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Sri Lanka being a striking island in the Indian Ocean, with collection of long stretches of glorious sandy beaches framing the country, is the perfect destination for the tropical beach bound wedding of your dreams. Majority of the tourist hotels and beach resorts in the country such as AVANI Kalutara Resort provide wedding planning packages, which will assist you in all the arrangements and other organizations for you to host the perfect beach wedding in Sri Lanka, where all you’ll have to do, is simply show up!

However here are a few tips to consider when hosting the perfect beach wedding. As it is important to remember that keeping aside the picture perfect vision of you and the love of your life saying I do, surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Indian ocean and the backdrop of the majestic sunset; beach weddings can be messy.

The weather is also a major factor when hosting a beach wedding. In order to make sure half your decorations don’t wash away by the tide or your dress don’t get blown over your face during your celebration, check seasonal weather conditions with the professional wedding planners before scheduling your wedding. In Sri Lanka the tides will be stronger with harsher winds during the monsoon seasons, so try to avoid this unpredictable time to get married.

You will have to be prepared with high quality sound amplification devices as the waves can get pretty loud. This is something your wedding organisers will take care of, although make sure to check with them before hand to avoid any inconveniences.

Keeping the above factors in mind, run off to Sri Lanka with your better half to tie the knot beside the tranquil waters of the ocean.

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world.

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Honeymoon in maldives

Maldives is one of the highest ranking honeymooning spots around the world. These picture perfect islands are the ultimate island paradise. The Maldives is a collection of exotic islands, thus it is quite common to find that each resort is placed on individual islands, giving you an impeccable option for some much needed privacy when on your honeymoon.

Land on a golden beach, miles away from the hustle of the busy world into an intimate haven with your better half. It is also the ideal spot to relax and unwind; especially after a hectic few months of worrying about every little detail of your wedding. The tropical atmosphere in Maldives swamped with remarkable palm-fringed beaches, diverse coral reefs, crystal clear lagoons, beautiful star lit nights and luxurious Maldives water bungalows is the best way to start celebrating a lifetime together with you beloved.

Majority of the popular holiday resorts and villas such as Velassaru Maldives provide exclusive honeymoon packages to make sure you experience the best of your peaceful time. Enjoy romantic candle lit dinners, eat to your hearts content, soak up the warm goodness of the Maldives sun, stretch out in the beach, swim in the beautiful blue waters of the ocean and simply just have fun, far away from disturbance of the rest of the world. To experience the best and relaxed honeymoon, spend from 10 to 12 days in the tropics of Maldives.

The peak season for tourism in the Maldives is usually from April to November as it is the summer. The beaches may get quite crowded during this time as it is a watersport haven. However, you can enjoy a your honeymoon in the privacy of the chicest tourist resorts of the area. But if you want to avoid the monsoon season, plan your honeymoon between May and October as it less crowded and ideal for peaceful retreat.

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Malaysia is one of the most visited holiday destinations of the world. From luxurious resorts, to stunning sceneries, exotic food, and world class shopping centres, Malaysia’s got everything necessary for your fantasy tropical wedding. Most holiday resorts in Malaysia such as AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort provide wedding planning packages, so where ever you want to get married; a wedding hotel in Sepang , Kuala Lumpur or any other city in Malaysia, all you have to do is give instructions and simply show up.

However, the legal processes of marriage in Malaysia as a foreigner are quite peculiar. The following key factors should be kept in mind and followed;

Firstly, it is necessary to obtain a ‘Single status declaration’ from your embassy, for both you and your fiancé individually. If document is not originally provided in English or Malay, the next step is to get it translated by the commissioner of Oath in Malaysia (widely available around the country) unless your embassy is willing to do it for you.
After the two single status declarations are final, you are required to take it along with a copy of each of your birth certificates to the notarial service counter at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Malaysia in Putrajaya.

Next you have get your hands on the National Registration Department (NRD) document; JPN.KC02, you may seek assistance from the department to get it soon.

It is mandatory that foreigners reside in the marriage district for at least 7 days before applying for registration under the NRD.

Now all that is left for you to do is to register the marriage, this is done by any branch of the NRD dispersed around the country. You are required to take with you, the single status declaration documents, copies of birth certificates, the original passport, copies of the important pages (such as the page of the arrival date stamp together with a copy of the card of departure and the personal information page), the JPN.KC02 document together with one colour photograph measuring 32mm x 38mm taken in front of a blue screen for both of you.

The date your actual marriage is usually about three weeks away from the date of the registration and the registration fees; RM30 should be settled on the date of your marriage, not the registration. It is also important that you prepare two witnesses above the age of 21 to appear at your marriage ceremony with their original passports.

The parties getting married are required to bring the along their original passports together with the form produced after registration at the NRD. The dress code for your marriage is also strict in Maldives. Casual clothing is usually not permitted especially jeans and t- shirts.

On the actual day of your marriage, punctuality is key as the marriage counter at NRD will be closed, so arrive before that as it is first-in first served basis or you will be required to reschedule. The marriage certificate will be handed over on this day, endorse it with the MFA and marriage can be registered back home as well.

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world.

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