Weddings can be stressful and fun at the same time but celebrating your special day in the Maldives is a whole new wedding experience altogether for both guests and the couple! Surrounded by endless blue ocean and white sandy beaches set the perfect romantic scene for a new start together.

Private beach weddings

An arch of vibrant flowers intertwined with the leaves of green, the white chairs that complement the colours on the flowers and the quiet and peaceful surrounding is not just a fantasy! Wed on a private beach in the luxury of seclusion with close family and friends.

Wed under the deep blue

The colourful corals light up the environment that is tinted blue, the schools of pretty looking fish bringing cheers your way as you exchange rings. Yes, it’s an underwater wedding ceremony! Your special day will be truly memorable as you pledge your undying love for each in the depths of the warm Indian Ocean.

Wedding in Maldives | Image Credit - Ibrahim Asad, CC BY 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons
Wedding in Maldives | Image Credit – Ibrahim Asad, CC BY 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Wed afloat the endless ocean

Board a cruise boat and be making a short journey on the blissful blue waters while you exchange vows with close family and friends. Have fun taking unusual photographs with the hues of blue set the perfect vibe for your new start in life.

Private Island Weddings

There are many private islands ideal for your special day in the Maldives. Romantic destinations are even better when you’ve got an entire island to yourselves, isn’t it? Find all your needs attended to while you just enjoy every single second of your special day.

Interesting photoshoots

When having your beach wedding at the Maldives the experience is never complete until you’ve ‘trashed the dress’. Be it on the beach, in a boat or underwater, find the perfect background for those fun funky poses with your partner. Get wet and get messy and simply have fun while these special moments are captured! To find out more about weddings in the Maldives, check out blogs like My Romantic Travel.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.


Wondering where to tie the knot? Make the day extra special by throwing an exotic destination wedding on the tropical paradise that is Sri Lanka.

Image Credit: AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa

Why Sri Lanka?

This little pearl in the Indian Ocean is ideal for destination weddings. It’s got lovely beaches, warm weather, picture-perfect settings and a rich heritage, as well as a warm and friendly people who love welcoming foreigners. All this contributes to make it quite a convenient and exotic locale to tie the knot in.

Quirky Touches

If you’re going to have a destination wedding, you might as well incorporate unique elements of the local culture in it. Many a wedding hotel in Sri Lanka including the likes of AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa among others, offer packages that include exciting local touches be it an elephant or tuk-tuk rides!

Indoors or Outdoors?

The answer to this one should be obvious. If you’re going through the trouble of flying out to the island to have your perfect wedding, what’s the point of having it indoors? This tropical island offers a wide range of picturesque settings that are sure to make your special day unforgettable (many of which are by the welcoming waters of the Indian Ocean).

Some of the Best Spots

Beachside weddings are the most popular type of destination wedding held on the island. There are plenty of scenic locales to choose from for this event. Seaside towns like Bentota, Hikkaduwa, Galle and Mirissa are some of the popular options you can look at. If you’d rather have your wedding near the airport for the convenience of any guests who’ll be travelling just for this purpose, you can also consider coastal towns like Negombo.

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