A beautiful and cost-effective solution!
At first glance, it may seem that a wedding in Seychelles is something of the impossible: difficult and expensive. In fact, it is exactly the opposite. Let’s have a look at this topic together.
Official marriage is not such a simple procedure in many countries, especially if the bride and groom have different citizenship. Sometimes it is necessary to wait for documents, visas, to register at an embassy, to undergo complicated procedures of legalization of marriage, and many other things.
Marriage documentation in Seychelles
In Seychelles, everything is as simple as possible: the couple can choose the desired wedding date and provide a simple package of necessary documents by email. A marriage registered in Seychelles is considered official and recognized in Russia and almost all countries of the world under the 1961 Hague Convention. After the wedding, in 3-5 working days, you will receive an international marriage registration certificate, with an apostille.
The budget can vary depending on the wishes of the newlyweds, the vision of an ideal day, and the financial possibilities.
The basic wedding package costs around 750 euros. It includes:
- Organization and holding of a wedding on a beach on Mahe Island
- Preparation of documents, wedding coordinator, state registrar, wedding certificate, all fees, apostille
- Decoration of the place of the ceremony (e.g., beach): wedding table, chairs, flower arch
- Glasses for the bride and groom
- A plate or pad for rings
- A bottle of sparkling wine (can be replaced by non-alcoholic drinks upon request)
- A wedding cake (can be replaced with fruits, for example)
The photo session usually takes place as an additional option and costs between 250 and 350 euros depending on the duration and number of pictures.
You can add as you wish: a bouquet of the bride, hair and makeup, live music, romantic dinner in a restaurant or on a yacht, a helicopter ride with champagne, an unusual coconut ceremony, etc. There are countless options and no wedding in Seychelles is like another!
As a recommendation to newlyweds, you can add a 2, 3, 4 hours tour in the car around the island, with a driver and a photographer visiting the most beautiful places.
You’ll get a classy, lifelong photoshoot! All friends, colleagues, followers on social media will not be able to take their eyes off the photos, which will be different from the usual photo albums, where everything is usually depicted against the background of the same sights.
Accommodation, Air tickets
Seychelles has a wide range of accommodation options ranging from 70 to 80 euros per night for two with breakfast. For 100 euros there are more options: small hotels, large resorts, private villas, apartments, cozy chalets on the beach.
Hotels 4*cost approximately from 150-200 euros per night, hotels 5* cost from 250-350 euros and above.
Hotels 5* deluxe cost from about 500 euros per night with breakfast, private islands start from 700-800 euros per night on a full board.
All this is more than competitive financially with the Côte d'Azur, Sardinia, Saint Moritz, Moscow, etc.
Air tickets can be found at a very good price, depending on where the newlyweds travel from and on dates. The sooner you decide to buy them, the cheaper they will be and the same applies to hotels!
Our agency Russian Beauty has exclusive prices for wedding ceremonies in Seychelles, as well as special rates for accommodation and much more.
Benefits of a wedding in Seychelles
What are the other benefits of a Seychelles wedding?
It is the pleasure of every moment of this special day! Without stress, nerves, and unnecessary fuss.
It is possible to choose the desired date, as well as the time of the wedding ceremony, calmly and in advance. The Seychelles season is 365 days a year and you don’t have to worry about the weather on your wedding day if it falls, for example, in November or February.
There is a huge choice of places to hold the ceremony: it can be a secluded beach, a colonial-style white gazebo in front of the ocean, a tropical garden with unusual plants and birds singing, a terrace of the hotel, a yacht, a private island and more.
You can determine the number of people you want to invite, or vice versa, limit them. In most cases, newlyweds prefer to enjoy the day together.
By choosing to marry in Seychelles, you combine the long-awaited celebration with the honeymoon and minimize the costs that are usually planned for the first and second separate months. Most couples are surprised to find out how real and easy it is!
If you are already married, you are reading this article now and you are upset that you could have this event in Seychelles and you didn’t know it, there’s good news! There are two types of wedding ceremonies in Seychelles: official and symbolic. The second option is suitable for couples who have already registered their marriage but would like to have a romantic ceremony in Seychelles with a lot of photos, etc.
The symbolic ceremony is held in the same way as the official one, the cost of it is similar, but for the memory of the newlyweds, a usual certificate is issued without the official registration.
Budget for the Seychelles wedding
What kind of picture would we see if we turned on the calculator?
Let us suppose that the bride is flying from Moscow and the groom is from Paris. They decided to go to Seychelles for 10 nights in March. The result is:
1,000 euros for the wedding ceremony;
Accommodation, for example, 10 nights on the island of Mahe and based on 120 euros per night = 1,200 euros (including transfer);
If other islands, such as Praslin or La Digue, are chosen, additional transfer costs (ferries and all land transfers will cost approximately EUR 350 per two) should be considered;
A return air ticket for the bride from Moscow will cost 465 euros (economy class). A return air ticket for the groom with a flight from Paris costs 570 euros.
As of January 2022, the total price for the honeymoon ceremony in Seychelles, accommodation, and air travel is approximately 3 235 euros.
A wedding in Seychelles is a beautiful and versatile solution that not only minimizes a couple’s time, nervous and financial costs.
It is a place of paradise, bringing untold emotions that can only appear in paradise where the warmest Indian Ocean, bright sun, rare birds, and millions of shining stars on the night sky will witness the ceremony!