It is much easier to travel to Tahiti than many people think for a Tahiti wedding. Tahiti’s Faa’a International Airport is a flight lasting only around eight hours and there are daily non-stop flights. Tahiti is midway between Los Angeles and Sydney in Australia and situated in the same time zone as Hawaii, as well as on the same side of the International Dateline as North America. The Society Islands, which contain Bora Bora, Moorea, Taha’a and the largest island in French Polynesia, Tahiti is the most visited place in the region. They are a group of lush tropical islands surrounded by coral reefs and the blue and turquoise lagoons offer the signature overwater bungalows.
Planning for a typical Tahiti wedding ceremony starts at least 45 days before the date of the ceremony. Marriage is civil and can be held in a city hall in the presence of the mayor and the presence of an interpreter can be arranged if necessary. Typically, wedding ceremonies can be dealt either on a beach or at a resort and some resorts have the ability to provide overwater chapels. A traditional Tahiti feast normally follows the ceremony. Though locations dictate the variations available, the traditional Tahiti wedding ceremonies are similar through the islands of Tahiti and customised ceremonies can also be requested.
When the guests are relaxing in the bungalows, the assistants of the priests will attend the bride and groom to dress them in painted wraps, much like sarongs, known as white pareu and the typical adornment for a couple are specially created flower crowns and leis. Other elements of the ceremony are traditional gowns, a priest in attendance, musicians and dancers, colourful tropical flower arrangements leis and crowns and the wedding certificate, which is made of the traditional tapa material. Following the ceremony, the couple is wrapped in a Tahitian quilt , known as a Tifaifai”. After the ceremony has ended, the couple is served with a special cocktail. A dinner celebration for the couple can be organised either on a secluded private island, on the beach or a special restaurant. A professional photographer can be hired to take pictures of the ceremony and the other celebrations. The wedding, which will be unforgettable, is suitably commemorated with a special “tapa” containing the joint Tahitian names given to the couple.
It helps to have the services of a seasoned wedding planner, such as ourselves and we can offer a wide variety of venues, which are luxurious and legendary and one of the hotels we use was elected the best in the world.. We have organised a Tahiti wedding for celebrities, millionaires, sultans and other prominent people. At the same time, we never forget that the emotions and feelings of a couple are the most important consideration for making the occasion a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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