Frequently Asked Questions

As we state on our website, our ceremonies are purely symbolic, meaning that they have no legal value. The issue here is that due to the enormous paperwork, complex regulations and translation issues in a foreign country, we suggest couples have their marriage executed legally at home before travelling to their European city of choice to fully celebrate their love. Our specialty is the celebration of love, but not the paperwork. You can see Pierre explaining this in this video.

There are a few countries in Europe that are fortunate exceptions where foreigners can have a civil ceremony officially registered. A specialist, not included in our packages, will book the city hall and work out all the paperwork for you including all the admin and the translation issues. As an example of costs in Italy, for instance, a civil ceremony in downtown RomeFlorence or Venice would be 4,000 euros. In a beautiful village outside a major city the cost drops to an average of 2,500 euros, depending on the location. Those prices include translations of all paperwork, all interactions with you, all the interactions with your embassy, all the interaction with the city hall. They also include booking the city hall for the legal ceremony and booking the mayor and interpreter to attend the ceremony. Please bear in mind that this process takes around 3 months No short cuts here.

Should you wish to go that route we can put you in touch directly with the specialist in charge.

So please bear in mind that legal ceremonies are not what we do: our packages provide a completely different, more personalized experience. But of course, you can have both: a legal ceremony at home before you travel – and then a more personal and meaningful symbolic exchange of vows with Love Gracefully to fully celebrate your love in a way that’s unique to you in an inspirational and gorgeous setting.

As we state on our website, our ceremonies are totally personalized. They can be spiritual or secular. They are designed to be a space within which we can find an expression of your own beliefs. Any believer in any God is welcome and so is any atheist.

In that sense, Love Gracefully is a secular company that embraces all beliefs and all non-beliefs. But our officiants are not priests, imams, or rabbis.

Should you want a religious ceremony we can, depending on the city, direct you to a local church. It’s worth bearing in mind though that many European priests do not speak English.

So if you’re looking for a ceremony in Europe that uniquely mirrors your beliefs, we recommend you let us know, and together with Love Gracefully, create a deeply spiritual ceremony celebrated in an exquisite location.

Anyone can tell you how good their services are but nothing speaks more powerfully than what former customers say about their experience. That’s why we strongly invite you to read all the comments from couples that trusted us on Google reviews (underneath)  or Facebook here or even watch their video testimonies on youtube here.

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17:55 10 Jan 24
I travelled to Paris for a romantic trip with my wife and thanks to Pierre my trip was great! Not only Pierre is the CEO of Love Gracefully but he is also a true Parisian as he was born in Paris. I wanted to take my wife to Girafe restaurant where it’s impossible to reserve a table. But thanks to Pierre’ network, I was able to get a great table at that restaurant: he has great connections… I had the opportunity to talk to Pierre many times and I can witness that he is a man of his words: reliable, honest, open minded and very dedicated to make... people happy! Not only that but he has a great spirit and a french personality that makes him all that special. If you travel to Paris and do not meet with Pierre, you’ll miss out!read more
Lai SaeternLai Saetern
00:08 27 Dec 23
This is a long overdue review for our small wedding/elopement ceremony in Eze, France in August 2023. First and foremost, thank you so much to Love Gracefully, especially our wedding planner Jeremie. We decided on Eze, France as our wedding location and was blessed with Jeremie. From the very beginning he was there to help us along the way. Jeremie was quick and thoughtful with his responses. Any questions we had, Jeremie had the answers. Any recommendations, Jeremie had it. Any concerns, Jeremie reassured us. Coming from the States... (California) we needed someone we could trust and rely on, he was definitely that person. Jeremie was also our photographer, and I tell you, the photos are BEAUTIFUL!! There are so many amazing couples pictures we still have not been able to choose which ones to frame. Only thing that caused a headache on our wedding day was my makeup artist being late. That pushed back the ceremony, making it feel rushed. We didn’t get that extra 20-30 mins to take family photos/ enjoy the scenery because the garden was closing. But that’s not Jeremie’s fault what so ever. Overall, we had an amazing experience and when we look back on that day, we remember the love and happiness we felt. If we could, we’d relive that day over and over. It can be nerve recking planning a wedding in another country but doing it with Love Gracefully was the best decision we made for ourselves. Your wedding day is about you both, and Love Gracefully will help to make sure of it! Thank you a million, and maybe we’ll even be back for a vow renewal. :)read more
Kara EllisonKara Ellison
00:00 13 Dec 23
My husband and I eloped to Nice, France in November. It was so smooth and stress-free, Jeremie was wonderful and great at communicating with us, and the photos are BEAUTIFUL!
Jennnifer HorwathJennnifer Horwath
22:08 08 Dec 23
Love Gracefully orchestrated our October sunset wedding on the beach in Monte Carlo, and we couldn't be happier. From flawless planning to a heartfelt ceremony, every detail was handled with expertise and care. The officiant crafted a personalized ceremony that captured our love story beautifully, making our day truly unforgettable. If you're seeking a wedding planner and officiant dedicated to creating magical, stress-free moments, Love Gracefully deserves five stars for their exceptional service. Furthermore, if you are looking in the French... Rivera, Jeremie was not only extremely accommodating but made our day perfect! I don't remember our officiant's name, but he made our ceremony a time we will never forget, with fun and laughter, tears, special moments... we couldn't have asked for a better duo! Thank you both for making this day so more
20:25 10 Oct 23
If I could give Love Gracefully 10 stars, I would!I want to start off how professional and amazing this company is, I put all my trust in it and they did not disappoint.Jeremie who was our wedding planner ad photographer was so friendly and always responded to my questions! He made our special day so easy and even from the very beginning he was so tentative! Their bundles are a reasonable price and its amazing you can add more onto it! They offer absolutely everything!Jeremie always put us first and guided us through the photo shoot. He... captured such beautiful photos along with the videographer who also made us feel amazing! If I could I would keep going back to Love gracefully. I am beyond speechless!Jeremie even met us at air bnb to guide us and met with my MIL prior to us going to France, all I can say is JUST DO IT! the best wedding planner ever!read more
Amy RichardsAmy Richards
21:22 09 Oct 23
My fiance and I worked with Love Gracefully for our small wedding in Eze, France. It was nothing short of extraoridnary. From the first contact through the end of the ceremony we received prompt communication and quality service. Jeremie was a pleasure to work with and has delivered us some amazing photos to remember our day, rain or shine!We highly recommend Love Gracefully for anyone looking to have a beautiful, unique, and intimate ceremony 💕
Chanel SorensonChanel Sorenson
15:57 07 Oct 23
What a great experience! My husband and decided to get our wedding vows renewed in Venice. I looked at several places but after reading the reviews I decided to book with Love Gracefully. We had the opportunity to work with Paola and she did an amazing job with communication, arranging the transport to the location, flowers, the officiant and the photos! I was a little leery at first about sending a deposit overseas but Love Gracefully kept in contact through out the entire process which made me more comfortable. We were so pleased from start... to finish. We highly recommend Love Gracefully and Paola!read more
Chris EllisChris Ellis
18:52 27 Aug 23
My wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary in Rome with Francesca. It was AMAZING. She was so caring and honestly invested in our day. Our photographer and videographer were also fantastic. You can't go wrong with this group and Rome was the perfect spot for a ceremony.
Gianna DahanGianna Dahan
21:11 06 Aug 23
We had an amazing a perfect wedding just the two of us in Paris, France. Pierre was our officiant and Stephen was our photographer. The pictures came out amazing, we chose to do our ceremony first at 7:00pm and finished taking photos by 10:00pm. We took pictures at around 5 different historical locations. car service provided was top tier. Sunset is a great time of day to do the ceremony. I did my own hair and makeup, and my bouquet was delivered to our hotel earlier in the day. Would highly recommend this company and already have a friend who... is going to book their wedding with love gracefully now as well. They did a great job at answering every single question in more

We do understand that you may be concerned about the possibility of inclement weather and since we usually work outdoors, we have the expertise on what to do in case of rain; we spend a lot of time looking at weather forecasts. And after more than 1000 ceremonies, here is our approach:

  1. It’s an issue to take seriously;
  2. Weather forecasts are often not very accurate;
  3. Best to wait 48 to 24 hours before the big day to make a final call on what to do;
  4. We always have a plan B, protected from the weather, ready to go.
  5. If it’s raining just a little we can wait for it to stop
  6. If the weather is extremely bad we are flexible and we can try to move the ceremony to another time or day (providing vendors and officiant are available).

It’s also worth mentioning that private indoor venues are available as an extra to your package. Just ask us and we’ll send you details of these charming locations in your city of choice.

In order to confirm your booking with us and for us to book the different vendors for your ceremony, we ask for a deposit by credit card on our user-friendly payment system. Recommend link to payment here. The amount will vary depending on the package you book. It’s only once that deposit is received that the process officially starts with us. That deposit will, of course, be deducted from your final payment. For the rest of the payment, 50% will be due once we have written your ceremony. The second 50% (minus the deposit of course) will be required no later than 15 days before the ceremony. Contact us.

The term “wedding planner service” that you’ll see included in all our packages except the basic one means that there will be a human being working to make your ceremony perfect for you – a person with all the expertise and experience required. And that that person will be available to you 24/7 to answer your questions.

On top of answering all your questions & sharing their knowledge of all the local issues, the wedding planner’s job is also to coordinate with all the different vendors.

However, our free wedding planner service only delivers the package and extras you have chosen with us. For example, we don’t book your hotels or flights. That’s beyond our remit.

But of course, if you want your wedding planner to do more than what’s included in your package and extras, our job is to bring you the ceremony details you want and we will happily endeavour to provide that service for an additional fee.

All your guests are welcome to attend our ceremonies. We put a limit of 30 guests as our outdoors location have a limit on numbers. Above 30 guests is possible but our price and costs might change. Ask us for more details..
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The prices listed on our packages are all-inclusive and are the total that you pay. There are no hidden fees. Since we’re based in Europe, all our prices are in Euros and include VAT.

Visit our destinations pages for details of packages in : FranceParisthe French RivieraSpainItalySwitzerland, Ireland, MonacoGreece and Portugal.

Should you want any extra services, that’s totally possible at an extra cost.
Should you wish our services in a city that is not in our listing, you’ll need to add an extra 300 euros for traveling fees. But bear in mind that we can’t travel everywhere. Contact us and we will tell you where we can go.

If you decide to stay in a hotel that is really far from the location of your ceremony and would like to have a hair and makeup artist come to your hotel, an extra traveling fee may be incurred.