WE’RE HERE to MAKE PLANNING
your BALI WEDDING SIMPLE.
With Bali.Love wedding planning, you get your own dedicated Bali wedding planner to take care of the important tasks and to guide you through the process, plus the benefit of the entire extended planning and operational team.
So, take a big breath in, and let it all go – it’s time to stop stressing, and start planning.
SO, WHY do I NEED A
We’re glad you asked!
Planning a destination wedding can feel like it involves a million different tasks and answering questions you’ve never considered before, and it easily becomes overwhelming. But with the right support, the process becomes clear.
Think about it – most likely, the maximum number of weddings you’ve ever planned hovers somewhere in the realm of zero. Contrast that with the Bali.Love planning team whose decades of experience equates to thousands of weddings planned. We’ve got this!
Get the benefit of experience on your side.
Aside from saving your sanity, there’s a strong practical reason to engage a planner – in any given wedding, there are dozens of suppliers who must be booked and coordinated for everything to go smoothly. While this is a piece of cake to a planner who knows all the suppliers individually, for a couple in another country it’s hard to know when vou need to book kev suppliers (and there’s nothing worse than suddenly realising all the good photographers are alreadv booked out for vour wedding date). Plus. simply sending off deposits overseas and hoping for the best generally isn’t a recipe for a stress-free planning experience!
Your eyes and ears on the ground in Bali.
Your planner is your go-to person during the planning process, your eyes and ears on the ground in Bali, your sounding board for ideas, and guide to everything from choosing a makeup artist to timing of speeches. As you organise your wedding step by step, vour planner fills you in on key suppliers that need to be booked, and decisions that need to be made along the way. Then closer to the day, your wedding planner creates your runsheet, organises operational meetings with evervone (from the caterers to the entertainment) and runs your rehearsal once you arrive in Bali. And this is all before you get to the actual wedding day!
The right support, when you need it most.
On the dav. vour wedding team is made up of vour planner, the bride and groom’s assistants. the usher, and the driver. The bride and groom each have an assistant on the day to help with getting ready, making sure everyone has what they need, organising any last minute things that arise (there’s alwavs something that comes up at the eleventh hour! and helping to keep vou calm and relaxed so vou can enjov the day. The usher welcomes the guests and guides everyone to the right places at the right time. and the driver will pick vou up from vour accommodation and is on standby just in case.
A silent ninja, keeping everyone on plan.
Through it all, your planner is there behind the scenes working hard to create an effortless flow of events. Whether she’s making sure the MC knows what to do, directing the D] where to set up, checking that the florist has the flowers completed on time, or working with the nannies to ensure the kids have everything they need, your planner is the glue that binds the wedding together – your secret weapon, close confidant and ninja problem solver all in one.
MEET OUR WEDDING PLANNERS
THE BOSS, OUR FOUNDER
Tom is our straight-talking, fast-talking and brilliant Boss. He might look fancy but he is super grounded… tells bad Dad jokes, and his favourite job ever as a younger person was running the composting toilets at a huge music festival in Australia – literally just organising how best to manage people’s err… sh*t. So many good shit stories apparently…
But in all seriousness, he ran a hugely successful cafe, catering business and wedding business in Melbourne for many years. And now he’s choosing to grow a new wedding company in Bali, so he can escape Melbourne winter every now and then and come for “team meetings” on the beach.
He can’t live without: coffee
His favourite moment of a wedding: The big crescendo at the end when the celebrant announces the couple are now officially married, and there’s this huge emotional release after all the quietness and seriousness of the ceremony, and everyone can just cheer, yell and cry.
Fave food: Cornflakes and honey
SENIOR WEDDING PLANNER
Talitha left her 9-to-5 in Australia’s pharmaceutical industry over 8 years ago to travel the world. After a pitstop in Bali, a chance meeting with a wedding planner, and the courage to say yes, she redirected her epic Project Management skills to organising weddings and the rest is history.
With the attention to detail you’d expect from a seasoned Project Manager, Talitha has every tiny detail covered, twice. And when a couple came to her after their wedding plans fell through, she turned around an entire wedding for 50 guests in two weeks. Imagine what she can do for you in a year…
ATHA & MARIA
OUR VERY OWN BALI LOVE STORY – HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM – WEDDING PLANNING SPECIALIST ATHA & ACCOUNTS LEAD MARIA
ATHA – With a career dedicated to events, Atha has worked with many of Bali’s venues, food & beverage businesses, and private villa properties. Early in his career at a private villa rental, Atha quickly impressed Wedding Organisers liaising with him for wedding bookings, and soon enough he was poached by one of Bali’s biggest wedding planning companies. We are very very grateful to have his experience on the team
MARIA – Maria comes to Bali Love after years spent working as a Personal Assistant to a children’s clothing brand entrepreneur. She absolutely loves being a Personal Assistant, and becoming that one person that you can trust with anything. With her first class admin skills, she is our team’s Accounting Guru.
Bagus worked for an international corporate events business for 10 years, and saw them grow from less than 5 employees to hundreds! He is an absolute pro, there is nothing we can’t throw at him.
He loves working at Bali Love because our team has such big heart. He says, “It’s the best feeling in the world to see how happy our couples are on their wedding day. After all the hard work, making people happy is the biggest reward.”
He can’t live without: his family, and helping his community in Lombok where he is from.
His favourite moment of a wedding: when I see the bride and groom smile, so I know we’ve done our job well.
Fave food: everything his wife cooks!
PLANNING & SPECIAL PROJECTS
Lily is a seasoned Wedding Planner who’s worked weddings in some of the most luxurious resorts on the island, with a black book of Bali’s finest wedding suppliers… we’re so lucky to have her. She started a career in finance after graduating, but even though she was exceptional at it – she found it too boring and she decided that a job in wedding planning would be fun. She never looked back and we’re SO grateful.
She can’t live without: her daughter Zelia! She can’t remember what her life was like without her.
Her favourite moment of a wedding: when the couple says their vows to each other, and the speeches! “We get so close to our couples throughout the planning process, and it’s so amazing to see and feel their love for each other on their wedding day.”
Fave food: Salad… she loves vegetables!
She’s a natural wedding planner, super organised, an events pro. And her personal passion in life is philosophy, having deep conversations with friends, and reading books about different perspectives on life, searching for life’s great purpose, (or is there a purpose??). Ask Yunita and get stuck into a two hour conversation about it, it’ll be fun! Her deep thinking, listening and heart feeling sensibility means she knows how important all the tiniest of details are for your perfect day.
She can’t live without: Books, and her dog Kuppa!
Her favourite moment of a wedding: Watching the day roll out perfectly, the crescendo of over a year of planning, seeing it become real – “it’s magic”.
Fave food: Nasi goreng (fried rice) with egg – but has to be street style. Not a restaurant nasi goreng… no thanks.
Previously a concierge “Experience Guru” at the gorgeous Anantara Seminyak, Junni gives our couples that 5-star service you would expect. She loves having chats to people from all over the world, a social butterfly, she’ll be your guests favourite go-to Bali Love Trip Planner for all their Bali wishlist reservations and excursions.
She can’t live without: her baby boy! Zion is her first baby and she’s loving watching him discover something new every day.
Her favourite moment of a wedding: She loves listening to the vows the best, they are so sacred and personal to every single couple.
Fave food: Mie! Fried chicken! Lalapan! Chinese food!
Dewita has worked for 15 years as a personal assistant and Villa Manager. She started to work as a freelancer at weekends to support wedding planning companies when they hire extra staff for wedding days, and she realised that it was the dream job for her. Welcome to the team Dewita, now live out your dream as a full time Wedding Planner – go go!
She can’t live without: relaxing “me time”, travelling and baking.
Her favourite moment of a wedding: watching the bride walk down the aisle with their father – she cries every time.
Fave food: Bakso
Before life at Bali Love, Ary worked in live music events, organising rock music events for Malboro and other brands, in venues all over Bali. Fun fact – He was also a vocalist in a hardcore band when he was younger! Ask Ary for local rock band recommendations if you want a wedding band that’s a little more punk, less pop…
He can’t live without: travelling. “My favourite trip ever was to this tiny island south of Lombok, I don’t remember the name of it (we don’t believe him for a minute!), but only groups of 5 people are allowed to go there, and it’s amazing.”
His favourite moment of a wedding: when the couple exchange their rings and kiss. It’s so romantic.
Fave food: nasi goreng or any local food
Bram organised events at University and has been working in events ever since he graduated. He is a naturally confident people person, an essential member of your wedding team on the big day, making sure all vendors (and guests!) are where they are meant to be.
He was new to the wedding world when he joined the team, and he never expected it would be more fun than working at nightlife events for an alcohol brand, but he is absolutely loving it!
He can’t live without: Playing guitar, watching movies & TV. He just finished watching You on Netflix and apparently you HAVE to watch it.
His fave moment of a wedding: As a newbie to the world of weddings when he joined the Bali Love team, he absolutely loved the Mother-of-the-bride speech at his first Bali Love wedding. It made him so emotional, which he didn’t expect at all.
Fave food: nasi goreng with omelette
BALI LOVE WEDDING PLANNING – $4,500 AUD
Dedicated Wedding Planner – Your central point of contact.
Unlimited Wedding Planning Hours – Planning calls, arranging quotes, confirming
availability, booking vendors, liaising with the venue and all vendors, pre-wedding
operational meetings, managing rehearsal, on the day coordination, bump in and bump out,
amazing support and guidance and all-round ninja-ing!
Bride’s Assistant & Groom’s Assistant – Help with getting ready (from steaming clothing to
finding a safety pin), assisting during photos, ensuring the bride and groom have food and
drinks, and generally being on hand to help and make the bride and groom feel like rovalty.
Usher – To welcome guests and provide directions at key times throughout the wedding.
Driver/Runner – On hand in case anything needs to be picked up last minute on the day.
$500 cash back if you take out wedding insurance policy. Conditions Apply.
DON’T FIT into a CATEGORY?
or GOT SOMETHING WILD?
Sounds Exciting! We’d love to hear about it.
There are no hours! So you can’t go over.
You’ll get the best available planner price on all bookings. This is usually a lower price than what you’ll get directly. Our suppliers get many bookings from us each year – so we’ll have much better bargaining power than you would have on your own.
Yes! Absolutely. Send us your details and we’ll arrange a time.
No. You have plenty of flexibility to make changes after you have booked.
We’ll invoice you and you can pay by credit card or direct into the bank account.