Therefore, marriages cannot be performed within the Embassy or within an French Consulate in the U. All marriages must be performed by a French civil authority before any religious ceremony takes place.
The mayor can authorize the deputy mayor or a city councilor to perform the ceremony in the town in which one of the parties to be married has resided for at least 40 days preceding the marriage. The religious ceremony has to be performed after the civil ceremony (never before).
The minister, priest or rabbi will require a certificate of civil marriage before any religious ceremony takes place.
) I am a 24 year old guy, I live in the centre of France, and I never went in the USA, but I think that there are a lot of cultural differences between the USA and France.
But I feel really interested in knowing what american people think about french (if some of you could give me answers it would be great !