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Getting Married In Fiji – What You Need To Know

By Jennifer Liu Posted 4 May 2016

You’ve found the ideal partner, bought the ring and even made a head start on your vows. All that’s missing is the perfect place to tie the knot. Well, look no further than Fiji - an island getaway that will make your wedding a truly unforgettable experience. Boasting some of the best resorts (and views) in the world, there’s a reason why so many couples flock to the South Pacific islands to say, “I do”. However, before you book your ticket and ship your wedding gown, here are the essential things to know about getting married in Fiji.

The Practicalities

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Weddings in Fiji are recognised as legal worldwide. Visitors from overseas are required by law to obtain and sign a marriage license from the nearest marriage registry or district office prior to the wedding ceremony. Ideally, this needs to be arranged at least three days prior to your wedding day, but special licenses can be organised to suit your plans. Registry offices are closed on weekends and public holidays, so factor this into your itinerary and timings. However, most resorts will organise the license for you as part of a wedding package. Don’t forget to bring important documents like a valid passport and your birth certificate. If applicable, you’ll also need to bring a divorce or death certificate.

Wedding Packages

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Castaway Island, Fiji

The wonderful thing about having a wedding in Fiji is that you can tailor the ceremony to suit your needs, schedule and budget. Intimate celebration for friends and family? Tick. Three-day festival featuring everyone you’ve ever met? Tick. Fiji is famous for its all-inclusive wedding packages, with resorts typically offering full service deals, meaning you won’t have to lift a finger. It’s a pretty attractive prospect for a busy bride and groom. Packages normally include venue hire, accommodation for the newlyweds, a Minister to officiate, Island choir, traditional Fijian wedding guard plus cake! Wedding packages in Fiji average around FJ $8000 per couple in the high season, though you can find options to suit all budgets. To give an indication of rates, currently The Hideaway Fiji offers an amazing wedding package for just FJ $2599 - it comes with all the trimmings including venue hire, floral arrangements and even a personal wedding coordinator. Meanwhile the world famous Castaway Resort is offering a 5-night wedding package for FJ $8050 (low season) or FJ $8295 (high season). This stunning package covers all the basics in addition to a champagne sunset cruise around the island following the wedding ceremony. Ultimately, the price comes down to your personal preferences and budget – just know that anything is possible and there is something to suit every couple.

Best of The Bunch - Where To Say “I Do”

If you thought picking a ring was hard, think again. When it comes to the perfect wedding venue, it’s safe to say that Fiji’s idyllic islands and world-class resorts will have you spoilt for choice. Here are some of our favourite picks. For Beachside Beauty

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Treasure Island, Fiji

Treasure Island is one of the few self-contained paradises in Fiji. The entire island is family owned and every villa is just thirty metres away from glistening white beaches and crystal clear waters. With competitive wedding packages starting from FJ $1521, Treasure Island is one of the most romantic destinations in the South Pacific to say, “I do” without breaking the bank.

For Something Different

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Cloud 9, Roro reef, Fiji

Cloud 9 is unlike any other wedding venue in the world. Imagine getting married in the middle of the ocean on a floating platform, surrounded by nothing but pristine turquoise blue water. Catering up to 100 guests, Cloud 9’s location offers complete privacy and breathtaking views of the incredible Mamanuca and Yasawa Island groups. A quick speedboat ride from Fiji’s main islands, there’s no better spot to tie the knot.

For An Authentic Fijian Style Wedding

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Koro Sun Resort, Fiji

While Fiji is famous for its beaches, the nation also has some of the world’s most spectacular rainforests. Opt for the rainforest wedding package at Koro Sun Resort and get married under a lush, green canopy of trees. The wedding ceremony is performed in the Virgin Rainforest, complete with a Fijian choir and traditional Kava tasting! There’s also the option of having traditional Fijian warriors as escorts for the bride.

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