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A directory to choose your venue…

Lieu-Chateau-FranceYou can consult this directory to choose the venue you ever dreamed for your ceremony: ceremonie-laique.fr/lieux

This directory is in french, but it’s easy to understand: type the region or the city you want to celebrate your wedding, and the venues are listed

Choose from places styles: castle, private property, atypical, sea view or beside the sea, in a mountain chalet in the Alps, in the middle of a golf course, etc. Many options are available!

An absolute must website: lieux-ceremonie.fr

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To choose a wedding ceremony venue

The best way to get married in France, is organizing a ceremony called “cérémonie laïque”.

The advantage of this kind of “secular ceremony” is that you can organize it as you wish. Location, timing, content: let speak your desires and your creativity.

The ceremony may well be:

  • in the park or on the terrace of the venue you’ve chosen,
  • in the garden of your property (if it is large enough or if you are few),
  • indoors in your venue,
  • in an unusual place (in a tent, an art gallery, football stadium, …)
  • in a pretty field if you plan a country wedding,
  • at the beach, with sea, sand and sun.

Before choosing your ceremony wedding venue, have a check with french laws, especially if you want to get married on a beach.

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How to choose your top celebrant ?

Main tips:

  • Watch your feeling with him/her.
  • Does he/her a member of an specific network? He’s more likely to be up-to-date with wedding trends!
  • Plan a phone interview before a meeting: watch the celebrant’s attitudes, his/her speaking voice, etc.
  • Visit its websites: are there many details? Does it look professional? Does it all the obligatory informations?
  • Visit many websites (for example in this directory), but don’t see lots of celebrants: you won’t waste your time if you prepare at home, and plan three face to face maximum.
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What is a secular ceremony?

The officiant, key figure of a secular ceremony

The officiant, key figure of a secular ceremony

If one refers to its literal definition, a secular ceremony is just a ceremony without religious connotation.

In this website, that term is used for symbolic wedding ceremonies, which are in addition to the official civil ceremony. Indeed, an official wedding ceremony in France is set in the town hall, with a Civil Status Officer.

Non-French people can marry officially (administratively) in their own country, and plan a symbolic ceremony in a stunning place in France!

We will develop the idea, the concept and its practical application in future articles on this site! See you very soon!