For eight years, Sri Lanka has been the idyllic destination of choice for weddings abroad, but according to Kuoni, it has now been pipped at the post by Mauritius.
Revealing the latest bookings trends for destination weddings and honeymoons, Mauritius managed to beat off the competition by waiving the red tape for couples getting married on the island.
With the beautiful, white, sandy beaches, the tropical climate and the magnficient scenery, Mauritius is indeed an ideal destination for a dream wedding. You want to get married in Mauritius island ? Here are our tips .
You have choosen an exotic destination to celebrate your union and want a beautiful setting. Choose a location near the beach and the lagoon : the sand, the coconut trees and the sunset above the indian ocean will bring to your wedding a tropical note. Most major hotels have appropriate place for a wedding reception ; it is also possible to rent beautiful villas in magical corners of the island, where you will get married in privacy.
It is not easy to organize a wedding from a distance! So do not hesitate to entrust your project to a travel agency specializing in weddings or a hotel that will support both the administrative aspects and the reception (venue, caterer, photographer … ). Getting married in Mauritius should be easy and even nearly relaxing for the bride and groom !
A number of documents (passport, birth act older than 3 months, identity card , declaration of honor of your profession, proof of address) should be sent in duplicate copy about 10 weeks before the date of the ceremony for each spouse .
You must bring the originals of these documents upon arrival in Mauritius to present them a few days before your wedding, firt to the Receiver of Civil Status in Port Louis, then to an attorney who will verify the validity of your documents and deliver an official certificate.
In the days following the ceremony, you will provide marriage certificate to the administrative services in Port Louis then your embassy, so that they take care of its transcription in the records of your country.
If you are already married, you can also consider a honeymoon in Mauritius with a beautiful photo shoot in its beautiful scenery, and why not an exotic “trash the dress” session…