The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Bali Wedding or Event
There are plenty of amazing venues, and a lot of great suppliers when it comes to everything from cakes, catering, decorations, entertainment, photographers and wedding planners. Let us guide you to the best in the business when it comes to weddings and events in Bali. We want to help you to plan the perfect Bali wedding and the most epic Bali parties on the Island of the Gods!
First things first; we all know that choosing the venue comes first when it comes to planning a wedding or event. There is a lot to consider when choosing the perfect wedding or event venue – location, capacity, views etc. Check out our top recommendations for wedding and event venues here. From Ubud to Jimbaran Bay to Uluwatu, we have plenty of perfect places you might want to put on your venue shortlist.
WEDDING & EVENT PLANNERS
Next, you might want to pick a wedding and event planner. Even though you think you won’t need a planner, we highly recommend you use one. Event Organisers will have all the tips and tricks to make your wedding just as fabulous as you have been hoping for. And you will definitely want someone to coordinate your suppliers and schedule on the day of your wedding or event so that you can focus on having a great time!
Here are some Bali’s most fabulous Wedding & Event Organisers:
Long Table Events
Long Table Events is an Australian owned and operated team and they have been doing weddings and events in Bali since 2018 and are focused on all the details that will set your event apart. They will work closely with you on your vision to perfect the styling and more. Specialising in delivering INCREDIBLE weddings and events IN BALI, NOT just a Bali Wedding. They offer completely bespoke styling so no two weddings or events will ever be the same. They will handle everything from sourcing & booking the venue, booking suppliers, planning, styling and coordination on the day. They also have their own incredible bar service offering premium cocktails and wines.
Bali Jepun Wedding
Dyan and her team at Bali Jepun Wedding handle wedding planning and also offer MC and celebrant services. The team are very experienced in event planning in Indonesia and work with events of all budgets and sizes. Dyan will also handle all necessary paperwork in the planning process and for the ceremony. Bali Jepun Weddings are a one-stop shop that can assist with everything you need, and they come with many years of experience in the events industry in Bali.
As the name suggests, Wonderland Events specialises in creating wonderfully whimsical events that will give you all the Alice in Wonderland feels. With strong attention to detail, the team at Wonderland have created fairytale weddings all around Bali and the world. They have experience planning everything from Indian weddings to intimate elopements and are sure to find the right wedding styling and floral decor for even the most unique concepts. You feel like you are in a real life Pinterest board on the day.
7 Agency have been trusted by over 2000 couples since 2012. You can check out their incredible portfolio of past events. They have a huge amount of experience as wedding and event planners in Bali and it shows. They use streamlined wedding planning procedures and have a very professional and can-do attitude, which is great when it comes to planning a wedding in another country. They are detail oriented and can do weddings and events big and small.
THE GLOW UP – HAIR & MAKE-UP
Of course, it’s your wedding or party day so you deserve the best glam squad in town to get you feeling like a superstar and looking picture perfect for all of the photos. Whether you need the team to come to you, or you want to head to the salon to relax and be pampered, Bali knows how to get you ready for your most important events.
Here are our favourite Hair & Make-Up Artists on the island:
Glo Day Spa
GLO Day Spa is a team of Indonesian, Australian and European professionals working under an Australian owner. Together they have transformed over 2000 brides using only high end, luxury products both in-salon and through their mobile service. They will even travel to Nusa Lembongan and other destinations in Indonesia to get you ready on your big day. Either have the team come to you, or visit them at their salons in Canggu, Seminyak, Sanur & Nusa Lembongan.
IISSII is a funky salon with both local and international hair and make-up artists. The team here is ready to take your inspo and make it reality. Whether you want the natural, sun-kissed beachy look, to a full-on styled up glam look, they can do it all. The team can either come to you, or you may prefer to head to their funky salon in Umalas where cocktails are served and they have the Spa Anwa team to come in and do your nails, lashes and spray tans.
CELEBRANTS & MC
The ceremony is the most personal part of your wedding day, and having an outside MC saves you from having to ask one of your guests to take on the responsibilities of keeping the flow of your event on track. When picking a celebrant, it’s important to choose someone that understands you as a couple and what kind of tone you want to set for the wedding.
Chrissy Bali Celebrant
Chrissy from Chrissy Bali Celebrant is an Australian wedding celebrant working in Bali. She is totally professional and can read the room and hit your guests with all the feels. You can expect tears, laughter, smiles and goosebumps. After an initial video call, she will ask you to fill out a fun, online questionnaire so you can get to know each other a little better. Chrissy will guide you through preparing vows and readings, and will work with you to make your ceremony personal. Chrissy also works as a MC for both weddings and events.
CATERING & BAR SERVICE
Events & weddings are all about coming together and breaking bread with our loved ones, other than the ‘I do’s’ of course! There are many different styles of catering, from degustations, buffets and share plate style dining.
We have rounded up some of Bali’s caterers and bar suppliers that will take care of the food & drinks during your event:
Mimpi Catering specialise in share plate style dining which is a social and interactive form of dining with loved ones. Their chefs are experienced in both Western and Asian dining and their plates are always beautifully presented. They also do canapes, finger foods, grazing tables and will be offering live food stations. No wedding or event is too small or too large, and they offer a range of options for all sorts of events. You can even visit their private dining room for food tastings prior to your event.
GoDrinks is a full-service beverage company with extensive experience in the hospitality and event planning industries. They provide excellent service from start to finish. GoDrinks stocks over 100 wines from all over the world. Choose from Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Italian Chianti, Australian Shiraz, and much more. They provide all kinds of beverages from wine, beer, spirits and mixers, and can also provide all glassware, cocktail recipes, and even bar staff for the event. GoDrinks is one of the most competitively priced alcohol suppliers on the island, especially when it comes to imported wines.
Looking for something that will set your wedding apart? Tipsy Taps provides mobile cocktail carts that are perfect for weddings and parties, welcome and recovery parties, hens and bucks events. You and your guests will be able to self serve your premixed cocktails which means no one will have to wait for a drink! The party will get started in no time at all. Tipsy Taps cocktails are expertly crafted by the Bar Manager of Merah Putih restaurant so the drinks are sure to be on point! The Tipsy Taps crew can even host cocktail tastings and craft custom cocktails to add a unique touch to your event! They provide full cocktail packages or you are welcome to provide your own alcohol.
Photographers & Videographers
Your photographer is responsible for immortalising your special day by capturing all of the most special moments on camera. You will want to make sure they understand your vision and are able to deliver photo packages within a good time frame. You may even want to have a videographer make a special video of your day to share with friends or family that can’t make it to the wedding or event, and to keep as a memoir for years to come.
We love the work of:
Motion House– a team of creatives based in Bali but working around the world, Motion House will make your wedding come to life through the camera lens so you can relive your special day over and over again.
A wedding ‘aint a wedding until there is some action on the dancefloor, and a special celebration needs some vibe makers to get the party started. Whether it’s acoustic melodies to accompany your ceremony, a live band playing old school rock, or a DJ slaying the dancefloor with 90’s bangers or classic hip hop mash ups, music is what gets the party started. Set the tone for an awesome night with the right musician!
The best entertainers on the island are:
The Lydia Rose Band
The Lydia Rose Band brings major fun live music vibes to any event (not just in Bali, this band often gets flown around the world to perform!). Having been established in Indonesia since 2015, this band is known for its excellence in the wedding and event industry in Indonesia. They have headlines countless weddings and events and performed at many top-teir venues…and without fail, always get the party started. The band consisted of seasoned performers, and lead singer Lydia is originally from Australia, but has called Bali home for many years. The band offers a range of options to suit every occasion, from an intimate acoustic duo, to full electrifying band party package, they have it all! Lydia is also a talented songwriter with her own original music too! The band’s greatest skill is their interactivity with the crowd. They can read a crowd like no one else and bring you the vibe that you are looking for during your wedding or event.
Sammy Sax is a dynamic sax player and DJ who can bring you any event vibe you are looking for. With the endless choices of songs to play as a DJ, Sammy ramps the entertainment up with his saxophone. Not shy to get amongst the crowd to really set the mood, Sammy is ready to bring you a playlist that both suits your personal tastes and the theme of your event.
INSIDER TIP: The Lydia Rose Band & Sammy Sax often perform together, so you can indeed hire them both for the ultimate event entertainment…these guys will know how to set the roof on fire at your wedding and events.
The centerpiece of your event, other than the guests of honour of course, the cake will be the focal point of your event when your guests gather to watch you cut the cake, take your first dance or sing you Happy Birthday. The cake will also feature in your photos. Bali has some amazingly creative cake makers that can deliver spectacular custom cakes!
We highly recommend:
Allehandra Cakery team will bring even the most unique cake concepts to life in a variety of tasty flavours. You can fully customise your cake so it is the perfect fit for your theme and wedding vibes. Using a variety of decorations from fresh flowers to sugar motifs, they cater to dietary requirements and can be delivered to most locations in Bali.
Flowers add an element of nature and life to your special event. Bali is abundant with tropical blossoms and foliage that will make your event beautiful. Many florists also offer imported species of flowers and plants.
To get the perfect blooms we recommend:
A highly experienced Balinese team, Martha Florist specialises in flowers and wedding and event styling. They can bring to life your dream floral arrangements using both local and imported flowers. From arches, table top flowers, bouquets, boutonnieres and more, Martha Florist will work closely with you on your event styling. They can also provide other decorations such as arches, candles and vases.
So, what are you waiting for? We hope this comprehensive list of vendors in Bali jumpstarts your wedding and event planning. With so many quality suppliers, Bali is definitely the right choice when it comes to celebrating your special life moments!
Of course, if it’s a Bali wedding you’re planning, this means Bali Buck and Hens parties. Ladies, check out our blog on planning an ultimate girls trip. Lads, make sure you read this blog on planning an ultimate boys trip for plenty of ideas on how to make your last hurrah super fun.
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