The ultimate guide to elope in the Seychelles
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When you want to avoid all of the traditional rituals that accompany a conventional wedding, then your ideal option would be to elope with your partner – just the two of you. Nowadays, elopement does not refer to a scandalous event, but a way to tie the knot in an intimate ambiance you feel comfortable with. That is why a Seychelles elopement sounds like a perfect idea when you want a more secluded celebration in paradise-like surroundings.
This exotic place might have never come to your mind as a site to begin your love story. But if you have the right guide – you can have a magical union that you thought was only possible in your dreams. For this reason, I have provided all the necessary information about this astonishing destination, so that you have everything at hand when considering it as your elopement option.
Let’s dive in…
Welcome to the Adventure of a Lifetime
Hello, it’s Amber! As your elopement photographer and planner, I am your one-stop-shop for everything you need to make your elopement day magical and unforgettable.
I provide all-inclusive elopement packages for couples who want to sit back, relax, and let me take care of everything. For those who prefer a little DIY, I also offer options to customize your elopement day. I’ll help you find the perfect location for your vows, recommend vendors, arrange travel and lodging, create a personalized timeline, and more – tailoring every aspect of your elopement day to perfectly suit your preferences. And of course, I’ll be there to capture every moment with my camera and document this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
You’re not like every other couple, and your wedding day should be a reflection of your unique love story. I’ll work with you to create a day that’s true to your style, authentic, and real, allowing you to fully immerse yourselves in the experience as you exchange your vows.
First, let’s be sure we’re talking about the same thing:
What is an elopement?
Before we delve into how to plan your elopement in the Seychelles, let’s make sure we’re on the same page. Eloping has evolved considerably in recent years, and it’s no longer about hasty ceremonies, rushed weddings, or clandestine nuptials. Nowadays, eloping is all about making sure that every aspect of your wedding day is truly your own. Your special day should be a reflection of your personalities, and choosing to elope instead of following the traditional wedding blueprint allows you to focus on what truly matters to you as a couple and to celebrate your marriage in a way that’s completely unique and meaningful to you.
How to Legally Elope in Seychelles
While there are no specific requirements for your Seychelles romantic getaway, you must be prepared beforehand. In other words, ensure you have all the necessary documents before leaving for your destination. The following forms and papers will be required from you for civil marriage:
- Valid passport
- Birth certificate
- Registration form
- Passport copies of both parties
All the documents you provide for civil marriage need to be authenticated and apostatized. Moreover, it is important to point out if you or your partner are divorced or widowed, in which case proof certificates should be provided.
You must submit your documents eight weeks before you leave for Seychelles. It is easier to prepare the papers beforehand because you will need to make other arrangements for the elopement. Also, couples who intend to elope to this destination must travel with original documents.
A Registrar conducts all ceremonies for civil marriages in accordance with the laws of Seychelles. They are usually held during working days, excluding public holidays. In addition, everyone who intends to get married here must be a hotel resident for at least two days before the ceremony.
For couples from the US:
In certain states, you can ask your county clerk the authorization to sign your wedding license abroad. If they agree, as a registered minister, my team and I will be able to legally marry you without the hassle of a legal wedding ceremony in the Seychelles.
Why elope in Seychelles?
If you have always imagined tying the knot on a sandy beach with an astounding view in the background, then Seychelles is the place for you. Its breathtaking beaches offer everything you desire for your elopement backdrop. As a Seychelles elopement photographer, I can confidently tell that this is where you want to begin your love story.
Seychelles is an island where you can find people from different nationalities living in harmony. Life on this island is laidback and relaxed, hence you are bound to see many friendly faces wherever you go. The elements of positivity and happiness are mandatory for your marriage to have a good start.
Astonishing weather and climate
Seychelles is known for its ideal tropical climate, meaning you will encounter nice and pleasant weather anytime you go. So, if you dream of having a beach summer elopement, this is your ideal destination. All you have to do is choose a month and start preparing for an unforgettable experience.
Top 5 spots to Elope in Seychelles
This stunning beach on the island of Praslin is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful in the world, with crystal-clear waters, pristine white sand, and dramatic granite boulders.
Vallee de Mai
A UNESCO World Heritage site located on the island of Praslin, this natural reserve is home to the famous Coco de Mer palm tree, as well as a host of other rare plant and animal species.
Morne Seychellois National Park
This sprawling park on the island of Mahé covers more than 20% of the island’s land area and features rugged mountains, lush rainforests, and a diverse array of flora and fauna.
Anse Source d’Argent
This beautiful beach on the island of La Digue is famous for its pink-tinged sands, turquoise waters, and giant granite boulders.
A small island located off the coast of Praslin, Curieuse is a nature reserve that is home to giant tortoises, rare bird species, and stunning natural scenery, including mangrove forests and secluded beaches.
These are just a few of the many incredible natural spots to explore in the Seychelles. Each one offers a unique and unforgettable experience that is sure to leave you in awe of the beauty and wonder of this tropical paradise.
When to Elope in Seychelles
WINTER IN SEYCHELLES
Winter months are considered a rainy season in Seychelles, and this is when the humidity level rises. However, the rain rarely stops visitors from coming to this heavenly place. Therefore, Christmas elopements are quite frequent.
SPRING IN SEYCHELLES
This is the ideal time to elope to this location. The weather becomes warm and dry, and rainfalls are not as common. Moreover, flight tickets are not as expensive as they are in summer, which makes it yet another reason why spring should be the perfect season for your romantic getaway.
SUMMER IN SEYCHELLES
The weather around summer gets cool and dry, making it lovely and pleasant for getting married on the beach. However, it is also the year’s busiest season, so making arrangements in advance is crucial.
FALL IN SEYCHELLES
It is a significantly dry season accompanied by occasional showers. The fall weather is warm and quiet since the summer holidays are over. It is delightful for couples who want intimate elopement followed by a romantic honeymoon in Seychelles.
Example budget of an elopement in Seychelles
When it comes to elopement budgets, I understand the challenges of providing a precise estimate for vendors outside of my own expertise. The cost can greatly vary depending on your chosen destination and the quality of vendors you desire.
Elopement expenses are significantly influenced by factors like your chosen location. Rather than providing generic budget estimates for vendors I don’t work with, I recommend exploring my elopement packages. They include all-inclusive options, giving you a clearer view of your budget and costs.
What to Wear to Elope in Seychelles
Considering you are about to embark on an eloping adventure on a tropical island, you should take into account that the weather is slightly different from what you are accustomed to. As your Seychelles elopement photographer, I suggest you plan your elopement clothing according to the climate. You would not want to spoil your romantic union due to improper attire.
Since the temperatures in Seychelles tend to be warm and dry, I suggest you pick a dress made of lighter materials. Wear something that is not body-hugging and thick. There are light and breezy materials that will give you a pleasant feel while also allowing you to look classy and fabulous.
Eloping in Seychelles usually means tying the knot on one of the island’s magnificent beaches. Therefore, consider wearing sandals rather than high heels in order to feel more comfortable. I suggest going barefoot if you want to match the beachy surroundings of your elopement.
Getting married in Seychelles means wearing a more casual outfit. Therefore, a suit is not mandatory, but if you want a classy vibe, pick a lighter suit and avoid layers. On the other hand, you can also opt for pants and a lighter button-up shirt.
Elope in Seychelles – Your Checklist
Choose a Location
Before making any other arrangements, decide where you want your elopement to take place.
Pick a date
Once you find your ideal elopement spot, choose the date that suits both you and your partner. Make sure you check availability dates with the venue you picked for your elopement.
Find more information about travel visas and wedding documentation
There are not many requirements, but it is wise to double-check your info.
Book your flights and accommodation
Booking in advance allows you to use some great deals, so make sure to take advantage of the opportunity.
Book your vendors
Reach out to your favorite vendors on time, so you get everything you desire for your elopement.
Live your dream elopement
Once you review your checklist and make the necessary arrangements, the euphoria for your Seychelles elopement can start. When you get everything right beforehand, you get to spend time planning the details of your adventure. This is the most exciting part of elopements, so make sure you give yourselves a chance to truly enjoy and feel these moments without worrying about last-minute issues. Believe me; you are about to experience something magical!
DOES SEYCHELLES SOUND LIKE YOUR DREAM?
How to plan your peaceful elopement in Seychelles with me
Let’s dive in, so you can start your journey right away!
Imagine a wedding where you can be you. Breathe. Bask in each other’s love.
Experience a place close to your hearts, or a bucket-list dream.
Are you eager to start planning your elopement in Seychelles? I’m here to help you envision, plan and immortalize this beautiful adventure! Contact me now for a free consultation!