What you should know when planning a wedding in Bali

Planning for a wedding can be pretty overwhelming especially if you are holding it overseas. Bali makes an excellent place to hold your overseas wedding and Honeymoon Travel. It brings out style, taste and elegance in your wedding. Bali is part of Indonesian Republic hence subject to Indonesian Laws. As such, couples who want to get married in Bali have to comply with Indonesian Laws. Here are some useful tips you should keep in mind.

  • Legitimacy of marriage

According to Indonesian Laws, marriage is considered legitimate if conducted according to the legislation of the respective religious beliefs of the couple. This is because couples that wish to marry in Indonesia have to declare a religion- Islam, Hindu, Christian- Catholics or Protestants and Buddhists. Note that Atheism and Agnosticism are not recognized.

  • Wedding agents

Being foreigners, it may be challenging to liaise with local religious celebrants as well as civil registrars. This is because they are familiar pure Indonesian language skills. What’s more, the consulate may not have adequate resources to make calls on a client’s behalf about such arrangements. Therefore, couples wishing to marry in Bali should engage an agent to act on their behalf. The agents make arrangements with the civil registrar, religious celebrant, photographers and also organize flowers.

  • Marriageable age

The Law only recognizes a marriage between persons of at least 18 years at the time of marriage but makes an exception for persons less than 18 years but over 16 with the consent of the guardian(s). Where neither of the parties resides in Indonesia, then the marriage is not valid if both or either party is under 16. Note that two witnesses who are 18 years of age should witness the wedding. Foreign witnesses are required to show originals and copies of their passports. Sometimes Civil Registry employees may act as witnesses.

Generally, Bali makes a dream wedding for plenty of folks with the beautiful resort hotels and private villas. So, the next time you plan to hold your wedding or Honeymoon Travel in Bali, be sure to remember those few tips highlighted above.

Author: Billy Roland

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