When planning your wedding in France, it's important to consider the transportation and accommodation needs of your guests. Take into account the cost of flights, local transfers, and hotel accommodations. Ensuring that your guests have convenient and comfortable options will make their experience even more enjoyable.

1 - What is the average cost for a luxury wedding  in France? : A luxury wedding in France usually costs around 150,000€ for a hundred guests. In Paris area my area of expertise, for an intimate wedding in a private mansion, château or hotel it starts from 100,000 euros up to 50 guests. We have a range of intimate hidden gem that we can't wait to show you. Contact us 

2- When should I start the wedding planning process  ? :  It's recommended to begin your planning at least nine to twelve months ahead. This timeframe provides sufficient time to handle essential tasks like completing paperwork, arranging venues, securing vendors, and coordinating travel and accommodations for you and your guests. By starting early, you can ensure a smooth and well-prepared celebration that leaves lasting memories for all involved. But rest assured that we are no strangers to tight timelines. As seasoned professionals, we thrive on efficiently organizing weddings, leveraging our experience to swiftly adapt to your preferences and feedback.

3- What are some popular wedding destination in France ? : France has so many incredible wedding venues, like the enchanting streets of Paris, the picturesque landscapes of Provence, the glamorous French Riviera (Côte d’Azur), the historic and romantic Loire Valley, the captivating shores of Normandy, and the charming allure of Burgundy. Each place has its own unique charm and appeal, giving couples the chance to choose a backdrop that perfectly matches their style and wedding dreams. I describe and give plenty valuable tips in this guide. 

Planning a wedding in France can be an unforgettable adventure! Just make sure you have a good handle on the expenses. By carefully considering things like the venue, guest count, catering, and other important elements, you can create a budget that perfectly matches your vision.




Incorporating entertainment into your wedding can elevate the ambiance and create cherished memories. Whether you opt for a live band, a DJ, or cultural performers, the cost will vary based on the type of entertainment, their expertise, and the duration of their performance. For a band or DJ, prices can start at 3000 euros, while hiring a music band for your could cost around 15,000 euros.

For bridal hair and makeup, the costs range from 950€ to 2,000€, depending on the beauty artist.


Capturing the magical moments of your wedding is a must. Keep in mind that hiring professional photographers and videographers will add to your budget. Costs vary based on factors like package inclusions, coverage duration, number of photographers, and extras like engagement shoots or albums. For a luxury photographer who values the wedding experience, budget start around 8,000 euros for the whole weekend, you can easily double the price in South of France. Investing in professional photography preserves the emotions and essence of your special day for years to come.


Setting a captivating and enchanting vibe for your wedding venue is all about stunning decor and exquisite floral arrangements. The cost of flowers, table centerpieces, lighting, and other decorations will depend on your preferred style, the complexity of designs, and the availability of seasonal blooms. So, get ready to bring your vision to life, starting from around 6,000 euros.


Delegating to a wedding planner who not only matches your style and understands your expectations regarding your guests and family, but most importantly aligns with your values and mindset is crucial. Getting a local wedding planner in France can really level up your wedding experience, making sure everything runs smoothly and stress-free. These experts are super helpful with choosing the perfect venue, handling logistics, coordinating vendors, and creating the overall vibe of your event. As for the cost, to have access to a good network of vendors and for a competent wedding planner prices start at around 5,000 euros and from 7,000 for a planner and designer.  
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French cuisine is celebrated globally, and including local culinary delights in your wedding menu can be a delightful experience for your guests. The cost of catering will vary depending on the menu selection, the number of courses, and the level of sophistication desired. Moreover, it's important to consider the inclusion of wine, which are often essential elements of French celebrations, when planning your budget.

To ensure an exquisite catering experience from the finest companies in the region, prices typically range from 150€ to 250€ per guest, including elegant tableware. When it comes to beverages, like open bar or champagne, it's important to consider an estimated budget of approximately 6,000 €. 

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The choice of venue and location plays a crucial role in determining the cost of a wedding in France. Luxurious châteaux, historic mansion, and vineyard estates often come with higher price tags compared to more intimate or rustic venues. The region within France also influences costs, with popular areas like Paris, Provence, and the French Riviera typically commanding higher prices.

Furthermore, the number of guests you invite will have a significant impact on your overall wedding budget. Catering costs, venue capacity, and accommodations all depend on the guest count. It's important to keep in mind that hosting a larger wedding will naturally result in higher expenses for food, beverages, and seating arrangements.

When it comes to venue costs in France, prices can range from 10,000 euros upwards to 60,000+ euros. For your wedding weekend in France :  from 15,000 euros in Paris area and more start at 25,000 euros  in South of France. But hey, if you're thinking of having a rehearsal dinner and other celebrations, the costs might go up. 

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When organizing a wedding in France, it is crucial to take into account the expenses involved. In this article, we will delve into the different factors that contribute to the total cost of a wedding in France. By gaining insight into these aspects, you will be able to better comprehend and effectively budget for your dream celebration.

Costs of a LUXURY  French Wedding for 2024-2025

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Bonjour ! My name is Elise , I am a  french wedding planner based in Paris and I plan destination weddings and elopements for couples from all over the world. I am all about the feels. my goal is to create an atmosphere that makes every moment magical. Intimate weddings allow me to be truly inspired by the personality of the bride and groom and their commitment to their guests.  

If you're thinking about getting married in France, you are in the perfect spot. I assist modern couples in planning and navigating the challenges of having a wedding in the most exclusive locations in my beautiful country. If you're seeking something more profound, an experience and collaboration with substance, and if luxury translates to exclusive and intimate moments, we could be a perfect match. I'll take care of all the finer details to bring your unique vision to life.

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