GETTING MARRIED IN FIJI
An island wedding is the perfect setting for a casual, simple, yet breathtaking ceremony, creating lifetime memories.
The choices of Ceremony are:
- An Official ceremony where by the wedding is deemed to be legal and recognized world wide
- An Unofficial Ceremony where by this is not governed by a minister or any paperwork
- A vow renewal where you are able to re create your own special day
The Official Ceremony:
The ceremony can be arranged at your choice of location within the resort or on the beach. This service is performed by a local Talatala (minister). These arrangements are to be made once you arrive to the island. Legal paperwork is completed and processed up to 30 days prior to the ceremony.
The Renewal or Unofficial ceremony
This is a very casual ceremony where no documentation is required.
The Resort you choose will work with you in the lead up to discuss your options for the special day.
Fiji government marriage requirements.
The couple to be married will need an original or certified copy of their respective birth certificates, their passports and if previously married, either a Decree Nisi or a death certificate is required.
Confirmatory letter on current status to be obtained from the Marriage Registry where the applicant resides or statutory declaration signed by a Justice of Peace or Notary Public or Solicitor to prove that he/she has not entered into a marriage before (this declaration applies to first or second marriage).
Couples under 21 years of age are required to produce a consent document signed by a parent.
Our team will guide you through this process and make sure all documents are received and processed as required.
A Minister will be required to approve of the arrangements and confirm your dates. Legally Binding ceremonies will involve more email communication with the resort.
Beauticians and other resources.
Photographers & Beauticians can be brought to the islands from the mainland of Fiji.
Please contact us for recommendations so we can put you in touch with them to liaise directly.
Note: These services are not included in any package, and would be the sole responsibility of the Bride and Groom.
*Any extras such as music etc can be discussed with the island managers closer to the time of the wedding.
Quite possibly one of the most important elements of the celebration is the photography. You will find a long list of possible suppliers and as this is such a personal decision, we leave this entirely up to you. What we have done though is compile a list of our favourites to help you along.
TOKMAN IMAGES: http://www.tokmanimagez.com/
LIA AND STU: http://liaandstu.com/home
ANAIS PHOTOGRAPHY: http://weddingphotographer.kiwi/
Marriage under Fijian law involves two parts:
The resort can arrange a special license from the mainland of Fiji for the ceremony to take place at the resort, paper work can be submitted to the resort and we can liaise with the registrar office. It is important to note that the bride and groom will need an original or certified copy of their respective birth certificates, their passports, a Statutory Declaration (Single status) certificate and if previously married, a copy of their divorce papers.
You can also send scan certified copies to the resort for us to lodge for you. The license is valid for 28 days from date of issue.
The ceremony can be arranged at your choice of location within the resort or on the beach. This service is performed by our local Talatala (minister). These arrangements are to be made once you arrive to the island.
Everything will fall into place for you once you arrive to the island.
The management team will be able to assist you by acting as witnesses for your binding ceremony, and can also act as your photographer during the ceremony.
Please be aware that any requirements for professional photos should be explored prior to arrival to the island, along with any other professional services you require.
For more information contact our experienced team at
All of our agents are
certified Fiji Matai Specialists.