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Only when you look up at the majestic peaks of Mont-Blanc and surrounding glaciers, do you really understand the sheer magnitude and beauty of a wedding in Chamonix. We are blessed to be based at the foot of Mont-Blanc, staring daily up at the glistening spines and cracks of frozen ice. It is this type of inspiration which fuels our quest at being the most creative Chamonix wedding planner for you.
A wedding in Chamonix is like no other providing endless possibilities and view points. Your day comes alive once curtains are pulled on the morning of your wedding as you gaze at the towering landscapes above and around you. Months of planning and details ironed out, suppliers and venues ready, the time has come to say ‘I do’ in one of the most awe inspiring places in the world.
Although a mountain wedding is one of the most magical settings, it does come with caution and there are many factors to consider when planning or thinking of getting married in an alpine town such as Chamonix.
Our team work across the Alps, experienced and full of knowledge on dealing with weather, licenses and suppliers. We provide the assurance and know how, ideas and creativity which allow our couples to enjoy the planning process and journey through to the big day.
Steps towards your mountain wedding
Legalities and language:
Legal Requirements: Legal requirements in France for marriage can be confusing. We help guide you on this whether you are resident or not.
Laws: We help navigate French marriage laws and ensure all necessary paperwork is in order and a key asset of using a Chamonix wedding planner.
Language Considerations: While many people in Chamonix speak English, it’s useful to know some basic French phrases. It can enhance your experience and interactions with locals. As a French speaking planner, we assist in all details and help with any difficulties you may face.
Dates and bookings:
Dates:Chamonix experiences beautiful weather during the summer months, making it an ideal time for outdoor weddings. However, if you prefer a winter wedding, you can take advantage of the snowy landscape.
Select a Venue: Chamonix offers a range of venues, from charming chalets to luxury hotels and even outdoor settings with mountain views. Consider your preferences, the number of guests, and your budget when choosing a venue.
Suppliers: We introduce you to our black book of suppliers, such as photography, florists and chalets. Our catering team will work with you on designing the menus throughout your stay and wedding day. If your planning a small wedding and simply require a chef, read more about hiring a Chamonix Private Chef.
Accommodation: We help arrange hotels and chalet accommodation for you and your guests. Please check our exclusive access to some of Chamonix’s best chalets.
Transportation: From the airport to the church, we assist in helping plan all transportation around Chamonix for you and your guests.
Activities for Guests: Chamonix offers a range of activities, from skiing and snowboarding in winter to hiking and paragliding in summer. We help plan activities for your guests to enjoy during their stay.
Weather Considerations: Outdoor events can be impacted by weather. Have contingency plans in case of rain or unexpected weather conditions.
Capture the Moment: We strongly advise both a videographer and photographer for your wedding whether in chamonix or another alpine town. It really is worth putting the budget for the extra memories captured..
Celebrate Locally: Finally, you will be in France. We encourage to embrace the culture and cuisine. Our team will work with you to have a truly unique French Alps wedding.
Natural backdrops set off an already special occasion providing guests a change in perspective while they celebrate the couple in the spotlight.
Find a photographer as awe-inspired with the location as you are, as they will capture the day with way more passion and attention to detail.
Internal decoration may not need to be as elaborate as the mountains can paint an unprecedented picture to capture people’s imagination.
A sharing menu for intimate weddings can be a wonderful starting point for making connections and getting to know one another.
Chamonix Wedding Planner
A mountain event or wedding really is like no other and ones we cherish close to our hearts and love to create, plan and deliver. Due to the natural location of a mountain wedding, you really need to be prepared for any type of weather and situation.
Though we’ve found that this adds to the excitement, atmosphere and joy of guests experiencing a true wild landscape and being immersed in stunning backdrops and nature.
Should a mountain wedding in the Alps be something of interest and you would like to discuss, please don’t hesitate to contact us.