… your own wedding official (BABS)? How does that work?

Babs Marie France - Wedding OfficialTrouwplechtigheid

Wedding ceremony with your own wedding official (BABS)

You can get married anywhere in the Netherlands. As a BABS (Extraordinary Civil Servant of the Civil Registry) I have been lovingly organizing wedding ceremonies throughout the Netherlands since 2001 and abroad. I have also performed marriages in English and German and I would like to welcome your French and Spanish guests in their own language.

Babs bij huwelijk Martine & Harm Olmenhorst Lisserbroek

Introductory meeting

After a no-obligation extensive introductory meeting (possibly also during the weekend) in which we discuss your wishes, expectations and the possibilities and we get to know each other, I will make a final proposal with accompanying cost overview .


“Marie-France is highly recommended for anyone who wants to have a loving, committed, special, emotional, humorous and beautiful ceremony”

Duitstalige trouwceremonie in Amsterdam


A few weeks before the wedding ceremony, we make an appointment, usually at the bridal couple’s home, to further discuss the wedding ceremony. This is a very extensive conversation in which we mainly look deeper inyour relationship.

Choices that you have made yourself and together in life, the meaning of your commitment to eachother and the path you have walked alone, but also together. Furthermore, the wedding day (but especially the ceremony) is discussed in detail and I advise you where I can.

Our story

“No one but her could have told our story so beautifully”

Bruidsmeisje Olmenhorst

Perfect cooperation

A week before the wedding day, I contact the master of ceremonies or wedding planner by telephone to go through everything step by step so that we work together towards a beautiful and well-organized highlight of your wedding party!

On the day itself I am present in plenty of time to check all agreements made. In my preparation I extensively devote all the care and love that is possible to your wedding ceremony. See also my presentation and reviews on The Perfect Wedding

Beautiful weddings

As a sworn wedding official or babs I have been able to provide many very beautiful weddings. Click here for some references .

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