Colmar, Grenoble, Lyon, Metz, Nancy & Strasbourg.
Aquitaine incl. Dordogne & Midi-Pyrenées. An undeniably romantic region with stunning scenery, delicious food, renowned Bordeaux & Cahors vineyards, a warm welcome and reputedly 1001 chateaux in the Dordogne alone....which one will you chose? Start your search in Agen, Bergerac, Beynac, Biarritz, Cahors, Dax, Lourdes, Pau, Perigueux, Rocamadour, Sarlat or Toulouse.
Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur & Languedoc Roussillon. Incorperating the mediterranean coast and the French Riviera this is the playground of the rich and famous. But that doesn't mean that you can't join the party and enjoy a wedding filled with sun-drenched glamour! Visit Aix-en-Provence, Antibes, Avignon, Cannes, Carcassonne, Grasse, Marseille, Montpelier, Narbonne, Perpignan and Toulon.