YOU SAID YES!
Congratulations... Now what about the wedding?
Planning a wedding is a stressful business: you want a unique occasion that is a reflection of you, a celebration that will leave you and your guests with lifelong, happy memories.
You want it to be perfect.
At the French Wedding Company we understand exactly how you feel. For over 20 years we've been working with couples just like you to make their dreams a reality. This experience means we know all the top suppliers, the most romantic venues, the local specialities… and the hidden treasures that make weddings in SW France so special.
We don’t offer set packages. Instead, we work from a blank canvas to create your day, your way. So why not let us take the worry out of planning your wedding day?
...Because we want it to be perfect too.
Expertise where you need it
We search... you choose
Choosing a wedding venue is such a big decision, and with over 8000 locations across France to choose from, it's hard to know where to start. How do you find them, assess their suitability, understand their costs? And after all that time spent on research, what if THE venue is not available?
With years of experience in the design, logistics and planning of weddings in every sort of location, the French Wedding Company knows exactly which properties will best suit your ideas.
So, whether you want a lavish celebration or an intimate affair, need your venue for a whole week or just a day, why not let us do the search for you?
French Wedding Company was founded by Laura Southgate following more than 20 years experience planning weddings and events. In the UK she worked in the 5 star hotel and corporate hospitality sector before moving to France where she managed luxury châteaux. French Wedding Company was born out of her passion for creating unique events that see clients enjoying great experiences.
Laura says: "Getting married in France didn’t teach me how to plan a wedding but it did teach me what it is to be a bride – to feel the emotions that only a wedding can evoke.
"Every time someone contacts me at the French Wedding Company, my heart skips as I remember the excitement that my own engagement created. But it also reminds me of how daunting planning a wedding can be.
"So the first thing you can be sure of when you work with my team and me.... is we know how you feel".
French Wedding Company was the proud winner of the Luxury Travel Guide Award for Wedding Planner of the Year, France 2015.
French Wedding Company was the proud winner of the Luxury Travel Guide Award for Destination Wedding Specialist France 2016 & 2017.
Also featured in "Le Parisien Magazine"French Wedding Company was recently featured in French publication Le Parisien Magazine. Read the article...
A Unique Event
If you want a wedding package then we are not for you. At the French Wedding Company, we specialise in creating bespoke events, tailored to each individual couple. No two weddings are ever the same.
A Personal Service
Our team has a broad range of expertise - we are not one person wearing many hats. This means you get the very highest level of customer care. To achieve this we have to limit the number of weddings we do, but then we believe in quality not quantity.
A Strong Relationship
On average it takes 300 hours to plan a wedding, often over the course of more than a year, so building strong relationships with clients is central to our process. We believe planner and couple should be a 'good fit.'
A Straightforward Approach
We prefer to keep things as simple and as transparent as possible so we charge a fixed fee for our service. Once we've helped you find the right suppliers, your contract will be directly with them. There are no hidden costs.