You can tie the knot on the beach or organise a reception at one of Bali’s luxury beachfront resorts and villas, and whichever location you choose there is no doubt that you will have a memorable wedding experience. It is a six-hour flight from Sydney, which means that it is relatively easy for your family and friends to attend, but you can also organise an elopement and also extend your stay to spend honeymoon in this idyllic place.
With a warm tropical climate and temperatures varying from 30 to 32 degrees, Bali is the perfect choice for a destination wedding at any time of the year. However, some months are more convenient than others since the wet season starts in April and lasts until October. This period is humid with occasional heavy rainfall and while the weather is still pleasant for a holiday, it might ruin your plans for an idyllic beach wedding. It is best to choose a date between June and August when the skies are perfectly clear and the weather is warm with refreshing breezes from the ocean.
Bali offers many impressive locations for your wedding reception. The south of Bali is the most popular option for weddings because of the beautiful white sandy beaches and sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. The Nusa Dua area is one of the most popular spots with fantastic restaurants, hotels and luxury resorts. Or, you may choose to have an intimate celebration in a private villa. Depending on the number of guests you can hire a villa that comes with dining area, living room and kitchen or even book an entire villa complex or villa hotel. There are also many beautiful resorts such as The St. Regis Bali Resort or The Seminyak, which offer ultimate luxury, while celebrating your wedding ceremony on the beach is the cheapest option.
Before you start your journey you need to become informed on which documents you need to make your marriage legal. You will be asked to present a number of certificates upon arrival and on your wedding day, so do thorough research on this matter and start making plans well ahead. If you are planning a catholic wedding ceremony, you should know that the Indonesian Catholic Church can only marry you inside the church and an outdoor ceremony is not allowed. Alternatively, you can organise a ceremony in your church and then have a reception in one of Bali’s wonderful venues.
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