Bali – the word alone conjures visions of lush greenery, charming rice paddies, white sand being lapped by shimmering water and beautiful villages filled with welcoming locals. Not to mention, all the luxury you could ever dream of… with an affordable price tag! It’s easy to understand then, why this exotic place is such a popular destination for weddings.
From the magnificent scenery of Ubud to the bustling streets of Legian, and the sumptuous glamour of Seminyak to the dramatic cliffs of Uluwatu, Bali will simply take your breath away. The perfect backdrop for any kind of wedding, the island itself boasts an array of gorgeous wedding locations including pristine beaches, opulent resorts and enchanting temples. Known as the “Island of the Gods”, Bali will transport you to a wedding heaven that’ll leave you, your loved one and any invited guests, feeling on top of the world.
Australian citizens wanting to marry in Bali need to apply at the Consulate for a Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage before signing a declaration in front of a consular official. An original passport must be provided as proof of identity, along with original proof of dissolution of marriage if applicable. A small fee is payable in Indonesian Rupiah and is based on the exchange rate at the time the application is lodged.
Bali has a warm tropical climate and while it’s often cooler in central mountain areas – it’s still hot. The best time of year to visit Bali is from June to September. October and November are usually humid with some rain. December through March is the wet season so expect high humidity and rain. April and May are mostly fine but do expect some morning and evening showers.
The Indonesian rupee (IDR) is the official currency of Bali. There is no shortage of ATMs in Bali, and credit cards are widely accepted.
To find your dream Bali wedding venue, visit our exclusive directory of stunning resorts and hotels that specialise in destination weddings.
Check out some real life weddings of couples who chose to marry in Asia.
Image courtesy of Bali Mandira Beach Resort and Spa.