Beach weddings in Bali
Barefoot on a secluded tropical beach, the turquoise sea under a deep blue, cloudless sky and the sound of waves gently touching the shore… … these are the ingredients for a enchanting beach wedding in Bali. Many couples have enjoyed such a backdrop for their nuptials in Bali.
But there are a few ‘gotchas’ when it comes to beach weddings in Bali. The first being that under Indonesian law beach front is always public domain or in other words it is not possible for anyone to privately own a stretch of beach. That also applies to hotels and resorts. Consequently nobody will be able to guarantee you privacy for a beach wedding in Bali. Therefore it is generally not recommended to hold a beach wedding in Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Kerobokan or Canggu. The same applies for Nusa Dua, Jimbaran and Sanur.
However there are plenty of secluded beaches in Bali and some wedding organizers are able to plan and arrange your dream beach wedding. There are also some private villas and resorts too, which are only a stone throw away from the beach where you can have a wedding overlooking the sea.
In case you have guests at your wedding please bear in mind that unless the beach is connected to a hotel or villa there maybe no facilities available and it can get very hot.
Some hotels and resorts in the areas mentioned above advertise beach weddings, but the majority of those wedding venues are still within the hotel’s compound and not directly at the beach. Often the beach and the sea are not even directly visible from where the couple will be positioned during their ceremony. To avoid disappointments it is best to go to an independent wedding planner in Bali, who can offer you several alternatives and who can give you an honest assessment of the venues they offer.
Plan B: Another thing to consider when holding a beach wedding is to have a plan B in case it rains. Even in the dry season in Bali there is still a possibility of rain. So if you plan to hold your wedding on a beach make sure your wedding planner has a backup plan prepared for you.( Source: Jameela@baliweddingblog)
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