Everything you need to know about Gay Weddings in Malta
Love knows no bounds and neither do weddings in Malta
Love has no limits – that is the fairytale we have been fed since we were young, doughy-eyed, believers. As we got older, we started to run into walls that we thought did not exist, conditions that we were promised were a thing of old. Today we have the joy to say that these antiquated restrictions on love have been abolished and marriage in Malta is as equal and free as we all deserve it to be.
In recent years, Malta has set the standard for openness and tolerance with regards to LGBTIQ equality, non-discrimination, family and gender recognition, so it is no wonder Rainbow Europe’s Country Ranking put the island nation above the rest.
Malta made history and became the 15th European nation to equalize marriage rights to all lovers alike in 2017, triggering a wave of celebrations and sacred unions to take place on these sunny shores.
Malta has come a long way from being the Catholic country with conservative values to being the open-minded, free, gay capital that it is today! The fight for equal rights has been long and often left us uncertain of the final outcomes, but now we can raise our heads up high, no matter what our sexual orientation is.
Why tie the knot in Malta?
A primary and extremely valid reason many lovers flock to Malta to celebrate their rightful opportunity to tie the knot is that enticing Mediterranean climate. The sun shines on these culture-rich shores more often than not, allowing wonders to illuminate a happy couple’s inner state of joy.
This cluster of islands has a lot more to offer a happy couple and, if you ask anyone with a drop of Maltese blood in their veins, they would very proudly inform you that nobody does a wedding quite like the Maltese, and this now extends to same-sex weddings!
The once unattainable dream can be within your grasp in charming Malta, and your options are as unlimited as an A-lister’s shoe closet, whether you’re thinking about the venue, caterers, style, music, decorative arrangements or anything else related to wedding festivities. Consider yourselves spoilt for choice and luxuriate in every decadent moment.
Location, location, location!
When it comes to selecting the perfect backdrop for your special day, you may opt to host your celebration in an ornate and extravagant 18th-century palazzo, lush and classy gardens, golden sandy beaches, modern seaside hotel halls, inviting vineyards and whatever else your mind dares to dream up.
Whether you plan on having a large and extravagant bash or an intimate and personal gathering, there is ample choice to find something that suits your fantasy wedding.
Get to know your gay-friendly vendors
As far as we have come, some of the population is unfortunately still trying to block the path to societal and cultural growth. Do not let this get you down – there are so many more people out there tipping the scales in favor of equality and respect!
When it comes to doing business, you want to work with people you can trust wholeheartedly not to let you down, and who will make your guests feel as comfortable and taken care of as is merited.
If you are not already familiar with the fabulous local vendors who can provide you with such a service and a respectful business relationship, you might need to ask around, get advice from locals or even consider hiring an experienced wedding planner to get you in touch with the absolute best because, after waiting so patiently for your day, don’t you deserve the absolute best?
Make it your own
Now that we have finally achieved marriage equality it is time to have some fun with it. Since gay weddings are so new, no rules have been written. There are no “traditions” that you just have to adhere to. Anything and everything could be yours!
Do you both want to wear dresses, suits, sequins, feathers, lace? Do want to be outrageously fashion forward, or clean-cut and simple? Whatever screams YOU is on the table.
Have fun with the cake, get rainbow centerpieces, add glitter-doused DIY touches or come up with a whimsically-themed wedding. Let your imagination think up what people have never had the courage to commit to before.
However you do it, do it with Pride
Every couple in love deserves to hold their partner’s hand and walk down the aisle with pride, joy and surrounded by unconditional love. Do not forget that, after this day, you are stepping into the world a legally recognized, unified partnership who has just made history!
If you and your partner need guidance in planning your gay wedding in Malta, contact the wonderful Sarah Young and her top team to gift you the day of your dreams.