A Bali wedding
What style of wedding?
Couples head to Bali for relaxed beach weddings with local food and flowers.
How long does it take to get there?
There are no direct flights to Indonesia from Europe – you’ll usually have a stopover in Malaysia or Singapore. Total flight time is around 18 hours.
What time of year is best?
May to October are great months for weddings. Heavy rains come with the monsoon season from December to March (though the days are usually sunny, with rain at night).
Aside from the usual paperwork (click here), you also need to get a Certificate of No Impediment from your consulate or embassy in Indonesia. This means you have to visit the consulate in person prior to the wedding, and swear an oath that you are free to marry. According to the experts at Bali Weddings International, a wedding in Bali usually has two parts. The first is performed by a religious representative, while the second (which follows straight after the first) is performed by Indonesian Government Registry Officials. It is possible to arrange a blessing or renewal of vows if you prefer to have a civil ceremony at home first.
Fiji and the Cook Islands make great alternative destinations in the South Pacific.
The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office: www.ukinindonesia.fco.gov.uk
Balinese tourist board: www.balitourismboard.org
Bali Guide: www.baliguide.com/baliwedding
Wedding planners or specialist operators
Bali Weddings: baliweddings.com
Bali Weddings International: www.baliweddingsinternational.com
White Sand Weddings: www.whitesandweddings.co.uk
Pacific Resorts: www.pacific-resorts.com/weddings
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