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 an more in this guide the best time to plan a wedding in Fiji.

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Getting Married in the Dry Season

Best Season to get married in Fiji

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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 the 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″)

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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

Best season to get married in Fiji

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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 back-up. 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″)

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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

Best season for wedding in Fiji

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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.

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