5 Reasons to Have a Destination Wedding in Bali!
Planning a wedding can be seriously hard work. From finding the perfect venue to dealing with guest list politics and managing the all-important budget, it’s enough to make anyone dream about escaping to a tropical location to sip margaritas by the beach instead. So – why don’t you?
In our opinion, hosting a destination wedding can truly be one of the best ways to save time, stress, and yep – even money, while also creating unforgettable memories abroad with the ones you love. If you’re currently on the fence about hosting an overseas celebration, here are 5 reasons that might just convert you (along with some stunning images by our friends at Terralogical!)
1. Extend your celebrations
Your wedding is one of the most special and significant days of your entire life – so why not soak it all up and make the party last a little longer? Destination weddings are all about extending your celebrations and spending quality time with your loved ones, instead of trying to cram it all into just one day. Celebrate your nuptials over an epic 3-day party by hosting your pre-wedding drinks and post-wedding recovery sessions in a beautiful destination with the holiday vibes flowing.
2. Bring your budget down
Contrary to what you might think, destination weddings can actually be very budget-friendly. While there are additional travel costs to consider like flights and accommodation, the savings on the wedding celebration itself usually far outweigh this. Wedding destinations like Bali in particular are so popular for this very reason, with plenty of all-inclusive packages and flexible options when it comes to catering, styling and decor to suit any budget. Combine this with the high standards of Bali wedding venues and suppliers, and you can pull off an amazing event without compromising on quality. Your budget will also come down even further when you consider your guest list will likely be smaller, and you can save on an additional honeymoon by spending some extra time relaxing in paradise after the day.
3. Enjoy a more intimate celebration
If you’d prefer to celebrate your day with only your closest friends and family, a destination wedding is the perfect option for you. Instead of stressing about guest list politics, long-lost cousins and endless plus ones, destination weddings allow you to keep your celebration intimate with just your most cherished loved ones joining you for a holiday to remember. It’s all creating precious memories with the ones who mean the most.
4. Those sunsets!
This one really needs no further explanation – the sunsets here in Bali are simply spectacular. Celebrate your I-do’s amongst warm amber sunsets and soft pastel skies, creating the perfect natural backdrop for your day (and offering incredible photo opportunities too!).
5. Less time planning
Hosting a destination wedding in Bali doesn’t necessarily mean more planning – in fact, it often means less. If there’s one thing we hear commonly from The Bali Bride couples through our Real Wedding Q&A, it’s about the stress they saved on their wedding planning by handing it over to a local professional. Bali offers no shortage of talented planners who can guide you through the ins and outs of planning a Bali wedding – from finding your venue to communicating with suppliers and sourcing products for the day. Sit back and relax from afar while a professional planner handles all of the finer details for you! See our top Bali wedding planners on The Bali Bride directory right here.
So, have we convinced you to get the ball rolling with a destination wedding to remember? We’d love to help guide you through your Bali wedding planning journey – check out some recent Bali weddings on the blog, or head over to The Bali Bride Instagram feed for more destination wedding inspiration to get you started.