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Why Paris is a perfect place to plan your wedding in Paris?

Getting married in Paris, living a romance in Paris or leave a country to elope in Paris is one of the most romantic theme we can find in our theaters. Because yes, Paris is as awesome as we can see in our screens… During my summer day, I am writing this article for you to make your dream wedding in Paris come true, Let’s go!

Why choosing Paris for my wedding or ceremony?

First of all, we can’t deny the beauty of this city. The buildings and the monuments are the print of Paris history and architecture. How not to fall in love with those typical and so charming streets? Imagine a shooting in Paris for your wedding in the most beautiful districts of the City such as Montmartre, the Louvre Museum with the Tuileries or Notre Dame.. Lovely!
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Paris has also an incredible suburb full of amazing and lovely places. The suburb of Paris is very big and you will be able to find a peaceful place for your wedding such as the Château de Villette. You can decide to be very near Paris or to take the road and go in the Seine et Marne area where a lot of farm buildings such as The Moulin de Launoy and small mansions will welcome you and your guests. Also, Paris is very easy to reach thanks to its two main airport and all its train stations. You can come very easily from all around the world. If you want to join the suburbs from Paris, there will be only 20mins by car.

Why is it so exclusive to plan my wedding in Paris?

For its gastronomy and excellent wines… be sure of that! Paris and France has an excellent notoriety for its “cuisine”. You will find an incredible list of restaurants which will offer you to discover French meals and wines during your stay in the city and during your wedding of course. And what about cheese? It is well-known that France has an astonishing list of delicious cheeses to combine with wines and Champagne to harmonize the flavours. From French Gastronomy to World Cuisine, you will have plenty of choice to fit to your wishes. For typical Parisian restaurants, we can list a few names like the Restaurant Lapérouse (Notre Dame district), La Girafe (Eiffel Tower district) or the sumptuous terrace of the terrace of the Shangri-La Five stars Hotel. You can also have a look to the Guide Michelin to have the list of the starred-restaurants.
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In Paris, you have also incredible and beautiful hotels which can be your accommodation during your stay in Paris but also the venue of your wedding. We cannot talk about hotels without talking about the Bristol, the Intercontinental, Le Marois or the Shangri-La Hotel… Extraordinary places full of magic and charm.

While talking about venues, we can also talk about private mansions in Paris itself! Amazing places where you will be able to plan your weddings sometimes in the most hidden place in the city. Being in a big city such Paris is also synonym with privacy and peace. But if you are looking after a more original venue, what about a loft? Or a cruise through the Seine by night? We can’t talk about Paris without saying the word.. SHOPPING! Paris is famous for its shopping streets. Discover the incredible Faubourg St Honore district, very near the Champ-Elysees and the Avenue Montaigne making these streets the Gold TRiangle. You will all the main luxury shops as Chanel, Givenchy, Valentino, Cartier,… If you are a shopping killer, you can also visit the rue de Rennes district with a lot of creator boutiques!  
 
Paris has also an incredible range of activities by day and night. You will find all the activities you need. From a bar-trip with your guests to a night in a jazz club to a cultural visit by night… Do you know that it is possible to visit some monuments by night? You can decide to have a road trip in the city visiting the Dôme of the Invalides or the Arc de Triomphe by night. For those who love being scared, you can visit the Manor of Paris by night… GOOD LUCK!! Indeed, did you know that it was possible not only to visit the Versailles Castle, but to have diner in one of their restaurant and even to plan a VIP ceremony in their gardens? Have a look at our article about this incredible proposal I planned for my lovely clients! Here in Paris, don’t be afraid of the weather because you can come all over the year especially if you don’t like hot weather. So what more can be said? Contact me to start planning your wedding in Paris … Let’s plan an unforgettable moment in this unbelievable city!  

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Get married in Paris: an Eiffel Tower wedding

Today, it is the first snow in Paris… So I want to write you about Amber and Ryan small wedding in Paris when the weather was still sunny. They got married near the Eiffel Tower for a romantic sunny day!

Amber and Ryan came from the United States for their destination wedding in Paris. We had been planning and preparing their beautiful day since a few months. Paris had welcome them with an incredible sunny day, perfect conditions for their ceremony near the Eiffel Tower.

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The first contact with DVV Events…

As you may know, a lot of our clients contact us through our blog Getting Married in Paris; that’s the best way to start your destination wedding planning with me. And that’s what Amber and Ryan did. They send us a message through our blog and that’s how the adventure began.

A wedding with the Eiffel Tower as the special guest

Amber and Ryan had one leading word: the Eiffel Tower. They really wanted to have the Eiffel Tower as a special guest of their wedding in Paris and maybe as their main witness.

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Their main idea was to have a beautiful ceremony with views over the Eiffel Tower. As they will be only few guests, the idea of having the ceremony outside was possible if the weather will have been clever with us. To protect the wedding, we decided to plan their outside ceremony with a second option in case of rain. September is one of the most beautiful month to get married in Paris (less crowd, still beautiful weather,…) and we had the chance to plan their ceremony in a secret spot in the Eiffel Tower garden itself! A private spot with a lot of intimacy which was perfect for their wedding in Paris. We had an incredible view over the Eiffel Tower as we were just behind the Parisian monument. What else could we ask?

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A beautiful wedding reception in a private mansion…

After this beautiful and sunny ceremony and after taking some pictures in the docks for example, it was time to discover the wedding venue chosen by our couple for their wedding dinner in Paris.

Amber and Ryan fall in love with a private mansion very near the Eiffel Tower and a special room of this venue. The venue is composed of several rooms, a restaurant and a beautiful garden. In our first idea with the couple, we wanted to plan the ceremony in the garden of the venue. However, the garden’s venue didn’t have a real view over the Eiffel Tower. That’s why, Amber and Ryan had skipped this idea and planned their ceremony in the Eiffel Tower garden.

Their wedding room was a beautiful wedding room with a typical Parisian style decoration and an incredible candelabra which illuminated the place. Amber and Ryan wanted to have a big rectangular table with a lot of flowers and candles. Thanks to our florist designer Reflets Fleurs, we planned an incredible scenography for their dinner shot by Rosina Prod.

Each guest had the opportunity to choose their own menu before the wedding to enjoy as much as possible the wedding dinner in Paris.

We had an incredible time with Amber and Ryan planning their destination wedding in Paris and they were absolutely gorgeous and very in love in our City of Love…

What about you?

If you are planning to get married in Paris, don’t hesitate a second. Paris has a lot of possibilities for your elopement or wedding.

Don’t hesitate to contact me for more information, I will be thrilled to help you… See you in Paris?

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Wendy and Aaron: their trip to Paris to prepare their wedding

September 7th 2018…

Two beautiful souls are going to plan their wedding in Paris and we have the honour to help them to prepare one of the most beautiful day of their lives. Sabrina will also be the celebrant of their ceremony so we are even more excited about it!

Wendy and Aaron decided to send us an e-mail after visiting our blog “Getting Married in Paris”. They were looking for a wedding-planner in Paris as they really want to plan their destination wedding in Paris, a city they love so much. We had send them our proposal for their wedding and they have decided to give us their trust… What an incredible trip together!

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They planned a trip to Paris last September to meet us and to visit all their providers and taste the caterer of course (one of the best moment of the planning… French gastronomy and wines…. Yummmmyyyy). It was really a good idea to plan this trip a year before their wedding because we had the opportunity to have the same conditions as it will be for their real wedding such as the weather (even if it is a little bit unpredictable in France and even more in Paris), the places with turists, …  If you have the opportunity to plan a trip to Paris even if it is months before, it is always a good idea. However, if you don’t have time to come to Paris, don’t worry… The surprise of your wedding in Paris will be even more amazing!

Wendy and Aaron have always been in love with Notre-Dame-de-Paris… How not to be in love with this place? The romanticism of the monument and its beautiful park, the Seine crossing the place and the little Isle called “Ile de la Cité” is so Parisian!

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The day after their arrival, we have started to visit the wedding venues because the venue will decide the caterer. As you may know, in Paris, some places have their own caterers and some other not. The places that Wendy and Aaron have decided to visit have their own caterers as they were restaurants or private mansions. After two visits, they decided to stop the visits! Why? They have found their perfect venue for their wedding in Paris: a very cosy, gorgeous and Parisian restaurant with views over Notre-Dame-de-Paris and the district. The caterer was then the restaurant itself: a gastronomic typical French food and wines and champagne for their guests, to make them discover Paris… Also, a pianist will play during their cocktail: they fall in love with this idea of having some beautiful music played by a Professional pianist with a glass of a Champagne in one hand and a petit-four of Foie Gras on the other hand. What an incredible day they had and we had some much fun with them because as we always say: Planning your destination wedding in Paris has to be fun too!

You will ask me about the ceremony venue? The park of Notre-Dame will be the perfect place to celebrate their love of course 🙂

As the planning of the visits has been canceled because they found THEIR perfect place, we have time to meet their photographer in Paris. What they weren’t expected is that their photographer will start taking photos of them in Paris! It was not a sunny day but we had incredible views over the Eiffel Tower to not lose the day! Aren’t they gorgeous and happy?

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8 Tips to Get Married in Paris

Today, we are going to share with you 8 tips to get married in Paris. A lot of you have asked us to give you some advices to get married in Paris and as Santa Claus came a few weeks ago, this is our gift! Don’t hesitate to comment and to share with us your other questions <3

1 – Choose a district in Paris

Our first advice: if you want to fully enjoy your wedding day in Paris, we advise you to choose a particular location in Paris. It is possible to get married in Montmartre and then, have your wedding lunch or dinner near Notre-Dame for example. But you will lose time in traffic, waiting for your wedding car and if you have guests, waiting for them,… We suggest you choose a district in Paris, the one you are in love and to enjoy each moment in it. A Parisian district is still an important part of Paris and you will find a lot of different locations, parks, venues, small streets,… for your ceremony, your lunch/diner and your shooting too!

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2- Be careful with your wedding’s date

Indeed, this tip can seem too easy but let’s talk about it. Paris is a big city with a lot of small events and big events. Maybe an event will take place at your ceremony’s place which will have a big consequence on your D-Day.

Also, in France, each season has its own price. If you want to lower your budget, you should plan your ceremony during winter for example because venues, as they are less weddings as in summer, will give you a cheaper price for the rent. As well, they are some days during the year that are really more expensive than the others in the same season. For example, the New Year Eve. It is one of the most beautiful day of the year in Paris. However, all the vendors will ask you expensive or very expensive prices for the different services. If you want to take your budget lower, the date of your wedding is an important point.

3- Most of the venues in Paris have their own caterer

While you will be looking after your venue, you will notice that in Paris a lot of venues have their own caterer. You will only have the choice to choose your menu, so be careful! Don’t hesitate to look on social media if the caterer has good reviews. Having a wonderful venue is important but having an excellent dinner can be one of the most important part of your wedding.

Also, if you have a precise budget, some of the times, the caterer of the most beautiful places has expensive menus. Before signing with those places, ask for different menus to be sure their caterer will answer to your ideal menu.

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4- Wines and Champagne

Yes, we could have talk about this in the caterer’s point. But we have decided to separate it. Why? Because you can decide to buy your own wines and champagne with some caterers. A part of them won’t accept to let you buy your alcohol drinks, even more if you have rent a restaurant or a hotel. Some other will apply what we called a “droit de bouchon” which is a tax on each bottle that will be served. It can be around 8 to 20€ per bottle!
Hopefully, you have caterers who will allow you to choose and buy your own wines and Champagne. Because, yes, we think that the couple has to have the possibility to choose each service of their wedding.

5- Sleeps for your guests

If you are planning a destination wedding, you will have to find sleeps for your guests so it will be easy for them to plan their trip to Paris. Also, they will be more relax if you give them the name of the hotel where everybody is going to stay.

In Paris, there are only a very few places where your guests will be able to sleep. We recommend you look for an hotel or a villa for your accommodation.

6- Dancing Party

In Paris, venues have restrictions about music. Most of the venues will propose you a rental until midnight or 2 am. If you want to have a big party, be careful with this point! Some of the Parisian venues will propose you to plan your party until 4 or 5 am with extra hours. The price will depend on each venue but the price of an extra-hour can start at 200€ to 800€ for example.
However, if you have a restricted budget for the venue, you can also decide to go on the suburbs of Paris where they are a lot of incredible venues too!

7- The Bridal Dress

If you have bought your bridal dress, the first question will be: “how will I transport my bridal dress?”. You have two possibilities. You can transport it in its slipcover with you in the cabin. The dress will be protected but it can be heavy if you have a voluminous dress. On the other hand, you can decide to transport it in a luggage. The dress will be protected and will only have to ask at your hotel for example to prepare it at their pressing service.

However, you can decide to buy it in Paris because we have a lot of different dress boutiques. This option can be a good idea but you have to come to Paris a few months before the wedding because you have to order it and make the dress be altered. Also, what about rent it in a dress boutique? It can be a very good option if you don’t want to travel with your dress!

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8- Your Wedding-Planner

But if you want one advice, it will be this one: planning you destination wedding in Paris is a very important task. You will need the expertise and savoir-faire of a Parisian wedding-planner. You will be more relax during the planning and your D-Day will be as perfect you dreamed it! Don’t hesitate to contact me to talk about your wedding project in Paris, we will be delighted to help you!

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Jeniffer and Dhoncheer: their gorgeous renewal of vows in Paris

Planning a renewal of vows is maybe one of the most beautiful proof of love for a couple but planning a renewal of vows in Paris will assure you the most romantic renewal of vows ever!

Jeniffer send us an e-mail because she was looking for wedding-planners in Paris for her renewal of vows. Her renewal of vows with her husband means so much for her, it was her dream to get married in Paris and she chooses us to make her dream come true – what an honor!!

They had already booked their suite at the sumptuous palace The Ritz in Paris. We decided to visit their suite to plan all the ceremony. The Ritz is such an incredible place that they have a Chanel Corner for Jeniffer’s hairstyle and make-up, all the most incredible vendors in Paris at the same place.

As they had a beautiful terrace with a small garden, we planned the ceremony their, in total privacy!

Then, they wanted to plan a photoshoot in Paris with their little son, Ezra, before going to …. Disneyland Paris! We had an incredible time visiting Paris with them during the photoshoot and the pictures looks amazing….

Jeniffer has a message for you about their D-DAy in Paris with us: “Sabrina, Amelie, Rosina and Ximena are the best in the business. It is a privilege to be able to work with these wonderful and talented ladies.”

… And because we love receiving those kind of messages from our Clients: “We just got home from vacation. We had a great time with all of you! Thank you for making our special day something that we will remember for the rest of our lives. Thank you also for remembering Ezra on his birthday, the cup that you gave him is is favorite cup! He uses it all the time :)”

 

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Hiring a wedding-planner in Paris: why is it important?

You are officially getting married… Yeah! Congratulations! You have decided to plan your wedding in Paris… Congratulations twice! You are going to get married in one of the most romantic and beautiful city. The architecture, the monuments, the gastronomy, the ambiance,… Your wedding will be, for sure, one of the best moment of your lives. But… You live in another country and you don’t know how to start, who to contact… What about hiring a wedding-planner in Paris?

Planning a wedding in Paris being abroad… 

You really want to get married in Paris but you live in another country and you don’t know a lot about planning a wedding in your city or in Paris. How to do it? The solution is to call upon a wedding-planner in Paris services. The wedding-planner you will choose will help you to plan your wedding in Paris. They will present you different providers and you will only have to choose your providers without loosing time searching during hours and hours on Google for example.

What we do? After our first meeting by Skype, FaceTime, What’s App, we send you information about the providers, the places for your ceremony and a lot more. We work on a Cloud folder for your wedding with all the schedules, lists, menus,… so everyone can have access to all the information when they want and a lot more…

Experts of Paris

When you are planning a wedding or an elopement in Paris, you need an expert of Paris who remains by your side. It is important because to select the best providers for your wedding, you need someone who has worked with them, who knows them and who knows also which provider will fit to what you want.

Paris is a big city with different kind of places for your ceremony as for your reception. That’s why you need and expert of Paris… Someone who will know exactly which part of Paris will be the best for you, knowing your needs and what your wedding dream is.

Who are we? We are two Parisian wedding-planners in love with their city. Our goal is to find the best providers and places in Paris to make your wedding in Paris come true. We will present you as many places and providers you will need, we will never impose any provider or any choices. We work with you as a team!

Experience of our Clients from all over the world…

Because the best way to know how a wedding planning can be is our clients voices, let me introduce you some of them!

Camille and Nicolas are French but they live in San Francisco. They got married last year in Paris at the City Hall but want to make a big party in Paris to celebrate their love. Camille and Nicolas asked us to plan their wedding and we were so excited about it! They decided to plan the wedding in a Manor between Paris and Normandy. When they came to Paris for Christmas, they have only time to visit the wedding venue with us and they have chosen their providers being at San Francisco. We worked hard during 6 months to plan with them their dream wedding in France through Skype, FaceTime, What’s App and e-mails of course. A lot of fun for a lovely wedding near Paris! Soon more on the blog 🙂

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Indra and Guillaume are what we can call a love at first sight couple! They met in Paris: he was a driver, she was in Paris for a seminar of photography (she is from Singapore) and when they saw each other… PAF! LOVE!! She lives in Dubaï, he lives in Paris and we have only 3 months to plan their wedding in Paris… Fear? Stress? Not at all!! We love the challenges 😉 And as Indra is an Instagram’s woman, we have called their wedding the #singafranco project! The result: a beautiful wedding in Paris with an incredible sunny day  in September (their love shine so hard that the sun was invited too!) Indra wrote us a beautiful made by her as she is a designer with those words: “You two are such a joy. Thank you for planning this beautiful wedding for us!”

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Wendy and Aaron live in Toronto and asked us to plan their wedding in Paris for next year. We were thrilled about this incredible news! They decided to come to Paris to choose their providers and to meet us of course in the real life 🙂 Since the first time we talked, we have well noted they were in love with Notre Dame de Paris and the visits confirmed their choice! A very beautiful private room with views over Notre Dame after their ceremony in the gardens of Notre Dame… It is going to be so romantic!! As they met their photographer too, she asked them if they want to take some pictures in Paris as a pre-wedding shoot… totally improvised! Paris is always a good idea !

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And we can talk about our Clients destination weddings experience during hours with you! If you want to contact us, don’t hesitate! It is as easy as sending an e-mail or a message 🙂

 

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