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Wedding Destinations

Wedding Destinations

Destination Weddings

More Australians are now choosing destination weddings to create a special experience for themselves and their guests.  Some of the most popular wedding destinations are Las Vegas, Thailand, Bali, Vanuatu and Australia for their warm climates, relaxed feel, and ease of access. Organising a destination wedding need not be a daunting task. Your travel agent can work with our dedicated wedding consultants to arrange your dream wedding. We can offer you a range of wedding packages from some of the most popular hotels and resorts, including services such as hairdressers, beauticians, wedding coordinators, celebrants, flower bouquet and buttonhole, wedding cake, certificate of marriage, photographer and more.

 

We want your big day to be extra special. And with so many different options available across some amazing destinations, I hope you find the wedding that’s perfect for you. From small and intimate ceremonies in exotic corners of the globe, to iconic cities and beautiful beach locations with the whole family, the list is endless. Not forgetting fabulous honeymoons, renewal of vows ceremonies, anniversary celebrations and of course same-sex civil partnerships too. You name it, we’ve got it covered.

 

Of course, it’s not just about the places we offer, it’s how we offer them, which can make all the difference to your big day. The Toner’s Travel and Cruise team never forgets that it’s your special event and that you deserve everything to go just the way you want it. That’s where our Weddings Team comes in. You will have a Wedding Coordinator to help with all your queries and who can arrange wedding extras.

 

The wedding arrangements and extra touches are just a little taste of what we can do. So whether you’re looking to get hitched quickly in the Big Apple or want the paradise island ceremony of your dreams, call our Weddings Team to help make your day not just special, but completely amazing.

 

More options available in store

LAS VEGAS

^Graceland Wedding Chapel is one of the oldest, most widely recognised icons located right on the Fabulous Las Vegas Strip. The little chapel is quaint and has been graced by the likes of famous musicians and celebrities including Jon Bon Jovi, Johnny Depp, Andie McDowell, The Beastie Boys, and of course Elvis Presley himself. The chapel offers fun, romantic, and meaningful ceremony packages that are inexpensive, and hassle free. There are some things you’ll need to know about getting married in Las Vegas. The bride and groom must appear together in person before a marriage license agent in Las Vegas to apply for a marriage license with valid passports. No waiting periods apply as marriage certificates are issued on the spot. Ceremonies are legally binding in the city of Las Vegas. You can save time and complete the online marriage pre-application before visiting a marriage license agent.

BALI

Bali has been a long-time favourite for Australian travellers and it’s no wonder, it’s also a popular wedding destination.  There is a wide variety of resorts and hotels to choose from, the weather is lovely, the people are friendly and there is a lot for honeymooners and guests to see and do.   In Bali, all couples who marry in Indonesia must declare a religion. The Civil Registry Office can record marriages of persons of Islam, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian-Protestant and Christian-Catholic faiths, and marriage partners must have the same religion, otherwise one partner must make a written declaration of change of religion.

To register for a marriage license, you will need to bring the following documents to the Australian Consulate in Bali, and in most cases the certificate can be processed on the same day:

  • Passports
  • Divorce/death certificate if applicable
  • Copy of Documentary evidence of any change of name (eg, former marriage certificate/deed poll)
  • Birth certificates are normally required by the Indonesian authorities and it is recommended that you bring these with you
  • Fee of A$110 (payable in Rupiah only

 

THAILAND

^Thailand is all about diversity both in travel and in planning a wedding.   It’s a melting pot of culture, sandy beaches, secluded islands, cuisine and romance.  You can choose the setting that most appeals to you. Weddings in Thailand have legal status in Australia.  

All Australians marrying in Thailand must complete a pro-forma Statutory Declaration at the Australian Embassy in Bangkok where the following documents need to be certified:

  • A copy of the couple’s passport along with arrival card
  • An affidavit regarding the marital status of the person from the respective embassy
  • Divorce/death certificate if applicable
  • Translated copy of affidavits to Thai certified by an approved Foreign Ministry Translator

 

VANUATU

If you’re looking for breathtaking scenery, untouched shores, waterfalls and romantic sunsets to serve as the backdrop for your special day, then Vanuatu is for you.

Getting married in Vanuatu is easy – 28 days prior to the wedding, the bride and groom need to submit an application form and the following documentation to the Vanuatu Registry Office:

  • Valid passports and birth certificates
  • Divorce/death certificate if applicable
  • Consent of parents/guardian if under 25 years
  •  A completed Certificate of Intended Marriage, and completed Witness Forms.

Two witnesses are required, your wedding coordinator can arrange witnesses if required. As a rule, wedding bookings are not accepted on a Sunday, or religious or national holidays, but there can be exceptions and a fee may apply. The couple must both be in the country at least three days prior to the wedding date. Weddings in Vanuatu have legal status in Australia so all you will need to do in change your name with Births, Deaths and Marriages.

 

FIJI

We can offer you a range of wedding packages from some of Fiji’s best hotels and resorts, including services such as hairdressers, beauticians, wedding coordinators, celebrants and more. 

 

GETTING MARRIED IN FIJI

Fiji combines stunning beauty, with a temperate climate, hospitable locals, and a serene atmosphere. But perhaps the most important thing Fiji can offer your wedding is the Spirit of Bula, a message of good health and happiness. There are a few things you’ll need to know if you’re an Australian getting married in Fiji. This information is a guide only.

 

MARRIAGE LICENSE

Overseas visitors need to obtain a marriage license from a Marriage Registry in Fiji prior to the marriage ceremony, and the bride and groom must provide the following documents to the Marriage Registry for verification at least two weeks prior to the wedding:

• Valid passports

• Original birth certificates

• Divorce/death certificate if required

• Current marital status

• Consent of parents/guardian if under 25 years (the bride must be over 16 years and the groom over 18 years)

• The names of two witnesses who must be 21 years or over.

Usually, the wedding coordinator at the resort will manage the documentation on behalf of the bride and groom prior to arrival.  Therefore, the couple will simply need to forward photocopies of the required documentation to the wedding coordinator at least two weeks prior to the wedding date.

 

Applications for Special Marriage Licenses can be obtained from Registries located in Suva, Lautoka & Labasa and District Registries in Nadi, Sigatoka, Navua, Ba, Tavua, Rakiraki, Korovou, Nausori, Levuka, Nabouwalu, Savusavu and Taveuni. Weddings in Fiji have legal status in Australia so all you will need to do is change your name with Births, Deaths and Marriages.

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES

All registered marriage certificates will be forwarded to the Foreign Affairs office to obtain an Apostille seal to authenticate that the marriage is legal and can be recognised in foreign countries.