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Thinking about Getting Married in France?

Here at Bride Buddy we would have to be a little bias and say 'yes! yes! and yes!'  

First things first though, follow this link for our guide regarding all things legal to do with getting married in France.

A great climate, access to the Mediterranean, gorgeous national parks and forests. You really are completely spoiled for choice when it comes to getting married in France, with amazing venues, beautiful city's, rustic country settings and the Mediterranean sea. So many styles from Gothic to Medieval , Country Barns and Chateau's and of course the French Riviera in the South. As well as weddings in France, why not consider France for your Renewal of Vows? 

Based in the beautiful South West, surrounded by three national country parks, Bride Buddy is within easy access of Limousin and the Correze, The Lot area as well as Dordogne, Bergarac and Bordeaux.

Taken from a Bride Buddy Wedding. Photo: Eclection Photography

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A quick search will find you some of the most amazing and beautiful wedding venues in Europe from Chateaus to stone barns, picturesque lakes and stunning beaches.

So How Does it Work?

Well there are some complicated rules and a very long residency requirement that can make having your legal marriage in France quite difficult.  France is becoming more and more popular with couples though because of the diverse range of venues and local styles, so how do we do it?

Ok, we know the UK decided to leave Europe, but some European ideas do have their advantages, especially when it comes to weddings. In Europe, couples attend the local Town Hall to have the marriage legalities taken care of first, then follow this with a personal celebratory wedding ceremony at the location of their choice  This way, anything is possible and the choices for your unique ceremony are entirely yours.

In fact, all the UK couples that marry abroad in countries such as Greece and France have to go through the same process and most visit the local Town Hall a day or two before  their ceremony. Bride Buddy operates in Kefalonia, Greece, as well as our husband and wife team in France and we help UK couples do exactly this, on a regular basis.

By having a simple quiet legal marriage at a Register Office in the UK first, with just yourselves and two witnesses, there is nothing in law stopping you having a wedding celebration ceremony anywhere you want in France.  All our Bride Buddy couples have a celebratory ceremony with us and view the Register Office part as 'just fulfilling the legal formalities.' Following this 'formal' part of their marriage, you are then free to celebrate this with a wonderful celebratory ceremony anywhere and anyhow you like.  Free of the restrictions that a registrar wedding contains.

If you want more freedom over the kind of wedding ceremony you have in France, Bride Buddy can help. We can help you arrange a basic register office marriage in the UK followed by the celebratory wedding ceremony that you want in France. We are a small team with previous Registrar experience. We are professional but good fun too, and we will love working with you and getting to know you both. Making sure that your wedding or renewal of vows is exactly how you want it to be.  For more information on how to do the legal bits for your French wedding, follow this link.

Our Price Promise & What's Included.

Here at Bride Buddy we appreciate that every couple need to budget for their special day. We believe that you should not think that your dream wedding abroad is out of your reach for financial reasons, and in keeping with our promise to be as transparent with pricing as we can, we know that we are not the most expensive celebrant service in France, but that does not mean that you have to compromise on quality. Our team are genuine former UK registrars with years of experience and training. Our knowledge is second to none and for all of us, our attitude is fun, friendly and professional. 


Our ceremonies are fairly priced at €600 all year round, any day of the week. This is within 150km radius of Arnac Pompadour. There is a small extra travel cost outside of this area. Check out the map below.

There is no extra fee for a weekend or Bank Holiday, summer or winter, night or day. (although we hope you are not looking for a 2a.m. wedding as we Bride Buddies enjoy our beauty sleep!) If you add the £50 fee for the formal marriage at the Register Office, we still offer a more affordable alternative. 

This inclusive fee includes a dressed ceremony table, a glass of fizz for you both to toast, a commemorative certificate, signed by yourselves and your witnesses and of course a personal ceremony designed around your thoughts and wishes. We will create the bespoke ceremony that you want, consulting you about vows, promises and readings. Having the experience and knowledge, and from listening to hundreds of couples over the years, we offer you a true alternative to help you achieve the ceremony that you want, however you want and where ever you want. A truly bespoke personal service that is only limited by your imagination.

As a couple you are totally unique so why not your ceremony too? Talk to us about the many special ways you can share your day and make it one everyone will remember!  

Included in the price too is our help and guidance seeing you through the formal marriage bits at your local Register Office.

Taken from a Bride Buddy Wedding

Taken from a Bride Buddy Wedding

On the day, our celebrant will arrive in good time. They will check with the venue on things such as ceremony music, seating, bride's entrance and so much more to ensure your ceremony runs smoothly. We can also provide our own blue tooth speaker for music in more rural venues.  Your celebrant will also make sure the bridal party know exactly what they are doing and where they are going. Checking in with the Best Man and Witnesses and any guests performing readings. We will organise the guests to their seats, and of course, before the ceremony starts, we will come and see you both, separately or together to ease your nerves and run through any last minute queries.

Get in touch using the contacts page in the menu, or our email details are at the bottom of this page.

You can read some of our testimonials on our 'Thank-You' page and take a peek at some of our work by following this link to 'Our Ceremonies' 

Find out about the area we cover by viewing the map below.

Bride Buddy loves people in love.                   Irrespective of sex, race or gender

Our Husband & Wife Team Relaxing


Our fees include travel within 150km of Arnac Pompadour in South West France. This covers most of Dordogne & Bordeaux, Limousin, and Lot.


We are happy to come further if required at an additional travel fee.

Click on the interactive map to check your venue location.


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