20 Mar Destination Weddings: Bali
Have you always dreamed of a fairy-tale, sunset wedding on a gorgeous white sand beach, surrounded by those you love the most? If this sounds familiar, then may I take a few minutes to promote Bali as an ideal wedding destination? Before you shake your head and sigh to yourself that, “It’s just too expensive,” and “There’s no way we could ever afford that,” I encourage you to hear me out. I think you may be pleasantly surprised, because Bali weddings are more affordable than you think!
First, I do recommend that you hire a wedding planner. Yes, this may seem like a huge, up-front cost and planning everything yourself to save funds is tempting, but trust me when I say this will be money well spent. In the long run, your wedding planner will be able to find you great deals and discounts you might not otherwise be aware of, and will also save you a great deal of stress in dealing with language barriers, marriage guidelines specific to Bali law, etc. You will be able to rely on your planner to make arrangements on your behalf, and if you give an idea of the budget guidelines you wish to work within, they will be able to offer you tons of great, affordable options.
Bali is a magnet for creative people from all over the world. The island owns great vendors from whom you can order flowers, wedding cakes, and any extra’s. Denpasar especially, is an ideal place to order local flowers which will add an exotic, but yet inexpensive detail to your wedding and there are a number of bakeries on the island that produce delicious wedding cakes. Often however, if you mention the word “wedding” when placing an order, the price will immediately skyrocket so you’re much better off simply placing your order without an explanation of what specifically it is for. The same goes for hair and makeup stylists in Bali as well.
If you plan to serve alcohol at your wedding, be cautioned that alcohol can be pricey in Bali. However, if this doesn’t need not be a deal breaker. If you plan to offer a bar, local liquors are going to be less expensive than brand name types that must be imported.
Above all, the best advice I can give you is to enjoy every moment of this lovely time of your life. From the planning, to the minute details, to the big day itself; this is a joyous, happy occasion and regardless of how you choose to celebrate, I hope you will look back on your wedding in Bali with only the fondest of memories.
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Photo by: Fabio Lorenzo Photography