Being a couple who are in love to each other is not enough to make a decision to get married in Balinese culture. There are many other things that need to be considerate. There is a saying in Balinese culture which means “ You are not only marrying the bride, but you are marrying the family as well”. This saying means, once you married your partner, you will have responsibility to take care of their family as well. That is why, many married couple still live with their parents because they have to take care of them.
Similar with Western culture, the wife has to follow the husband’s name. While in Balinese culture, the wife has to follow the husband’s caste. If the husband has higher/lower caste than the wife, the wife will be upgraded/downgraded to the husband’s caste. Normally. for the higher caste Balinese, they deliberately look for a partner who are from the same caste to be able to continue their blood.