Currency: Fijian dollar
Languages: English, Bau Fijian and Fiji Hindi
Flight time: 5 hours from Sydney
If you're looking for a wedding destination not too far from home which has spectacular scenery, warm weather, secluded sandy bays and lots of activities, then Fiji could be the perfect location for you. Situated in the South Pacific, Fiji is full of ancient traditions and culture coupled with a shot of modern day excitement. There's a wealth of places to get married, including exotic garden, caves,, and luxury yachts as well as traditional churches. With a myriad of modern hotel resorts, there's plenty of places to host your reception after the wedding. You can see why Australians choose weddings in Fiji.
The law requires you to file an Intention of Marriage Certificate which must be displayed for 21 days before a Marriage licence will be granted. You will also need to send copies of both passports and full birth certificates to the registry office so that they can be verified prior to your arrival. Upon your arrival you will need to go in person to the registry office to apply for a Licence of Marriage at one day prior to your wedding date. You will also need to produce the original birth certificate and passports. 2 witnesses over the age of 21 are required to be present at the wedding ceremony. Catholic weddings will require a letter of Freedom from the couple's priest together with their Baptism Certificates. Cost of marriage licence is F$22.50. For more information visit http://www.fijiembassydc.com/default.asp?contentID=529
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