I cannot belive I’m saying this out loud, but my special day will be tommorow!! I still could not belive it until friends started to arrive to Bali, where we decided out wedding venue to be, and now it finally feels real. I’m writing this as I am waiting for my and fiance’s family to arrive, and gotta admit there are a lot of feelings going through me.
As some of you guys may know, I urgently arranged the trip to Bali during the weekend. Bali was the location with the vanue I really wanted my wedding to be but there was constant noise on the volcano situation. I just had to go and see for myself.
The venue I wanted to check out was called ANAYA resort. It’s got various venue options for the wedding ceremony. But the ones I was especially interested in was the Kisik Pier and the Rock bar. Based on the photos and the internet reviews, it looked perfect!
I looked just like my dream wedding vanue I’ve been looking for - by the cliff overseeing the vast ocean.
I was less concerned about the venue, to be honest. The whole reason I wanted to go to Bali was for Volcano.
Well, for people who are also wondering about the volcano, the weather was amazing in Bali.
As long as volcano is not too active, the weather should be okay. On the contrary to my concern, the weather was perfect.
(If you are planning a trip to Bali during April, highly recommend it!)
I have to say, my position towards AYANA has totally changed.
Will update the detailed situation in next post!
It has been my absolute dream to have a wedding on the beach in my favorite hot and sunny weather. Since I wanted it to be within Asia where families and friends could join, it was less option to choose from when choosing which country.
My #1 option were Bali, since it seemed to have a lot of options for weddings.
Only problem with Bali was the unexpected weather due to the recent volcano actions. With out that, I would have booked everything for Bali. But I have to say, I’m a bit worried about it.
There were my second options, Phuket and Koh Samui, Phuket being one of the most romantic trips I’ve been with my fiance and Koh Samui being one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. But when it comes to wedding, I want to do it by the beach but not on the beach.. (I don’t want my heels to be stuck in the sands, and heard that it is literally like taking a sand bath when having ceremony on the sands during day time). And it doesn’t seem like they have too many options for it.
I am still in the searching mode, even tho everyone keeps telling me I have to save the date and book the venue urgently if I want September wedding, but I know I won’t be able to make decision unless I go to Bali to check out the weather for myself.
So I urgently booked really short trip to Bali, only 2 nights and short 3 days..
I will update you guys when I see it for myself!
Let me know if you have any questions, while I’m in Bali!
Bali, here we go!
Yes! I am engaged since 2017, September.
(Super excited for the future ahead of us ☺️)
We decided to take it slow and targeted about 2018 September for wedding ceremony.
Now that it's already end March, I really need to start planning!
I've been researching quite a while now and the ideal wedding I would like to have is as below.
- Minimal luxurious wedding between just friends and close family, with about 30 people
- Wedding by the cliff looking over sea
- 3 days of Travel with all the people, where both sides of people get to enjoy each others company
- One week of Honeymoon by staying behind with my finace
- Target 28th of September, which is our anniversary as well (I wanted our anniversary to be same date as Wedding date so that we can celebrate at once. However my friends have constantly told me the more anniversary you have, the better. I disagree. I would rather have a special date that celebrates our relationship in so many ways and look back, how amazing it has been. And it’s a lot less to think about - talk about being minimalist! )
I am starting to realize, even though I have clear idea of how I want my wedding to be, there are so many things to consider. For example, the date. My ideal date falls into Mid Autumn festival in HK and Chusuk in Korea which is really big deal. Everyone will be flying off and the flight ticket will be major problem. Another thing, since I’m planning to have wedding abroad, whom do we pay for 3 nights in hotel and flight ticket, and whom we pay for 3 nights of hotel only? And who do we invite??
These are just few examples of things to consider.
Since it’s a such a huge step in life, I will share the journey with you on here as much as I can, so it would be helpful for some of you out there who’s going through the same process.
Let the Journey begin!