Fiji Island Weddings - Just bring the Groom and a Dress!

May 28, 2012

Are you looking to run away with your true love and be married barefoot on the sand, just the two of you at sunset in an exotic location or private island?  Fiji has long been a favorite destination for weddings, honeymooners or the re-affirming of vows.

*** Weddings in Fiji are recognized as legal worldwide ***

It’s very simple and cost effective to arrange a wedding in Fiji, and we can do all the legwork for you. We work with the resorts in offering assistance with a wedding coordinator who will arrange everything including all legal requirements in advance.  We are able to customize your wedding so it will be your perfect day!

You will need to bring with you:

The couple must provide the following personal documents to the registrar for verification purposes at least two weeks before the wedding.

1.    Original Birth Certificate

2.    Valid Passports

3.    Divorce Papers, if applicable

4.    Death certificate if previous spouse is deceased.
A certificate of Single Status or certificate of no Legal Impediment must be produced ONLY IF:

1.    Marriage between a Fiji citizen and a foreign citizen.

2.    Marriage by former citizens of Fiji

3.    Marriage between foreign citizens residing in Fiji

5.    Marriage licenses can also be obtained from disctrict offices in main towns;

6.    Registration offices are open between 9.00am and 3.00pm Monday through Friday. Registration formalities take about 20 minutes and should be completed at least 36 hours prior to the wedding date.

7.    The fee is approximately FJD$20.00 and the license is valid for 21 days.

8.    All ministers in Fiji belong to a certain church there are no nondenominational ministers. For Catholic weddings the requirements include a letter of Freedom sent well in advance, approximately 2-3 months out, to the Fijian Priest along with the Baptism Certificate. Your normal pre-wedding studies must be completed with a letter from your priest.

Marriage Fees

The current marriage fees are shown here below in Fijian currency. Payment should be made in cash or postal money order made payable to the Registrar General.

Application for special license F$20.25

Marriage officiated in the Registry (including normal standard marriage certificate) F$22.50

Marriage officiated by the Registrar or District Registrar after official working hours F$30.68

Working hours are from 8.00am to 3.00pm Mondays to Friday and closed on weekends and public holidays.

Traditional Fijian design Marriage certificate F$15.34

Standard Certificate F$5.63

(Inclusive of Fiji Government taxes and subject to change. Rates are valid as at 1st January 2010)

* Please note some of these fees and costs above may already included in the wedding package you select.

Legal Age

The Legal age of consent to marry is 18 years for both male and female.

Marriage Officers both religious and civil marriage celebrant are available. Arrangements may be undertaken for couples to bring their own celebrant to participate in the vows and the blessing of the ring but the local celebrant will solemnize the marriage and sign the marriage certificate.

All registered marriage certificate will be forwarded to the Foreign Affairs office to obtain an Apostille seal to authenticate that the marriage is legal and be recognized in foreign countries.

Travel Gal Note: I have been assisting couples in planning their weddings in Fiji since 1999, contact me at 800 644-6659 or email Teresa@LuxuryHideaways.net

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A big VINAKA to you - the Weddingmoon was Awesome!

May 20, 2012

BULA!!

Yes… Fiji is beautiful!

The weddingmoon was awesome!  Upon arrival to the Outrigger on the Lagoon we were upgraded to a BEACHFRONT BURE for our entire stay for free - it was very nice!

We got just what we wanted!!  We couldn’t have been more pleased with the Outrigger staff and property.  Thank you for your recommendation and helping with everything.  The wedding day was very stress free - exactly what Trish and I were looking for!  Moreen at the Outrigger did a great job!

The Bebe Spa was incredible and relaxing.  We do have plenty of pics….and I will try sending you some as soon as I can.  We took a day cruise out to Malolo Island through PJ’s Island Cruises and were very satisfied.  The snorkeling was great and the crew was very friendly.  We also hung out by the pool several different days and relaxed.  One day we went to the Wildlife Eco Park right near the Outrigger and enjoyed seeing the native birds, lizards and forest.

Also, thanks for recommending that we not take the meal plan as we got by well with just the cash that we brought!

A big……VINAKA!!!

Briant and Trish B.

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Are You Dreaming of a Wedding in the Romantic Fiji Islands?

December 9, 2008

Fiji beach weddingAre you dreaming of a wedding on the beach with the sunsetting in the background, the gentle waves lapping upon the shoreline your private white sand beach? Have you considered a wedding in Fiji? What better place than romantic Fiji to declare your love for each other?

Get married as the sun sets over the water, with your toes in the sand, arm in arm with the one you love. Fijians love weddings, and they are excited and honored that you chose their lovely Fiji Islands destination for your wedding.

It has been said “Planning a wedding is like putting on a Broadway play and feeding the audience!” Instead, let us do all the planning for your wedding in Fiji while you relax and enjoy your honey! All you need to do is bring the Groom and the dress!

To assure that everything proceeds smoothly, plan to arrive in Nadi on a weekday, at least three days before your wedding day. This allows time to obtain your license before arriving on island, time to get acquainted with staff members and fellow guests, let the resort know your wedding night dinner plans and discuss your flower arrangements.

We have assisted hundreds of couples with their Fiji dream weddings.

If you too would like to be married on a Fijian beach with your toes in the sand
Call Me at 1-800-644-6659
Your ‘See the South Pacific Specialist’ at Luxury Hideaways

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Vinaka for the amazing Fiji weddingmoon!

June 21, 2008

fiji weddingBula Teresa,

Fiji was amazing! We had a great time! It was very relaxing and warm. We had great weather. I just loved all of the people! They were awesome! We made new friends and many new memories. The wedding was absolutely phenomenal and it would send chills up anyone’s spine! From the beautiful sunset views and the Fijian’s singing in the background made it a very spiritual and memorable day for both Glenn and I. We could have not wished for anything more, it was just a perfect day! The massage was awesome, in fact, we had another massage on our wedding day. The food and private picnics was so romantic! Glenn and I really not only fell in love with each other even more, but we fell in love with the whole experience. I will never forget our Fijian friends and our Bure Mama. I attached some photo’s for you. And yes, we did drink Kava. Not so good, but it sure numbs your tongue!

Thanks again Teresa! We will be looking forward to going back to Fiji!

Nancy & Glenn

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