Terms & conditions

Last updated: August 22, 2018

These terms and conditions create a contract between you (THE COUPLE) and Une Belle Cérémonie SAS / Perfect Paris Wedding (THE ORGANIZER). Please read them carefully.

Perfect Paris Wedding is a brand of the French Company:
Une Belle Cérémonie SAS
17 avenue d’Italie
75013 Paris
Siret : 803 348 499 00010
TVA : FR96 803348499 SAS.

SERVICES
> Package
> Add-ons
> Guarantee of service
> Location of the ceremony
> Number of guests
> Timeline
> Punctuality on the day of the event
> Services at your hotel/apartment rental

PHOTO TOUR AND PHOTOGRAPHY
> Photography/image rights
> Photo tour itinerary and transportation

PAYMENT CONDITIONS
> Booking and payment schedule
> Cancellation and refund
> Methods of payment

Package

THE ORGANIZER offers packaged services for elopements, small weddings or vows renewals in Paris.

Standard packages include:
• Outdoor or indoor elopement, wedding or vows renewal symbolic ceremony
• Wedding Officiant
• Photographer – 3 Hours
• Bride’s Bouquet – Groom’s boutonniere
• Bride’s Hair & Make-Up
• Car & Driver – 3 hours

The ceremonies arranged by THE ORGANIZER are beautiful and romantic symbolic ceremonies. To be legally married, THE COUPLE must have a legal ceremony in their home country or be a resident in France and be married at the Mairie. The legal marriage – and paperwork associated – are the responsibility of THE COUPLE.
Other packages are available and may include a venue for example.

 


Add-ons
The add-ons section of the online store proposes services that can be added to the initial package. Products and services from this section cannot be purchased on their own: they must be added to an initial package which includes the wedding planning services.

Orders may be cancelled and payment fully refunded up to 2.5 months (10 weeks) before the event. In case of a cancellation 2.5 months (10 weeks) or less prior to the event, a 30% retainer will apply.

All prices are in Euros and include tax (VAT).


Guarantee of service

THE ORGANIZER is a Paris-based wedding specialist working in conjunction with a team of talented professionals. THE ORGANIZER guaranties that THE COUPLE will receive the services of THE ORGANIZER’s dedicated team as presented on the photos of THE ORGANIZER’s website and social media. If for any reason, and at any time, one of the vendors becomes unavailable, THE ORGANIZER will assure the continuity of service and secure an appropriate replacement. This applies if a photographer gets sick, a chauffeur’s car breaks down, an officiant loses their voice, or any similar unforeseen event.


Location of the ceremony

Depending on the package chosen, the ceremony will take place in either a private place (indoor wedding) or a public area (outdoor wedding).

In the case of an outdoor wedding, there are no rules in France that permit anyone to make private a public area or park, even temporarily. THE COUPLE acknowledges being aware of this. THE ORGANIZER will not be held responsible if the location chosen at the time of booking is temporarily closed by the City of Paris, nor if some passersby are present in the vicinity of the ceremony. If the location is temporarily closed, THE ORGANIZER will arrange for a backup plan in the same area, with similar conditions.

In case of rain, with an outdoor ceremony, THE ORGANIZER assures a plan B. If it is a question of a light shower, the wedding team can wait for it to pass. On the rare occasions where heavy rain is forecast THE ORGANIZER may propose a change of location (for the ceremony) to the beautiful arcades of the Palais Royal. This change of location will only impact the ceremony and THE COUPLE will still be able to capture the Eiffel Tower later, during their photo shoot.

In the event of adverse weather conditions, at THE COUPLE’s request, it might be possible to reschedule the time and/or date of the ceremony. The new date and time will be defined according to the availability of THE COUPLE’s wedding team.


Number of guests

The Perfect Paris elopement, small wedding and vows renewal packages are designed for a maximum of 15 guests. THE COUPLE understands and agrees that any increase in the number of guests may impact the organization and incur potential additional fees.

If THE COUPLE exceeds the maximum number of 15 guests, the wedding location will be changed to the American Church in Paris, inducing additional invoicing to cover the fees of an American Church wedding (the public prices available on THE ORGANIZER’s website will apply).


Timeline

THE ORGANIZER will provide a final wedding day timeline no later than 30 days before the event. This document will be shared with all members of THE COUPLE’s wedding team and be the reference document for the day of the event. THE COUPLE must review this document and alert THE ORGANIZER immediately if they find that something is mistaken or has been omitted (for example: extra hour with photographer not indicated, wrong number of guests, error in the address of the hotel and drop off location…).


Punctuality on the day of the event

The times indicated on the timeline for the beginning and end of various elements of the day define the availability of each vendor. THE COUPLE understands and agrees that any lateness caused by THE COUPLE or their guests will not extend the time of availability of the vendors.


Services at your hotel/apartment rental

Some services are provided at your hotel/apartment rental, such as hair and makeup, flowers delivery and chauffeur pickup. Your hotel or rental must be located within central Paris and in a convenient location adapted to your ceremony location and photo tour. Your planner may help you confirm that your hotel is located in an appropriate area of Paris. If your hotel is located in an area that requires additional time for your chauffeur or longer commute for your hair and makeup artist for example, additional fees may apply.


Photography / image rights

THE COUPLE will receive approximately 120 HD images. Images are lightly edited by the photographer – light, frame and contrast. More comprehensive editing, such as skin retouching or customized highlights are not included in the package price but can be discussed with the photographer and arranged for an additional fee.

A web-friendly image will be provided within a day or two to share with family and friends. Final images can be downloaded via a web link at a later date, usually within 3-4 weeks following the event. Images are available in high resolution (can be around 6-9 MB/MO in size). Final images will have no watermarks.

THE COUPLE will own full rights to the images that are delivered to them. THE ORGANIZER may use some photos to illustrate and showcase the work of Perfect Paris Wedding. THE COUPLE can express their wish to keep their photographs private and not have them published, and this wish will be respected by THE ORGANIZER.


Photo tour itinerary and transportation

THE ORGANIZER proposes an itinerary covering beautiful landmarks within central Paris. The itinerary can be adapted on the day for different reasons (traffic, closed streets…) and upon the client’s request, provided that the requested locations can be covered within the time available.

THE COUPLE understands that the front seat is reserved to the photographer who will guide the chauffeur on the photo tour.


Booking deposit and payment schedule

The amount of the deposit (500 euros or 1000 euros) depends on the package chosen. It is to be paid at time of the booking. The booking deposit, which secures your event’s date, is not refundable.

If the event is more than 3 months (12 weeks) away, a payment schedule is offered to THE COUPLE with a first payment (non-refundable deposit) due upon booking, a second payment due 90 days before the event and the final payment due 30 days before the event. THE COUPLE understands and agrees that the full amount owed for the event is due 30 days before the elopement, small wedding or vows renewal.

If the event is less than 3 months (12 weeks) away, the full fee of the package is due upon booking, but only the deposit element (500 euros or 1000 euros as appropriate) is non-refundable.

In some circumstances, it is possible to reschedule the wedding date without losing the deposit: if THE COUPLE asks a change of date more than 2.5 months (10 weeks) before the event, they can reuse their initial deposit for the new date. If a change in the wedding date is requested less than 10 weeks before the wedding date, the initial deposit will be forfeited, and a new deposit will be required to save the new date.


Cancellation and refund

Upon THE COUPLE’s signature, THE ORGANIZER will reserve the time and date agreed upon, and will not make other reservations for that time and date. For this reason, the booking deposit is non-refundable. An exception will be made if THE COUPLE’s travel cannot take place because of unexpected international events that make it physically impossible for THE COUPLE to leave their country or enter France.

If, in the event of personal issues, THE COUPLE wishes to change the date of their event, there will be no surcharges or additional fees applied if the date is within a week of the initial date, provided that the new date complies with the same conditions as their initial date (for example, conditions such as weekday, French bank holiday, time of the ceremony and other similar criteria will apply). If the couple wishes to change to another date far in time (more than a month), the booking deposit will be lost and need to be paid again in order to secure the new date with the team of vendors. The new date will be defined between THE COUPLE and THE ORGANIZER, depending upon availability of service providers.

THE COUPLE can choose to cancel the event at any time in the planning process and receive a refund of payments made after the booking deposit (which remains non-refundable) and any other payments already made for the event (for example venue or services down-payments made by Une Belle Cérémonie to other providers).

When the event includes addons (flowers, cars, video…), these addons may be cancelled and payment fully refunded up to 2.5 months before the event. In case of a cancellation 2.5 months or less prior to the event, a 30% retainer will apply.


Methods of payment

Payments can be made by either of the following methods.

1. Via International Bank Transfer in Euros to THE ORGANIZER’s French bank account

Bank information:
UNE BELLE CEREMONIE
SG PARIS ITALIE (03084)
19 AVENUE D’ITALIE
75013 PARIS

Bank reference
Code banque: 30003
Code guichet: 03084
N°compte (account): 00020000562
Clé RIB (key): 47
IBAN : FR76 3000 3030 8400 0200 0056 247
BIC-ADRESSE SWIFT : SOGEFRPP

THE COUPLE understands that bank wire transfers are not immediate. There is often a delay of some days. Therefore, wire transfers should be made in a timely manner in order to arrive at THE ORGANIZER’s bank account by the due date.

OR 2. Via Secure online Credit Card payment.

Credit card payment are possible through the PayPal platform. Payments must be made in Euros. The conversion rate that will apply is the one provided by the bank or credit card service on the day of the payment.