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Do You Know These 7 Things About Weddings in Sri Lanka?

Having a destination wedding in Sri Lankais a magical experience. It will be a thrilling and unforgettable memory that you will cherish for the rest of your lifetime. Listed below are some points which may be important for you.

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Fixing The Date

Fixing The Date

Weddings are usually conducted from Monday to Saturday, excluding public holidays.

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Choosing the Venue

Choosing the Venue

Sri Lanka offers a range of wedding venues with diverse choices. You can opt for a garden wedding, a beach wedding, a wedding in a rainforest or even a mountain location. The opportunities Sri Lanka provides for weddings are endless.

3

The Theme

The Theme

The couple can choose a traditional Sinhalese wedding with fascinating rituals, a colourful Hindu ceremony or a Christian ceremony which is similar to the ones held in other countries of the world.

4

Know the Age Requirement

Know the Age Requirement

The couple must be 18 years or older. Parental consent is required if the couple is under 21.

5

Legal Requirements

Legal Requirements

A minimum residency of five days prior to the wedding is a must. The legal requirements for Registration of Marriages of Foreign Nationals in Sri Lanka are uncomplicated if you produce the required documents to the Divisional/District Registrar of the area where your marriage would take place. Check this page out for legal requirements for weddings in Sri Lanka.

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The Wedding Certificate

The Wedding Certificate

The certificate will be issued in Sinhala and will need to be translated into English in order for it to be legally recognized in your own country.

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Formalities

Formalities

You have to know that it’s not entirely possible to have a formal Christian ceremony, but a civil service or Buddhist ceremony can be arranged. However, you can have Christian blessings by a clergyman with prior arrangements.