Your Traditional Tahitian Wedding Ceremony tocelebrate your love...
In terms of weddings, we offer you 2 types, the most popular one is theTraditional Tahitian Wedding which is not legal and the Legal Tahiti Wedding as a newlaw which has allowed non-French nationals to be legally wed throughout the islands ofTahiti!
If you think about a Tahitian Wedding, you'll find below some help to better know how toplan this unique moment.
When start the planning of your Tahitian Wedding? The planning for a traditional Tahitian wedding ceremony generally began at thetime of booking your vacation package, because you would like to secure the location& the date of your Tahitian Wedding, secure also your preferred photographer andthese need to be planned in advance.
Which island for my wedding in French Polynesia? Basically, all islands featuring four to five star properties are offeringTahitian weddings to their guests, that being said, of course the main weddingdestination is by far Bora Bora. Because Bora Bora is offering a large range of resortsyou'll get many options, plus the unique beauty of the lagoon and the iconic mountOtemanu are offering the perfect setting for a romantic photo shoot. But you can alsohave a more intimate wedding on Moorea, Taha'a and Rangiroa islands too.
How to choose the location of your wedding in Bora Bora,Moorea or any other island in French Polynesia? Wedding ceremonies cantake place either on a beach (most resorts will offer several beach locations optionslike on the main beach of the resort, on a private islet...) or at a wedding chapel(some resorts like the InterContinental Thalasso & Spa**** or Le Méridien BoraBora***** have over the lagoon chapels with glass bottom floors). So as weddingceremonies are quite similar from one resort to another, you'll have to choose first theresort you would like to stay in, and then we at easyTahiti.com will send you the map ofthe selected resort(s) indicating the several wedding location's options. Choose well your photographer, your pictures are soimportant! This experience of a lifetime needs to saved forever by areputable wedding photographer and we have several names to propose to you. Plus, you'lltake this opportunity to do a romantic photoshoot (after your wedding ceremony), in anamazing location... You'll bring back home the most beautiful pictures of you two,that's for sure! Each photographer has his own personnality, sensibility and notall photographers are the same. We'll provide you with picture samples from eachphotographer so you can find the right one for you.
Which option should I book? Regarding thewedding ceremony, this choice is really yours and we'll provide you with all options.Starting the day of your wedding by a couple spa treatment will put you in perfect shapeand mood and enjoying a romantic dinner after the wedding ceremony is a great way to endit...
What to expect during my Wedding Ceremony? Although there are variations depending on location, the following is a generaldescription of traditional Tahitian wedding ceremonies throughout the islands of Tahiti(Customized ceremonies are also available upon request): While the guests are in theirbungalow, the priest’s assistants will come to dress up the bride and groom with whitepareu (painted wraps, like sarongs). The couple is adorned with specially created flowercrowns and leis. The ceremony includes traditional gowns, a priest, a group of dancersand musicians, tropical flower arrangements, leis and crowns and a wedding certificate madeof traditional “tapa”. The couple is then wrapped in a “Tifaifai”(Tahitian quilt) following the ceremony. After the ceremony, a cocktail is served tothe couple. A romantic dinner can be prepared on a secluded, private islet, on the beach, orat a restaurant especially for the wedding couple. A professional photographer takespictures of the ceremony. A memorable "tapa" with the couples’ joint Tahitian namewill be given to commemorate this unforgettable occasion.
What is the cost of a Wedding Ceremony? Pricesvary depending on the resort and the type of wedding ceremony. Prices at a 5 stars resortstart at $700 at Le Méridien Bora Bora and include: Wedding venue, Non-official priest andmusician, Complete floral arrangement, Coconut water blessing and purification, Escort bygolf cart, TAPA wedding certificate, Amenities in the room upon arrival, Weddingassistance.