Considering marrying in France? Here is what you can expect, when to go and what you'll need to know...

Dasha Caffrey

MARRYING ABROAD: THE PAPERWORK YOU WILL NEED BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE UK

When to go? June to September is best for an outdoor wedding, but cities like Paris are beautiful in any season

What to expect Wine estates and châteaux

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Need to know To get married legally in France, you need to be resident for at least 40 days; therefore most Britons choose to marry legally in the UK before a bigger ceremony in France. Religious ceremonies are not legally binding. All couples must head to the city hall to marry first before having a blessing in church.

The expert Anne-Laure Renaud of www.etvoila-weddings.com