FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is the best time to marry in Bali ?
The best time to marry in Bali is any time depending on your priorities. Year round weddings are not a problem in Bali. However there are some conditions that you would need to consider prior to planning the wedding date as it may affect your travel plans and the wedding cost. Such conditions are the weather, peak season, Nyepi Day and its festival the day before.
Indonesia (Bali) has only a dry and a wet season. The dry season is from May to October and the wet season is from November to April. The weather in Bali is hot and humid but the humidity and rain increase during the wet season. However, the wet season does not mean torrential downpours all day every day. Even when it rains, it is usually only for a short while and it is often followed by sunny clear skies. During the dry season, coastal areas normally experience nice breeze in the evening.
As the dry season in Bali is generally considered the best time to visit, so it is the peak season especially August, as well as Christmas and New Year. Accommodation, travel cost, and wedding venues are normally more expensive during this period and they can get fully booked months in advance.
This is the 24-hour of silence. Nyepi Day signifies the start of the Saka New Year in Bali and it is a day of silence, reflection, fasting and meditation for the Balinese. Airport is closed on this day, no one is allowed on the streets or beaches, no taxi, and all businesses close. Bali is essentially shut down. For this full 24 hours, everyone is expected to remain inside and no noise is permitted.
If you are into avoiding the wet season and the peak season in Bali, we definitely recommend May, June, September, or October as the best months for the wedding as these months are still dry and warm during the day but cooler in the evening. Also most of the wedding venues are available at their lower rates.
However, if you do option for the wet season for the wedding, do not worry, we are more than happy to assist you with the backup plan.
Can I pick my own vendors or do you have a preferred vendor list?
At Lily Wedding Services we pride ourselves on offering only the finest professional in the industry. We have an array of fabulous vendors for all services from which to select. However, should you have an interest in any vendor who is not our regular partner, we will certainly discuss with you their potential involvement in your wedding to be sure it is a good fit.
Do note that all vendors must either be Indonesian citizens or expats holding the appropriate working visas.
You will also need to provide us all the details of the vendor that you will contract on your own and all the arrangement and payment with your direct vendor will be done directly by you.
What can I expect to budget for my Bali wedding?
This does vary according to your desires of course. To get started, we will send a preliminary proposal which includes essential items you may need for the wedding to give you an idea of how the costs add up. Then you can add or adjust any desired elements based on your preferences. We are always open to discussion and adjustments to ensure that the proposal meets your expectation.
What is required to legally get married in Bali?
For the legal marriage in Bali, you will be required to have both religious and legal civil ceremony at the same time. Subject to Indonesian Marriage Law No. 1 of 1974, a couple must have the same religion otherwise one must make a written declaration letter of changing religion or intention to marry in the religion agreed without any force from anyone. The letter shall then be legalized by the Consulate or local government. You must declare a religion out of these official religions recognized by Indonesian Government; Islam, Christian, Catholic, Buddhist, and Hindu. If you are not Indonesian, you will be required to provide a Notice of Intention to Marry OR a Certificate of No Impediment. This is a letter from your Embassy or Consulate representative in Indonesia stating that there is no objection for you to get married in Indonesia. We will guide and assist you further with the paperwork and the process with the religious representative and the Civil Registry Office in Bali.
Why Lily Wedding Services is the perfect choice for our dream Bali wedding?
We communicate with you every step of the way. We listen to your hopes and needs and create an event based on your wish list and vision. Throughout the planning process, we guide you through the countless details and decisions that need to be made and make the planning as fun as the celebration. Our ultimate goal is to understand your vision, develop it and exceed your expectations! Lily Wedding Services is known for our experience, genuine relationships with all the right people in the industry and event personalization.
Is it possible to meet the wedding planner and do site visits together before we confirm to go ahead with Lily Wedding Services?
We would love to meet you in person to hear more about your wedding and to have further discussion on the wedding planning. Simply let us know when you are in Bali and we will arrange for the meeting with you. There is no charge for the meeting itself. If you would like to combine the meeting with site visits, we will charge a fee of IDR 3,000,000net/day for a maximum of 8 hours. This fee covers our assistance during the visits to wedding venues and vendors. It will be adjusted to the retainer fee once you confirm your booking with us. Please note that transportation for the day is not included, but we can arrange it for you if needed.
What is Lily Wedding Services’ fee and what does it include?
Our fee depends on the total number of the guests attending your wedding. It starts at IDR 12,000,000 for 10 pax. Feel free to reach out to us for more details.
Our fee covers a lot of things to make your wedding planning easier. We will be there to help with your budget and break down the costs. We will also work with you to create the theme and style you want for your wedding. Throughout the whole process, we will be by your side, assisting you. We will help find and book venues and vendors, and we will even accompany you to site visits and meetings before the big day. Don’t worry about the wedding rehearsal either – we will be there to assist with that too!
On the actual wedding day, we will be your go-to team. From the preparations to the end of the event, we will take care of everything, coordinating and overseeing everything for up to 14 hours per day or event. We will provide you with a wedding run sheet and floor plan to keep things organized. To ensure that everything runs smoothly, we have a dedicated team working to make your day a success. Our goal is to make sure you and your guests have an amazing time!