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newbie trying to plan a wedding in south of France!

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#1 mon243

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    Posted 02 September 2010 - 08:37 AM

    hey guys, glad to have found this forum! my fiance and i are looking to get married in the south of France in aug 2011 and i have started planning the wedding but am struggling big time! ive contacted some wedding planners and they have all said they cant work with my budget (£8k) so it looks like im on my own :( ive spent hours on google but cant seem to get anywhere. any info/advice would be greatly appreciated

    #2 Dmitri_Markine

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      Posted 05 September 2010 - 07:30 PM

      Welcome, what a gorgeous place to get married at!!!

      #3 Barbaracopeland

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        Posted 05 September 2010 - 11:42 PM

        Hi and welcome to the board!!


        Where in the south are you planning to have your wedding? I think there's plenty that you can do with that budget but what sort of wedding are you planning and how many guests? 

        The only real trouble I see is that you have picked the absolute busiest time of the year for French tourism. The month of August is the most expensive month of the year (it's when all of the French take their holidays) and by default it's incredibly difficult to find accommodations and vendors etc... that aren't charging top Euro for their time. Have you already set the date in stone?


        #4 JaimeCF2BR

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          Posted 06 September 2010 - 06:54 PM

          Wow, I am so jealous of your location! 

          We desperately wanted to get married in France or Italy, but knew it would be impossible to stay within our budget.


          I'm sure you will have a blast planning!!  Congratulations!!!

          #5 Future_Mrs._Warren

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            Posted 29 September 2010 - 06:56 PM

            Great Location! Congrats!

            #6 snow88

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              Posted 29 September 2010 - 10:02 PM

              Congratulations.  A friend of mine just went to a wedding in France.  

              #7 MArzM

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                Posted 30 September 2010 - 03:33 AM

                Hi there


                We were also planning on getting married in France too.  We were planning on using this company:




                When they quoted me on pricing your budget would of fit in easily - especially since their packages include hair, make-up etc.


                Have you looked into the legalities of it though?  I had my heart set on it, however, for it to be our legal wedding we would of needed to stay there for 55days.  So basically, unless you are going to stay there aroung the two month mark you need to do it legally elsewhere first.


                Now, we are going to do a vagas wedding to make it legal, then renew our vows in Paris.


                Hope this site helps.


                #8 MArzM

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                  Posted 30 September 2010 - 04:10 AM

                  Also, if you intend on heading to Paris, I found this site which lets you rent apartments.  Depending on how long you are staying it is much cheaper than hotels:



                  #9 JanineA

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                    Posted 30 September 2010 - 06:25 AM

                    Congrats and welcome to the forum. I'm so jealous I love the south of France makes me nostalgic of my two summers travelling there. I know your wedding will be fab! Good luck and happy planning!!!

                    #10 GVphotographer

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                    Posted 30 September 2010 - 12:28 PM

                    Welcome to this great forum, here you´ll find the information you are looking for. Congratulations on your wedding!!

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