We thought after three members of our amazing team had been lucky enough to have their wedding in Bali over the past 4 months that we should share The Bride's Guide to having the best Bali wedding.
Below is a result of our team calling on our extended network in Bali to build a detailed guide showcasing the best of the Bali wedding scene. Whether you are recently engaged, or have friends or family thinking of having a wedding in Bali – YOU NEED TO READ THIS!
Bali's Best Wedding Planners
A lot of people question whether a wedding planner is really needed when holding a destination wedding, and in our opinion it is essential to successfully hosting your dream wedding day.
With so many choices on the island it can often become overwhelming when trying to choose one, so we thought we would do some digging, and narrow down the list of wedding planners we have had the pleasure of not only working with but in some cases have been lucky enough to plan our own weddings over the years!
For those brides looking for a customised wedding experience, below are a list of other fantastic planners best known for their creative style, and attention to detail:
- Libby Doherty Weddings
- Cher Ange Weddings
- Global Weddings
- The Seven Agency
- Call Me Madame
- Lynley Weddings
Bali's Best Catering Companies
Catering is one of the most important aspects of a successful wedding day, and what better way to showcase to your guests the beautiful cuisine the island has to offer by choosing a great Bali caterer.
When it comes to catering for weddings in Bali, we think there is only one choice, and it is a very recent addition to the Bali catering scene - Merah Putih Catering. Delivering beautifully crafted food, attentive service & the same exceptional standards from the team behind Merah Putih Restaurant (which is one of our favourite restaurants in Bali).
With a menu which is mixed between individual dishes and the local tradition of sharing, a dining event from MERAH PUTIH CATERINGpresents an opportunity for your guests to dive further into the unique experience of having a special event in Bali.
The below links go to their website where you can find out more.
Bali's Best Wedding Photographers
After months of planning your special day, and with friends and family travelling near and far to share in the celebrations with you, we feel it is important make sure you capture your dream day with only the best photographers Bali has to offer which is why we highly recommend:
Bali's Best Wedding Venues
With so many venue choices on the island it can often become overwhelming when trying to choose the perfect venue so we have narrowed down in our opinion a list of the BEST Bali wedding venues.
Bali's Best Furniture Hire
For those brides looking for that unique wedding planning experience, when it's time to choose your furniture we feel you can’t go past the beautiful vintage inspired furniture from Bali Event Hire. With their beautiful style & high quality range of furniture the team at Bali Event Hire will ensure your special day is one to remember forever.
Supply and Demand Bali are also a great choice when it comes to high quality furniture rentals in Bali.
Bali's Best Hair & Make Up
Besides your dream dress Hair & Make Up is the second most important part of your wedding day look! From experience we highly recommend:
- Glo Day Spa
- Spring Spa
- Yeanne Make Up
- Shampoo Lounge
- Prana Spa
- Bali Barber and Spa (For the Groomsmen)
Bali's Best Florists
When we think of Bali immediately the smell of the Palm Trees, Frangipanis & Coconut come to mind. What a magical setting for your dream wedding day. Flowers are equally as important to set the scene of the evening so we have handpicked our favourite Bali florists to make the choice a little easier for you
Bali's Best DJ's
Setting the scene is a big part of a successful wedding day so in our opinion a good DJ is a must for an awesome wedding! Below are two of our top recommendations for brides wanting great music on their wedding day.
Arshad has been active in the club and events scene for over 20 years. He has held residencies in The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Caribbean and Thailand, and in 2003 Arshad fulfilled the roll as the event/artist/PR manager for a high-end Dutch hospitality group. For the following 9 years Arshad organised an average of 30 events annually, playing with celebrated names around the world including Ron Carroll, Joey Negro, Stonebridge, Robin S, Copyright, Hardsoul, Sergio Flores, Dennis Ferrer, Chocolate Puma and Ce Ce Penniston a.o.
While spinning, Arshad draws inspiration from the crowd to manoeuvre his set to the ongoing mood and moment. Arshad describes his style as warm & accessible, creating an eclectic style of various music genres, which makes him a great choice for weddings and events.
Since 2012 Arshad has held various residencies at many well known venues including Kudeta, Metis & MamaSan along with playing at many weddings and events each month throughout Bali.
Arshad's music style includes Dance, R&B, Hip Hop, House, Top 40 commercial, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s Rock, Latin, Salsa, Lounge, Jazz & Soul.
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You’d be hard pressed to come up with a better definition of 'Living The Dream', than the way Adam Bennetts goes about his days. By splitting his time between the Gold Coast and Bali, Adam really does have an endless summer and this is portrayed in the fun rolling house vibe he brings to the DJ booth.
Adam is as versatile as they come. He's the guy that has you catch yourself out, when bobbing your head as you watch the sun go down and he's also the guy that has you grooving into the early hours of the morning. His 10 years of DJ experience really stand out in all of DJ sets, whether it be his groovy sunset vibes or as deep as house music gets. This is why you will see his name pop up on many different bills all around the world.
Whilst in Bali, Adam holds a residency at Single Fin, Uluwatu, which is arguably one of the worlds best Sunday sessions. He also plays at numerous other venues, such as Jenja, Old Man's, Hu'u Bar and now, the brand new Koh.
When he is back in Australia, he is a Saturday night resident at elsewhere Bar in Surfers Paradise. He also plays monthly in Melbourne at St Kilda's Secret Garden and fortnightly in Byron Bay at Aquarius and The Beach Hotel.
Adams music style includes: Tropical House, Deep House, Tech-House, Downtempo, Nu-Disco, Disco, 80s/90s.
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Bali's Best Video / Arial Photographer
What better way to remember your special day, and look back on with family and friends by having a videographer filming every moment for you. With many great choices available we have hand picked a few below to make the choice a little easier for you.
Bali's Best Entertainment
Finding the right entertainment for your wedding day in Bali wedding can often be overwhelming especially when you are so spoilt with choice! We have hand picked a few of our favourite entertainment / production companies to help you on your way.
Bali's Best Accessories for Weddings
If furniture, flowers and music aren’t enough, why not go all out and add some extra components to your special day!
Bali's Best Wedding Cake and Dessert
After all the dancing, eating, photos and more there is always room for a little desert and these two are absolutely delicious!
Planning a wedding wouldn’t be the same without also planning the ultimate Hens & bucks celebration. Ideas, games, and celebrations for a fabulous Hens night or Hens party, for every bride-to-be can be found here;
Bali is truly a magical place full of endless of opportunities to make your dream day absolutely beautiful. We hope your Bali wedding is as amazing as ours was!
Love The Bali Bible xxxx