Soon to be engaged and considering a dreamy tropical wedding? Tash Heyder from Plan A Bali shares the ultimate guide to planning a beautiful wedding in Bali.
From jaw dropping cliff sides and jewel-coloured beaches, to mesmerising rice paddies and lush tropical surroundings full of life, it’s easy to fall in love with Bali. Known as the “Island of Gods”, it’s this unique beauty – paired with a rich culture and welcoming smiles of the locals – that makes it a memorable destination for weddings.
Tash Heyder from Plan A Bali knows how magical a Bali destination wedding can be. For years, she’s helped couples create their dream paradise-inspired wedding under Bali’s blue skies. “When you hold your wedding in Bali, it lasts more than just a day – you’ll end up celebrating it the whole stay, making it a much more memorable experience for you and everyone involved,” she says.
Planning a wedding in Bali doesn’t need to be stressful. Professional planners such as Plan A Bali are a one-stop shop for everything you need to know, including the nitty gritty details you would never think of, (did someone say: hire generators?!). According to Heyder, you’ll need to enlist the help of a planner for a Bali wedding because most villas will require one on site, but it’s also a great service to help you get through the following schedule, stress free.
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How to plan a wedding in Bali
12 months out
Secure your perfect date and location by planning your Bali wedding at least 12 months in advance. Popular dates and venues will book out fast, so it’s important to keep this timeline in mind.
Once your date and venue are locked in, it’s time to send out Save the Date cards to friends and family so they have adequate time to plan and save for the trip.
Send your planner details of the wedding look and feel you’re after with inspirational images and specific information. This will allow them to source the best local vendors to suit your needs and budget.
Budget tip: prices go up in the middle of the year during peak season (dry season), so planning your wedding on the shoulders of this time will save you costs in terms of villa prices and minimum night stay requirements.
6 months out
Plan a trip to Bali at least 6 months before the wedding to see the location with your planner, and to organise floorplans, tastings, and hair and makeup trials. This means you’ll know what to expect on the day, avoiding any last-minute surprises.
Get planning for your wedding in Bali here.
3 months out
Use this time to sort out a simple wedding website to inform guests of nearby accommodation; things to do, see, shop and eat in the area of your wedding; as well as any additional information about the day. This saves time answering questions from guests so you can focus on important details at home such as dress fittings, flights, and wedding registration.
Eliminate last minute jitters by heading to the venue a day or two before the wedding with your planner. Go over the floorplan and timing one last time so everyone is confident and no questions are left unanswered.
On the day
Do absolutely nothing, except get yourself to the ceremony and have fun, of course! This is your time to make memories and have an amazing day with your partner. If you’ve enlisted the expertise of a wedding planner you trust, the day will unfold without fuss. Your planner is there to take away all the stress and time that goes into planning a destination wedding, making it a magical moment for you to remember, always.
Visit Plan A Bali for more information on planning your perfect wedding in Bali
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