Getting married is one special thing. But getting married in a Komodo liveaboard is a whole new thing. It takes way on another level from our favourite, dreamy beach wedding. Imagine saying the sacred vow in the wooden phinisi’s forecastle, with borderless azure sea serving as a stunning background. Tie the know when the entire ship is basking with golden light of dusk. Invite the guests to share an intimate wedding dinner on boat. Fill the honeymoon right after with a lively adventure in Komodo Island, Padar, Rinca, and chill in Komodo’s secluded beach. Spend the bright noon admiring the underwater wonders, snorkelling between bed of corals and making friends with Manta Rays. This gonna be the ultimate romantic wedding to remember for a life time.
Wedding in Komodo Liveaboard Helps to Keep Everything’s Simple
A lot of people think that throwing a nuptial ceremony in Komodo Liveaboard will break your banks, while it actually helps to compress the budget. The capacity of liveaboard naturally calls for smaller guest lists—which also works as an excellent excuse for couples who want a private wedding without any guests as all. That also gives you a legit reason to not throwing invitation to the whole office or cross out that second cousins you don’t really know.
The smaller-scale events also allows you to save on costly wedding details. It will works very well for typical Indonesian wedding party that, more often than not, is launched in big hall with splendour decoration. Throwing a wedding in Labuan Bajo’s cruises means there’s smaller venue to decorate, less tables and chairs to wrap, and fewer flowers to spend.
Arranging A Liveaboard Wedding
Booking the Ship
While you start planning a cruise wedding, you know that sharing the ship with other random passengers is definitely out of the option. So ditch out the open trip packages and start looking out for Komodo boat charter that can be entirely book for yourself. As Komodo trip with liveaboard is incredibly popular during summer, make sure you book the boat early to avoid the sold out sailing. Keeping the boat before the date also prevent you to get the holiday surcharges.
Plan the Wedding
As cruise wedding hasn’t get really popular in Komodo yet (you gonna start the trend!), most of the cruise line don’t have onboard wedding packages on their menu. It’s better to look for wedding planner that can handle a cruise wedding or let your bridesmaids do their jobs. You also need to arrange the priest (or the religion leader of yours) that will lead the wedding.
Pick Up the Style
Lucky for us, Labuan Bajo has a handful of chic and stylish Komodo Liveaboard that, with a little touch of decorations, will turn out very nice for a cruise wedding. Look one that will sit your style. A nautical-themed ship? The all-wooden ship with teak and white decor? Another thing to take notes is the facility and boat’s capacity, especially when you intend to bring all the guests for a honeymoon trip around Komodo.
Wish you a joyful nautical wedding!