Many newlyweds dream of the perfect destination wedding but are discouraged by some of the challenges that require their friends and family to travel.So they try to be “healthy” and plan a local wedding that ultimately disappoints them. What to remember when your mood and concern about the logistics of a wedding in your destination is that it is your wedding day, one of the most important days of your life, and should you really be sensible? There is no need for an excuse to get married abroad. Here are our great reasons why you should get married abroad and especially in France!
You don’t have to invite everyone you know.
Ever dreamed of a big wedding in France with hundreds of guests? If this idea fills you with fear instead of excitement, getting married to the stranger is a great excuse to invite only your loved ones. If you are lucky enough to have a large circle of friends and family in your home who expect to be invited to your wedding, you can immediately reduce the number without offending anyone by simply taking your destination wedding in Paris or abroad.
If you are seriously considering (or being close to, just with your immediate family), going abroad is the perfect way to do it. Instead of a grand wedding, have a private, romantic ceremony with just the two of them, or be accompanied by an extremely small wedding celebration. When you take your wedding abroad (wedding in Paris for example), you have the opportunity to make it much more intimate, which is an extremely attractive proposition for those who want to avoid a reception party and simply afterwards have an amazing meal with good local food.
Roll On the Honeymoon
If you don’t want to go back home a few days after your destination wedding, feeling a sense of anti-climax until you finally take off for your Honeymoon, taking your ceremony abroad with a wedding in Paris, France for example is a great way to combine your wedding and honeymoon with a family holiday. There are hundreds of incredible private wedding venues you can hire and spend time far away from your lives at home for a week or two (or three!).
This could be a good option if you have young children and that you do not want to be away from for too long but also want some alone time with your new husband or wife; bring along your mum and dad and park the kids with them (hey, they’re getting a holiday with their grandchildren, right?) and travel around for a few days or a week while they stay elsewhere. Your children won’t feel like being left out and you don’t have to leave them for any longer than you want to.
The Weather is Better
Having your destination wedding abroad or a wedding in Paris means you have a much better chance of having perfect weather for your big day. While we have our share of hot, clear days in the summer, the French weather is sometimes unpredictable and you probably passed someone who got married on the only rainy Saturday in a July with 30 degree weather. You must be heartbroken!The weather cannot be guaranteed anywhere, but the destinations in the south of France are pretty reliable. When it comes to sun, the French Riviera is one of my favorite places. On long summer days, the place has the most beautiful sunsets and can last for years, as was the case in this picture of Montmartre.
Only Option for a Beach Wedding
Let’s be honest, there are some amazing photos of couples on a beautiful beach in the south of France, but this is not a beach wedding. When you travel abroad, you can get the real experience of a beach wedding in France with azure blue water, soft golden sand and later photographs at night as the lights from the reception shine on the dark water behind you. If you have spent hours searching for beach wedding photos on Pinterest, it’s time to make that dream come true and there are plenty of options nearby in Europe and elsewhere.
You Can Get Married in the Winter
Organizing your destination wedding in France or a wedding in Paris in the time going from October to March (or even mid-April) can be quite uncomfortable. It is dark, cold and likely to rain, wind or even snow. Not only will you have to tremble down the hall without a overcoat, but you may even tolerate some guests struggling to get to the venue due to bad weather. Nobody needs it. If you want to get married ASAP or have an excuse to escape the bad weather, the wedding is a good reason to get out of the country and take a long honeymoon.
You will also be much less likely to struggle with your wedding with other family events and vacations, and your family will be more than happy to accompany you to another country to rest from the short days and cold weather.