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Tips for Wedding Planning in the Maldives - An insight into the Maldives!

The Maldives is one of the perfect destinations for a beautiful wedding. If you're planning to host your wedding in the Maldives, and here are some tips that will help you.



The Maldives has tropical weather with two distinctive seasons. One is the dry season and the other is the wet season. The dry season begins in the month of January and lasts up to March. The wet season, on the other hand, starts in Mid-May and ends in November. The month of April, as well as December, are those transitional months which has elements of the two seasons. So, If you are planning a beach wedding, the wet season must be avoided at all costs. The average temperature is at around 30°C throughout the year.


Culture and Etiquette

It is best to be acquainted with the local culture before you venture out on this trip. You do not want to offend anyone while planning your wedding here. Starting on the wrong foot is not the way to go. In the Maldives, people greet each other with a handshake, and the ‘Assalaam Alaikum’, meaning ‘peace be upon you'. Having said that, men and women do not shake hands in general, and the men usually wait for the women to extend their hand first. The majority of the locals here live in residential islands and do not intermingle with the tourist destinations. Therefore, you can get a resort for yourself, and the staff there will help you plan your wedding. You can check out a Maldives bungalow for your wedding, as you have to accommodate many friends and families.


Food and Drink

The traditional meal here consists of rice, fish broth and dishes of onions, chillies and lime. If you are looking for a traditional meal to be served at your wedding, you can check with your resort. Having said that, pork is prohibited in the country and alcohol for the locals. However, most resorts carry licenses to serve alcohol. The catering service is excellent here, you do not have to worry too much. If you are looking for such a place, with catering, you can check out properties like Anantara Veli Maldives Resort.



The Maldives locations are quite expensive. And as a result, your wedding will be too. If you don't mind splurging, for this once-in-a-lifetime event, then the Maldives is your best pick. The luxury they provide you with is unlike any other in the world. You can choose to spend your wedding night in water villas and take your wedding photoshoot with gorgeous views. They do offer the best experience, for the money you are cashing out.


Legal Requirements

Yes, the Maldives is an epic destination for your wedding. However, it is not legally binding as non-residents cannot be married under the law of the government of the Maldives. You can only choose to have a symbolic and unforgettable ceremony here. You will have to register your wedding in your home country.