Hotels have inflexible packages
Hotel / resort wedding packages come with decoration, ceremonial services such as priest / ministrant and civil registry services. Many hotels also offer all-inclusive packages that include a photographer, a welcome drink and / or some drinks for the wedding toast. Sometimes a wedding cake and background music is also included.
Most of those hotels will also make it a condition that you book a minimum amount of room nights there. The exact conditions vary from hotel to hotel.
As always: the devil is in the details and the services can vary greatly between hotels. Some may offer really nice fresh flower décor others offer will give you fake, plastic flowers.
Some will have a bottle of champagne / sparkling wine for the wedding toast others may offer only a glass of fruit juice for the bride and groom.
Some may have real music ensemble with 2 or 3 musicians others may just play a CD/Ipod.
And that list of details is longer than just this. So you should be aware that you may sometime comparing ‘apples to oranges’ when you just look at the price of a hotel / resort wedding package.
You usually get a better overall wedding when engaging the services of an independent wedding planner who will allow you to choose services that are either better and often cheaper. This applies to services such as Bali wedding photography, Bali wedding makeup & hair, catering reception and more.
Hotels and resorts that force you to use only their vendors are unethical and do not deserve your business. Proceed at your own risk!!!
You should also read ‘A wedding is not a package' on why those all-inclusive packages offered by hotels and resorts are not your best option.
Also ' Professional rip-off ' is a worthwhile read for those considering a hotel / resort wedding package.
You may also want to read the other parts of this series:
In the next part of this series we will look at: Cost of a wedding in Bali – Villa Weddings
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