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List of things you must have for an Island wedding in Maldives

Getting married in an exotic location such as Maldives can be a romantic affair and will result in amazing memories. But planning one can be quite tiresome. Here's what you'll need to consider:


Choose a package

When planning your wedding away from home, ensure you pick a package from a reputed venue so that you will have peace of mind that everything will be taken care of. In Maldives, beach resort options are aplenty and offer some spectacular locations. Resorts such as Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon will have an events team that will help you plan things to your preferences. A wedding planner reputed for working at remote locations too can help a great deal. Also, tell the planner or the venue exactly what your requirements are. Even if it means opting out of certain offerings in the packages.


Check if there other events taking place at your resort

Imagine, on the day of the wedding, there is another gala event taking place at the same venue! To avoid any unpleasant experiences, try to fix a date when there are no other large-scale events taking place at the resort.



One of the key reasons you might have picked the Maldives as your preferred location for your wedding is the spectacular sceneries and amazing photographic opportunities it offers. Therefore, keep this in mind when planning the decor and floral arrangements as you do not need to go overboard with them.


Have your invites ready in advance

when it comes to overseas weddings, your guests will not make flight bookings until they receive their invitations. Allow them plenty of time to plan by mailing the invites well in advance. No last-minute invitations please!


Plan for a weekend of celebrations

Guests who arrive may not appreciate coming all the way, just to have to plan their own thing after the wedding. If possible plan for a long weekend where your guests fly in over a Thursday and leave on Saturday to make the best out of your celebration.


Master of ceremonies

Check with your hotel or venue if they can arrange for a master of ceremonies to preside over vows and officiate the wedding.


Accommodation for guests

Remember you do not have to foot the bill for your guests' accommodation (unless you want to). However, you can do your part by negotiating good rates for the rooms. If you are getting married at a very swanky resort, check out options where you can arrange for cheaper accommodation at a sister property. Sending out your invites well in advance (as seen in No 3), will also give you a good idea of how many guests will make it for the wedding. With this information, you ought to be able to get the best possible rates on your bookings.


Check out the backup location at your venue

As much as you'd prefer that romantic outdoor wedding, ensure you have a look at their backup location just in case the weather doesn't hold up. This is also a reminder to take a look at weather patterns and history with the locals before making a booking for your dream wedding. After all, you don't want to fly thousands of miles to end up having an indoor wedding!

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