Weddings and honeymoons have traditionally cost couples tons and tons of money even before they embark on their new life together. Which is why one of the new trends of combining both these and having a destination wedding is becoming extremely popular.
A destination wedding means that you can stay back and enjoy a romantic honeymoon while your relatives fly back home and since it is in another country, guest numbers can be reduced and in turn people won’t hold it against you. Opt for this and an intimate and cost effective wedding in your dream destination is what you get.
Bali continues to fulfil varying roles as a diverse tourist hotspot. Its functions range from being the land of exotic indulgence, backpackers’ paradise and now the best place to say ‘I do’. You can opt for a beach wedding, a ceremony on a misty mountain range, within mysterious rainforests or religious places of worship, anything is available.
A beach wedding in the tropical lands, blue waters, lush palms, loads of sun and sun, surprisingly sounds good to many. Seminyak is one of the favourite wedding destinations. It offers a wide choice of star class hotels who will gladly make arrangements for you big day to be great.
15 minutes away from here the landscape changes to that of paddy fields and soothing rivers. Mountains watch majestically from afar as you tie the knot with your special someone. Jimbaran Bay is another top pick by couples. What you get here is diversity in terms of the theme of your wedding. A Balinese glass chapel, canopy of frangipani trees, Javanese joglo or a ceremony just for the 2 of you, anything can be arranged.
COMO Shambhala, the flagship hotel of this group is known as a retreat. Opened in 2005, it offers a healthy vacation. Winner of best destination spa, it offers a different kind of wedding experience, one that rejuvenates mind, body and soul. This wellness retreat has signature massage treatments and therapies. There are also plenty of activities such as hiking and climbing also available making such a getaway the most popular among health and wellness retreats.
Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.