The 8th Destination Wedding Planners Congress was held in Bali from the 27th – 29th of September 2022, and Vivaah Celebrations had the honor of attending this prestigious event. The entire experience from the curation of the events to the hospitality was phenomenal as always. 

Upon arrival at the Depensar Airport in Bali, Vivaah Celebrations along with other renowned planners who flew in from different parts of the world were welcomed with true Balinese traditions. Flower Garlands and customised refreshing coconut water was handed out at airport before being driven in private chauffeured cars which took us to the Mulia Resorts in Nasa Dua – an elite and luxury area of Bali. 

We were given a tour of Bali’s famous sculptures and landmarks by our chauffeur as we sipped fresh coconut water on the way to our hotel. 

A greeting ceremony was held as soon as we arrived at the venue, which included gently placing a beautiful flower behind your ear. We were touched by the friendly people and the abundant hospitality all around us. 

Mulia Resorts is a gorgeous property with beautifully designed rooms facing the lush tropical views of Bali. Our room was spacious, contemporary with a nod to heritage, and it had a lovely balcony facing palm trees so we could enjoy Bali’s fresh air. We were most definitely pampered by all the presents and goodies which were gifted to us by the generous team at DWP and their partners.

We were all brought to a wonderful location with a tranquil view for the Boho Chic Welcome Cocktails event the same evening. As we arrived, we were greeted with a glass of champagne and could see the sun setting over the water, horses trotting down the shore, and mermaids swaying in the pool. We were in awe of the serene sight. The venue was exquisitely decorated, which gave the night a magical feel. The event saw prominent planners and friends like Mohomed Morani (@mohomedgmorani), Aaarti Manocha (@aartimanocha), Diane Khoury (@dianekhouryweddingsandevents), Mahesh Shirodkar (@bossyshirods), Jihane from the Oberoi (@jihanemsr), Froonck (@mr.froonck), Meltem (@meltemtepelerofficial) and many more who we danced the night away with.

The next morning was an early start, we headed over to the Westin for a day full of conferences and B2B meetings. A productive day with partners, planners and hoteliers from around the world who were exploring business synergies. 

The evening then continued with the Grand Gala Dinner, which our friend and top-notch event planner in Indonesia Innayat Khubchandani (@innazcommunique) decorated beautifully.

Balinese entertainers greeted us as we entered the gorgeous site. ONEmpire band from Mumbai opened the night after our delicious three-course supper, getting everyone on the dance floor and kept them on their toes till the wee hours.

After the conference, the next day, we were driven to a stunning estate located an hour away on a surreal mountain for the afterparty. Again, outstanding performers, delectable cuisine, and great company kept the night lively. 

We bid our goodbyes the following morning and we are now getting ready for the subsequent DWP being hosted in Qatar in March 2023!

Thanks DWP team (Dwp_congress) , Sid & Prachi for a wonderful experience.

Vivaah Celebrations is a premier Wedding Planning & Management company operating locally and globally for Destination Weddings under the leadership of Rahul Kumar who has over a decade of experience planning and managing weddings globally. To plan your next event, connect with us at