When is the Best Time to Get Married in Fiji?
A savvy wedding planner knows that timing is everything. For a wedding in Fiji, couples need to consider what is the best time of year for their desired weather, budget, crowd-control and for seasonal activities. We go through all of that and more in this guide the best time to plan a wedding in Fiji.
The Fiji Wedding Checklist
Have you planned all the components of a Fiji wedding? Find out in our trusty Fiji wedding checklist!
- Marriage Eligibility. Are you eligible to get married in Fiji? Find out in our wedding legalities guide
- Documents. Do you have the right documents for the Fiji Marriage License? Find out what documents you need here
- Destination. Have you chosen an island? Check out The Best Place to Get Married in Fiji
- Resort. Have you chosen a wedding resort? Check out The Best Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts in Fiji
- Wedding Package. Have you selected a wedding package? Get inspiration from The Best Wedding Packages in Fiji
- Wedding Date. See the section below!
Getting Married in the Dry Season
Months: June, July, August, September, October and November
The dry season is the season that most couples choose to get married in Fiji. With lower chances of rain on your wedding day combined with comfortably warm temperatures, the weather aspect of the dry season is what many consider perfect for an island wedding. However, the dry season is when you will see resorts and airfares at their peak, especially over the Australian and New Zealand school holidays in July and August. With that, you will also experience some of Fiji’s larger resorts feeling “crowded”, but that’s not really an issue if you choose perhaps a boutique resort or an adult-only resort to get married in. Better deals and quieter resorts are experienced in October and November.
Weather in the Dry Season
Temperature: 19-29°C (66-84°F)
Rainfall: 70-150mm (2.8-6″)
Find out more about the weather for each month in:
- Fiji Weather in June
- Fiji Weather in July
- Fiji Weather in August
- Fiji Weather in September
- Fiji Weather in October
- Fiji Weather in November
Benefits of Getting Married in the Dry Season
- The weather is more likely to be sunny and beautiful
- The humidity is low, making it comfortable to wear a wedding dress
- It makes a warm retreat from the cold winter in some of the lower Southern Hemisphere countries
- It’s the best season for surfing, scuba diving and swimming with manta rays.
Getting Married in the Wet Season
Months: December, January, February, March, April and May
Fiji’s “summer” season is the wettest time of the year, with frequent rainfall and a risk of cyclones around February. While there is a greater risk of rain on your wedding day during the wet season, rainfall patterns in Fiji tend to be short bursts, so it’s often just the case of “waiting the rain out” if having a ceremony outside. Alternatively, many of the resorts across Fiji offer indoor alternatives, such as chapels, as a backup. Nevertheless, Fiji still experiences a lot of sunshine between the showers, still giving couples the chance to get those dreamy wedding photos and backdrops to their big day.
There are also a lot of benefits to having a wedding during Fiji’s wet season, from discounted airfares to lower resort rates. What’s more, many of the resorts offer “free wedding packages” if couples stay at least a few days during the wet season, for instance, at Namale Resort & Spa and Likuliku Lagoon Resort.
Note that Fiji does experience a busy period during the wet season, around the Christmas and New Years’ holiday period where airfares and hotel rates temporarily rise.
Weather in the Wet Season
Temperature: 22-33°C (72-91°F)
Rainfall: 180-310mm (2.8-6″)
Find out more about the weather for each month in:
- Fiji Weather in December
- Fiji Weather in January
- Fiji Weather in February
- Fiji Weather in March
- Fiji Weather in April
- Fiji Weather in May
Benefits of Getting Married in the Wet Season
- There are cheaper resort rates
- You’re more likely to get cheaper airfares
- There’s the opportunity for discounted or free wedding packages
- Feel like you have the islands to yourselves
Choosing a Date to Arrive in Fiji for Your Wedding
Once you have “a time” to get married in Fiji narrowed down to a season, and even once you’ve decided on the best month to get married in Fiji, you’ll need to decide an arrival date. The important thing to remember is to leave enough time to get over the jet lag (if applicable), settle into your resort, and visit a registry office in person to get your Marriage License. With all that in mind, couples should arrive in Fiji at least three before the wedding day.
Note that registry offices are closed on weekends and public holidays, so you may need to take this into consideration when planning what day to arrive in Fiji.
More About the Best Time to Plan a Wedding in Fiji
- 10 Things You Need to Know About Having a Fiji Wedding
- Everything You Need to Know About Getting Married in Fiji
- How to Organise a Wedding in Fiji
That’s it for our guide to the best time to plan a wedding in Fiji. Get even more tips for planning a getaway to Fiji in The Best Time to Visit Fiji.