9 Reasons Why

Our Couples Chose to Elope in Paris

With so many options on where to get married either in your own country or abroad, we wanted to know why so many couples choose to get married in the City of Love. To get to the bottom of it, we put on our detective hats, whipped out our magnifying glass and asked some of our 2022-2023 couples why they decided to elope in Paris. They gave us a wide variety of responses, and some of their reasons might surprise you!

Couple kissing in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

#1 Adventure

Needless to say, if you have chosen to get married in another country and maybe even another continent, you definitely have an adventurous side! But for some couples, the excitement of the unknown and the opportunity to be surprised is the primary reason to get married, or in the case of Keon and Jessica to renew their vows, in Paris.

“We promised each other that we would renew our vows every 5 years in a different place around the world. We both have wanted to travel to Paris so why not renew our vows for the first time in Paris!!!!!” – Jessica & Keon April 14, 2023

#2 Making a Dream Come True

Whether inspired from art, literature, fashion or French films, visiting Paris is a lifelong dream for many. What better way to make two dreams come true than by getting married in Paris?

“It’s been at the top of my bucket list of travel destinations since being a child and then Taylor got the opportunity to travel to Paris and I decided to take the opportunity to come along too and get married.” – Sarah & Taylor June 14, 2023

#3 A Traditional Wedding in a Non-traditional Location

Many couples want to incorporate conventional wedding traditions such as wearing a white gown, walking down the aisle, and exchanging vows and rings, but they don’t want a traditional ceremony location. Eloping in Paris offers a perfect blend of unique and traditional with the option to include all of these elements while also having Paris as your backdrop!

“We always knew we never wanted to get married somewhere local. We looked around at lots of different destinations with many companies but when we saw Paris and the photo gallery of Perfect Paris Weddings it looked perfect for us. Paris is known to be the city of love, so where else would be better?” – Abbey & Ryan May 21, 2023

#4 Love of Paris

Maybe it’s the cobbled streets or the amazing food and wine or the beautiful architecture steeped in history, but Paris just has a sometimes inexplicable allure that you can’t help but fall in love with. For some of our couples, this passion for the City of Love makes Paris the perfect place to say ‘I do’.

“We visited Paris for the first time for my 21st birthday. I fell in love with the city, the food and the art. Connor always said he’d bring me back, so we decided to visit to celebrate our 10 years together, then decided to cement it by getting married!” – Olivia & Connor January 21, 2023

“I have been to Paris many times and I just love it. I love the history, beauty, atmosphere, art, culture and people. I have been longing to share that with Beau as he has never been and I think he will fall in love with it too.” – Jennifer & Beau January 2, 2023

#5 Romance

Ah Paris (said in a thick French accent), it’s called the City of Love for a reason. Walking along the Seine at night hand-in-hand with your partner with the Eiffel Tower behind you, the Louvre ahead in the distance and the gleaming lights all around you with nothing to do but enjoy the smells of gourmet food coming from a nearby restaurants and perhaps the beautiful music of a violinist playing to an interested crowd – can you imagine anything more romantic? For many of our couples, they choose to celebrate their love in Paris precisely because there is nowhere more romantic in the world.

“We’re both romantics at heart. Paris exudes an atmosphere of love, from its striking architecture to the outdoor cafes and restaurants, to the remarkable history it holds. We are thrilled to be sharing our vows at the Eiffel Tower, one of the most romantic places in the world.” –  Rebecca & Julian October 10, 2022

#6 Intimacy

For some couples, the most important factor in choosing to elope in Paris is to be surrounded by only the people most close to them. This small group of guests creates an unforgettably special ceremony enveloped by love and trust.

“We had always planned on traveling to Paris this summer and when considering the options for a wedding were most excited about the idea of getting married abroad with a small group of people close to us” – Portia & Clayton May 23, 2023

#7 Special memories

There is nothing more precious in life than creating special memories with the ones we love. What better way to create memorable moments than marking the beginning of a life together in an exceptional location?

“Conan wanted to experience Europe with his two youngest children, and what more special memory than to get married while in Paris.” – Jessica & Conan December 30, 2022

#8 Once in a Lifetime Photos

A wedding is just one day, but the photos of that day last forever. Many couples want to commemorate their special day with incredible photos in an incredible city. After taking a look through our galleries, many couples decide that Paris is the perfect location for their unique wedding photos.

“We wanted to get married in the city of love 🙂 Thought it would be a really unique experience and we would get amazing photos to last a lifetime :)” Madison & Lachlan May 16, 2023

#9 Experienced Wedding Planners

Planning a wedding abroad in a country where they speak a different language can be daunting. However, our couples are reassured that their dream of getting married in Paris is possible with our team of experienced, English-speaking wedding planners. Our trusted team of professionals work together at every step of the planning process to ensure that you have the wedding of your dreams all while communicating our progress with you.

“John wanted to marry in Spain where we got engaged.  Sandra saw a picture of a Parisian wedding in front of the Eiffel Tower and fell in love with the idea.  While searching for options in Spain and we were met with a lot of challenges to find a responsible wedding planner and location with no luck, we both agreed to have a more intimate dream come true  wedding in the city of love.” – Sandra & John February 20, 2022

Now that you have heard just some of why Perfect Paris Wedding couples have decided to tie the knot in Paris, what will be YOUR reason to get married in the City of Love? Come and tell us on Instagram!