1. How long have you been a Celebrant in Bali?
I have been a Celebrant in Bali for 12 years and have performed many ceremonies, for
countless couples, both Western and Asian.
2. What do you offer that makes you different from other Celebrants?
As I am a Western Celebrant, you will have no struggle with language and cultural barriers. My
style is a contemporary and caring celebrant who wants your celebration to be a happy one.
Whilst I do all styles of ceremonies, I love to design a ceremony that is different to the stock
standard ceremonies that other celebrants do. Just like each of us, no two ceremonies should
3. Can I hire a Celebrant from Australia and will it be legal?
We always advise that it best to support a Celebrant that is based in Bali as a local operator
and who is also established as a legal business within Bali. Let's face it, they will know the ropes
better! Flying across a Celebrant from Australia or elsewhere, just means that you have added
expenses for flights and accommodation. Plus the fact that they will be working as an illegal
foreigner on a tourist visa. It is a free holiday for them and could end up being a nightmare for
you. So don't take a risk, with one of the most important days of your life. It's common
4. How much do you charge?
Celebrant pricing varies a great deal. As with any service, choosing the least expensive
celebrant is not necessarily a good idea. You don’t want to spoil the most important part of
your day by making a choice on price alone. We often need to remind couples that the
celebrant and the ceremony is the most important aspect of a wedding.....without the best
celebrant and ceremony, all else is insignificant! Please refer to our 'Fees' page.
5. How many times do we meet you before the ceremony?
Some couples prefer to have a meeting or rehearsal before the big day and some don't. It is
not necessary in all cases. However, I am always delighted to meet up with any of my
couples once they arrive in Bali. This helps us to become more familiar before your ceremony.
Please note that fees will apply for pre wedding meetings and rehearsals.
6. How long does the ceremony take? We don't want it to be too long.
Not to fear! A standard ceremony only takes approximately 30 minutes, including signings.
Please ensure to provide seating for your guests, so they can enjoy the ceremony also.
7. What is the best time to have our ceremony? We are concerned about the heat.
The heat factor is always a normal consideration for any couple heading to the tropics for a
destination wedding. It is always preferable to have your ceremony either in the morning at
10:00am or from 4:00pm onwards in the afternoon, as the Bali day begins to cool down then
and the lighting is more suitable for your photographer.
8. How much input can we have into our ceremony and what can we add to make it special?
You are welcome to personalize your ceremony anyway you have both dreamed of - it is your
ceremony! Involving family, friends and children is a lovely personal touch, to include those
important to you both. What's said by your celebrant, and how it's said, creates the
atmosphere. The readings chosen and how they're delivered are highlights. The music sets
the scene. You might want important elements from your traditions, culture or beliefs. You
could choose a ring warming, candle unity or symbolic sand blending, just to name a few.
9. Do we need to remember the ceremony and will you assist us when saying our vows?
Don't worry about sleepless nights and memorizing the ceremony liturgy. I will guide and
prompt you when needed. This will allow you to enjoy the moment together. When it comes
to your personal vows, you can 'repeat after me' or I can provide you with palm cards. I am
always sensitive to your needs both before and during the ceremony.
10. Do we need to have witnesses at our ceremony?
For non-legal ceremonies, witnesses are an optional choice. For legal ceremonies you MUST
have two official witnesses who are both aged over 18 years old, who can sign the Marriage
Certificates. If you do not have an one available, Bali Bliss Celebrant can provide a witness
service for you, for a small fee.
11. When should I book a Wedding Officiant?
12 months in advance! Book your officiant as soon as you’ve booked your venue, along
with your photographer, videographer, DJ, and other person-specific services. It’s much
better to have your pick of the vendors you want to work with, and not just be stuck with
whoever happens to still be available on your date.