If you have ever dreamed of having a beach wedding in an idyllic location then you have probably looked at photos of weddings in Bali. The team at Amazing Bali Events truly make dreams come true by organizing weddings in this stunningly beautiful place. But they do organize weddings in other locations, it’s not just about beaches! You can find out more information about them in the brochure we’ll be giving to all couples attending the Tiny Weddings Fair in Birmingham on 10th March. Get your tickets for the event now to save 50% off the price on the door, or sign up to our mailing list now.
Please give a brief overview of your business and what areas you specialize in.
We are Amazing Bali Events. A wedding planner, stylist, and organizer for destination wedding and events in Bali, Indonesia. The Amazing team consists of six professionals, who have been in the industry for over five years. We do elopements and big weddings on an island that offers various venues to everyone, start from clifftops, beachfronts, jungle ambience, rice field view, waterfall scenery, traditional Balinese buildings gates/church/temple architecture, or even underwater vows. Both for legal and/or commitment ceremony. We are also a member of Bali Wedding Association and Bali Tourism Board which empowers us the legitimacy and licensed by the Indonesian Law. You can also check our work on Facebook or Instagram. Our website is currently still under construction as we just underwent a re-branding process, however still the old same amazing team with new name and new spirit!
What do you love about small weddings and elopements?
We love elopements because it gives more flexibility to choose the event venue. Big weddings mostly require a spacious location for a bigger of number guests while elopements can be held even in small areas like at the edge of a waterfall or on clifftop with ocean view. Most of the elopements we have are more intimate between the couple only. The bride could be very detailed when it comes to decoration of the arch as well, since this is the only thing should can be more detailed about, instead of distracted by other elements such as dinners and lighting which only exist in big weddings.
What are the main differences in the way you do business when dealing with a couple planning a smaller wedding?
The elements needed for the wedding. We have also need relatively shorter time for planning. However, for some reason we have bigger number of legal ceremonies for elopements in comparison to big wedding couples.
How do you think the couples are different when working with a large wedding versus a tiny wedding?
Most of our brides are very relaxed as they don’t have to worry about other elements, such as dinners and lighting or guest’s seating, other than the arch decoration and her make-up and hair. This is surely giving a huge difference stress level/tension which we always try to avoid or minimize as one of our main priority as their trusted planner. This is surely easing the couple of budgeting, considering the cost the two have to spend for the wedding, accommodation and trip alone.
Do you feel there has been an increase in tiny weddings in the past few years or have you always worked with a lot of small wedding parties?
Yes. We can say that together with amazing venue in the world, such as Santorini and Colorado, Bali has its own charm and even offer more options when it comes to locations. This has drawn more and more couples who are coming to hold their small wedding/elopements. Like last year for example, we have around ninety weddings where 60% are elopements and the trend has been rising each year considering we began our company from elopements. Our growth in elopements are actually very significant every year. Our highest elopement number was in 2017 where we were more focusing on one market which is our Polish clients on that single year. This number, however, went down due to the raising of big weddings and lack of human power of that time. Now that we have more people on board, our team confident that both events will be given full attention and the number of elopements is expected to align with the trends in previous years.
If you could work on a tiny wedding anywhere in the world, any theme, any couple; where or what or whom would it be?
We wish to have partnerships or hold weddings on the other places that have different characteristic than Bali, which has to be authentically cultural with probably some unique architectures, possibly the couple would be local to the area hence the culture and custom perseverance on wedding still take place. In these could be somewhere in Greece, Poland (which has been a great support to our company’s growth through the years), Malta, Portugal, England, Thailand, or South Korea.
Can you give us an example of a tiny wedding you have worked on and what you did for the couple?
Our latest elopement was on September 2018 for Ewelina and Bartek from Poland. Firstly, we received their inquiry through Facebook and start to discuss about the venue. The two agreed to have their wedding in Sadara Boutique Resort and Spa, which offers a beachfront view. Once settled on the venue, we move forward to explain on the inclusions we have on the wedding which some of them are transport from accommodation to the venue, makeup artists, Priest, flower decoration for bouquet, arch, flower shower and walking aisle petals, boutonniere for the groom, to wine for toast. We have a florist to cater all the decoration and personal flowers need, also provide them wine at the elopement site right after the Blessing Ceremony. We are also arranged the preparation rooms for the couple to dress and make up and last but not least, photographers to capture the moments.
What makes you unique in the service you can offer a couple planning a smaller wedding?
We treat our clients like family. Serious is necessary, but since our job is to have a stress-free wedding, then a fun planner is a must. Bali which is a definitely a paradise on earth offers various of amazing locations for the small weddings starts from ocean view cliffs, tropical ambience (Balinese authentic rice field view, or Jungle), waterfall, beachfront, Balinese Gate and Traditional Architecture Temple/Church which can’t be found anywhere in the world. All at once, and gives our couple the freedom and privilege to choose one of these stunning locations. Not only venues, our strength is in various of tropical flowers the couple can choose as we are working together with various of vendors across Bali to ensure we fulfill the couple’s requests. Most important thing, we work from the heart. Our company is licensed under The Bali Wedding Association hence the business and organization is Legal by Indonesian Law. Apart from the role as a planner, we consider our couples as new family members, before, during and post the event.
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