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A wedding in the Maldives is exactly what many couples go to the paradise islands for. Just incredible emotions and vivid pictures against the backdrop of snow-white beaches and the azure ocean! The Maldives is the perfect place to say words of love and pledge of allegiance.

What is a wedding in the Maldives

The first thing to understand is that a Maldivian wedding has a purely symbolic meaning. This is a solemn event for a couple, but not for the "letter of the law": a wedding in the Maldives has no legal force. A marriage contracted in a Maldivian resort is not recognized as legal in your country. Therefore, newlyweds who arrange marriage ceremonies in the Maldives, first hold an official painting at home. And then they go to paradise for a romantic setting.

An entire wedding industry has developed in the Maldives , offering the most unusual celebration options. A wedding can be concluded even under water, in scuba gear or in an exquisite underwater restaurant. Almost all resorts in the Maldives offer wedding packages that include different offers.

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How is a Maldivian wedding going?

The wedding ceremony includes the Maldivian boduberu show - traditional songs and drums. Dancers dressed in Maldivian attire lead the couple to the wedding altar, which is usually located on the beach or sandbar. A festively decorated arch, a beautiful bridal bouquet with tropical flowers, rose petals and traditional Maldivian clothes that are given to the newlyweds are an integral part of most Maldivian weddings.

Hotels offer weddings for different tastes and budgets, so you can arrange a more youthful wedding in a Western style. As a rule, hotels offer basic and advanced packages. The advanced includes a romantic dinner, breakfast in the villa, spa, cruise and other amenities.

In the Maldives, weddings are not only played on the beach: they can be held on a traditional dhoni boat or on a luxury yacht, on a desert island and in an underwater residence. The cost of a Maldivian wedding depends on what exactly is included in the package.

One of the most inexpensive offers about $550 dollars. This includes a celebration without dinner. A luxury option with dinner, cruise and spa can cost around $4,000.

Wedding packages include flowers, cake, photography, venue decoration, master of ceremonies, champagne, musicians.

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How to plan a wedding in the Maldives

  • The first stage is booking the ceremony. Any couple can order a wedding in the Maldives , regardless of whether they are married. Therefore, in the Maldives , you can both celebrate the wedding itself and conduct its rehearsal.
  • You need to arrive at the hotel a couple of days before the appointed date so that there is time to prepare. On the eve of the wedding, meet with the wedding coordinator, discussing all the nuances of the ceremony. Most hotels only have one wedding ceremony per day, so it's worth booking it with the hotel in advance.

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Best wedding hotel deals in the Maldives

Constance Moofushi Resort

luxury hotel offers three options to choose from. A cozy and romantic resort where you want to escape from the whole world. Magnificent panorama of the ocean from the villas, author's furniture, gourmet cuisine. This is one of the most luxurious resorts in the Maldives!

Light Package: $2200

  • Festive location decoration
  • Bride's bouquet and groom's boutonniere
  • Photoshoot
  • wedding cake and champagne
  • planting a coconut tree
  • Special 3-course dinner and drinks at the restaurant
  • Champagne for the evening
  • Special breakfast in the morning in the lagoon
  • 60 minutes spa

Delight: $3100

Extended package, in which the following was added to the Light package:

  • Present on arrival
  • Separate rooms for the bride and groom before the ceremony
  • Decorated buggy
  • Photoshoot
  • Live musicians
  • Spa massage enjoyment

Infinity: $4200

Aperitif with sunset views on a secluded beach has been added to the benefits of the Delight package, and barbecue awaits for dinner. In the evening, guests will be greeted by a romantically decorated room, breakfast and spa treatments for honeymooners.

Book your villa at Constance Moofushi Resort.

Constance Moofushi Resort 
Constance Moofushi Resort

You&Me by Cocoon

Paradise Hotel offers honeymooners several wedding packages to choose from. The easiest option: the ceremony will take place on the shores of the Indian Ocean, in a decorated altar with a three-tiered wedding cake and a bottle of Prosecco, traditional boduberu dances.

Blissful love package: $1500

  • Boduber show
  • Solemn decoration
  • 3 tier cake
  • Bottle of prosecco
  • Decorated buggy
  • Photoshoot
  • Romantic set menu dinner
  • Breakfast with two glasses of prosecco
  • 2 traditional Maldivian sarongs

You&Me by Cocoon
You&Me by Cocoon

Majestic elegance Package: $1800

In addition to the previous package, the newlyweds will receive a romantic bed decoration, a spa massage, a beautiful tree planting ceremony planted by your couple.

The ceremony: $2500

The previous package includes a cruise with soap bubbles and canapes, an underwater greeting from divers and a refreshing coconut drink.

You can also make a romantic proposal at the hotel. At the selected time, divers will appear with a wooden sign “Will you marry me?”. The cost is $500. You can order a cake, champagne, decorations - the cost will be from $1000 to $1500.

Book the best villa at You&Me Hotel by Cocoon.

You&Me by Cocoon
You&Me by Cocoon

Innahura

The newlyweds will have a mini-cruise on a traditional dhoni boat to the mysterious island, a Maldivian show, original decorations, a champagne cake, a solemn painting, a certificate and bright photos for memory.

Loabi ceremony: $980

  • Decoration with flowers and palm leaves
  • Festive bed decoration
  • Photoshoot
  • Introduction to boduber
  • Champagne bottle and cake
  • Dhoni boat trip

Varghese Loabi Ceremony: $1190

To the previous option, the newlyweds are offered a special 5-course wedding dinner.

Varah Loabi ceremony: $1490

The best hotel package: in addition to all the special moments and the wedding dinner, the Duniye package is included Spa HIM & HER with bath ceremony and champagne.

Book the perfect honeymoon villa at Innahura.

Innahura Maldives Resort
Innahura Maldives Resort

Sun Siyam Olhuveli

The serene resort, surrounded by white sandy beaches and the sapphire lagoon of the Indian Ocean, is located on three islands, which are connected by wooden bridges. One of the islands is ideal for honeymooners: it is open for adults. The hotel offers a wedding ceremony with a tropical-style wedding umbrella and a tropical bridal bouquet, accompanied by an incendiary boduberu.

Sunset wedding: $2452

  • Three tiered wedding cake
  • Wedding gift : Maldivian sarongs for a couple
  • Romantic decoration of the room
  • Wedding certificates
  • Wedding photography
  • Spa and milk bath with flower petals
  • Incredible sunset photo shoot, romantic candlelight dinner with a bottle of sparkling wine
  • Breakfast at the villa the next morning
  • And during the wedding they will blow the conch shell to announce the marriage

“Celebration of Eternal Love” wedding: $3000

  • The most luxurious package, which includes a "pink fantasy" wedding cake
  • Makeup artist and hair stylist
  • Bouquet of roses
  • Spa treatments for two
  • Traditional royal Maldivian dishes
  • Milk bath with flower petals and 2 glasses of wine
  • Tree planting
  • Romantic sunset cruise
  • Dinner under the stars with a bottle of champagne
  • In the morning, a sumptuous breakfast awaits in the villa
Book the best villa at Sun Siyam Olhuveli Maldives.

Sun Siyam Olhuveli
Sun Siyam Olhuveli

Adaaran Hudhuran Fushi

Enchanted experience: $550

  • Solemnly arranged wedding venue
  • Delicate bridal bouquet
  • Festively decorated room
  • Bottle of sparkling champagne and fruits
  • The master of ceremonies who will symbolically paint the couple

Quintessential beginning: $850

On the beach, in addition to the previous package, there is a dinner with drinks and an exciting excursion to choose from.

Wedding in the White Pavilion: $450

  • Solemnly arranged wedding venue
  • Delicate bridal bouquet
  • Festively decorated room
  • Bottle of sparkling champagne and fruits

Wedding in the Golden Pavilion: $750

Dinner with drinks and an exciting excursion of your choice are waiting for you on the beach.

Additionally, you can purchase a two-tiered cake for $150, a champagne breakfast for $180, and a dhoni cruise for $130.

Look for a charming villa in Adaaran Hudhuran Fushi.

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Asad Photo Maldives

Niyama Private Islands

A luxurious hotel with high service is the best choice for a memorable event. The resort is located on two islands at once. Play - for lovers of outdoor activities, it is often chosen by young people. And Chill Island is suitable for lovers of relaxation . The "zest" of the resort is a unique underwater restaurant, which is located at a depth of 6 m. Exclusive meals, champagne breakfasts, an unusual restaurant on top of tropical trees, a rich collection of wines await you: the hotel will give you the most vivid impressions!

Dream Dhoni: from $4000

  • Dream Playground Dhoni for wedding ceremony
  • Two tier wedding cake
  • Champagne toast
  • Private five-course dinner aboard the Dream Dhoni
  • Champagne breakfast in the studio or pavilion the next morning
  • Photoshoot

Beach wedding: $6000

  • Tray with exotic fruits
  • Bottle of wine in the studio upon arrival
  • Bridal bouquet of fresh tropical flowers
  • Ceremonial gazebo decorated with flowers
  • Wedding ceremony on the beach, with boduberu and flower girls
  • Champagne toast
  • Exotic jewelry
  • Two tier wedding cake
  • Private 3 course dinner on the beach
  • Studio / pavilion decorated with candles and flower bath
  • A bottle of champagne for the evening
  • Champagne breakfast in studio or pavilion
  • Two hour spa session
  • Photoshoot

Walla Island: $5200+

  • Festively decorated dhoni boat to the island
  • Two tier wedding cake
  • Private Five-Course Dinner (Venue - Walla )
  • Studio/Pavilion will be decorated with candles + flower bath
  • Turndown: a bottle of champagne in the evening of the ceremony
  • Champagne breakfast in the studio or pavilion the next morning
  • Two hour LIME Time session at the spa Sanctuary
  • Photo session - three hours in two locations

Wedding package Subsix: from $6000

  • Wedding ceremony in Subsix (private hire)
  • Private Five-Course Dinner (Venue: Subsix )
  • Overnight at Subsix (Additional $2,500)
Book the best villa in a hotel resort Niyama Private Islands.

Niyama Private Islands
Niyama Private Islands

Kuramathi Maldives

The hotel will not let you get bored and is perfect for active young people who love musicians. This is one of the largest resorts in the Maldives , so hikers and explorers will be interested. Just imagine, here you can watch the feeding of huge stingrays and even participate!

Island vows: $1750

  • Handmade chocolate and sparkling wines in the villa upon arrival
  • Decorated room with podium, palm arches decorated with tropical flowers
  • Vow Renewal Party with Master of Ceremony, Bridesmaid and Local Drummers
  • Celebration cake and sparkling wine
  • Local snacks and house wine for guests
  • Tropical bouquet for the bride and boutonniere for the groom
  • Photo
  • Certificate and traditional gift
  • 5 course candlelit dinner on the beach with sparkling wine
  • Local sarong and T-shirt for the bride and groom
  • Champagne in the villa
  • Breakfast in bed the next morning

Married couples can renew their feelings, and hold a vow renewal ceremony. 3-day holiday for $885. This is a 3 day treatment program with spa, massage, romantic bath.

Check out the best holiday villas at Kuramathi Hotel Maldives.

Kuramathi Maldives
Kuramathi Maldives

Velassaru Maldives

The 5-star resort is a member of the prestigious World Boutique Hotel Association. small luxury hotels . Perfect for families and romantic getaways. This paradise is one of the most secluded luxury resorts in the Maldives . It is quite small, but the coast is lined with traditional villas and bungalows.

Premium: $3293

  • Beachfront location at the water's edge
  • Romantic premium package with floral decor
  • Master of ceremonies taking oaths
  • Maldivian boduberu procession
  • Bride's bouquet, flower wreath for the bride and flower lapel for the groom
  • The wedding cake
  • One bottle of Taittinger champagne per ceremony
  • Oath Certificate Renewal
  • Romantic dinner on the beach with a bottle of wine (wide selection of wines in the portfolio )
  • Lobster breakfast accompanied by a bottle of prosecco is served at your villa the next morning
  • Branded spa treatment for two

Deluxe: $2279

  • Beachfront location at the water's edge
  • Floral Delux Romantic Package
  • Master of ceremonies taking oaths
  • Maldivian boduberu procession
  • Bride's bouquet, flower wreath for the bride and flower lapel for the groom
  • The wedding cake
  • One bottle of Taittinger champagne per ceremony
  • Oath Certificate Renewal
  • The next morning, a lobster breakfast is served in your villa accompanied by two glasses of prosecco

Tropical: $1407

  • Beachfront location at the water's edge
  • Romantic tropical setting with floral decor
  • Master of ceremonies taking oaths
  • Maldivian boduberu procession
  • Bride's Bouquet of Island Flowers, Groom's Floral Lapel
  • The wedding cake
  • Two glasses of Taittinger champagne for the ceremony
  • Oath Certificate Renewal
Take 5 minutes to plan your “honeymoon” in the Maldives by choosing a villa in Velassaru Maldives.

Velassaru Maldives
Velassaru Maldives

Lux* South Ari Atoll

A hotel for romantics and gourmets, with a huge selection of restaurants where you can find almost all the cuisines of the world. The luxury resort offers relaxation for every taste. Cozy coastal and water villas, as well as family residences await guests. It was here that fly boarding and hover boarding first appeared in the Maldives. 50 amazing dive sites are nearby. The hotel offers a premium system all-inclusive, and numerous bars and restaurants surprise gourmets with exquisite and varied cuisines of the world.

Wedding ceremony: $3300

  • Tropical setting on the beach and a drink for coconut lovers
  • Bouquet of flowers for the bride and boutonnieres for the groom
  • Traditional live boduberu performance
  • Symbolic wedding certificate
  • Sparkling wine with wedding cake or a choice of tropical fruits
  • Palm Planting Celebration
  • Wedding photo session
  • Buggy with tropical decor
  • Sunset cruise on a traditional dhoni boat with chilled sparkling wine and canapes
  • Exclusive dinner at your chosen location
  • Maldivian flowers in the villa and romantic bed decoration
  • Breakfast at the villa
  • 30 minutes Balinese massage for a couple.
Take care of your holiday in advance: choose a villa in Lux South Ari Atoll.

Lux* South Ari Atoll 
Lux* South Ari Atoll

Veligandu Island Resort

Adults only hotel: entry strictly for 18+ category. It features 64 overwater villas and 12 rooms, most of which have their own Jacuzzi. Fresh water swimming pool, diving center, catamarans, white sand beaches and complete romance for couples. In the evening, it's time for a boduber dance show and live performances by musicians.

Him&Her Maldivian Fairytale Knot: $949

  • Wedding pavilion
  • Wedding makeup and hairstyle
  • Bouquet of flowers of your choice
  • Boduberu show
  • Welcome drink
  • The wedding cake
  • Wedding certificate
  • Bottle of champagne
  • Bed decoration
  • Modern traditional sarong and Him & Her T-shirt

Him&Her Ocean Hitch Tale: $2750

In addition to the previous package:

  • Luxury sunset cruise with dolphins
  • Decoration of the wedding pavilion and yacht
  • Manicure and pedicure
  • Photoshoot

Overnight on a luxury yacht including dinner for two with open bar, stargazing and champagne breakfast for two the next day.

Find your villa at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa.

Veligandu Island Resort 
Veligandu Island Resort

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