For the local population Maltese weddings are considered a big affair. A lot of hours and thought is given to make sure that the big day is impeccable. Typically, weddings in Malta are rather traditional. They begin with a wedding mass in a local church, attended by family and close friends of the happy couple, who are often followed by an entourage of brides maids and grooms men. Upon leaving the church, the guests proceed to another venue for the party. This usually takes the form of a cocktail reception, followed by dancing till the early hours of the morning or a grand gala dinner, at which the guests are seated at spectacularly dressed tables. Mid-way, it is often the duty of the best man to present a speech (usually a rather embarrassing one for the couple!) which is followed by the cutting of the wedding cake. It is common place that the wedding cake is made as a tradition almond or fruit cake. Towards the end of the evening, the newly-weds change into what are known as ‘going-away outfits’ and are carried out on the shoulders of their friends to prepare for their honeymoon!
When planning a wedding, the bride and groom hope for perfection all the way. From the dress to the catering, Maltese local vendors strive for excellence at all costs to provide a dream wedding. A crucial factor in any wedding is the venue. Due to the bright summer sun, May, June and September are high seasons for weddings in Malta. But with an array of top outdoor and indoor Malta venues one’s wedding can be perfect, rain or shine!
Every year, a large wedding fair takes place in Malta that caters for all elements desired in a typical Malta wedding; such as bridal cars, entertainment, catering, bridal dresses, men’s attire, venue and so on. Furthermore, some of the leading Malta Hotels use their wedding expertise to hold their own exclusive Wedding Open-Weekends, which allow couples to stroll through their magnificent suites, each prepared to the highest detail for any sort of wedding. They also have an on-site wedding support team which will be with you through every step of the way.
Getting Married in Malta
A ‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ occasion deserves a complete experience tailor made to the couples’ taste. Nowadays even foreigners are flying to Malta to get married. Religious and civil ceremonies are available in Malta and are legally recognized in Europe and North America. Couples can enjoy a wedding and honeymoon experience that combines relaxation with a chance to discover our unique cultural, historical and artistic treasures. The range of ideal wedding venues is vast but to make your wedding experience a typical Malta wedding you can enjoy a private beach wedding set against the backdrop of a setting sun or an elegant wedding in an 18th century palace. And to complement it, why not organize your local and romantic transport known as the “karrozzin”, which is a traditional flower-decorated, Maltese horse-drawn carriage.