How to Plan a Destination Wedding in Bali

Wedding in Bali

Lucky you! If you are about to plan a destination wedding in Bali, congratulations. For some, getting married in one's hometown just doesn't cut it. When you wish for a place that suits your personality and dreams, Bali can be the ultimate destination wedding. 

When you plan a destination wedding in Bali there are some things to consider. Are you dreaming of a beach wedding? Or a lush green getaway? Are you thinking of a prestigious hotel chain, or of a private villa just for you?

Plan for Privacy

Swimming at a Private Villa in Bali

This is one of the most important days of yours and your partner's life, and privacy is of the utmost importance. Be it in a hotel, on a beach, or in a private villa, consider whether you'll be in a peaceful environment, or if you'll have tourist watching from the sidelines. 

When looking online for a venue to begin planning for a destination wedding in Bali, consider the location, and how close it is to where tourists hang out. It might be tempting to be close to all the sights, but make sure that, during your ceremony and party, the venue will be able to shelter you from passers-by. 

Enjoy Some Downtime

Weddings are more than just the moment of "I do." For a destination wedding in Bali, your guests (and yourselves!) will be traveling and on vacation, so you'll have extra downtime. There's no better place than Bali to make the best of your time! 

You and your guests will probably want time to explore the beaches, rice fields, temples, and nightlife as well. There is plenty to see and do in Bali for everyone. Take time to enjoy the build-up: Bali is a spectacular backdrop to your meals together, your excursions and the days leading up to the big one. 

So, when looking for a venue, be it a hotel, a compound, or a beach front villa, you want to make sure that it is accessible to all the fun, while maintaining privacy.  Most villas include minimum stays of a few days, and actually, that's a good thing: you'll have time to relax before and after the big day, and you'll have a chance to explore Bali.

Plan Some Activities

What is the point of traveling to another country if you can't explore it? When planning a destination wedding in Bali, be sure to choose a place where you can have the privacy you need, yet still be close enough to sites and activities. 

Some hotels are beautiful, yet they are located in enclaves where there is nothing else: just one resort after another. Then, when it's time to go for excursions, one is forced to spend vast amounts of time in the car. Why not find a place where you and your guests can be more independent, and be able to explore easily, on their own? This could make it easier on you, too.

Choose the Right Villa

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Not all villas have privacy, unfortunately. In recent years, there has been a construction boom, and some "villas" hardy have any land at all around them. When planning a destination wedding in Bali, make sure you have room to breathe. You can never go wrong with a beachfront villa, because the views and the proximity to the beach will keep you and your guests entertained in the most simple, natural way. Just walk down to the beach and have fun!

When comparing venues, look at more than just pictures: does the villa offer a private chef? That could save you a lot of money on catering. Do they have a large staff? Some villas have a butler that can take care of the planning of activities for you and your guests. Do they offer any wedding services, or can they put you in touch with someone to officiate the wedding? What is the minimum stay, and how many people can the villa accommodate?

These are important questions to ask when planning a destination wedding in Bali. It could be a good idea to write an email to the villas you like, and see how the person in charge responds: are they polite? Helpful? Do they seem knowledgeable? Are they excited at the prospect of having you as a guest? The response you get could help you orient you to the right choice.  

Choose the Right Season

Wedding dates are all important! If you are planning a destination wedding in Bali, you should know which seasons are best. You don't want to be on a private beach with a tropical storm tearing through the ceremony.  Some places will make their "Wedding at Bali" packages much cheaper in storm seasons, but don't be fooled by a lower cost.

The best months to plan a wedding in Bali is during the dry Season: May to September. It's less likely to rain, but it also gets busy quickly. Be sure to plan ahead for the better seasons.

If you plan a destination wedding in Bali is a wonderful way to unite your closest in an unforgettable location. Planning a wedding in Bali can be a wonderful experience. If you pick the right venue, the process can be quite stress-free. And when you land in Bali and experience the beauty of the island, you'll know you have made the right choice.  See you in Bali!

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