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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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Make your destination wedding in Paris eco-friendly

Planning your destination wedding in Paris is going to be an incredible moment… Just as you have dreamt it! But, is planning an eco-friendly wedding one of your goals? Can Paris be the destination which can make you reach this goal?You’ll find some tips over here :

What is an eco-friendly wedding? 

A wedding is an important moment for everyone’s life. However, this event can create a lot of wastes which we can avoid. Taking care of our planet has to be our daily goal and it could be done even during such a beautiful moment as a wedding. Creating an eco-friendly wedding is first and foremost a wedding with all the services planned respecting our environment while having an ethical impact on your wedding.
The goal is to not waste too much and to take care of every detail with simple and eco-friendly details… Let’s do it! 

Your Wedding Venue…

Of course! Your wedding venue can also be eco-friendly. The first point is that you can choose a «green » wedding venue. A beautiful mansion with incredible gardens can be an option but you can choose to be original and plan all your wedding outside. Paris has a lot of venues with typical French gardens to enjoy your party.

You can also decide to plan your destination wedding in the South of France or in a country with best weather options such as Spain, Italy, Greece, … By Sabrina can also help you planning your destination wedding abroad France 😉 What about planning a wedding just illuminated by the light of vegetal candles? 

Of course! Your wedding venue can also be eco-friendly. The first point is that you can choose a «green » wedding venue. A beautiful mansion with incredible gardens can be an option but you can choose to be original and plan all your wedding outside. Paris has a lot of venues with typical French gardens to enjoy your party. You can also decide to plan your destination wedding in the South of France or in a country with best weather options such as Spain, Italy, Greece, … By Sabrina can also help you planning your destination wedding abroad France 😉 What about planning a wedding just illuminated by the light of vegetal candles? 

Another point is that you can ask to your venue during the visits how can they help to to make your wedding eco-friendly. It can be a reduction of their wastes, of their energy thanks to solar panels for example. Have in mind that every venue can do something to plan an eco-friendly wedding. What are they doing to reduce their Carbone Neutral Status? What are they policy about plastic? 

For the catering, you can ask to your venue or to your caterer to use as much as possible vegetal and fair-trade ingredients for your menu such as for your wedding cake. Even if you do not want a complete vegan menu, you can make your menu respecting the environment as far as possible. Ask for using fair-trade and recycled material for your cocktail dinner for example.

Your Stationery and Wedding Favors…

These two parts of the planning are the gifts you are going to give to your guests. Indeed, I include the stationery as a wedding gift because it is something that your guests can keep for themselves.

The stationery can be made with recycled paper for example to keep it eco-friendly. You can also decide for the save-the-dates and invitations to send it through e-mail or to send a video for example, paper-free! For the stationery, a lot of new companies have been created and are specialized on recycled paper for example and can propose you an eco-friendly stationery with a lot of beautiful choices! You can also decide to plan to have only one item for your stationery.  

Concerning your wedding favor, prefer items from local shops such as little bottles of olive oil or a potted plant or flower that your guests can keep. 

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Your Decoration and Floral Arrangements

Here we go! With the catering, it is the main and most difficult service to keep it eco-friendly. Why? First of all, because we want a lot of flowers for our wedding and it isn’t really eco-friendly. It is the same for our decoration. We can deal with it…

For the flowers, many of you will not have in mind to have no flowers for their wedding. Your policy for your wedding floral arrangement should be no plastic. That’s why you should use vegetal and flowers. We advise you to prepare floral arrangements with flowers of your wedding season.
Also, prefer seasonly and local flowers. You can also use flowers and vegetal which are potted. If you want to use a ritual for your wedding, why not planting a tree? Or throwing dried flowers instead of rice? 

Regarding the decoration, you can decide to focus on the material of your decoration. Prefer recycled materials than plastic always, prefer items that you can re-use or give to your guests. You can also decide to rent your decoration, a lot of items can be rented!  I will be so happy to help you planning your eco-friendly weddings which is for me one of my values… Planning receptions while respecting our planet, that is the idea! 

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Why having a symbolic ceremony is the best way to get married in Paris?

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Why getting married in Paris?

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Let’s answer to this important question: why getting married in Paris? Why everybody is so in love with Paris? Well, well… Because it is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world. I am not telling you that because I am Parisian and I love my city.

Paris has incredible monuments known all around the world such as the Eiffel Tower or the Sacré Coeur, if I have to name two of them. These places are important and very visited but they are also intimate venues all around them. We already planned an incredible elopement with first views over the Eiffel Tower keeping some privacy for the ceremony.

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Amber & Ryan’s wedding near the Eiffel Tower

Paris has full of venues depending on what you want to plan for your ceremony. If you want to plan it near a big monument such as the Eiffel Tower, a park as the Buttes Chaumont or the Tuileries park, a dock to have a complete view over the Seine, an arty venue such as the outside of the Palais de Tokyo,… Of course, I am talking about all free venues because you have much more venues all very different if you have some budget for your ceremony’s venue.

What is a symbolic ceremony?

A symbolic ceremony is maybe the most personal and easy way to get married in Paris. The symbolic ceremony is a ceremony which has no value for the Administration. That is to say you will have to get married “officially” in your own country or in France – but for this option, you will have to prove that you are living in France for example.

A symbolic ceremony can be prepared by yourselves, a friend, a member of your family or a celebrant as me. It is the actual alternative to all religious ceremony or civil ceremony.

In your symbolic ceremony, you will have the complete liberty to plan everything: from your enter in the ceremony to the vows (or not) without forgetting the choice of your ceremony’s venue,… You will be able to choose each element of the ceremony, each text, each song if you want or not,… One word for the symbolic ceremony: L-I-B-E-R-T-Y!

Why having a symbolic ceremony in Paris?

Congratulations! You have decided to plan a symbolic ceremony for your wedding. But why Paris for the symbolic ceremony?

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Our beautiful couple for their elopement near the Sacré Coeur – Montmartre

As I told you earlier, having your ceremony in Paris is the choice of the romanticism… Don’t forget that Paris is the City of Love <3 And it is a well-deserved reputation! It can be an elopement or a small wedding, a bigger wedding or a surprise for your loved-one too.

A symbolic ceremony gives us the opportunity to choose the venue of your choice even if we have to be careful. For example, if you want to plan an outdoor ceremony, there will be a limitation of number of guests if you wish to do it in a public space. As a matter of fact, for security reason, it will not be possible to plan it for more than 15 guests. If you are more than 15, it will be easier and safer to plan it in a private venue… You would not like to have the Police invited to your ceremony, right? 😉

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Planning a symbolic ceremony is part of my job and some of my Clients just ask me to plan the ceremony and be their celebrant… What about you?

I will be very happy to answer to all your questions, don’t hesitate to contact me –> HERE!

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Get married in Paris: an Eiffel Tower wedding

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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.

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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’s destination wedding in Paris!

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Dear “Getting Married in Paris” community,

Today, we would like to share with you the incredible destination wedding in Paris of Wendy and Aaron. Do you remember Wendy and Aaron? We wrote an article about their engagement session in Paris while they were preparing their destination wedding in Paris with us.
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Wendy and Aaron’s destination wedding in Paris

Wendy and Aaron went to Paris in September 2017 to plan their wedding. We visited several venues, met their photographer and found the venue of their ceremony. We had an incredible time with them and had all planned by the end of their stay in Paris. Doing a trip to Paris when you are planning your destination wedding is always a great idea. You will be able to meet your providers before your wedding and visit all the venues of your wedding. If you can’t, don’t worry, we are Parisian and French specialist so we will find your perfect vendors.

The photoshoot road-trip

Our couple wanted to have a photoshoot in several points in Paris before their ceremony. So, we planned a real road-trip in Paris with their photographer Lola Prod. We started the photoshoot at the gorgeous Alexandre III bridge, maybe one of the most beautiful bridges in Paris! But the couple really wanted to go the Louvre Museum district. So we stay 1h30 in this district discovering places from the Tuilerie Gardens to the Comedy Française outsides. We went then to the Cathedral Notre-Dame to take some photos before the ceremony.

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The ceremony

Wendy and Aaron felt in love with Notre-Dame-de-Paris (who would not?) so they decided to spend all their wedding in this district. It was an evidence to plan their ceremony in front of the gorgeous Cathedral of Notre-Dame. They dreamed of the ceremony and make it true with Sabrina, their wedding-planner and celebrant. They created their own ceremony with her and validated the text. They wrote their own vows and chose their ritual… Here are the pictures!

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After the ceremony, their photographer took some shots of all the guests with the bride and groom to immortalize this incredible moment. Then, they walked from the Cathedral to the wedding venue…

The Wedding Venue

After this small walk through the district of Notre Dame, the guests arrived at the beautiful restaurant, one of the most older restaurant of Paris! They were welcomed in a typical Parisian room with some drinks and canapés with foie gras of course!

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Then, they all went to the wedding room all decorated by Wendy, Aaron and us. The stationary were made by the talented Aurore from Zeste d’Amour.

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Each guest had the chance to choose their own menu before the wedding so everybody had his personal menu! This is a possibility when you plan a destination wedding in Paris with less than 50 guests.

For the dessert, Wendy and Aaron wanted to mix the French and Canadian culture so our partner, Les Gourmandises de Léa et Louise made them a Red Velvet with a croquembouch! All in only one wedding cake and it was so delicious!!!

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After this incredible time, it was the moment of the dancing party!! Our singer and musician took part of the party singing all night long! What a great moment for everybody… Don’t they look so happy?

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If you want to have an incredible destination wedding in Paris as Wendy and Aaron, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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Laura & Nile’s wedding in a gorgeous French Castle

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Today, we want to talk you about this incredible destination wedding in France we had the chance to plan for Laura and Nile.

It was, what we called, an intimate wedding: it means that there were less than 30 guests. The couple had rented a gorgeous French Castle located 3 hours from Paris. The Castle has so many rooms (they look like more suites than rooms!),  everybody was able to stay at the Castle during few days. What a perfect trip to France for a beautiful moment 🙂

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Laura and Nile wanted to mix the American and French culture for their destination wedding in France. They decided to start their wedding day with the ceremony in the little chapel of the Castle. The fathers were the masters of their religious ceremony. Who more than a father could be the perfect officiant?

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The ceremony was followed by a typical French cocktail in the gardens of the Castle. It wasn’t a sunny day as we wish for every wedding but the sun was there just for the cocktail – thank you Mister Sun! – . Our incredible florist made a floral decoration of the pavilion so the guests can use it as a photooboth. During the cocktail, the couple and the bride & groom’s team made some pictures in front of the Castle as member of the Royalty Family! They made the Castle rock :-p

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The dinner was typical French gastronomy  with a list of 5-course-meal with some famous French dishes such as the French foie gras of course! During the dinner, they enjoyed music with a string quartet in the dining-room of the Castle. The bride’s mother is a professional musician and she enjoyed playing with the quartet such as all the guests!

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For the dessert, we planned a beautiful arrival in a room for the two cakes: a croquembouche and a Red Velvet wedding-cake. All the guests were invited to go to the dancing room… and two beautiful cakes were waiting for them! After the tasting, the bride starts a very emotional dance with her father who was then followed by her now-husband… From that moment, the dancing party started !

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We had such a great time planning this gorgeous destination wedding in France for Laura and Nile with our incredible team as always!

Your destination wedding in Paris

If, as Laura and Nile, you want to plan your own destination wedding in Paris or your destination wedding in France, don’t hesitate to contact us!

And to read more about the planning of a destination wedding or elopement in Paris here:

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Alison and Teddy’s Elopement in Paris

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We would like to present you the elopement of Alison and Teddy, coming from New Orleans to Paris to celebrate their love in front of one of the most symbolic monument in Paris: the Eiffel Tower. Here is the story of their dream elopement in Paris…

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The first contact with our team, DVV Events

Teddy contacted us through the blog because he wanted to make his wife’s dream come true. For his proposal, he knows Alison was so in love with Paris and the Eiffel Tower that he wanted to make it in front of the Eiffel Tower… But he did it in front of a small Eiffel Tower!

He decided to take her to Paris to elope in a very romantic trip to Paris. He needed our help to plan the perfect moment and to be the closest to the Eiffel Tower. We worked with him and then with Alison too to find the perfect place for their ceremony. The Eiffel Tower gardens were the best place to make it: they will be very close to the Eiffel Tower and we tried to find a place where we will be able to plan a ceremony with some privacy. As you may know, all the pictures you can see on Facebook or Instagram with the couple and the Eiffel Tower only, with no tourist, are taken very early in the morning, before 7 or 8 am!! As our Couple was coming from London and with a little bit of jet lag because of their trip from New Orleans, that option wasn’t possible of course. They decided to plan it between 5 and 6 pm and we found THE perfect place!

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Their trip to Paris and the Elopement Day!

Alison and Teddy arrived the same day of the elopement by Eurostar from London. Alison wanted to take care of her own bouquet and the buttonhole of her husband (We love when the Couple decide to  do their own accessories, it becomes a very personalize wedding!) We had to plan a meeting for Alison’s hair but it was a Monday and as you may know, on Mondays, a lot of hairdressers are closed  in France but even more when it’s a public holiday day! Challenge accepted and Alison had her meeting, she was very happy with it!

We met with Teddy in front of the Eiffel Tower to choose the best place between the 2 places they had chosen.  We met also with Zoé, from Picturing Love, our lovely photographer <3 and we were all waiting for the bride to be who want to come with her friend. The moment was precious: Alison came with tears in her eyes while Teddy was making his best smile which said ” I am the most lucky man in the world”. Their happiness and love was so present that we all cried during the ceremony!!

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After their ceremony, Zoé took them to a shooting near the Eiffel Tower and the Carrousel in front of the Trocadero. We made a reservation to the gorgeous Restaurant Monsieur Bleu with incredible views over the Eiffel Tower and the Seine… It was an incredible elopement for them but for us too!

Here are some words of Teddy after their elopement in Paris with DVV Events:

If you want to plan your elopement in Paris too… Contact us!

 

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A wedding website for your destination wedding in Paris

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Hello everybody!

You are looking for a tool to help your guests to plan their trip to your destination wedding. You want something easy to built and easy to read to answer to all your guests questions … The solution? A website for your destination wedding!

Why creating your own website?

Creating the website of your wedding is maybe one of the best tool for your guests and even more for a destination wedding. Planning a destination wedding is a wonderful adventure but your guests have their own planning and needs. They will ask you so many questions: when do I have to take my flight? What hotel do I have to contact? Will I have time to visit the city before the ceremony? … Ok! You know what I mean… Creating your own website will avoid you to answer to all your guests questions!

What do you have to put on your website?

Actually I would say “what do you want to put on your website?”. As each wedding is unique, each website is unique. What we recommend you is to insert the most important information such as:

  • The schedule of the wedding: ceremony/ies, the cocktail,…
  • The important places of your wedding
  • The accommodations for you guests
  • What flight(s) do yo recommend

These information will guide your guests to plan their trip in the most peaceful way (and for you too!).  You can also add ideas to places to visit, the gift list and the RSVP. Putting the RSVP on line can be such a good idea to receive them quickly!

Some engaged couples also decide to create a blog to give more information about the wedding, the preparatives,… to their guests. We love that idea to share with your guests the preparation of your big day! Make them believe they have an important place in your wedding and in your heart 😉

How to create your website?

You have decided to create your wedding website, great! Now, you should decide who is going to create your website.

You have some well-known websites such as the Knot that allow you to create a simple website for your wedding. You won’t have a lot of possibilities but you will be able to make it free and it is very easy.

You can decide to do it yourself because you know a little bit about website creations. Don’t hesitate! Even if it will take you some hours or days to do it, you will see the importance of a website for your destination wedding. Your guests will thank you you!

You can also want a website for your wedding with more possibilities than free websites but you don’t have this talent for creating websites 😉 In this case, you can decide to hire a professional to do it. At DVV Events, I (Amélie) can make your website through WordPress. You can decide all the points of the website, how many categories you want, what do you want to say in it, if you want to introduce an hashtag for your wedding (very successful to have pictures of all your guests after the wedding),… Don’t hesitate to contact us if you are interested, I will be very happy to help you 🙂

And you, are you going to create your wedding website? Don’t hesitate to comment and share <3

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