Luxury Weddings Indonesia
Luxury Weddings Indonesia are highly recommended by luxury venues and vendors throughout the region for their reliability and professional approach. The Bali wedding planner experts have a focussed team led by Ria Kentjono, director and lead wedding planner of the company. Ria has spent her whole adult life in 5-star hospitality, working in some of the finest hotels in Jakarta, Bali and Singapore, before starting Luxury Weddings Indonesia in partnership with her English husband, Adrian.
Ria was Director of weddings at Indonesia's largest wedding hotel, the Ayana Resort and Spa between March 2012 and April 2015. The resort has 15 wedding venues spread over the 90-hectare property. Between 300 and 500 weddings take place there every year, and Ria was involved in the wedding planning, preparation and oversight of every single one.
Through her stint at the Ayana Resort and Spa and the realisation that most local, national and international wedding planners organising weddings had little knowledge or experience of handling luxury hotel weddings, Ria went on to set up The Wedding Academy, the first school for wedding professionals in Indonesia. The school offered an internationally-recognised certificate, from Weddings Beautiful Worldwide, to students who successfully completed the course.
Around the same time that Ria created The Wedding Academy, she also set up Luxury Weddings Indonesia in partnership with her husband, Adrian. The company is based in Bali but caters to all of Indonesia. As the premier Bali wedding planner organisation they arrange weddings and events for as few as 40 guests all the way up to much larger weddings with as many as 600 guests. They specialise in events at luxury venues, whether its a boutique villa or a 5 star hotel.
Luxury Weddings Indonesia are unique in the region as each member of their team has a solid background in 5-star hospitality. This means they all have full working knowledge of how high quality hotels function and operate, from making the necessary reservations to the operational details involved with food and beverages. Luxury resorts and luxury venues know the company for their reliable and professional approach and for always employing an experienced and focussed team of professional wedding experts.
The company is primarily a Bali wedding planner but we will plan your dream wedding for you in any unique location in Indonesia. Since the best place to start is at the beginning, expect us to commence with an initial consultation to establish the basics of your situation. This will give us a clear idea of what you want and what you are trying to achieve.
From this information we can prepare a budget estimation for the entire cost of your wedding. This is not a final quote but rather a best guess and our experience tells us that it will be invariably very close. If you are happy with the estimated costs and with our wedding planning and reception options, we will ask you to sign an agreement with us and pay 50% of our fee.
After that the really important part is securing the right venue for you. This is vital - good venues get booked up early so the sooner we can secure the perfect wedding venue for you, the better. With our contacts and knowledge of the wedding departments in the various hotels, we can push for extras. We can't change the prices as they are fixed, but we can usually squeeze out some extra value to give you more than just a stunning location in a unique tropical spot.
You will be provided with our list of 'Approved Vendors'. This list contains all the most trusted vendors operating in Bali. We know them all personally and have worked closely with them on many previous occasions. We know we can trust them to deliver the very best results possible. Our 'Approved Vendors' list has it all, from decorators and photographers to gift box suppliers and DJ's. The list also has links to each vendor's website and their social media accounts, as well as what they charge.
We can also work with any service provider you may wish to bring in from overseas. This might be a famous photographer or perhaps your favourite make-up artist, for example. We only ask that we are able to communicate with them first to ensure that we cover all eventualities. If you choose to select from our 'Approved Vendors' list, you can communicate directly with them or through us. We find it is usually a mixture of the two. Some vendors require a lot of discussion - decorators for example - while others like the photographer, the band, etc., just need to be booked. An introductory meeting and a briefing at the technical meeting is all that is required after that.
We record the progress of the planning process using your wedding checklist. This list contains everything and everybody that is a part of your wedding. As you make a decision we record it in the list and update it every week with any outstanding issues that need to be decided or resolved by yourselves or from our side. This keeps everyone aware of what has been achieved and what still needs to be organised. As we get closer to the wedding day all the outstanding requirements will be filled and we will be able to publish your wedding booklet, an itinerary of your wedding day broken down into time slots and containing all the features of your wedding. An indispensable guide for everyone involved.
When all the preliminary work is complete, the next item on the agenda is the wedding ceremony and reception itself - your big day! We will be with you every step of the way to ensure that it all goes smoothly. We will assign a personal assistant to the bride and another to the groom as well as one for each of your parents.
In addition to all this, our entire wedding organiser team will be working non-stop until the last man or woman leaves. Nothing will be left to chance; we cover absolutely everything for you to make your dream day the dream you always hoped for - the day you were married in Bali.
We are not a wedding factory so we don't churn out hundreds of weddings a year, we average 25 to 30 weddings annually, no more. We can't provide the highest level of client service if we are juggling too many weddings at the same time, especially more than one a weekend as it would divide our key team members. Quality over quantity.
So here's some unedited Google reviews from real clients. We don't pay for reviews, to be honest it's pretty easy to spot fake customer reviews, just go on the wedding planning company's Instagram page and see if their activity there (photographs of real weddings, not stock photos, poems or random feel good quotes) matches the amount of Facebook reviews and Google reviews. Nevermind that the client comments tend to contain the same repeated grammar mistakes. Ho hum…
Not all clients leave reviews, some enjoy their privacy and some are very busy people but occasionally we get lucky and it's lovely when we do!
January 19, 2019
We had our dream wedding! Hiring Luxury Wedding Indonesia team were one of the best decisions we made when planning for our wedding. Everything went easy and smooth thanks to Ria and her team ideas and efforts. Thank you so much for the hard work!
March 22, 2019
My husband and I couldn’t have dreamed of a more perfect wedding. Truly, Ria and her team work magic! From helping us find the right location, selecting the right suppliers and most importantly the wedding day coordination itself, our wedding went off without a hitch. It was a pleasure working with her during our year long preparations. The team was so thorough and professional and it was all too easy to put all our trust in Luxury Weddings Indo and rightly so.
March 22, 2019
Ria and her team were professional and wonderful to work with for our destination wedding! Not only was she on top of everything in terms of planning, she also recommended the perfect vendors (including MC, photographer/videographer, decorator, musicians, airport car service) tailored to our guests and needs. Everything went so smoothly on our wedding day, I was able to enjoy every minute without having a single worry. You’ll get what you pay for!
November 12, 2018
Ria and her team did the most fantastic job on our wedding day! It would have been absolutely impossible without all of their hard work - the whole team went beyond and above our expectations. Everyone was a delight to work with and I could not recommend them enough. Thank you all so much.
Val Y H
October 18, 2018
Ria and her team were very professional (above expectations) on the actual day of the wedding, everything was bang on time, our guests were extremely impressed and said its one of the best weddings they had ever attended, apparently we set a very high benchmark. My husband and my assistants were the perfect "butler", extremely detailed and also observant we felt like stars, they kept a lookout for everything including our phones and handed us water (even with a straw) now and then. Overall a great experience, unfortunately it only happens once in a lifetime!
July 9, 2018
Thanks for making our event a successful one. They are very professional, friendly and instrumental in making sure of getting every tasks done on time. Would highly recommend them :)
February 14, 2018
I had them organized my wedding, and I was very impressed with their professionalism, care, and attention to detail. Highly recommended!
January 17, 2018
Thanks so much for making our event a special one! Love the team & care you guys put for us! Thanks again for the superb event.... :)
January 1, 2018
Ria and Ani and the team did something magical for our wedding in Bali, and there is no exaggeration here.
The Team was very thoughtful, from planning to our big day. No detail was missed. We apprecaite that fact that they tried the best to fufil our every request, from colour of the menu to the overall decoration.
We miss the time we spent together and worked towards our ultimate goal in creating the best wedding experience.
I hope we would meet again soon.
Thanks very much,
Love from Sidney and Terry
December 20, 2017
Ria , andini and the team did a wonderful job in preparing for my wedding. We had a 400 seat outdoor wedding in ayana resort. The luxury wedding team is professional and they delivered well. Recommended !
September 26, 2017
Okies~~~ finally I'm here my dear Ria and Adi. First of all, wanna say sorry that only got the chance now to write the review (been almost 2 months since my big day I know :P). THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH, Ria and the whole team, though I can't name all of you, to have given me such an unforgettable and amazing wedding day (of course need to thank my husband as well :P, and me, haha~~), from early morning (EARLY, I mean it) video shooting, tea ceremony, wedding ceremony, cocktail and dinner reception; after the long day, dont feel any pity, except that I didnt have enough time to really appreciate every piece of amazing details the whole team has crafted for me. Enjoyed a lot, not only the day itself, but also every single discussion that I had with Ria, who has always been sooo patient, nice, well thought out and organised, very importantly, good taste!! from Day 1 of the event engagement, and always consider things from client's perspective. Lastly, wanna thank again my dear Ria to be my part-time wine keeper ^_^, will definitely come back for you, the team, and the wines :)
March 9, 2017
A big thanks to Ria and her team for helping organise our wedding. She perfectly catered to every request we had, no matter how cumbersome and impossible and all of our guests are still talking about the 3 day event even 7 months later! It should be noted that all guests that attended flew in from overseas, including us, and Ria had organised Accommodation (Villas), Transport, Catering, Music, Entertainment, Photographer, Wedding Venue, Decor and more. We were able to choose easily what fit our taste and budget and Ria and her team pulled it off without 1 problem. She even kept the rain away! Big thanks for all the hard work and many emails and Skype and know that if you choose Ria and Luxury Weddings you will get what you pay for, and more.
December 27, 2016
There is no words to describe the effort that Luxury weddings had done for us in our wedding. Everything was perfect! Thank you so so much it was a truly unforgettable night.
December 27, 2016
Many thanks to Luxury Weddings for preparing, arranging, and coordinating all the things that no wedding couples want to do. Ria and her team did a great job to accommodate all our needs and requests, and were patient with us throughout the whole process. We would greatly recommend them to any couples planning to get married.