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Things to know when getting married at Maldives – Tying the knot in the tropical island

Maldives is undoubtedly one of the most sought after wedding destinations in the world and if you are planning to tie the knot in Maldives here are things to remember during wedding planning.


Legal requirements

It is important to remember that you are not permitted to get married legally if you are not a citizen in the Maldives. Non-citizens can host a wedding ceremony and get a blessing but you will not be able to get married legally in the Maldives.



Most of the couples who travel from around the world come to the island to host a_ beach wedding. Maldives_ being a tropical country has sunny weather throughout the year and a few rainy seasons during a few months. Depending on the time you want to host the wedding it is important to find out the weather prevailing in the country so you can make your wedding plans accordingly. The best time to have an outdoor wedding in the Maldives is from January to March and then from October to December. When you are considering the timing of the wedding, depending on the weather you can also decide if you wish to get married during a more sunny time which will be a lunch wedding or you can also host a wedding towards sunset with the setting sun as the backdrop which can be a dinner wedding.



There are many different locations that you can select as your wedding location from different atolls around the Maldives. It is important to consider the food, the pricing and also the accessibility from Male for your guests when you are deciding on your wedding destination. If you are looking at a location such as the Maafushivaru Maldives then you are able to discuss the requirements with the staff and get feedback on how they can accommodate your necessities. Remember to consider the size of the private beach allocated for the resort and the timing and the setting if you are interested in having a sunset beach wedding.


Wedding planner

If you don’t live in Maldives and if you don’t have any friends or relatives it would be best to hire an experienced wedding planner than can handle the wedding preparations for you. Most of the locals are able to converse in English and when selecting the wedding planner it is important to find someone who is good in Dhivehi, which is the local language in Maldives as well as in English. This will avoid any miscommunications between you and the vendors and you will also be able to get the prices quoted for the locals if you are able to find a planner that is well conversed in both languages and moves well with the locals.


Food and lodging

When deciding on the location you need to also consider the food you can have at the wedding. If the majority of your guests are coming from abroad then you need to have an international buffet or range of dishes that will be pleasing to their palette. Consider discussing this matter with the wedding planner as well so that they can give their recommendations and feedback from previous experiences.

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