Wedding season is here! So for loved-up Honeys who have no idea where to start, we've handpicked the best wedding planners in Bali so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy pre-wedded bliss while the experts do the rest
A clifftop vista or a bohemian beachfront vibe? A sunset reception or a twilight banquet beneath the stars? When it comes to planning the most aaaah-mazing Bali wedding, the opportunities are at once endless, magical and totally daunting. From the infinite number of postcard-perfect wedding venues, to the countless five-star villas all fringed by limestone cliffs and teal seas – planning your big day in paradise is quite the task.
Luckily for all island brides and grooms to-be, there’s an abundance of on-the-ground bridal experts here in Bali ready to make your Big Day a tropical island breeze. Whether you want to arrive via a helicopter into a 1000 guest wedding, or nestle amongst the rice fields with just a few close friends, be a clever couple and bring in the experts to help manage the big day for you with our list of Bali’s best wedding planners.
The Seven Agency
Planning a big beautiful destination wedding is stressful. But don’t hit the panic button just yet, because there are people out there who’ve perfected the art of wedding planning and know the dos (and the absolute don’ts!) of getting it right. That’s where The Seven Agency steps in – a team of Bali-based wedding professionals who, after successfully organising over 2000 weddings in Bali, know exactly what you need to consider (and what to avoid) when planning your wedding in paradise.
Contrary to popular belief, a really great wedding planner isn’t necessarily a one-woman show handling every detail. Instead, the best option is a team of professionals who have the resources to juggle the logistics, the vendors, the contingency plans, the schedules and the decor – leaving you to deal with the important things (like bubbles with your bridesmaids!). Well, The Seven Agency can do exactly that (and more), and with plenty of shining reviews and a dreamy portfolio bursting with gorgeous images and videos of grinning newlyweds and bedazzled guests, you know you’re in the best hands with these wedding experts. Big or small, rain or shine, understated or elaborate – The Seven Agency has got you covered.
Since 2003, Global Weddings have been organising special days in Bali, Fiji, the Cook Islands, Mauritius, Greece, Thailand, Hawaii and Malaysia. It’s safe to say they have the destination wedding thing down pat. A personalised web page for guests with all the information needed about the wedding, destination, and great travel deals is a free part of the Global Wedding service. They’re highly capable in one of the most overlooked aspects of overseas weddings (yes, the legalities) and this even spans travel insurance. You’ll be sure to dot your I’s and cross your T’s with Global Weddings.
With a clear list of what you can buy in Bali and what you can hire (like suits and dresses, photobooths, babysitting services, additional daytrips and tours) the Bali Brides website tells you they’ve thought of EVERYTHING. They have a great “Where to Start” section with many FAQs ready to go (essential reading for any Bali bride-to-be) and with an Australian team of Bali-based planners, stylists, and managers to take you the rest of the way toward the aisle, Bali Brides is known for its personalised services, affordable prices and every-step-of-the-way support.
Paper Diamonds is all about style. The website says it all, with design degrees and graphic skills thrown left, right and centre. Head honchos Natalie and Andi pride themselves on taking on only a select number of weddings per year so they can pool their energy and passion into each wedding wholeheartedly. They create personal style boards based on the happy couples tastes and likes, and can even assist in creating a wedding website and personally designed wedding stationery. Their strong reputation has been featured on Style Me Pretty, Cosmopolitan Bride, Polka Dot Bride, 100 Layer Cake, Magnolia Rouge, and Once Wed. A trustworthy bunch when, naturally, you’re looking to put your wedding in safe hands.
Libby Doherty Weddings
Taco bars, dumpling stands, fuchsia pink floral arrangements, industrial lighting arrangements… Libby Doherty is at the forefront of creating modern boho Bali weddings that pack a punch of personality. She’s been in the business over 15 years and is happy to curate events in other parts of Asia and Australia – how does a hens and bucks in Singapore sound, or an after party in Shanghai, perhaps? Her Instagram will have you bursting with ideas and inspo (like this gorgeous ‘Show Us Your Party’ wedding – swoon!).
The Bali Dream team’s selling point is a special touch of Balinese. If you’re looking for some island-specific authenticity, and a warm hospitable approach from the first e-mail to the final departure at the airport, this organisation will see you satisfied. Noting many of their clients as good friends, they can organise traditional dancers, lace Indonesian Kebaya outfits or Balinese Rindik instruments, as well all the extravagances like an air camera or helicopter ride. Traditional doesn’t have to mean typical!
Lestari Bali Wedding
Floor plans, budget management, running schedules, checklists – Lestari Bali Wedding have organisation down to a fine art. They offer unique ‘final stage’ wedding planning, if the bride and groom have most things organised and are keen to steer their own ship. This can reduce the cost of a fully involved wedding planner dedicated to your big day for 6-months or more, but still ensures you have access to someone on the ground who can check things off on your behalf and keep things running smoothly. Packages are available at all levels, and they even offer complimentary consultations to get you started. Check out their website for video examples with a touch of inspo.
Bali Wedding For You
“Everyday in Bali, a love story unfolds: How will yours be told?” These compelling words from Bali Wedding For You quickly get you hooked on imagining the answer to this question. So to help you get your fairytale started, you can navigate easy-to-follow packages online, like the Frangipani set that even details the number of hours of photography you’ll receive and personal services to the consulate in Bali. The whole business started through word of mouth, which speaks volumes for their reliability. Be sure to check out their Instagram account – it may have limited posts, but they’re inspirational and all Bali wedding specific.
Call Me Madame
Having a wedding in Bali doesn’t always mean a casual affair with sand and coconuts. Instead, Call Me Madame is a boutique wedding planning agency that brings Parisian chic to wedding events on the island. They pride themselves on “approaching every wedding with a fresh outlook, and creating a close bond with clients to ensure that the wedding is the perfect reflection of the couple”. They have no pre-defined packages, with everything tailored to suit the tastes, passions, culture, likes and dislikes of the bride and groom. The company was founded by Alice Dentan who was born and raised in France, where she became a senior wedding planner in one of the best French wedding planning agencies in Paris. Alice has worked with more than 80 couples, with weddings spanning from Paris to Vegas, and now – luckily for us – she is based here in Bali.
Your Bali Wedding
Your Bali Wedding is a no fuss, Australian-owned company that works on the ground in Bali and also in Australia, with a trusted network of villa partners and suppliers. They’ve coordinated hundreds of weddings on the island and supply fixed priced quotes that ensure no hidden extras or surprises. Browse the incredible list of Bali venues they trust on the Your Bali Wedding website, and start hand-picking your way to wedding perfection.
While most wedding-planners in Bali refrain from dishing up a dollar sign, Vara Wedding puts some clear context around pricing right from the get go – right down to the customised champagne flutes and hand-fans for guests. Heck, they’ve even priced up honeymoons and full wedding packages if you need them…
Our personal favourite package is the Water Wedding. This luxe Bali wedding includes an altar that floats on the surface of a water pond, a blessing ceremony, specialised floral decorations, classical background music by a violinist during your ceremony, two singers and a keyboardist for the reception, two wedding flower girls, a wedding sign board with the Bride and Groom’s name, welcome drinks, flower confetti, a flower bouquet, two nights accommodation with breakfast and more. Now that’s a wedding wrapped up!
Furniture & decoration hire
If you’re having trouble visualising your big day on the island of Bali, jump onto the Bali Event Hire website. They have a showroom in Kerobokan and one in Canggu, where they can bring your wedding to life with props and décor.
Bali Wedding Association
Officially named “The Association of Professional Wedding Businesses in Bali” this is a great place to check out your wedding planner to ensure they are legitimate. Here in Bali, all wedding planners must be legally registered and stand as a member of the Bali Wedding Association (the only government body in Bali) so you’ll know you’re in safe hands if your planner ticks off all of these credentials.
And don’t forget, search our Weddings section for more fabulous information on Bali weddings, and our sister site Honey Brides also has endless e-pages of inspiration, tips, tricks, vendors and everything else you need for your special day! You can never be inspired enough, after all!
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