Destination weddings have become a trend in the recent generation. From Indian destinations like Udaipur, Jaipur, Goa, etc., to international destinations like Lake Como, Bali, Paris, etc., have become quite popular for destination weddings. With so many celebrities getting hitched in different destinations, it has inspired too many people to do the same.
If you have plans to get married in Bali, Indonesia, here are some tips to help you do so.
- Wedding Planner
Most couples prefer to be very hands-on while planning their wedding, which is an excellent thing. They can take care of every need of the couple and cater to their wishes while planning the whole thing for them. Since they do and have been doing the same for hundreds, if not thousands of couples, they are well-versed with every detail of everything, from the venue to the food to the decorations and everything in between. Still, when planning a destination wedding in a different country altogether, it is advisable to hire a wedding planner.
Whilst planning a wedding, the venue’s first thing that comes to mind. Places like Ketewel, Seminyak, Ubud, and Jimbaran are usually preferred for weddings.
Whereas chapels, hotels, resorts, or some monuments, when in Bali, one can go for a private villa too. A private villa in Bali, though it sounds expensive, is more cost-effective than other options available. It offers the privacy that most other venues, until entirely booked- which makes it a lot more expensive, do not offer. There are no noisy tourists interfering in your special day, and no one to restrict music or celebration timings.
If you want a luxurious affair, you can choose from venues like Wiwah Wedding Chapel, Kamandalu Resort, Conrad Hotel and Resort, Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran, and Bulgari Hotel and Resort.
Unlike other destinations, Bali does not have four seasons but has only two: dry and wet. The dry season extends from April to October, though the best months are June to August to get married. The humidity is low, and though there might be some rain, usually short-lived. June to August being the peak months for a wedding, the prices will also be relatively high.
May is also a great month to get hitched there, though there are rains sometimes. If the wedding is held indoors, or if you do not mind a tent or marquee, it is a beautiful time to get married in Bali. The prices of venues are not at their peak also.
- Legal Wedding Requirements
It is easy to legally marry in Bali for people of different nationalities but the same religion. Most couples prefer a cultural ceremony in Bali and keep the legalities back home. If not, just having a blessing ceremony in Bali works too. Tell your wedding planner about it if you wish to have a legally binding ceremony, and they will take care of the rest.
- Other Tips
Specify to your wedding planner your budget and if you really cannot stretch it. They would know the local vendors for everything you need. Instead of spending too much on imported everything, purchases from local vendors would cut the costs by a significant margin.
If you are keeping alcohol on your menu, some venues allow you to bring your alcohol, which would lower the cost well enough.
A wedding is an expensive affair, be it a destination or in your hometown. Many couples are now opting for personal loan to fund their dream wedding. The loans are offered with flexible repayment tenures and lesser equated monthly instalments (EMIs). Personal loan interest rates are pretty competitive in the market. Hence, selecting the perfect personal loan would let you have your dream wedding without sacrifices.
Plan well ahead of the ceremony- from your guest list to your wedding trousseau, the menu to the photographer. Being a thriving and sought-after destination, everything gets booked way sooner than you can imagine, from vendors to venues. So, planning the wedding a year in advance is not a stretch for Bali.
Many agencies have wedding packages available. There is a lot of variety that you can choose from, making your destination wedding hassle-free.