Here are three types of wedding ceremonies that you can do :
When it comes to the ceremonies there are three types to choose from – commitment, religious, or civil ceremony.
1. Commitment Ceremony
A commitment ceremony is very similar to many other kinds of weddings. The difference is that it is not a legally binding ceremony and it is simply a public affirmation of a couple’s commitment to one another.
Since a commitment ceremony is not legally binding, anyone can officiate the ceremony. It can be a close friend, a family member, or a celebrant.
2. Religious Ceremony
If religion is a strong aspect of your life, it’s likely that you will want to get married in a religious ceremony. However, in Indonesia, it is not legally binding. That being said, you will be required a civil ceremony after your wedding day to ensure you are legally married. The ceremony has to be performed by a religious leader.
3. Civil Ceremony
To get legally married in Indonesia, you are required to have both religious and civil ceremony, so it must be conducted according to the religion and conform to the laws of the countries of the parties involved.
Your Indonesian marriage will be recognized in your country, as long as the couple being married would be allowed to be married had the ceremony taken place there, which is, the couples are 18 or over, not already married, not related, consenting and willing.
However, since the marriage certificate will be written in Bahasa and English, please be advised that all it must be translated by a sworn and authorized translator and legalized by your Embassy in Jakarta. After that, you can take the certificate to your local marriage registration office to be registered.