So, you’ve said yes. What comes next can either be exciting, with families sharing the happy news, best friends get together planning the dress, the cake, flowers, and also your hen’s party. But it can also the contrary, puts a strain on your self, if not the relationship, with “Oh there’s just soooo much to do!”
With so many wedding celebrations tips out there, you might be overwhelmed with choices too.
Enter, our compact guide to making your wedding day a little bit hassle free. Here goes…
First, wedding Organisers
One’s dream Bali wedding can be a grand clifftop gala or an intimate sunset reception. Other couples may opt for a romantic night under the stars, or even a ballroom reception. In Bali, chances to make your dream weddings come true is more than possible. Quaint and private wedding venues, five-star villas, or perched on the cliff chapels, you name it, the island has it. Best part is, there’s an abundance of on-the-ground bridal experts here in the island ready to make your Big Day memorable.
1. Global Weddings
Global Weddings have been organising special days in Bali, Fiji, the Cook Islands, Mauritius, Greece, Thailand, Hawaii and Malaysia since the company was founded in 2003. They’re known as being highly capable in one of the most overlooked aspects of overseas weddings (yes, the legalities) and this even spans travel insurance. Another best part about arranging your wedding with them is that a personalised web page for guests with all the information needed about the wedding, destination, and great travel deals is a complimentary part of the Global Weddings service.
Contact: Global Weddings
2. Plan A Bali
Because there’s no such a thing as plan B, Plan A is your go to place for boutique events for special occasions. A long-time specialist in bespoke weddings, pre-wedding festivities, anniversaries, elopements and so much more, they’re highly capable in one of the most overlooked aspects of overseas weddings (yes, the legalities) and this even spans travel insurance. Plan A team ensure each event is a unique creation drawn from your very own stories, wishes, expertly paired with exceptional attention to detail. you’ll even feel like they only arrange one wedding, and it is yours!
Contact: Plan A Bali
3. Lestari Bali Wedding
Lestari Bali Wedding offer unique ‘final stage’ wedding planning, if the bride and groom have most things organised and are keen to steer their own ship; floor plans, budget management, running schedules, checklists. This can reduce the cost of a fully involved wedding planner dedicated to your big day for 6-months or more, but still ensures you have access to someone on the ground who can check things off on your behalf and keep things running smoothly. Packages are available at all levels, and they even offer complimentary consultations to get you started. Check out their website for video examples to get an idea or two.
Contact: Lestari Bali Wedding
4. Vara Wedding
Vara Wedding puts some clear context around pricing right from the get go to the customised champagne flutes and hand-fans for guests. Their signature most favourite package is the Water Wedding, that includes an altar that floats on the surface of a water pond, a blessing ceremony, specialised floral decorations, classical background music by a violinist during your ceremony, two singers and a keyboardist for the reception, two wedding flower girls, a wedding sign board with the Bride and Groom’s name, welcome drinks, flower confetti, a flower bouquet, two nights accommodation with breakfast and more. Now that’s a wedding wrapped up!
Contact: Vara Wedding
5. Your Bali Wedding
Your Bali Wedding is an Australian-owned company that works on the ground in Bali and also in Australia, with a trusted network of villa partners and suppliers. The company coordinated hundreds of weddings on the island and supply fixed priced quotes that ensure no unwantedsurprises. Have a surf on the incredible list of Bali venues they trust on the website, and start topin your once in a lifetime moment.
Contact: Your Bali Wedding
Insider’s tips: But foremost, before you contact anyone , make sure to contact “The Association of Professional Wedding Businesses in Bali”, or known as Bali Wedding Association. It is a great platform check out your wedding planner to ensure they are legitimate. Bear in mind that all wedding planners must be legally registered and stand as a member of the Bali Wedding Association (the only government body in Bali).
The, THE Wedding Venue
As it is now a popular choice among engaged couples, many retreat to having a destination wedding. With an abundance of breathtaking landscapes and picturesque terrains, Bali has become one of the most sought-after havens to exchange sacred vows in. There are many various wedding venues of all shapes, sizes, and styles have settled in the island and we picked some of the best ones for you to say “I do.”
Let’s walk down these aisles with us, will you?
1. Ayana Resort and Spa Bali
Among the various types of wedding venue ranging from garden to villa at this award winning resort, SKY is one you’ll love. Imagine exchanging vows as you float 35 meters above the Indian Ocean. Yes! The open deck provides clear view of the horizon line guaranteed to add a dramatic touch to your events. Either intimate or grand, AYANA’s SKY is the perfect setting for your celebration. On top of that, a team of professionals are also at your service to ensure an unforgettable wedding experience for you.
2. Banyan Tree Ungasan Resort
Here’s another wedding gem overlooking the coastline of the Indian Ocean, Banyan Tree Ungasan. Their wedding planners will take care of any of your needs including customized wedding services and logistics, and elegant wedding venues serve as a grand backdrop to your happy occasion. Banyan Tree is also a worthy honeymoon spot with its 73 pool-villas that are definitely perfect for a truly memorable honeymoon experience.
3. The Ritz-Carlton, Bali
With a seaside chapel that enables full view of the glorious sunset over the horizons of the Indian Ocean; your love celebration will be complete at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali. If you’re looking for something else for your matrimony, you can also choose to hold your wedding in spacious gardens or on the beach side. You can conveniently choose from their wedding packages for an unforgettable wedding experience too.
4. Alila Villas Uluwatu
Alila Villas Uluwatu offers an inspiring setting for a sacred marriage. The praised by many Cliff -Edge Wedding Cabana is wonderfully perched atop the Indian Ocean serving as a graceful background as you state your nuptial vows. Either an intimate soiree or a grand gala, Alila Villas Uluwatu can make it happen. The Villas are perfect for an after party too.
5. Tirtha Bridal
People regards Tirtha Bridal as the pioneer title in the Bali venue industry, and we agreed. Their properties are also constantly refined to keep appearing stylish yet timeless and of course to guarantee their clients’ satisfaction. Aside from the classic chapel, Tirtha Bridal proudly announces three of their newest venues: Villa Tirtha, The Glass House and The Dining Pavilion as an addition to the Tirtha family.
6. Anantara Uluwatu
Dewa Dewi chapel is another stunning cliff side chapel renowned for epic sunset and land setting. Facing to the Indian Ocean and located inside the area of Anantara Uluwatu Resort & Spa, Dew Dewil is unique due to its modern design and unlike the other chapel in Bali which is mostly triangle-shaped style. It choose cube-shaped design combined with strong wooden line accent. Modern woodwork covers the ceiling, walls and flooring of the chapel. Anantara Chapel capable to accommodate up to 40 guests.
7. Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali
A beachfront wedding by Westin promises intuitive service and thoughtful touches for a magical wedding celebration. Bathed in natural sunlight with the gentle waves of the Indian Ocean as a backdrop, the exotic beauty of Nusa Dua beach combines perfectly with simple yet flawlessly elegant decor.
But the key to a Westin beach wedding is that a brigade of expertise to take care of all the fine details. From the initial planning stages right up to the big day itself that will be forever cherished!
And, if you prefer to choose based on wedding packages