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4 Tips to Help You Prepare for a Destination Wedding in Bali

January 17, 2020
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While destination weddings are a fantastic experience for the couple getting married, it is also one for the guests that will attend this beautiful ceremony. If you ever get invited to a destination wedding, then that will be an excellent excuse to leave work and enjoy a vacation!

If you have recently been invited to a destination wedding, but you do not know what to do, here are four tips to help you better prepare yourself to celebrate this wonderful occasion:

1. Don’t worry about the gifts
While gifts are undoubtedly great to give to a married couple, it should not be a burden to you. Most people planning a destination wedding aren’t expecting expensive gifts, perhaps a gift at all.

If you do want to give a gift as a show of congratulations or for any other reason, look at their directory and have it shipped to the couple instead. You can also give them a monetary gift, as it allows them to use it to purchase what they want.

Remember, whether or not you show up with a gift, always go and congratulate them. They’ll be more than happy to know that you’ve taken the time to attend their wedding.

2. Turn the wedding into a vacation
A destination wedding is a wedding held in a different location, usually one that’s worthy of a vacation. This means that, while you’re there to watch the bride and groom walk down the aisle, you can easily go out and enjoy the location for yourself!

Some couples might already have planned a series of activities and tours for their guests to enjoy. Of course, you’re free to join in on the fun, but you can always do a bit more research to find a few more things to do that are more of your type of enjoyable moment.

With that said, try and extend your trip for a few days after the wedding to allow yourself to enjoy the wedding and a vacation at the same time.

3. Stay with the other destination wedding guests
If you’re a close friend or a family of the soon-to-be-married couple, you’ll most likely get to enjoy accommodation at a discount. That’s because they’ll be looking for wedding packages that include rebates for accommodation.

If you aren’t any of the above, you can still ask them about getting a room as part of their group. That way, you can reduce your traveling cost, leaving you with plenty more money to spend as you travel around.

4. Know about the ceremony
Knowing about the ceremony can help you with many different aspects. If you find out that it is on the beach, for example, you’ll know to avoid wearing any formal attire, such as a suit or a black dress as that might get hot in the outdoors. You’ll also know to avoid wearing anything white to stop it from getting dirty. Of course, if the ceremony is held in a luxury resort, you’ll be wearing formal outfits. In other words, by learning more about the wedding day, you can better prepare yourself for the occasion.

While it might be exciting to be invited to a destination wedding, you will not enjoy it unless you’re fully prepared for it! By following the tips we’ve shared in this article, not only will you be able to arrive fully prepared for what’s to come, but to fully enjoy all that the wedding has to offer and more as you go on your mini-vacation right after! Looking to have your wedding in Bali? Get in touch with us today to book your special day.