Paris truly is a romantic destination to be married even in winter and World Class Weddings asked the advice of Officiant extraodinaire Laura Montorio in Paris.
3 Tips for your Paris Elopement in winter
Paris is magical every moment of the year – also in winter. But the city of love is also pretty cold at that time of the year. As a celebrant in Paris working all year round, I am happy to share these 3 tips with you – so that you are ready for your Paris elopement in winter.
- Keep warm
You won’t enjoy your elopement in Paris, when you are freezing during your outdoor photoshoot and elopement ceremony with your Paris officiant. So most importantly: Dress for the season. There are beautiful bridal gowns for winter weddings using warmer textiles, for instance long dresses with several layers, long sleeves etc. And you can also add warm bridal accessories such as fake fur stoles, bridal boleros, jackets, capes to feel extra comfortable when you get married in Paris.
- Remain flexible
If you elope to Paris in winter you have to be ready for winter weather. Beside choosing warmer outfits and bringing cute umbrellas along – it’s also always helpful if you keep it a bit flexible. If it’s raining it may be better to push your ceremony back 2 hours or to quickly switch ceremony location to a covered spot. Even if it is not the ceremony location you had dreamed of, it’s still much nicer to say your vows protected from the rain and wind.
- Keep it small
When eloping in Paris in winter with a classic outdoor elopement, it’s crucial to keep it small. If it’s only the two of you it gives you the flexibility you need, if the weather requires it. Because even if as an experienced celebrant in Paris I know covered locations for your elopement ceremony and also your Paris elopement photographer will know places where to shoot when the weather is bad. But these spots are rare and don’t accommodate larger groups. So even if the two of you are adventurous and romantic souls eloping to Paris in winter, let your loved ones stay in the warmth of their homes and celebrate with them back home, while showing them your photos of your elopement in Paris.
Written by: The Paris Officiant
Photos by: Paris Photographer Pierre Torset