Should I make a pre-wedding visit, how much time do I need to plan a wedding in Malta, what time of year is best for an outdoor reception?
In Part 3 of the Malta Destination Wedding Guide (Planning Tips), Martina founder and director of Wed Our Way, a Malta destination wedding planning agency, covers the above questions and more.
Below, Martina provides her Top 5 Malta Destination Wedding Planning Tips that every bride and groom should keep in mind when planning their wedding in Malta.
Tip 1 – Time
Don’t underestimate the time you need to plan your wedding in Malta – Malta is a very laid back destination, things happen very slowly, and this is what you will experience when working with venues, suppliers, and authorities. Having enough time to plan will help you avoid stress and get things done in timely manner.
Time 2 – Culture
Point 2 in our Malta Destination Wedding Planning Tips is to become familiar with local culture – Mediterranean culture of Malta is very appealing, but at the same time (like mentioned earlier) very slow and laid back. There is also a tendency to mark-up prices in areas such as wedding cars, venues, beauty services, etc. Make sure you do extensive research and find a team you can trust.
Tip 3 – Pre Wedding Visit
Make a pre wedding visit – Ideally if you could come to do an inspection visit before you choose your wedding venue you will feel much more relaxed and confident about your choice. Photos can be delusional. We often experience couples changing their preferences after visits – venues that were top on the list go on the bottom or vice versa.
Tip 4 – Outdoor Receptions
If having an outdoor reception is VERY high on your wedding priority list, avoid April and May for your wedding dates – this might seem strange since you perhaps read many articles online about very warm spring weather in Malta. That is all true, but Malta is also an Island country.
During the months of April and May temperature drops at night up to 10 C so while you might feel very hot during the day you will feel very cool at night. Add high humidity to this and you will understand why couples (even those from UK) run inside for their desserts. Apart from this May is well known to be very windy. At the last few weddings we actually had sand storms and most receptions in Malta end up indoors.
Tip 5 – Contingency Plan
The final point in our Malta Destination Wedding Planning Tips is to always have a backup plan – Regardless of your wedding date it is very important that you book a venue that can provide a suitable backup option in a case of bad weather.
I hope the above Malta Destination Wedding Planning Tips have been a helpful starting point. If you would like to learn more about on having a wedding in Malta, please use the form below to contact Martina from Wed Our Way who will be more than happy to answer your questions.
If you missed Part 1, Part 2 and Part 4 of the Malta Destination Wedding Guide, don’t forget to take a look at them for great advice on ceremony venues as well as costs, budget and top venue picks.
Image Credits: One Special Day / Sarah Falugo / weddingphotographermalta.com
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