Apart civil marriage, spouses may make a traditional wedding ceremony, without legal force, to complete a civil marriage or renew their vows. Most resorts, local partners and the Moorea Tiki Village Theatre offer different options.
In hotels, honeymoon visitors are greeted with welcome gifts.
Many "Honeymoon" services are also available (romantic dinner, floral arrangement, private tour ...).
Private providers also organize traditional wedding ceremonies on the island of Tahiti.
Our travel experts will help you to organize your wedding ceremony.
Marriage is part of traditional Polynesian folklore of Tahiti and her islands. This is an emotional and colorful moment that you will discover the oldest Polynesian rites. Usually, The bride and the groom are dressed in traditional costume and crowned necklace with Tiare flower, symbol of Polynesia. The groom arrives by canoe to the sound of pu (shell used as a musical instrument).
The ceremony is punctuated by exalting Polynesian songs and dances. The priest blesses the wedding rings and the spouses union who also receive their Tahitian name. At the end of the ceremony, the newlyweds joined a canoe decorated with tropical flowers for an idyllic stroll on the lagoon. A magic moment for unforgettable memories.
Want to bring a touch of exoticism to your civil wedding or to renew your wishes: the traditional wedding will leave you with wonderful memories .
Tahiti Cruise and Vacation has selected for you the best hotels offering this kind of service.
We also suggest Honeymoon services adapted to your request with romantic dinner, private excursion and floral arrangement, among other.
Since 2009, a new law allows foreigners to get married more easily, administrative procedures had been simplified.
Now couples can have a memorable legal wedding on a part of paradise on Earth!
Here is all you need to know to prepare this special day.
The process can take three to five months, then we would highly recommend you to plan your wedding ahead of time.
These are the conditions to apply to legal wedding in Tahiti and her islands:
Tahiti Cruise and Vacation will give you the best advices as you go through the various steps of your bookings.
The newlyweds have to apply at the town hall where they get married and the file with the required documents must be turned in at least one month and 10 days before the wedding day. It will take 10 days for the banns to be published, only then can the wedding be celebrated.
Herein you will find all the documents to be provided and the various steps you need to go.
With the wedding list you can invite friend and family to participate to your honeymoon trip in French Polynesia. After you book your vacation, we offer you the possibility to publish a personal page on our web site for frees for your wedding list.
In order for you to create your personal page, we will need your address, a photo and a small message from you for your guests
You can see your wedding list and allow your guests to financially contribute to your honeymoon.
Every time a payment is made an email will be sent to you to let you know that somebody from your wedding list has contributed to your honeymoon.
To learn all about the wedding of your friends, make payments on their wedding list, discover their stay in Polynesia, enter the last name of one of the married and the date of wedding and click on the search button below :