RomanceHow to plan the perfect wedding in the Maldives

From selecting the right resort, to delegating the details, here's our guide to creating an unforgettable Maldives wedding

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Few settings could more memorable for a wedding than a beach where pristine sands meet turquoise ocean. What could be better than saying your ‘I dos’ surrounded by gently swaying palms? The Maldives are one of the ultimate destinations for those seeking a romantic wedding in a remote beach paradise. But once you’ve got your heart set on these enchanting isles for your big day, how do you make that fairytale ceremony a reality? Here’s our guide to making sure your wedding goes without a hitch.

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Choosing an irresistible resort

There are more than 100 Maldives islands with resorts, and while they all offer immaculate beaches where azure waters meet pure blue sky, you’ll need to find the one that’s tailored to your needs. Select a resort that’s large enough to accommodate your full wedding party. Next, consider whether the location is easily accessible for guests – will they need to get a seaplane or is it accessible by boat from Malé?


Think about your wishlist 

Does the resort’s wedding package fulfil your wishes, or enable you to adapt it to give your special day that personal touch? Anticipate activities that might enhance your guests’ stay, from diving to island excursions.

Lady during her wedding at Jumeirah Vittaveli hotel


Does the resort offer a truly spectacular setting for your special day? 

At Jumeirah Vittaveli you can walk down an overwater glass aisle to exchange or renew vows, in an enchanting overwater wedding chapel. Panoramic glass doors provide 360 degree views, and decorations can be adjusted to suit personal preferences. 

Man arranging flowers at Jumeirah Vittaveli hotel


Hire a wedding planner 

Enlisting expert assistance will free you to focus on the details.  Most Maldives resorts have in-house wedding coordinators. Take their advice on board and allow them to take care of the essentials, from dates and schedules to the perfect bridal bouquet. Jumeirah Vittaveli’s dedicated wedding planners are perfectly placed to make meticulous arrangements for whatever type of wedding you’d like, whether that’s a barefoot beachfront celebration with traditional local Boduberu drummers, or a more sumptuous affair for extended friends and family.


Create your wedding party’s dress code 

Once the scene is set and the date is booked, it’s time to create a dress code for your dream wedding. What look will fit the aesthetic of your wedding? Traditional formal attire or casual, castaway elegance? Marry your wedding party’s outfits to the location you’ve selected for the ceremony and reception, suggesting suitable footwear for stepping into soft sand for beach cocktails, or strolling across smart wooden walkways to the overwater fine dining restaurant. 


Plan your honeymoon with the resort

If you get married in one of the most enchanting places on earth, why go anywhere else for your honeymoon? Your resort will offer honeymoon packages that let you make bespoke experiences. Consider candlelit beachfront dinners for two while the sea laps at the shore, couples spa treatments, coral reef dives and indulgent breakfasts. Secluded, romantic, exclusive – make your Maldives wedding and honeymoon dreams come true at Jumeirah Vittaveli.

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