How long does it take to plan a wedding in Bali?

The quick answer: give yourself around 12-18 months to plan your destination wedding in Bali to make your special day everything you hope it to be.

While the actual process of planning your wedding might only take a couple of months, wedding venues in Bali can be quite popular, so it’s important to book far in advance to ensure you’re able to get your dream wedding.

To give you a better idea of what’s involved in planning a Bali wedding and how long you’ll need for each part, we’ve put together a destination wedding timeline below.

Primary Planning

12-18 months before the wedding: Discuss your preferences with a good wedding planner

To avoid disappointment, it’s a good idea to start planning your wedding with a local events team at least 12-18 months before your ideal wedding date. During this initial consult, you might also start talking with your planner about what type of theme you’re going for and the style of wedding you’d like.

With a destination wedding, it’s also important to give your guests lots of notice to make sure they’ll be able to attend. With this in mind, you’ll want to send out save the dates as soon as possible after you’ve locked in your wedding day.

Key to-do’s:

  • Choose a wedding date
  • Discuss a wedding theme
  • Send save the dates

12 months before the wedding: Choose your event space

As a defining element of your wedding day, choosing the perfect wedding venue is another aspect that should be considered well in advance.

For those lucky ducks planning to tie the knot on the coastline at Komune, chat with our specialist event planners about our 3 spectacular wedding spaces:

Wedding Lawn

Bali Wedding Lawn

Our most private event space, the wedding lawn, is the perfect place for intimate ceremonies and receptions. Tucked away in a lush corner of the Beach Club and shaded by coconut palms, this romantic beachside location creates a beautiful yet relaxed atmosphere for the special couple and their guests.

Beach Club Bar & Restaurant

Particularly for weddings held in the rainy season, the Beach Club Bar and Restaurant is a great option for those hoping for the best but planning for showers. Offering delicious sit-down meals and cocktail receptions, this beautifully designed venue is a fabulous option for a range of different wedding styles.

Warung Garden and Deck Warung wedding Garden and Deck

Overlooking the spectacular Keramas surf break is the Warung Garden and Deck venue. This unique beachfront wedding space includes a lush lawn area for saying ‘I do’ while watching the waves roll in. As part of your package, you’ll also gain access to the scenic beachfront deck to continue celebrations after your wedding ceremony.

Learn more about the Komune Wedding Event Spaces.

12 months before wedding: Choose your wedding package

We offer 2 distinct wedding packages to cater for both big and small wedding ceremonies.

Intimate Wedding Package

The Intimate Wedding Package is designed for couples who are looking for (you guessed it) an intimate wedding atmosphere. Offering a legal ceremony, a three-course meal and a generous drinks package, this service is perfect for those wanting to share their special day with a special few.

Family and friends wedding package

For those looking to create a bigger-style celebration, the Family and Friends Wedding Package is a beautiful way to see out the day. Catering to 40-100 guests, this service includes everything offered in the Intimate Package plus the addition of a beautiful signing table, DJ equipment hire and a 1-hour post-ceremony cocktail package.

12 months before the wedding: Choose your wedding accommodation:

Komune Beach Front Pool Suites

Our private villas offer stunning ocean views and exceptional privacy for newlyweds to spend time relaxing before and after the big day. Offering a more luxurious experience than most, the beach suites include a king-size bed, a private deck and plunge pool and a great outdoor lounge with spectacular views.

Komune Family Suites

Featuring large rooms, luxury amenities and a queen-size bed, Komune Suites are a great option for couples seeking a bit more room during their wedding trip to Bali. These suites are also fantastic for your guests with the ability to sleep, 2 adults and 2 kids.

Komune Resort Rooms

Our Resort Rooms boast all the luxuries you could need for a romantic getaway in Bali, including a king bed, a private ensuite cable TV and premium amenities to help make your stay as comfortable as can be.

Secondary Planning

If you’ve made it to this point, you’ve accomplished the stressful job of planning the primary elements of your wedding. Now that’s out of the way, you’ll want to get stuck into the additional items and events.

9 months before the wedding

Food platters

Key activities:

  • Pick food and beverage package
  • Send wedding invitations
  • Start shopping for a wedding dress & bridesmaid dresses
  • Organise groom’s suit & groomsmen attire
  • Arrange flights for you and your partner

6 months before wedding

Key activities:

  • Book photographer
  • Organise music or band
  • Purchase wedding rings
  • Set up a gift registry
  • Send out information about wedding destination

3 months before wedding

Key activities:

  • Organise party favours
  • Get in touch with anyone who hasn’t RSVP’d
  • Make sure all wedding attire is perfect

1 month before the wedding

Key activities:

  • Finalise all numbers and bookings
  • Make any final payments
  • Get excited – you’re getting married!

Need Help Planning?

While it might be the most wonderful day of your life, planning a wedding is a lot to take on.

With these tips, you should be set up for a stress-free destination wedding!

If you need some help planning the perfect destination wedding in Bali, click here to get in touch with our expert Bali wedding planners operating on the ground in Bali.