Maldives Wedding

Be it a wedding or a renewal of vows, Maldives offers the perfect destination for couples and here are some reasons why it’s ideal for a new chapter of love.

Honeymoon
Honeymoon | Image by Roberto Nickson via Unsplash

Private Island Resorts

The chance to celebrate your special day on a private island is not to be missed and is offered by resorts here the likes of OBLU SELECT Lobigili which has one just for couples! The best thing is, that such properties will take care of all the planning as well as decorating the venue and setting up the ceremony; afterwards, you can look to stay at an overwater pool villa which adds to the romance.

Idyllic Settings

When you opt to have a wedding or renewal of vows at the best resorts in Maldives for couples, you will get the chance to choose from diverse enchanting settings. Of course, a beach with a decorated area and an aisle of sand beside the Indian Ocean during sunset is a popular choice. For something different, some resorts will offer to host the ceremony on a heart-shaped sandbank offering the ultimate seclusion!

Memorable Ceremonies

It’s not just the settings that are distinctive but the ceremonies too. Some resorts will offer a dedicated ceremony master who will ensure things run smoothly; aspects like a wedding cake-cutting ceremony, a bottle of Champagne to celebrate the occasion, local snacks, and a renewal of vows certificate can be offered too. Properties may even provide a specially curated wedding gift hamper as well!

Unique Honeymoons

After the ceremony, couples can look forward to unforgettable honeymoons; you can savour an intimate candlelit dinner on the beach, while some resorts will additionally offer a romantic photoshoot and a special “floating breakfast” in the pool of a villa! Other highlights can include spa rituals for couples, sunset or full moon private cruises and movie nights on the beach under the stars.

Maldives

For the ultimate honeymoon destination, couples will be hard-pressed to find a finer destination than the Maldives and here are some compelling reasons why!

Good morning from your favourite honeymoon island destination in the middle of Indian ocean,
Good morning from your favourite honeymoon island destination in the middle of Indian ocean, | Image by Ibrahim Asad’s PHotograp via flickr

Private Island Getaways

Amongst the unique allures here is the chance to stay at a resort on its own private island that offers sublime seclusion and serenity. Such properties feature beach villas, though newlyweds should look to alternatively try an overwater villa for a unique and intimate experience. Ideal options include OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi which as one of the best Maldives all-inclusive resorts also offers a package with dining delights, unlimited drinks, selected non-motorised water sports and more.

Romantic Dining

Staying at an island resort means that couples can look forward to plenty of opportunities for romantic meals together with dinners on the beach under star-studded skies being a popular choice. Of course, certain properties take dining for couples literally to new depths in a good way; this can be experienced at some resorts that feature an underwater restaurant where you can dine amidst views of coral and marine life!

Spa Healing

After all the rushing about for the wedding, the honeymoon is the perfect period for couples to just take time off to relax and feel rejuvenated which also sets the mood for romance! Resort spas in Maldives offer the ideal setting with treatment rooms for couples so you and your partner can embark on a wellness journey together. Amongst the highlights would be signature local healing rituals such as a Maldivian sand bundle massage and a coconut shell massage.

Enchanting Cruises

One of the best things to do on a Maldives honeymoon is to set off on romantic cruises. The most popular option would be a sunset cruise on a traditional boat called a dhoni, providing the perfect vantage point to witness the sun dipping below the horizon, painting the sky in mesmerising hues. For something different, stay at a resort that also offers a private full moon cruise where you can take in a magical sight at night amidst the serenades of the sea.

Maldives

When it comes to a country that exudes romance and offers the perfect setting for a destination wedding, you can hardly find a better choice than the Maldives and here’s more that couples should know.

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Beach_Weddings | Image by CrownTours Maldives via flickr

The Legalities

You may be surprised to know that while in the Maldives, destination weddings are very popular, those featuring two foreign nationals are not legally binding. However, don’t let that stop you from planning a wedding or renewal of vows ceremony here! Many couples tend to have a legally-binding wedding or register the marriage in their home country and have an enchanting and symbolic ceremony in this tropical paradise.

Resorts & Locations

For such a ceremony, the ideal choice would be an island resort with options like OBLU SELECT Lobigili being even more suitable since it’s exclusively for adults only adding to the privacy. The great thing is, such properties provide a choice of location for your special day; a secluded beach that’s been decorated and set amidst infinite ocean views is a perennial favourite, though some resorts even give couples a chance to renew their vows on a heart-shaped sandbank for two!

Types of Ceremonies

Those planning to tie the knot can look to have a conventional Western-style ceremony where the bride and groom wear typical wedding attire that makes for mesmerising pictures as well. That said, some resorts will offer the choice to incorporate more traditional local aspects for a truly distinctive Maldives wedding. It can include a “Bodu Beru” drum procession, Maldivian attire, a wedding officiant or dedicated ceremony master and delectable local snacks.

Special Additions

Resorts here will make your destination wedding even more unforgettable with certain inclusions on, during and after your special day. These can include transporting the couple to the ceremony location in a decorated buggy, a three-tier wedding cake-cutting ceremony, a curated wedding gift hamper, a bottle of champagne and a four-course, candlelit beach dinner. You could also stay at a luxurious beach or overwater villa with a private pool and sunset views for a magical honeymoon too!

Weddings are the result of years and years of hard work, planning, and enthusiasm put together. It is everyone’s ultimate dream to have the perfect wedding. If a dreamy wedding by the sea is what you have in mind, here is a checklist for beach weddings to make it easy for you.

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First things first!

If you’re planning a beach wedding, choose a theme that suits a beach vibe. Essentials first, get your wedding rings, vows, outfits, and the guest list ready. The outfits must match the wedding theme, of course! These require much time to finalize, so plan well in advance. Make sure both the bride and groom are on the same page about the final decision to avoid any hassle!

The venue is everything!

A wedding will never look right in the wrong place. If you want the perfect beach wedding in Malaysia, resort such as Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa would be a great option to consider. With the breathtaking ocean views and the summer vibes, along with the right decorations in place, the chosen venue will look out of this world. It is important to make sure to decorate the venue while sticking to your wedding theme.

Wedding Vendors

If the food, music, lighting, and decorations are to be outsourced, find the best and the most reasonably priced vendors for you. The vendors play a major role in a wedding by carrying out their delegated tasks so that you don’t have to worry about it. As a final note, do not forget to adhere to the COVID-19 regulations while planning the wedding and on the wedding day!

Dream Wedding in Maldives

 

If it’s magical island romance and beachside bliss you want for a wedding, you can’t beat the Maldives! Here’s more to help you plan your special day.

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wedding in maldives | Image via Pixabay

Legalities of the Wedding

You should know that for non-residents, a wedding here will not be legally binding. Because of this, many couples opt to get legally married in their home country and celebrate it with a symbolic ceremony here or vice versa. When it comes to a renewal of vows, Maldives is an ideal destination for it too and you will not need any legal documentation for such ceremonies either.

Resort & Location

Be it for a wedding or a renewal of vows, choosing the right private island resort is important. Ideal options include properties like Kandolhu Maldives that provide sublime coastal backdrops, bespoke planning and the services of a wedding coordinator. For the ceremony location, a secluded beach is always a popular option, though you can even consider a private yacht at sunset!

Package Inclusions

Ideally, check to see if the resort offers a special wedding or renewal of vows package that will feature not only the planning and coordination aspects but other additions too; these can include a decorated beach venue, a master of ceremonies, a cake and bottle of champagne, photography session and even local ‘bodu beru’ drummers who will add a Maldivian touch to the event.

Best Period

The good news is that there’s no bad time to have your Maldives wedding! That said, the peak season from November to April is when you can experience the best weather with plenty of sunshine; bear in mind rates will be higher too. The off-peak season from May to October sees the arrival of rains though not all the time so you can still host your ceremony, while rates will be less too.

  

outdoor wedding

Say bye to the traditional wedding concepts and discover new wedding themes that are increasingly becoming popular in the world. One of the latest trends is the ‘beach wedding concept’.

Beach weddings in Malaysia

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This is a new wedding concept for Malaysia as well. Properties such as Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa are just awesome for hosting beach weddings in Malaysia. Other popular destinations include Langkawi, Penang, and Sabah.

Wedding packages

Generally, beach wedding packages offered by resorts include pre-ceremony refreshments, welcome signage, decorated altar, petal aisle, and the wedding cake. Some resorts also go the extra mile to offer a romantic dinner for the couple.

Wedding planners

Getting the support of a wedding planner or not is a decision that the couple should make. If more decorations and other additional items are needed, a wedding planner can help you out. But the couple will have to pay a fee for his/her job.

General costs

In addition to the basic requirements, there can be other necessities such as sounds and lights (if it’s an evening function). Serving liquor to the guests also will be charged separately.

 

Beach Wedding

If you are looking for a romantic destination to sweep that special someone off their feet, your search is at an end; here’s why the Maldives is ideal for another chapter of your love story!

Celebrate a Beach Wedding

Romantic Wedding
Romantic Wedding | Image via Unsplash

Wind-swept romance and a ceremony on the beach with a petal-strewn aisle of sand awaits at a magical beach wedding in Maldives! Island resorts offer special packages for couples looking to tie the knot or renew their vows and can include a ceremonial pavilion, traditional Bodu Beru drummers, wedding cake and more.

Indulge in Spa Treatments

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spa treatments | Image via Unsplash

For something truly relaxing and rejuvenating you can look forward to enjoying spa bliss together from massages to full body therapies that combine Maldivian traditions with modern healing techniques. Some resorts offer unique settings too like Huvafen Fushi Maldives with its underwater treatment rooms for couples!

Embark on a Dhoni Cruise

A dhoni is a traditional boat and certain resorts have modified such vessels ideal for romantic cruises with a private crew to take care of your needs. You can catch a gorgeous sunset or spend time stargazing while sharing wine or champagne and even spend a night aboard, dreaming amidst the rhythmic songs of the sea.

Enjoy Romantic Dining

There are plenty of idyllic backdrops in which to enjoy an intimate meal with the one you love. Private dinners on the beach or by the pool overlooking the Indian Ocean are not to be missed; for something different, you can savour dinner on a secluded sandbank for two or aboard a dhoni as you sail into the horizon.

Did your S.O. just get down on one knee and pop the question? It’s time to find the big white dress and prepare your bouquet throwing skills! But first- pick a location in Dubai! Luckily, being the awesome Emirate that it is, you have plenty of places to choose from!

Garden

Allan Ajifo, Destination wedding, CC BY 2.0

Garden weddings held at any luxury hotel in Dubai look quite similar to having your wedding at the Garden of Eden, especially at the beautifully groomed garden at Desert Palm PER AQUUM.

Beach

Allan Ajifo, Beach wedding, CC BY 2.0

Beach weddings are gaining popularity across the world, as mesmerizing blue ocean waters and golden beaches make add the perfect amount of colour to your wedding photographs!

Indoors

Addington Palace, Dinner in the great hall at Addington Palace, CC BY-SA 3.0

Having an indoor wedding means that you get to control temperatures and avoid any weather situations like sandstorms or rain! You can even decorate the hall in any way and with anything that you want!

Other venues

Other Wedding Venues
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Dubai is massively beautiful and has a number of venues that will be ideal for your wedding – choose from having it against the backdrop of the Arabian Desert or on a yacht as you cruise along the shimmering waters of the Persian Gulf.

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.

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