Unusual weddings: getting married on the islands
Unusual weddings: getting married on the islands

Here is another article from our “Unusual Weddings” series. After the underwater wedding, the las vegas wedding and the wedding in a castle, here is an article on marriage in the islands.

Dream trip

Getting married in the islands, whether in Polynesia or the Indian Ocean, nothing more beautiful and more romantic ! Here are some examples of dream destinations:

Mauritius

Located in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is part of the Mascarene archipelago.

Unusual weddings: getting married on the islands

Seychelles

Seychelles is an archipelago made up of 115 islands, located in the Indian Ocean.

Unusual weddings: getting married on the islands

French Polynesia

This is a set of 5 archipelagos from the Pacific Ocean, located 6000 km east of Australia.

Unusual weddings: getting married on the islands

Budget, administrative formalities

Getting married in the islands involves raising a significant amount of money. Travel, ceremony, hotel, excursions or visits, this kind of wedding will cost you several thousand euros. The price of the dream perhaps?

Also forget about the long guest list, otherwise you will end up with a huge budget. The prices are all the higher since you can hardly organize anything yourself on site, and will therefore have to go through a service provider on site.

Unusual weddings: getting married on the islands

Administrative formalities vary and can be quite complex:

- for French Polynesia, the authorities will ask you for one month of residence, as well as a period of 10 days for the publication of the marriage banns.

Getting married officially therefore becomes a challenge, but you can opt for a symbolic ceremony, for this one count more than 1000 euros.

- for Mauritius and the Seychelles, you can get married, with a certain number of steps. The easiest way is to go through a local provider (ask the hotel where you will be staying) who will take care of everything for you. You will also need cookies.

Count between 500 and 1000 euros depending on the options selected. You can only get married after the 4th night there, for administrative reasons.

Unusual weddings: getting married on the islands

In any case, you will certainly be asked for photocopies of your passport, your birth certificates… rteach yourself not to spoil the party !

Recognition of marriage

Getting married in the islands is therefore feasible, if you have a substantial budget. and if you don't plan to invite many guests. Also pay attention to administrative formalities, these little paradises in no way escape the administrative rules.

Unusual weddings: getting married on the islands

Back in France, you can have your union recognized, according to article 47 of the civil code: “Any act of civil status of French people and foreigners, made in foreign countries, will be authentic if it has been drawn up in the forms used in the said country. "

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