About weddings in Bali
Bali is part of the Republic of Indonesia and is subject to Indonesian Laws. Every couple considering getting married in Bali must comply with these Laws.
Couples, who are planning to get married in Bali or other parts of Indonesia, are required to declare a religion. Agnosticism and Atheism are not recognized as religions in Indonesia. And the Indonesian civil registration office will only able to record marriages from the person with the religion that recognized by Indonesian government. There are currently 6 officially recognized religions in Indonesia which can be recorded by the Indonesian Civil registration office and these are; Moslem, Christian – Protestant, Christian – Catholic, Buddhist, Hindu and Confucianism. Both Bride & Groom must have the same religion. Otherwise one of them should make a written declaration of change of religion.
In Indonesia there would be two types of ceremonies: the religious part will be performed first, followed by a civil ceremony. The religious part will be conducted by a representative of the couple’s own religious believe (i.e. a Priest for Christian – Catholics, a Minister for Christians – Protestants, a Celebrant for Hindus and Buddhists, and a Penghulu for Moslem).