PLANNING A SMALL WEDDING IN MALTA?


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HERE ARE FEW TIPS TO HELP YOU GET STARTED!

Getting married abroad probably means your guest list won’t be as long as it would be if you were holding your wedding at home. If you are looking for the best locations and tips to host your wedding in Malta, I can give you few good ideas and useful guidance with this post!

Getting to Know the Maltese Wedding Culture

  • Locals usually plan weddings 2-3 years in advance 

  • Average wedding size in Malta is typically 400-600 guests 

  • The most popular months for weddings in Malta are May, June and September

  • Local couples usually decide to get married on weekends (Friday- Sunday)

Choose a Date

Weekdays are much easier to book (unless it’s too inconvenient for you) for several reasons:

  • Most venues will still be available at short notice.

  • It’s easier to negotiate price for weekday weddings

  • Most suppliers will be available for your wedding date regardless of the time of year.

  • Cheap flights to Malta are generally offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 

  • Since most of your guests will be staying 5 + days it won’t make a difference to them if your wedding is happening on weekday or weekend. After all, every day is Sunday when you’re on holiday!

Finding a Venue

The next step is to look for the best places to get married in Malta. Since most local weddings average over 400 guests attending, you’ll probably worry about the size of wedding venues that Malta has to offer. But don’t worry! Most of these venues offer different options for areas that will be suitable for weddings of 20 and 500 guests. To make sure the venue you’re considering is a good choice for a small wedding, here are a few must-ask questions:

  • What is the venue capacity for seated meals? 

  • How many weddings do they hold in one day?

  • How many different areas are available to hire?

  • If they offer more than one, how close are they to each other?

  • Do they have a backup option within the venue – e.g. on the off-chance there is bad weather when you choose an outdoor area.

  • If a backup option is available within the venue, ask for clear images (!) 

  • Is a backup option available only at an additional charge?

  • Final guest number policy (will the menu, beverage price or rental fee increase if number of guests that was confirmed upon signing of agreement changes)?

These are some of the main questions you need to ask to find out if the venue is a good fit for a smaller wedding. Some venues in Malta specialize in hosting local weddings and for that reason have more strict policies when the number of guests is under 100. At the same time, some other venues will be a perfect fit for your small wedding. This is why it is crucial to do your homework before committing.

Hi there! I am Matt, a Malta wedding photographer – if you’re planning a wedding or event, I’d love to hear from you.

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Happy Planning!