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Paris elopement is a meaningful event

CAN I GET LEGALLY MARRIED DURING MY
PARIS ELOPEMENT?

SHORT ANSWER:
NO

General information

In Paris, the legal requirements for marriage are quite specific, and unfortunately, they pose a challenge for tourists seeking to tie the knot in the City of Love. According to French law, at least one party must have been residing in the city for at least 40 consecutive days before applying for marriage. This residency requirement makes it logistically difficult for most tourists to meet the criteria for a legal marriage ceremony in Paris. Additionally, the legal process involves specific documentation, such as proof of residence and birth certificates, which may not be readily available to non-residents.

 

Getting legally married in Paris is only possible for those who are born or live in Paris for a long time, but not for tourists.

 

Because of these strict rules, many couples choose to have a symbolic ceremony or elopement in Paris. This way, they can still have a beautiful celebration and declare their love, even if the legal part has to be done elsewhere. While it might not be easy to officially marry in Paris as a tourist, the city's romance and famous landmarks still make it a fantastic place for a special ceremony.

A BEAUTIFUL ALTERNATIVE:
SYMBOLIC WEDDING CEREMONY

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The symbolic elopement ceremony

Imagine this: a ceremony, just you two, promising forever surrounded by the Parisian breeze and love in the air. A symbolic elopement is like having all the magic of a wedding without the paperwork stress. It's your chance to say those heart-melting vows, exchange rings, and share a kiss in front of iconic views, creating a moment that's all about your love story. So, no legal hoops, just pure romance and joy as you declare your love in one of the most enchanting cities on Earth!

SHOULD I GET LEGALLY MARRIED BEFORE
OR AFTER?

If your chosen elopement city, Paris, only allows for symbolic ceremonies and not legal marriages for non-residents, you might want to consider getting legally married before or after your elopement. Here are some factors to help you decide:

Getting legally married before the elopement:
-Simplicity: handling the legalities beforehand may simplify the process, allowing you to focus solely on the symbolic ceremony and celebration in Paris.
-Peace of Mind: knowing that the legal aspect is already taken care of can provide peace of mind, do don't think about anything else than photoshoot and vows

 

Getting legally married after the elopement:
-Real emotions: opting for a symbolic ceremony in Paris allows you to prioritize the romantic and emotional aspects. Your symbolic ceremony will be the first one, real tears and emotions

 

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