Reciting your vows in front of panoramic ocean views, witnessed by your dearest friends and family—getting married in Bali sure sounds blissful, but it requires a lot of effort. From booking hotels for guests to hiring vendors you haven't even met before, planning a destination wedding can be twice as difficult as preparing a local one.
To make your preparation as stress-free as possible, consider hiring an experienced wedding planner such as Bali Dream Day. Based in Bali, this wedding planner caters to any type of celebration you can think of. "We do all kinds of weddings, from intimate, cozy ones to lavish, large-scale celebrations," said Alex Haslam, founder of Bali Dream Day.
For a fully-personalized experience, Alex recommends having a bespoke villa wedding. "It gives couples the flexibility of using any vendor they want, thus each celebration becomes very unique," he explained. Those yearning for a bigger celebration can opt for all-in-one packages that cover the venue, catering, and decoration. "We can also arrange transportation and guest accommodation in nearby hotels with group rates," added Alex.
Once you've decided on the kind of wedding you want, get in touch with Bali Dream Day to start the planning process. "We will provide an accurate quotation along with suggested vendors based on the couple's budget. Due to our good relationship with certain vendors, we might be able to offer discounts as well," said Alex. After an agreement is made, the Bali Dream Day team will create a personalized wedding timeline that covers everything, down to the little details.
When you plan a wedding with Bali Dream Day, distance does not matter. In fact, the team is used to communicating with clients living overseas. "We use any means necessary; emails, phone calls, video calls, or online messengers depending on what works for our clients," Alex explained. "It can be quite nerve-wracking to book everything without having met the vendors or seen their products in person. However, trusting us as the wedding planner will make things much more manageable and give couples more peace of mind," he continued.
If you want to get married in Bali, Alex suggests choosing a wedding date in April, May, September, or October. "These months are outside of the rainy season, and the rates are cheaper compared to high season rates in the summer," he explained. Alex also shared a few recent Bali wedding trends that will inspire you. "Beautifully-arranged floral installations, backdrops, and swings are must-have items!" he said. Pantone's color of the year, Greenery, has also been popping up throughout the island. "But, I do think that vibrant colors will make a comeback towards the end of the year. After all, many couples still seek that tropical wedding feel in Bali," he explained.
Can't wait to plan an unforgettable destination wedding on the Island of the Gods? Reach out to Bali Dream Day and tell them all about your dream celebration, ideally six months before the big day. Alex noted, "However, bear in mind that as Bali grows more popular for destination weddings, many venues are getting booked over a year in advance."