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Wedding in the Maldives – how it all happens 

A wedding in the Maldives is not official, but is only symbolic. Nevertheless, thousands of couples fly to the paradise islands every year to say “Yes” to each other. What is the secret of the popularity of a wedding in the Maldives and how everything happens, will tell the top site for booking villas on the paradise islands – wiotto.com. The main office of the company is located in Geneva, and there are also representative offices in other cities, including the Maldives themselves. 

Formal or symbolic wedding 

Wedding in the Maldives is a beautiful ritual. However, the marriage certificate issued by resort islands has no legal force. As a rule, the couple signs at home, and then holds a ceremony in the Maldives and the actual honeymoon itself. Often, couples who have been married for a long time come to the islands to perform this beautiful ritual on their wedding anniversary. 

How to book a wedding in the Maldives 

As a rule, a wedding needs to be booked in advance – at least a few weeks, or even months. This is due to the limited number of places and staff for the ceremony. Some small and remote islands accept reservations for a month or more. Especially if you need to order a photographer, videographer, manicure, etc. 

Many resorts can hold only one ceremony per day, so it is worth booking a wedding in advance if you are limited in time or a certain date is important to you. It is worth saying that the ceremony is not necessarily a wedding. It can be a birthday celebration, corporate party and much more. 

To book a wedding in the Maldives, it is enough to tell your manager the desired date of the ceremony when booking a villa. This can be done in the wiotto.com online chat. The manager will check if the day is free for the wedding and confirm the reservation. In general, the booking goes according to the scheme: 

  1. Before booking a villa, check with the manager for free days for the ceremony. 
  1. Coordinate the choice of villa, meals and transfer, as well as choose a wedding package and add-ons, if any. 
  1. Receive a reservation and an invoice for payment, which will indicate the period in which you need to pay for the reservation of the villa and ceremony. Depending on the hotel, the reservation must be paid 5-30 days before check-in at the hotel. 
  1. After payment you will receive a booking confirmation and related documents. 

Wedding packages 

There are hotels in the Maldives that offer one wedding package. This is the classic set: 

  • decorated area on the beach, 
  • wedding host services, 
  • bridal bouquet, 
  • wedding cake and champagne, 
  • traditional Maldivian boduberu dances, 
  • photoshoot, 
  • festively decorated villa and breakfast, 
  • walk around the island on a decorated buggy, 
  • symbolic marriage certificate in the Maldives. 

Large resorts, as well as premium hotels, offer a choice of several wedding packages, including the opportunity to purchase a number of services for them. For example, manicure and make-up, additional photo shoot, spa for two, dinner at a restaurant, wedding dress in the Maldivian style, etc. Everything is very individual and often depends on the resort itself and the package chosen, as extended packages often include many of the above. 

Different wedding packages at the same resort differ in the fullness of the ceremony with festive elements and, accordingly, in price. For example, a classic ceremony is held during the day, in a pavilion, with minimal decorations and a single-tiered cake. The more expensive package includes a sunset ceremony, a more luxurious tiered cake, more lavish decorations, a candlelit dinner, and more. The most expensive are outdoor ceremonies, for example, on a desert island, on a yacht or even under water. 

Whichever wedding package you choose in the Maldives, you can be sure of one thing – this day will be one of the brightest in your life. What could be more romantic than a turquoise lagoon and luxurious palm trees on a coral sand beach!