Every month about 200 – 300 couples from across the globe come to Bali to have an elopement wedding here. Saying that Bali is popular for elopement weddings is, therefore, an understatement.
As the chairwoman of the SOCIETY OF BALI WEDDING PROFESSIONALS I receive a constant stream of questions surrounding the topic of Bali elopements.
- How much is an elopement wedding in Bali?
- How difficult is it to have an elopement wedding in Bali?
- What are the best places in Bali for an elopement wedding in Bali?
- Will my wedding in Bali be recognized back in my home country?
These are just a few of the most common questions I receive from brides and couples whose dream is to have a wedding for two on our wonderful island of Bali.
Not to worry aspiring brides and grooms! I am gonna lay it all out for you. I am going to share with you all you need to know about elopement weddings in Bali.
DISCLAIMER: This article is not strictly about elopements ONLY. The information I am sharing with you is also for those wanting to have a small wedding in Bali. And by small, I mean weddings with under 6 - 8 guests.
BALI is the perfect destination for elopements!
Let me first share a true story about a couple from the U.K. who were planning on having an elopement wedding in Bali. The names of this couple have been changed to protect their identity.
We’ll call them Monique and Robert.
For Monique and Robert Bali holds a special place in their heart. A place they had visited together many times in the past. And also, the place where he proposed to her.
What our lovely couple was after was a truly posh, 5-star wedding in Bali. Pure indulgence it had to be.
And they found the perfect hotel where they booked the hotel’s honeymoon suite, a cosy villa overlooking the South Pacific with legendary sunsets.
All part of the all-inclusive wedding package they got from the hotel.
Hotels are not good wedding planners!
Monique and Robert asked the hotel’s wedding coordinator if the hotel could arrange a legal wedding for them.
No problem the hotel said. They promised to process all the documents in Bali.
Monique and Robert set their wedding date and paid their required deposit. They did all this, many months ahead of the wedding. A good idea.
Eight weeks before the wedding the hotel contacted them and asked them to submit the required documents for a legal wedding in Bali. Monique and Robert sent copies of their passports, certificates of non-impediment and a few other documents.
About two weeks later our couple was told that they would need to fly to Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital 1500 km away and stay there for 4-5 days. This was necessary because the bride was a citizen of the Philippines. And for Philippine citizens and citizens of a few other countries, it is necessary to personally come to their embassy and get the paperwork processed.
Our lovely couple had only 7 days and everything in terms of flights and accommodation was already booked and paid for. Going to Jakarta for 4,5 days was out of the question.
They were shattered. Would they need to cancel their wedding plans? More on this later.
Another thing that turned out differently from what they expected was their wedding photographs.
Besides photos of the wedding ceremony Monique & Robert also wanted to have photographs taken amid some of Bali’s most beautiful scenery.
Therefore, they booked one of Bali’s finest wedding photographers who offers engagement photography and photo tours around Bali. They did this photo tour two days before the wedding because they did not want to do this on the same day as the wedding.
On the wedding day, they already had a photographer who came as part of the package they got from the hotel.
All good then. Right ? Well, well, well…
They were in for some surprises… and that is, to put it mildly.
I’ll let you know the happy end of this story at the end of this article.
The best venues for elopements in Bali
The first thing you should decide is what kind venue you would like to have for your elopement wedding in Bali.
Not an easy question to answer considering that you have in excess of 100 or even more possible venues for your wedding ceremony Bali.
You can have a Bali elopement at:
- The beach
- In a hotel / resort
- In a wedding chapel
- Or a private villa
Let’s look each of these in detail below.
From secluded black sand beaches to white sand beaches and beaches with spectacular rock formations – Bali has it all.
Please bear in mind though: there is no such thing as total privacy for a beach wedding. Why ? Because in Bali all beaches are public. Nobody, not even hotels can claim a beach for their own.
However, there are still many options for beach weddings in Bali available which offer you a high degree of privacy.
To find out which beach is best for you I recommend you talk to your wedding planner.
Going to a hotel directly may not be your best option. Why?
Because many hotels advertise beach weddings which in actuality are not beach weddings because they usually take place in the hotel’s garden facing the beach. In many cases, 50 – 100 meters away from the shore and not on the sand.
Also, they fail to tell you that their beach can get quite crowded with other hotel guests. Although there are some hotels that cordon of parts of their beach during your wedding.
Tropical Garden elopement
Many couples who choose Bali as the destination for their elopement wedding do so because of our lush tropical green environment. The beautiful gardens and the abundance of flowers and greenery.
Many such tropical garden venues are in the Ubud region, but there is also a wide selection available in Seminyak, Canggu and other areas in Bali’s South.
If you already have set your eyes on a particular hotel or a particular villa then you will probably not need a wedding planner. The hotel/villa can do all the necessary arrangements for you.
But make sure to choose your own photographer and makeup & hair.
If on the other side, you need help in finding the perfect garden wedding environment then you may want to engage the services of a wedding planner who can assist you in finding your dream location and help you to choose among hundreds of options.
Chapel Wedding elopement
Bali has over 20 wedding chapels. However, the majority of those chapels are more suited for larger weddings. And the price for renting a chapel for your elopement wedding in Bali will be the same as if you bring 20,30 or more guests. That makes having an elopement wedding in a chapel in Bali a bit more on the expensive side.
But there are still many couples who chose to have their small wedding in one of Bali’s chapels.
Please note that all chapels in Bali are commercial buildings – not public churches. Most chapels are part of a hotel/resort. The cost for a Chapel wedding range from 1000 $ – 5000 $.
Again, be careful with all-inclusive packages as the included services are often of poor standards. For example, you may get just a so-so photographer or just a junior makeup artist /hair stylist.
If the chapel you wish to get married at does not allow you to bring in your own photographer, videographer and/or makeup artist better stay away and choose another chapel which allows you to choose your own vendors.
Bali Villa elopements
Bali as a holiday destination is well known for its spectacular villas. From small bungalow style villas to large estate-like villas which can accommodate 10 or more people.
It is fair to say that nowhere else in the world can you find so many villas and for such low prices.
If you want to have your elopement wedding in a villa in Bali please click the following link to see some affordable and beautiful villas:
BALI VILLAS FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS
Usually, the villa itself may not be able to arrange for the wedding because their business model centres around holiday rentals. And they do not have dedicated personnel versed in weddings.
If you have already found such a villa on your own feel free to contact us. We can help you arrange the ceremony and everything else you need for you.
Legal wedding or blessing ceremony
One of the questions you will need to ask yourself is if you want to get legally married in Bali or not. What do I mean by that?
A legal wedding in Bali includes all the paperwork required to make your wedding valid and officially recognized in your home country.
Alternatively, you can do the paperwork back home and do a blessing ceremony instead in Bali. Just a symbolic wedding.
Which one is for you will depend on your preferences and circumstances. Going by the numbers about 25% - 30% of couples getting married in Bali choose to have a full legal wedding. Whereas most couples opt for a blessing or commitment ceremony.
It is hard for me to make a recommendation about having a legal wedding in Bali or not. Generally, though it is fair to say that doing the paperwork in your home country should be easier and often cheaper. Though not by much.
Citizens of the following countries may not want to have a legal wedding in Bali. Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and few others.
Why ? Because it is a big hassle as you need to personally go to your embassy in Jakarta and take care of your paperwork there.
If you are from one of the following countries: SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA, PHILIPINES then you may want to read this.
Careful with all-inclusive elopement packages
Many hotels and also independent wedding organizers in Bali offer all-inclusive packages which include the venue, the décor, the ceremony, makeup & hair services, a photographer, a cake and dinner and possibly more.
Why did I tell you to be careful?
Because often the included services may not be of the quality you expect.
If the quality of your wedding photos is important for you, you may want to choose your own photographer and not rely on what comes as part of your package.
Packages that do not allow you to bring in vendors of your own choosing should be avoided at all cost. You will almost inevitably end up feeling disappointed.
You can discover more about why all-inclusive package from hotels are not good for you here: PROFESSIONAL RIP OFF
Do you need a wedding planner for your elopement wedding in Bali ?
Well, it depends. If you have already decided on a particular hotel or a villa where you want to get married at you may not need a planner.
If on the other side you want a dependable partner in Bali who can show you the available options for venues and who can plan your big day in detail then you should consider engaging the services of a wedding planner.
Such a wedding planner can meticulously plan all the details and find the right vendors for your big day.
Yes, engaging a wedding planner involves cost. But in many cases, couples who had a planner ended up paying less for their wedding.
Especially when you are a busy individual. Because planning and arranging your wedding yourself can take a lot of your time. 50 – 100 hours on average. A good wedding planner can cut this time down significantly for you. And save you also a lot of potential headaches.
Other things you should consider for an elopement wedding in Bali
Avoid the period of December and January. In particular, try not to have your wedding during Christmas and New Year. Why?
Because this is the height of the rainy season and there is a very good chance that it will rain on the day of your wedding.
And secondly because during Xmas and New Year Bali is very full of tourists. Which leads to congested traffic conditions, over-priced hotel rates and other unpleasantries.
Have good photographer!
Why is that important?
Because when you come back home you will want to proudly show photographs of your wedding to friends or family. Or announce your marriage on Social Media like Facebook or Instagram.
And because you will want to have a good record of your big day in Bali, which many years down the line you will show to your children.
You may want to consider combing your elopement wedding with a photo tour. During such a photo tour, your photographer will bring you to some scenic spots in Bali and take photographs of you in some of Bali’s most beautiful environments.
In that case, you may want to consider having your ceremony earlier in the day and spend the later afternoon and the sunset for gorgeous photographs. Consult with your photographer about available options. You can also drop me an email and I will help you find a professional, good wedding photographer.
How to save money on your Bali elopement wedding?
Book your dinner yourself.
Whenever a hotel or a restaurant hears the word ‘wedding’ together with dinner prices go up. You could easily end up paying for your romantic candlelight dinner 100 USD or more per person. Whereas if you choose a nice restaurant and make a reservation there yourself for a quiet table you may be able to save a lot...
Do the legal wedding & the paperwork at home ….
The cost of processing the paperwork to make your Bali elopement wedding legal and recognized in your home country will be between 400 – 800 USD. Depending on who helps you with that and which country you are from.
Also, skipping the legal wedding may save you some of your precious time in Bali. Especially if you do not have many days in Bali.
Because for a legal wedding it will be necessary for you to visit your consulate in Bali. Which could cost you half a day. Half a day that you could otherwise spend on enjoying and/or exploring all that our wonderful Bali has to offer.
Come during off season, but not during rain season
During that time flights, accommodation and even wedding venues tend to be cheaper. I recommend the months of March and April. Or September and October.
Who should not consider an elopement in Bali
Are you a couple of mixed religion, mixed citizenship and other things that can make it difficult for you to get married in your home country ?
Do you hope that by getting married in Bali you can avoid the hassle which you would have back home?
I am afraid I have bad news for you guys! Bali is not Las Vegas !!
The rules you need to follow for getting legally married in Bali are most likely stricter or more complicated than in your home country. In the best case, the paperwork will be the same.
What it boils down to is: If it would be difficult or impossible for you to have your wedding in your home country it will be even more difficult in Bali.
If you want to have a really cheap wedding.
While Bali is certainly less expensive than Western countries it is no longer the ultra-cheap destination it once was.
On the contrary, Bali has gotten relatively expensive in recent years. Especially if you want quality and good services.
Prices for wedding venues, good vendors, nice hotels, etc. are still relatively affordable but there are cheaper destinations guys.
And one thing is especially true in Bali: You get what you pay for. If it looks too cheap it probably is.
If you wanna get married quickly.
Some couples cannot wait to get married and think that Bali is easy and quick. Nope, it ain't. In 95% of all cases, it would be faster and easier to have your wedding back in your home country.
Having a wedding in Bali requires your papers to be submitted to your consulate or embassy and that can take time.
Also planning a destination wedding is usually more time-consuming than having your wedding back home.
For a wedding in Bali plan and arrange as early as you can.
If you are an Atheist or you do not want to have a religious ceremony.
Indonesia is a very religious country. And religion plays an important and prominent role here. Therefore, it is inconceivable for Indonesians to have a wedding that does not involve religious rites. In fact, the Indonesian marriage law stipulates that a wedding always goes hand in hand with a religious ceremony.
To make things even a bit more complicated: to get legally married in Bali both marriage partners need to be of the same religion.
However, unless you are ‘religiously atheist’ and you do not mind having a religious ceremony performed then there are ways to get married in Bali anyway.
How? Please leave a comment below and I will email you with more information on how to do that. Or you may want to explore the following: Buddhist Weddings in Bali.
The happy end of Monique’s and Robert’s wedding story
Remember they were supposed to travel to Jakarta for 3-4 days to personally show up at the Philippine embassy and get the papers required for a legal wedding processed there.
But spending half of their holiday in Jakarta was out of the question.
They opted to have a commitment ceremony in Bali instead. And it was a beautiful ceremony, just as they had dreamed it to be. It felt the same... it looked the same… Same as a legal wedding.
As for their legal wedding: Fortunately, our lovely couple had scheduled a visit to the bride’s home country and it turned out to be much easier to take care of the paperwork there.
Would they had hired a good wedding planner they could have avoided all the headaches and panic that arose from the fact that the hotel’s so-called wedding planner did not know.
Therefore, make sure that if you want to get legally married in Bali you know about the necessary procedures. Ask if you can get your papers done via your country’s consulate in Bali. Or in case the papers need to be processed at your embassy in Jakarta make sure that someone can do this on your behalf without you needing to go to Jakarta. Some countries' embassies allow that, some don't. Your wedding planner will know.
So that you two can be sipping Martinis on a beach in Bali while the paperwork is processed.
The other thing which was not quite what they were expecting was the wedding photographs. The wedding package which they had chosen from the hotel already included a photographer for 2 hours.
But when they received their photos they were utterly disappointed. What they got were boring ‘standard clicks’. Not one single photo had a ‘wow factor’. 500 or more uninspiring photographs. Merely snapshots. These photographs did not do justice to the wonderful wedding ceremony they had.
Those were not photographs they would want to share on Social Media or show family and friends.
But there is a ‘happy end’ to this also.
Fortunately, the other photographer who they had engaged for their pre-wedding photo tour cut them a very special deal to also make photos on the wedding day.
So Monique & Robert had two photographers on the wedding day. The package photographer and also the photographer who did their pre-wedding photographs.
So after the disaster with the photographs from the package photographer they were hoping that the photographs which their pre-wedding photographer took would be better.
They had to wait two weeks for the photos from the other photographer. But it was completely worth the wait. Those photos turned out much better than what they got from the photographer the hotel included.
After sharing the wedding photos with friends and family on Social media the response was overwhelming.
That is why I am cautioning couples about any photographers who come as part of a package. You can explore more about this problem here.
What are the next steps for you ?
Firstly, allow me to invite you to join our Facebook group: GETTING MARRIED IN BALI. This is a friendly group of like-minded brides and couples who exchange ideas and discuss all things about having a wedding in Bali.
That group is private and off limits from the public eye. That way your friends and family will not find out about your wedding plans if they are not supposed to know.
There are also several helpful wedding experts from Bali in this group who will help you with your questions.
To join this group please click below:
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I hope this article was useful for you and you now know what it takes to have an elopement wedding in Bali. As always, if you have any questions please drop me an email.
Or leave a comment below. We love hearing from you.
I wish you all a wonderful wedding in Bali.
See also the following articles:
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The most affordable Beach wedding in Bali
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BALI WATERFALL WEDDING – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
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Hi there, great post!
My fiancé and I would love to elope in a villa in Bali in May 2020, with a few close friends and family by our side. How do you organise a small commitment ceremony in a villa? What is the cost of a planner? Could we organise it ourselves to our liking? What is the rough cost for a commitment ceremony and how do we find a celebrant? Loved the blog, thanks!
Very informative post. My husband and I were thinking of renewing our wedding vows in Bali….we would need a villa in Ubud….we have a relatively small budget as this is not a wedding….can u make suggestions to keep costs down.
Greetz’ from wonderful Bali 🌞🌴
Thank you so much for choosing our beautiful island as your elopement wedding destination.
We are honoured to have you here. 🙏
Let me introduce myself firstly: My name is Jameela Tey and I am the chairwoman of:
💍🏆 THE SOCIETY OF BALI WEDDING PROFESSIONALS 🏆💍
I will help you to realize your dream elopement wedding in Bali.
First things first: You should only work with wedding planners in Bali who are members of:
💍🏆 THE SOCIETY OF BALI WEDDING PROFESSIONALS 🏆💍
This will ensure you will have professional & reliable & trustworthy services.
Be careful ! Why ?
The wedding business in Bali is completely unregulated.😰
And rapid growth in the wedding industry here has attracted a lot of irresponsible companies trying to make a quick buck from your hard-earned money.⛔
Sarah, to your questions first:
>> How do you organise a small commitment ceremony in a villa? << Very easy my Dear. You get permission from your chosen villa. You arrange for a celebrant and for some altar & decor. And you are all set. If you want your guests to sit and you want chairs you will need to rent this. Though that may not be necessary because your ceremony will only take somewhere between 10 and 20 minutes depending on the liturgy used. You also asked What is the cost of a planner? Proly much more than you would want to spend my Dear. And as I told you in the article a planner is most likely not necessary for what you have in mind. At best you may need a coordinator. But not even that may be required. Depending on your needs and preferences. To answer the question what you need allow me to ask what you want your planner / organizer / coordinator to do for you. What services would you want them to provide for you ? And to answer your question >> Could we organise it ourselves to our liking? << Most likely yes. But as I mentioned above it will depend on what you have in mind and what you need. As for the rough cost for a commitment ceremony and how do we find a celebrant? A commitment ceremony with a celebrant will cost you somewhere between 120 $ and 250$ If you want I can arrange a great celebrant for you for 165 $. I caution you to shop at the cheap end as you may end up with someone barely speaking English and your ceremony ending up in a 'mockery'. You may also need to some altar and decor. Here it would be very helpful to show me examples of a decor / altar that you have in mind. Again depending on what you have in mind I can arrange this for you. Cost can be as little as 200 $ , but if you want something fancy and elaborate with expensive imported fresh flowers it can go up as high as 1000 $. Again it depends on your needs and preferences. Sarah, you already have the villa where you want your ceremony to take place secured ? You alrd have their explicit permission to carry out a wedding ceremony there ? I am asking this because many villas / venues will require you to pay a function fee. But not all do that. So pls make sure. Sarah, once again thank you so much for choosing our wonderful Bali as your wedding destination. I have already emailed you with further details. And we very much look forward to hearing back from you shortly. JAMEELA TEY chairwoman of 💍🏆 THE SOCIETY OF BALI WEDDING PROFESSIONALS 🏆💍
My partner and i would like to have an elopement wedding for 2 in Bali on the 4th of October. We already have accommodation booked.
We just need a photographer and a Buddhist priest. Please help
Hi there! I am looking for any info to help me only just begin to attempt an elopement in Indonesia. We are most likely more interested in just a blessing ceremenony. I would love something cultural, colourful and am open to venue, but most likely tropical/beach. I have no need for make up/ and hair, but definitely a photographer. We are in Canada. Any info you can give me would be wonderful!
Thank you so much for hosting your wedding in Bali. We have already emailed you with more infos on possible elopement options.
You may also want to see:
Happy Wedding – Jameela
Hello – I am hoping you can give me some information on being legally married in Bali. We would just to just make it as simple and quick as possible then celebrate afterwards. Are there chapels (or other venues) we could be married in without the need for flowers etc etc. preferably in the Seminyak area. Or even just as the Australian consulate?
Yes, Klaire you can do that. And welcome to Bali.
Hi , my partner and i are looking at a eloping in July this year.
just looking at a commitment ceremony . it would just be my partner and i and are 2 year old son.
just looking for a nice location and decent photographer:)
any advice would be great
Thank you so much for choosing Bali as your elopement destination. We have already emailed you with further info.
Hello, my fiancé and I live in Cardiff, Wales and would love to marry, just the two of us in Bali, coming September. We love hot weather, sea (without jelly fish or sharks), sandy beaches and a very romantic, beautiful hotel, not horrendously expensive but very good, no mass tourism. We would love to have a wedding in a real special place, not on the beach, maybe a little old chapel, or monument of some kind, or a place with a waterfall, or lovely view… somewhere very romantic. We are thinking of staying for two weeks. What would you recommend? We are thinking of instead of photos having a beautiful video and we can take the photos from there, we are used to it and usually you get much better expressions. He is a videographer, I am a photographer so we would really like to have a person who knows what they are doing! We don’t know Bali at all! Thanks…
Thank you so much for considering Bali as your wedding destination. In your message you asked about photographers / videographers who ‘know what they are doing’.
Francisca, you could not be more spot on about this… Because indeed in Bali there are soooo many photographers / videographers who do not know what they are doing.
And we here at the THE SOCIETY OF BALI WEDDING PROFESSIONALS receive a steady stream of complaints from brides who were very disappointed when they got their photos/video.
Therefore, it is my pleasure to help you on this. I have already emailed you recommendations.
Also let me give you a nugget of advice for you my Dear. For an elopement (wedding for two) you may not need a wedding planner or go for a wedding package from a hotel.
That may be an unnecessary expense. Some photographers in Bali have recently started to offer packages whereby they also arrange a small intimate ceremony for you.
You can discover more about this at: BALI ELOPEMENT & GREAT PHOTOS
Happy Wedding – Jameela Tey
Chairwoman of the SOCIETY OF BALI WEDDING PROFESSIONALS
HI, Thank you so much for this informative blog post. My fiance and I are looking to have a symbolic ceremony in Bali on July 2020 as well. We will get legally married in the US and would like to just have a symbolic ceremony with just the two of us to share our vows at a beautiful location in Bali. We are interested in a natural atmosphere such as a waterfall or garden or even a private location at our Villa surrounded by nature. We really want quality photos taken as well. Any recommendations would be truly appreciated. We just want something very simple, romantic, and intimate.
Thank you very much for choosing wonderful Bali as your elopement destination. There are so many great options for you. It would go beyond the scope of this comment to explore them all.
I have therefore contacted you via email.
Hello! This blog its amazing!
we are planning to have a wedding April-May 2019 BUT I need help! I dont know where to start!
Carolina, for help you have come to the right address 😁
As for where to start I would recommend that you start right here:
BALI WEDDINGS WHERE TO START
That way you can inform yourself about what options are available in Bali. With several hundred possible venues it can indeed be a bit daunting. I shall guide you – no worries.
Another one I highly recommend you explore is:
THE COST OF A BALI WEDDING – in that article you will also find a couple of links to other articles that deal with cost and budgeting.
I would love to help you further. But to do so you will need to tell me a bit more about what would be your dream wedding in Bali. What is important to you. What environments / kind of venue do you favor.
Basically the more you tell me the better. Because that way I can make further recommendations and point you in the right directions.
I look forward to hearing back from you.
Have a lovely day & Happy wedding – Jameela Tey™℠
SOCIETY OF BALI WEDDING PROFESSIONALS
My partner and I would like to organise a beach wedding with 2 other guests attending in early May 2019. We will be organising our own accommodation and dinner. Can you please email some info regarding organising a beach ceremony and the best places? Thank you
Here you are:
Happy wedding – Jameela Tey
My partner and I are interested in eloping in Bali. We were intially eloping in Italy but were receiving no information back from wedding planners. We would just like a destination wedding. It is just the two of us and we are more interested in going with a Villa rather than a resort. Any information helps, I have no idea where to even begin!!!
My fiancée and I would like to have a small wedding, only for we two, on December 2018.
Could you send me the options of beach wedding and the prices.
My partner and I are looking at getting married in May 2019. We would like a very small affair on the beach, with our two small children and probably 2 close friends and that’s it!
Can you send me some info and maybe tough prices for this please? We will likely book a villa for two weeks whilst out there and stay there but then go and get married on the beach one of the days. The only thing we really need is to hire a photographer and sort the ceremony out.
Thank you so much for hosting your wedding in Bali. We have already sent you an email with infos on elopement weddings in Bali.
Hi my partner and I would like to come out to Bali to wed with 2 of our friends. Can you suggest a small venue to accommodate us please
For september 2019
Thank you so much – we already replied to you via email.
My partner and I are looking to get married in march or april 2019. We would like a very small affair on the beach,
Can you forward me some info and maybe prices for this please? We will likely book a villa for two weeks. but then go and get married on the beach one of the days. We would also prefer hiring a photographer and doing the pre shoot tour as u suggested thank you
Hi, I am in need of a planner who can show my partner and i beach and clifftop venues when we visit bali this coming September. We are looking to have an elopement with the possibility of a few guests nothing big. We would just like to see the venues you have available before we make our decision.
This is a great article and I am interested in having a commitment ceremony with my partner in Bali with a photo tour as you have indicated we want some really great photos. We will do the legalities in Australia and then can get flowers (his and hers) hair and makeup, the ceremony and photo tour. No guests just us. I am hoping to get all this for under AUD $2000. Is this possible and can you please point me in the right direction. Thanks – AJ
Thank you so much for choosing our wonderful Bali as your wedding destination. I am sorry to advise that under 2000 AUD for a wedding in Bali including the cost for the venue, ceremony, priest / celebrant / dinner / photographer / makeup & hair is not sufficient.
It is possible to do it for 2000 AUD, but you will need to make compromises as for the venue and in particular for the photographer.
Be very careful to shop at the cheap end. We constantly receive complaints from disappointed couples who went cheap only to find out they ended up with a wedding that did not make them happy.
And photography is normally at the top of the list of complaints.
Please let me know if there is anything else I can be of assistance with.
Happy Wedding – Jameela Tey
Chairwoman of the
SOCIETY OF BALI WEDDING PROFESSIONALS
We are looking to elope ( just me and Partner) in September – What resort would you recommend?