Planning a lush wedding in Bali and thinking of nabbing a drop-dead gorgeous dress on the island itself?
Read on for the best boutiques to buy, rent or customise your dream dress…
This time-honoured boutique specialises in glamorous, heavily-embellished gowns in figure-flattering silhouettes as well as dramatic bridal accessories. They also carry sexy cocktail dresses and frou frou flower girl outfits, so you can go on a shopping spree for all the girls in your wedding party.
Dinda Rella, various locations including Jl. Laksmana No. 45 Oberoi, Seminyak, Kuta, p. +62 361 736953
La Mariee Boutique
Elie Saab, Ungaro, Pronovias and Badgley Mischka are just some of the legendary designers that this upscale boutique has to offer. Their style-savvy consultants will help you find a dress that flatters every inch of your body and pick out matching veils, shoes, jewellery and more.
La Mariee Boutique, Jl. Jayagiri XI no. 8B, Denpasar, Bali 80234 (by appointment only), p. +62 361 239967
After something on the haute side? Celebrated Bali designer Ali Charisma produces breathtaking, couture-like gowns with delicate fabrics and handiwork. His play use of sheer layers and bohemian silhouettes suit free-spirited brides.
Ali Charisma, Jalan Camplung Tanduk 3, Seminyak, p. +62 361 7420776
Belle Bridal House
The sheer variety of dresses at this boutique is enough reason to wander in. From sleek, drape-y gowns to sensual, peek-a-boo numbers, browsing through the racks here will bring you one step closer to finding the dress you’re longing for. A one-stop-shop of sorts, they also offer tuxedos for rent and hair and makeup services.
Belle Bridal House, Jl. Dewi Sri, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, p. +62 361 754370
Kings Tailor Bali
Already have a to-die-for dress sketched out in your head? Share your vision with the highly-attentive, seasoned dressmakers at Kings Tailor Bali, and they’ll sew it to fit you flawlessly. To help undecided ladies find the right match, they also have a portfolio of designs to choose from.
Kings Tailor Bali, Jl. Gunung Athena I No. 22, Banjar Padang Sumbu Tengah, Denpasar, p. +62 933 020735
For gowns with attention-grabbing, frothy flourishes, head to this cosy rental store. Belinda Bridal also specialises in ornate kebayas that will thrill brides who want a traditional touch.
Belinda Bridal, #01-02 Istana Kuta Galeria, Jl Patih Jelatik, Kutah, Bali