Mauritius Weddings - Frequently Asked Questions
Mauritius Weddings - FAQs
From start to finish you will have the support of our knowledgeable reservations team here at Mauritius Attractions. Also, an experienced wedding planner will be on hand for you during your stay in Mauritius. From start to finish, we will be more than happy to advise you on anything you need to know about your wedding in Mauritius and plan your fantasy wedding to the highest standards.
Since we need time to complete all the wedding paperwork together and sent off to the Civil Status Office, at least six weeks are required to organize the wedding and all the paperwork. Of course, in case of very special wedding ceremonies, or in case you intend to book the complete wedding package, consisting of flights, hotel package and the wedding, we do recommend to finalize all the bookings at least 3 months in advance.
Should it be the Civil wedding on a tropical beach, hotel wedding, Catamaran sunset wedding, religious wedding or other, the exact price very much depends on the chosen wedding package and the exact details involving the wedding. With that, Mauritius Attractions do provide wide variety of wedding packages available for different prices, from the small budget to a more luxurious one.
We suggest that you are in Mauritius for at least three days before your wedding date.
Almost all the weddings are civil ceremonies. With that, we do also cater for religious weddings.
All weddings in Mauritius are conducted in English. If you would like the ceremony conducted in French or in any another language please let us know at time of booking and we will happily coordinate same.
Your wedding will be performed by a licensed marriage officer who ensures your wedding is completely legal and recognized both locally and internationally. This is an official wedding ceremony. The minimum age to get married in Mauritius is 18 years.
If you have been divorced longer than 10 months all we need is a copy of your decree absolute. By Mauritian law if the bride-to-be has been divorced for 10 months or less she will need a Mauritian Doctor’s certificate of non-pregnancy. If the bride to be is already pregnant you would have to wait until she has been divorced for more than 10 months.
Each airline we feature to Mauritius has a different baggage policy concerning wedding outfits. As these change from time to time we recommend that you speak to the airline reservations department before you travel so they can make the necessary notes in your airline reservation. Air Mauritius allows a second piece of luggage not exceeding 23kgs for the brides wedding dress only. British Airways also allows a second piece of luggage for wedding outfits and this too must not exceed 23kgs. For Emirates and Air France your wedding outfits form part of your luggage allowance and you may be charged if you exceed this. We recommend that all your wedding outfits are professionally packed as the airlines will not allow you to hang them onboard the aircraft.
In Mauritius the emphasis is on relaxation feel but yet again, this is your decision to make and it is based on individual tastes. Mauritius has a warm climate all year round so we would suggest for the bride that she chooses something light-weight. For the groom linen, is a popular choice however it really is down to personal preference. You really can wear what you want from kilts to shorts, full wedding dresses to a casual sun dress the choice is completely down to you!
Two witnesses over the age of 18 are required by law. But, not to worry if you have decided on a quiet intimate wedding for just the two of you, Mauritius Attractions we will arrange the witnesses for you.
You can invite as many guests as you like, however, if you do have a large group we would recommend you finalize the flight, hotel and wedding booking long in advance, making sure the availability for all your guests. Otherwise, you may find that the flight or hotel are already fully booked.
Unfortunately, at this stage, we cannot organise same sex weddings or commitment ceremonies in Mauritius.
At all of our hotels in Mauritius you can arrange to have your hair and makeup done by qualified hair stylists and makeup artists. In case you do not stay in any of the hotels, then we can cater for an individual professional to visit your place of accommodation and cater for hair and makeup so all will be perfect for the special day.
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