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A Wedding at the Maldives
Written by Alex on August 26, 2020 Share on

Wedding At The Maldives – A Wedding Made At Heaven!

A wedding is one of the most special moments in your entire life. It is a moment where two souls start their journey of life. Being such a significant instance in a man’s life, it is important that the place at which the wedding takes place is as special as the bond between those two who come together in matrimony. It is said that marriages are made in heaven and what if you can literally have your wedding planned at heaven and one such heaven on earth is The Maldives. With destination weddings being the trend of the century, the Maldives is one of the best places to tie the knot. Read on to know more about how amazing Maldives destination weddings can be.

A Wedding in the Maldives
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Why Wedding at the Maldives?

The Maldives is one of the scenic destinations in the world and certainly the best of all the tropical islands. It is the perfect place where you can fulfil your dream of having a fantasy wedding. Al the turquoise water, sand beaches, ravishing reefs and the wonderful weather will set up your wedding to be the best moment in your life. Right from the edges of the cliffs to the centre of the sea in a cruise, you can exchange your vows according to your choice as the place offers a variety of options. Here are the things that you should know before planning your dream destination wedding at the Maldives.


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Legalities of a Maldives Wedding

The wedding at the Maldives is not legally binding unless it involves a Maldivian citizen. However, A marriage ceremony can be held in one of the marvellous places that are spread all over the Maldives. You can tie the knot before you leave and then have a ceremony in one of the resorts in the Maldives. There are exclusive Marriage ceremony deals that are offered by the resorts in the island country. Even though you can’t legally marry at the Maldives, it doesn’t make the wedding ceremony any less special. Blimey, you can have the honeymoon there as well.

A Traditional Maldivian Wedding Ceremony

You can choose to have your wedding as per your choice. It might be a traditional English wedding or you can opt to have a Maldivian wedding. After all, it is a destination wedding at the Maldives and having a local flavour will spice up your wedding to the next level.

Maldivian wedding with traditional Bodu Beru
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A Maldivian wedding will have all the heart-wrenching vows, loving sights and precious rings like a traditional English wedding. In addition to that, you will be able to have a Bodu Beru (drums) procession where you can walk down the aisle amidst the procession of the traditional drummers of the Maldives. You can also have a local officiant, a Gazi, who can conduct the ceremony in the local Divehi dialect. You can rise the spice up a notch by wearing traditional Maldivian clothing.

The Perfect Ambience for a Wedding

The Maldives is filled with mind-boggling locations but beaches tend to be the most favourite spot for a wedding. It comes as a no-brainer as the island country is packed with some of the best beaches on the planet. The combination of gleaming waters and the wavering palm trees offer the best backdrops for the wedding to take place. You can also have your dream Maldives wedding at one of the resorts or fancy terraces with the sun setting as the backdrop. Also, you can have a fancy wedding in one of the cruises or a traditional yacht, called dhoni, in the middle of the sea.

A wedding couple in the Maldives
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The Price of a Maldives Wedding

A wedding can be an expensive affair and according to the latest report, the average cost spent by the citizens of the United Kingdom for a wedding is around £16000. With marriage being loaded with various expenses like the dresses, the photography, hair and makeup and the cake, it is essential that you plan the funds of the wedding accordingly.


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The cost of a wedding in the Maldives is comparatively cheaper and it will also help in saving a lot of money. The wedding pack in the Maldives can range between £450 to £3000 without the including the flight charges and with the addition of flight charges and hotel stay, it would cost around £10000 only. This is still a lot less money spent when compared to the average money spent on marriage in the UK.

A bride during her wedding in a resort
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The resorts in the Maldives also offer deals on marriages and honeymoon with various inclusions. You can add all the features of the wedding such as the flowers, makeup,  Bodu Beru players, alter decorations cake, photography, a bottle of champagne, and the venue as part of the deal. The price of the package can be as cheap as £2700. With the resort taking care of all the aspects of the wedding, all you have to do is to say, “I do”!

Top Resorts for Maldives Wedding

With an ocean of options available in the island paradise and with each resort giving out attractive prices, it becomes difficult to choose one for your wedding. To take you out of the misery, here are the best resorts that you can check out for your wedding at the Maldives.

  • Conrad Maldives Rangali Island: Have you ever dreamt about marrying underwater and this resort is the perfect place to make your dream come true. Become the King & Queen of Atlantis by exchanging your vows underwater at the renowned Ithaa Undersea Restaurant. Also, a wedding can be arranged by them at the sandy beach. There are also various in house add-ons like a Spa treatment, Photography and many more.
  • One&Only Reethi Rah: One&Only is one of the top luxury resorts in the Maldives. It is one of the most picturesque locations where you can plan your wedding. You can exchange your vows right in front of your luxury villas and also have your honeymoon at the same place. Everything, from the start of the wedding ceremony to its end, will be taken care of by the management. You can also avail the romantic candlelight dinner at the Reethi restaurant. After the wedding, You will be going to dinner in a floral decorated golf buggy.
  • Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa: It’s a one of a kind luxury resort where you can book the complete wedding package. It includes a perfect massage session, the ceremony, the bouquet, the photographer, the wedding cake, bridal hair and make-up. Also, The holiday includes a romantic 3-course meal, 30-minute private yoga session, floral bath and breakfast in bed. In addition, you can devise the perfect menu for you and your guests as per your preferences.

And that’s how the dream destination weddings happen. The Maldives, apart from being a top honeymoon destination, also is one of the best places for your destination wedding. Ready to start your forever at the Maldives? Great choice.

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