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Why Bali is the Ultimate Wedding Destination: 8 Reasons to Say “I Do” on the Island of the Gods

In Bali Weddings, Beach Weddings, Planning & Tips by Ande Tongco

Bali. Endless rice paddies, lush rainforests and bottomless cocktails on some of the most picturesque beaches in the world. It is easily one of the world’s most perfect honeymoon destinations if you’re after a little romance, relaxation and unbeatable views. But why not bring your friends and family along and say, make a wedding out of it?

Lucky for us, Bali is one of the closest tropical destinations to Australia, as well as one of the most affordable. Here are just a few reasons you should pack your (and your bestie’s) bags, jet off to Bali and tie the knot in front of your nearest and dearest.

 Kaamala Resort Ubud

1. Variety of Wedding Backdrops & Venues

Have you always wanted to wed in a beautiful, luscious rainforest? Amongst the awe-inspiring blue lagoons? Or maybe on some of the most white-sand-crystal-clear beaches in the world? Bali has it all and even more, just waiting for you to come on over.

For some gorgeous greenery and rainforest nuptials we suggest Ubud. This charming town is known for its natural beauty, with rice paddies and rainforests providing a stunning backdrop for your special day. Whether you prefer a traditional Balinese temple or a secluded garden for your ceremony, you’ll be surrounded by the peaceful ambience of Ubud.

Uluwatu boasts breathtaking ocean views and dramatic cliffs, making it the perfect spot for a beachfront wedding.

For those seeking a chic and trendy atmosphere, Seminyak is the place to be, with its stylish beach clubs, upscale restaurants, and designer boutiques. Meanwhile, Jimbaran, a picturesque fishing village, offers a tranquil atmosphere and stunning sunsets, making it an ideal location for a romantic beachfront wedding.

Nusa Dua, located on the southeastern coast of Bali, is known for its luxurious resorts and pristine beaches, making it the perfect spot for a sophisticated and glamorous beachfront wedding.

For a more laid-back and bohemian vibe, Canggu, located on the southwestern coast of Bali has a unique surf culture, hip cafes, and stunning sunsets.

No matter what your style, Bali has a wedding location that will take your breath away.

Plan your dream Bali wedding with this handpicked selection of Bali wedding venues.

2. Affordable Luxury.

A destination wedding that won’t break the bank- Bali offers a unique combination of luxury and affordability, making it the perfect wedding destination for couples on a budget. With a wide range of accommodation options, from budget-friendly guesthouses to high-end resorts, you can find the perfect place to stay that fits your budget. Additionally, Bali offers a variety of comparatively affordable wedding packages that include everything you need for your special day, from venue rental to catering and decorations.

You can have the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank when you choose to get married in Bali.

Kayumanis Sanur
Kayumanis Sanur

3. Unique Cultural Experience

Bali is not only a beautiful destination, but it also offers a unique cultural experience for couples and their guests. From traditional Balinese dance performances to intricate temple ceremonies, Bali’s rich culture is woven into every aspect of daily life. Incorporating these cultural elements into your wedding can add a special touch and create memories that will last a lifetime. Plus, Bali’s warm and welcoming locals are always happy to share their traditions and customs with visitors.

4. Adventure

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Bali Swing- Ubud

Don’t be fooled at this point, Bali is a lot more than just a pretty face. If you’re looking for a little (or a lot) of adventure- this is the place for you. For beginners, you can learn to surf on the Denpasar beaches, explore the stunning waterfalls of Gitgit and hike volcanoes in the Kintamani District. For those a little more brave-hearted, you can take the ultimate Insta on the Bali Swing in Ubud, over looking a sea of green rice paddies and the Bali jungle. Even just looking at the pictures is enough to inspire any adrenaline-junkies to make the trip.

5. Honeymoon/Buddymoon destination

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Sienna Villas

Slipping into honeymoon-mode has never been so easy. A simple wave goodbye to the friends and family, perhaps a change of resort and you’re ready to go. Alternatively, keep your closest pals around for a while and have the ultimate buddymoon before venturing off with your new husband or wife.

6. Stunning Natural Beauty

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The Oberoi Beach Resort, Seminyak

Bali is on most people’s bucket-list for good reason. Whether you’re looking for a beachfront wedding or a ceremony surrounded by verdant greenery, Bali has it all. The island’s stunning landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for your special day, creating a truly unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

This tropical paradise has a truly spiritual soul with locals still embracing and honouring traditions that have been handed down for generations, preserving the art and family life their ancestors embraced.

And the beaches can be truly stunning, although there’s much more to Bali than just gorgeous beaches! From the artistic heart of Ubud to Uluwatu Temple and the mesmerising emerald green rice paddies in Jatiluwih and those that lie along Tegallagang road. And no mention of Bali’s natural beauty is complete without including Banyumala Twin Waterfalls situated in the North Central part of Bali (not easy to get to but well worth it!).

Related story: Your Bali Wedding Guide with everything you need to know to legally marry in Bali.

7. World-Class Venues and Services

Bali offers a wide range of world-class wedding venues and services for couples looking to tie the knot. From luxurious beachfront resorts to intimate villas nestled in the jungle, there is something for every taste and budget. Many of these venues also offer comprehensive wedding packages that include everything from catering and decorations to photography and entertainment. With experienced wedding planners and vendors at your disposal, you can rest assured that your special day will be flawless and stress-free.

8. Your Wedding Day is the Ultimate YOLO Moment

Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and it’s the perfect opportunity to seize the day and make it truly unforgettable. Imagine exchanging vows in a breathtaking destination like Bali, surrounded by your loved ones and the natural beauty of the island. After the ceremony, you can unwind with a relaxing spa day or indulge in a celebratory feast with your closest friends and family. The pandemic has taught us the importance of cherishing our relationships and creating lasting memories, and a destination wedding in Bali is the ultimate way to do just that. So why not embrace the YOLO spirit and make your wedding day the adventure of a lifetime?

Ready to plan your dream Bali wedding? We’ve done all the hard work for you with our library of the island’s best destination wedding venues here.

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