Most of couples plan their wedding in Paris between May and September, when the weather tends to be the best. The high season also includes April and October.
Indeed, if you want to have an outdoor wedding in a castle, you must plan it in the summertime. However, if you plan a black-tie wedding in a Parisian palace, you can have it any time of the year!
Summertime weddings are made to enjoy the outdoors. There are some Parisian palaces with splendid terraces and gardens (like Ritz, Hotel de Crillon or Shangri La) where you can host a cocktail. If you feel like you need more space, it is better to leave the city and to celebrate in one of the castles in the countryside. French chateaux often have gorgeous parks and gardens where you can have your ceremony, cocktail and even dinner.
Winter weddings in Paris have their own advantage though. First, you can plan it in six months only, as most of vendors and venues are available in the wintertime. Second, winter flowers are amazing! Think about anemones, tulips, ranunculus, amaryllis, hyacinths, daffodils! These flowers are not available in the summertime, yet they offer stunning decor opportunities! Third, it gets dark early in the afternoon, at around 5-6 pm, which means you can have a splendid candlelit ceremony and an intimate candlelit dinner.
One of the biggest concerns of all couples is that it might be cold and rainy for the photoshoot. However, with proper clothes (elegant fur coat or wool shawl) you will rock your photoshoot outdoors. And to avoid the rain, you can always take your photos in a covered location like Palais Royal, Bir Hakeim bridge or Louvre galleries.
In short, the best season to get married in Paris depends on the style of the celebration. Black-tie wedding in a Parisian palace is even more enjoyable in the wintertime because it is too cold to be outdoors! Some venues have terraces, so if you want to have an outdoor area at your winter wedding in Paris, it is always possible to install the heating and create a hot-wine bar or crêpe station to warm your guests up.
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