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5 Things to Consider When Planning a Destination Wedding in the Maldives-5 Aspects Every Couple Should Take into Account

As one of the world's most popular destination wedding hubs, the Maldives is front and centre of every couple's wedding dreams. From deciding on the timing of the ceremony to finding the perfect venue, here are 5 key facts all couples planning a wedding in the Maldives should heed.


Timing Matters

Although the Maldives is perceived to be a year round holiday destination as well as a year round wedding hub, the conditions on the ground simply do not correlate to these assumptions. The Maldives is a country that enjoys tropical weather, and the Maldivian climate is divided into the dry and the wet season. Those who intend to host an incident and drama-free destination wedding in the paradise isles would do well to schedule their ceremony in the months between November and March. This is the dry season in the country when the possibility of rain is zero and sunny and clear conditions prevail all across the archipelago. This is particularly ideal for couples intent on throwing a beach party or a beach wedding outdoors. Those who should consider getting married during the other months of the year should ideally host an indoor event in a ballroom or similar setting as the weather cannot be depended upon.


Legally Speaking

Couples who wish to organise their wedding in the Maldives should also know that they cannot legally get married in the country unless at least the bride or groom is a Maldivian national. This means that couples will need to legally get married in their home countries before or after enjoying a wedding ceremony in the Maldives.


Wedding Packages Vs Bespoke Weddings

Newly affianced couples on a budget will find that opting for a destination wedding package is one of the best things to do in Maldives when it comes to hosting a wedding ceremony. Offered by luxury hotels the likes of Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences and other properties, wedding packages are both affordable and hassle-free. Providing everything from attire, meals, wedding decor and an official celebrant, wedding packages are perfect for those who are in search of a breezy affair that doesn't require months of planning. The only disadvantage of choosing a wedding package is that there is less flexibility in terms of the various elements of the celebration so couples who have very specific dreams for their big day should opt for a bespoke event.


Limiting Attendees

A destination wedding demands that couples cut their guest list to the nearest and dearest. This is both for budgetary reasons and for practical reasons as everyone who would be able to attend your wedding in your home town will not be able to make it to a foreign country.


Wedding and Honeymoon Combo Plans

Don't forget to make your honeymoon plans a part of your wedding planning itinerary as the Maldives is the perfect two-in-one destination for your special day and your first holiday as newlyweds. Most resorts will offer wedding and honeymoon combo packages to suit the budgets of couples. And where else could be a better place to spend a romantic honeymoon than in this tropical haven?