Destination weddings are a great way to mix up the wedding season circuit, get some overdue sunshine and make the most of a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. But planning a wedding overseas can be a little daunting to say the least, especially when you don’t know the lay of the land. We took to the pros at Bridestory to help you plan your dream wedding in Bali, our destination wedding hot spot du jour.
The key to a seamless planning process is to work with planners and vendors you trust. This goes without saying for all wedding planning, but of course it is a bit easier to source the good from the bad in your hometown than say, halfway across the world in Indonesia.
Making the most of ratings on reputable sites is an easy first step to take when scouting a team to assist your wedding process. User reviews can help in all aspects, from choosing your wedding planning team, finding a photographer and selecting decor.
Going local is always your best bet when it comes to hiring services to be on-site for your wedding day. Not only is it way cheaper than coughing up airfare and accommodations for your photographer, but they know the ins and outs of local customs too that could impact your Big Day. They are professionals, remember? Trust us, this pro tip will save you a lot of time, energy and most of all, keep you (relatively) stress-free throughout the planning process.
When it comes to decor, making the most of the stunning natural landscape is a great way to treat your guests (and yourselves!) to a unique backdrop that is sure to stand out from everyone else’s wedding back home. Did you know that Moon Orchids and Arabian Jasmine are the national flowers of Indonesia? Did you also know that they look positively breathtaking in a bouquet, as centerpieces or even woven in your perfectly tousled hair? However you choose to incorporate these local gems, they’re sure to add a distinguished and memorable touch to your dream day.
We couldn’t resist sharing our best of Bali vendors for a picture perfect destination wedding, all local of course:
Hotel: Alila Hotels and Resorts
Wedding planning: Bali Dream Day
Bali is a sight to be seen and as far as islands go, this Indonesian jewel is as good as it gets. Did we mention it makes for a pretty good honeymoon, too?
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