The Maldives with its secluded beaches and azure ocean waters offers the perfect canvas for a romantic celebration. This guide unveils the secrets to planning a magical wedding in this tropical paradise that will be truly unforgettable.
A Symbolic Ceremony
Weddings for foreign nationals in the Maldives are not legally binding which means your ceremony here will be a symbolic one. Many couples thus opt for a legal ceremony back home and then exchange vows in this tropical paradise. While it may not be legally binding, the emotional resonance of the ceremony against the breathtaking island backdrop is unparalleled and allows couples to declare their commitment in a meaningful way.
Selecting a Private Resort
Elevate your wedding by choosing a luxury resort on a private island in awe-inspiring destinations such as the Gaafu Alifu Atoll. Picture palm-fringed shores, turquoise lagoons, and ocean blues setting the stage for you to exchange vows at properties like The Residence Maldives Dhigurah. A dedicated wedding coordinator ensures seamless planning, from the ceremony and catering to photography and entertainment. Your love story transforms into a celebration of love the way you always dreamed.
Special Wedding Packages
The ideal resort will offer special packages that will often include a choice of wedding venues. Maldives is the perfect choice for a beach ceremony with a decorated area on the shore where you can walk barefoot on an aisle of sand strewn with flower petals. Check for inclusions like bridal hair and makeup, a bouquet, a wedding cake, a champagne toast, a turndown gift, and digital images. Some packages even extend to photo coverage at an added cost to capture more of those magical moments.
Unique Elements for Your Special Day
Check if your resort also offers unique elements like traditional Maldivian Bodu Beru drummers and a coconut palm planting ceremony. Packages may include a private beach BBQ dinner and spa treatments for two, which can be combined with your honeymoon escape at a beach or overwater villa with sunrise or sunset views. Of course, some properties will provide even more unique options; certified divers can take the plunge with an underwater ceremony that adds a whole new dimension to saying, “I do!”