Planning a wedding in Fiji while living in Australia? Here’s the all-access guide you need for Fiji wedding packages and planning.
They say Fiji is the happiest place on Earth, and trust us, your wedding in this breathtaking island paradise will have you and your crew grinning from ear to ear all weekend long. Picture sipping on colourful tropical cocktails at your sunset welcome bash on the first night, exploring pristine white sand beaches daily, and snorkelling until your heart’s content.
Cap off the wedding festivities with a dinner party right on the waterfront. And what about the day after? Stick around and soak up the good vibes as long as you want – maybe extend it into a full-blown honeymoon!
Here’s everything you need to know to plan a wedding in Fiji.
How to choose a location for your wedding in Fiji
Most couples start by reading through our downloadable free destination wedding planning guide, which includes detailed information on how to plan a destination wedding budget and choose the perfect location for your wedding.
For a more hands-on approach and to get personalised recommendations and exclusive Fiji wedding offers, our Destination Wedding Team is here to help. We’ll put together a wedding package that includes everything you need, from the venue to accommodation to a photographer, videographer, celebrant, florist, and more. Contact us to get started.
Dive into the beauty of Fiji’s 333 diverse islands and find yourself surrounded by vibrant coral reefs and white sand beaches. A mere 4-hour flight from Sydney or a breezy 5-hour flight from Melbourne, Nadi is just one binge-watch-show away.
Nadi and Denarau boast some of the biggest resorts in Fiji, making it a breeze for wedding guests to get there — the airport is practically around the corner. If you’re eyeing the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands, there are plenty of stunning wedding venues and resorts accessible via passenger ferries and water taxis. And let’s not forget Pacific Harbour and the Coral Coast, home to many resorts with golf courses.
Our Guide to Fiji’s beautiful destinations for weddings includes more info on different islands and attractions. Some of the most popular destination wedding resorts in Fiji include Castaway Island Resort, Koro Sun Resort, Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort, and InterContinental Fiji.
When to go to Fiji for a wedding
July to September is peak tourist season, offering the best bet for sunny skies and low humidity. But hey, if you’re looking to snag a sweet deal and avoid the crowds, consider the shoulder seasons: April to June and October to November.
Keep in mind that December can get a bit hectic due to the Aussie school holidays. And if you’re mulling over a beach wedding, January to March is cyclone season, bringing less predictable weather to the table. Choose your Fiji wedding adventure wisely. We’re always happy to talk you through the options if you’d like to discuss dates further.
Your Fiji wedding planning timeline
Gear up for an epic Fiji wedding – and no, you don’t need a year and a half to make it happen, but this is a sample of a more traditional timeline. If you work with us to plan your Fiji wedding, we’ll adjust the planning timeline to suit your wedding window.
10-18 Months to go:
Secure your spot in Fiji’s wedding paradise with an all-in-one package from your Easy Weddings expert. Lock in your venue, accommodation, celebrant, photographer, and entertainment. Oh, and don’t forget to snag your wedding attire — let the shopping spree begin!
12 Months to go:
Send out those save-the-dates, whether by snail mail or the digital route. Include a notecard or a link to your wedding website with all the deets on accommodation and travel. Time to choose and order your bridal attire — gowns usually need about a year’s heads up.
8-10 Months to go:
Get those flights to Fiji sorted and secure your honeymoon digs. Get into the details of all things floral for the ceremony and reception. Confirm your glam squad for the big day. You might even want to go to Fiji at this point to do a hair and makeup trial and attend a preview tasting of your wedding menu.
5-8 Months to go:
Dive into the nitty-gritty details with your Easy Weddings consultant. We’ve got the answers to all your big questions. Order your wedding cake if it’s not part of the package. Nail down the decor and furniture for the event, and make sure the wedding party’s outfits are purchased.
2-3 Months to go:
Craft up some bomboniere or welcome bags filled with Fijian treats for your guests. Get those wedding invitations out into the world.
2-4 Weeks to go:
The final stretch! At this point, we’ll send you the wedding day run sheet with all the timings and supplier deets. Together, we’ll meet with your venue event manager to hash out all the details for your epic wedding festivities. Fasten your seatbelts – Fiji, here you come! 🌺💍✈️
How to get married legally in Fiji if you don’t live there
Our usual tip? Tackle the legalities on home turf before jetting off to your destination wedding extravaganza. Picture this: a ceremony in Fiji, but all the official paperwork and legalities are squared away in Australia ahead of time. That means when you hit your resort in Fiji, it’s all about relaxation and celebration, with the nitty-gritty already taken care of. Smooth sailing, right?
If you’d prefer to do your homework on getting married in Fiji, dive into our comprehensive guide on How to Legally Marry in Fiji for all the deets. Stick to the rules, and your wedding should be officially recognized back home in Australia.