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Destination Wedding Guide – Getting Married In Bali

19/11/2013 | 4

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If you are thinking about getting married in the tropical paradise that is Bali, then this Destination Wedding Guide is a great place to start.

And who could be better to bring you all of the inspiration and information you need to start planning your wedding than the talented team of wedding photography experts at PhotoFactory Bali?


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The island of Bali is one of the most beautiful wedding locations in the world with spectacular scenery, year-round tropical sunshine and a fantastic variety of breathtaking wedding locations. From stunning clifftop chapels overlooking crystal-clear waters, to vibrant, exclusive resorts set upon Bali’s pristine white sand beaches and secluded, exotic private villas in remote villages – you couldn’t hope for more for your destination day.


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A wedding in Bali can be a magical holiday for both you and your guests and it’s the perfect place for a short mini-moon or your honeymoon after your big day.


There is so much to see and do in Bali – it is the perfect place for having some downtime with your nearest and dearest before and after your wedding day. You can enjoy a cycle or hike across the rice fields in the Ubud area, or relax and enjoy the beautiful sunsets seen from Kuta, shop in fashionable Seminyak, or go surfing in Uluwatu, watch the famous Kecak dance or dance in one of Bali’s hip and happening clubs or try out tasty, traditional Balinese cuisine and enjoy fine dining. Your guests coming to your wedding will appreciate the many interesting adventures they can enjoy around your wedding day celebrations.



With rice fields, beaches and more, Bali makes an excellent place to have your engagement photo session. If you have your session with PhotoFactory a few days before your wedding in Bali, you will have your engagement album ready to show off on your wedding day!


Wedding planners


Many good wedding planners have been around for decades in Bali and some great newcomers have recently joined the scene too. Top quality, international-standard vendors such as professional photographers, decorators, talented musicians and dancers are all set to deliver you with your dream wedding. You will have no problems communicating with your Bali wedding vendors in English either, giving you full confidence before your big day.


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Wedding ceremonies


Blessing ceremony / commitment wedding

This ceremony is suitable for couples that wish to celebrate their wedding with a blessing in Bali, or for couples who don’t want to be legally banded in a marriage but wish to live in love and commitment. Everything is similar to a religious ceremony but it’s led by a celebrant and the certificate does not legally bind you in marriage. For this kind of ceremony you do not need to complete any legal paperwork and no authorities are involved.


Balinese blessing ceremony

Made famous back in the 90s when Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall tied the knot in Bali, the exotic Balinese blessing ceremony excites couples wanting to have an authentic Balinese cultural experience for their wedding. This is a blessing ceremony and not a legally binding wedding ceremony. It is only possible for couples who are genuinely of the Balinese Hindu faith to be legally married in the Balinese Hindu style. Again, you would not need to complete any legal paperwork and no authorities are involved.


Legal wedding ceremonies


All couples that want to legally marry in Bali (which is a part of Indonesia and is subject to Indonesian laws) must declare a religion. The Civil Registry Office can record marriages of Islam, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian-Protestant and Christian-Catholic faiths. Marriage partners must have the same religion otherwise one partner must make a written declaration of change of religion.

In Bali, the legal civil ceremony takes place after the religious ceremony. You will have an English speaking ceremony leader (priest or government official etc).


Whatever ceremony you choose, your wedding planner or hotel wedding coordinator will be able to help you through the preparation and throughout the wedding.


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Best Bridal Newcomer – Wedding Blog Awards 2013

08/09/2013 | 0


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Happy sunny Sunday everyone! And what a happy Sunday it is for You Mean The World To Me! We have been shortlisted for the ‘Best Bridal Newcomer’ award at the Wedding Blog Awards 2013.


Huge, tremendous thanks to everyone who voted, it means so much to be shortlisted and to be involved in these exciting awards.

We do still have one more teeny, tiny favour to ask of you…….. Please vote for us to win the ‘Best Bridal Newcomer’ award!


Simply click the image below and select You Mean The World To Me in the ‘Best Bridal Newcomer’ category before voting closes on Friday 27 September. Please do also take the time to vote for all the fantastic blogs in the other categories.

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Thank you so much! xx

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Wedding Blog Awards 2013

19/07/2013 | 2


It’s our three-month anniversary today! Yes, we uttered our very first words on this site, just three short months ago. 

In some ways we can’t believe it’s only been three months, it feels like we can’t remember a time before You Mean The World To Me existed now!

What better a time for us to thank everyone that has been reading along – thank you, thank you, thank you!  Without your support we would be nothing and well, we’d basically just be chatting to an empty void on the worldwide web!


We also thought that this is great timing to ask you lovely lot to vote for us in the Wedding Blog Awards 2013!

If you’ve been enjoying our daily destination wedding inspiration and information updates, then please do take a moment to vote for us. There’s lots of well established, amazing, fantastic sites out there, so of course we are up against super-tough competition, but you can vote for us in a ‘Best Bridal Newcomer’ category…..and of course any other category that you might think that we are worthy of!

It would literally ‘mean the world to us’ (see what we did there?!) just for this fantastic bridal magazine to see we are here and what we’ve been up to, let alone get through to one of the shortlists, so please do vote for us if you’ve been appreciating the journey so far.

Plus, everyone who votes for their favourite wedding blog on the Wedding Blog Awards 2013 website, will be entered into a prize draw to win a fabulous beauty hamper worth more than £250!


Anyway, enough from us…..except to say a huge and tremendous thanks again to everyone. 

Big Bridal Award Love,

You Mean The World To Me xxx 


Ps – Click here to vote for us!!!


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Add A Little Charm To Your Wedding Bouquet

16/07/2013 | 1

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Add a bit of bling to your bridal bouquet! Costume jewellery makes a sparkling addition to your stems, ensuring you shine on your special day. 


Alternatively, a lovely way to include absent loved ones on your wedding day is by securing a piece of sentimental jewellery to your bouquet.

Charms or brooches, necklaces or rings, hold a vintage favourite close to your heart with your wedding bouquet – a simple something old, new, borrowed or even blue idea too.


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Brilliant Blooms – Your Favourite Flowers

09/07/2013 | 4

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Unless you’re a real green fingers, you might find choosing your wedding day blooms a bit overwhelming.

A good place to start is by thinking about what flowers you really like. You might have a couple of old favourites, or perhaps you have flowers that have a special meaning to you, or if you’re a real flower novice (like we were!) start by looking at images of flowers and make a list of a few florals that catch your eye.


It is worthwhile paying a visit to some of your local florists for ideas and to see flowers in the flesh too. If you’re getting married abroad, find out from your wedding planner or florist what kind of flowers you can have and if there are any that you can’t have, as some flowers might not be available where and when you plan to get married.


To help you get started and to bring you a little floral inspiration, we asked some of you lovely You Mean The World To Me readers what your favourite flowers are and why and we’ll be bringing you the selections over the coming weeks. First up, we have two very different classics to show you today…


Cream roses

“I love the timeless, classic and sophisticated cream rose. As a flower they are beautiful and a little understated. Combined with pearls they take me back to the amazing glamour of the 50s. A really simple choice for a wedding but sometimes simple and understated wins every time…..”

– Kate, Manchester


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Destination Wedding Guide – Getting Married In New York City

02/07/2013 | 4

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If you are thinking about getting married in The Big Apple, then our Destination Wedding Guide is a great place to start. We bring you all of the inspiration, information and contacts you need to start planning your wedding in one of the most exciting cities in the world.


The bright lights of this big city make a sparkling stage for a chic metropolis wedding. Come sunshine or snow this vibrant concrete jungle is where weddings dreams are made of. Your guests will certainly be treated to a wedding to remember on the impressive and magical Manhattan island; visiting it’s famous landmarks, enjoying celebration drinks upon sleek rooftop bars and enjoying all things Empire State of Mind!

From grand and glamorous to small and intimate, there’s a wedding style to suit everyone (and every budget) in New York.


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Legal requirements

UK couples can legally marry in New York. The wedding ceremonies and the marriage certificate you receive are legally recognised as binding and are in accordance with UK laws.

The legalities of getting married in New York are quite straight forward, however it is always a good idea to use a wedding planner or to make good use of the hotel wedding coordinator (if you’re getting married in a hotel). It will give you peace of mind that everything is running smoothly from across the Atlantic as well as giving you a little hand holding on your arrival in New York – ensuring you’re stress free in the lead up to your big day.


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Marriage License

You will need to obtain a marriage license when you arrive in New York at one of the City Clerk’s offices. Again, if you’re using a wedding planner, they will be able to talk you through this whole process.

  • The bride and groom-to-be need to appear in person at the office with their passports and birth certificates to obtain the license.
  • The marriage license is valid 24 hours after it is issued.
  • On your wedding day, the marriage license needs to be signed by the officiant, the witnesses and the bride and groom and then delivered back to the City Clerk’s offices.
  • The final version of your wedding certificate will then be sent to your home some weeks later.


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