Thailand is a dream destination for couples planning an international wedding. Of the hundreds of enthralling Thai islands, Koh Samui and Phuket are one that are catching the eyes of ‘wedded to be’ couples coming from Asia, Europe and the US in search of elaborate destinations for getting hitched.
Have a look at the sum up of a wedding in Thailand. Note down all the key points in your head so that there is no hassle at the last moment. Here are 5 tips to keep in mind when considering Thailand as an international wedding destination.
Have a good idea about the Thai culture
Make room for the Thai culture and history in your mind, especially the wedding customs. It’s also vital to know what to anticipate when it comes to cultural norms. One might even discover some great ideas that’ll give your wedding twists from the eclectic Thai traditions.
Plan a pre-wedding trip to Thailand
Planning a pre-wed trip to Thailand can be a boon to the couple’s family and to the couple themselves. If you’re really capable, plan a trip to Thailand prior and visit different regions to get a feel for the local vibes and to find the beach and venue that entices your heart fully. Without the stress of the indefinite, you have a clearer picture of what your wedding will look like; get an idea for accommodation prices and locations. You can always consult a good international wedding planner who can cut this travel of yours and bring everything at your doorsteps.
Wed according to the seasons
It all narrows down to special preference when planning your wedding around Thailand’s seasons, but if you’ve got a picture in mind that includes sapphire blue skies, passionate sun and equal sunsets, the rainy season in Thailand might not be what you are looking for. During the months of May to October, the gray clouds roll in, resulting in irregular showers almost daily. Instead, opt to visit during the November to February, when the temperatures are quite pleasing and the rains have become less.
Get the legal stuff done
Going the international route with your wedding can raise questions about how the laws may differ from having the wedding at home. Have a word with the embassy or tourist information bureau in Thailand for up-to-date information on documentation, visas and other specifics regarding how your marriage will be legally recognized once you get back to your homeland. Laws differ country to country, but usually the local civil or religious officials perform the ceremony, making the marriage legal in the country in which the wedding is held.
Never forget about your guests
A destination wedding can be a tiring affair for your guests when it comes to requesting off from work and travel costs. For a wedding held at home, it’s typical to mail wedding invitations at least a couple of weeks out. For a wedding abroad, much more notice is needed to plan accordingly. There will be guests that won’t attend because of the travel, but it doesn’t mean they can’t celebrate the big day with you. Arrange a formal get together at home for those who aren’t able to make it to Thailand. It’s the perfect way to include all of your closest friends and family in one of the most important days of your life.
Beautiful sunsets over creamy beaches, surreal limestone karsts and sapphire lagoons make Thailand a dream destination for many. This numinous land radiates romance and stylishness, with the soft scent of orchids lingering in the sea breeze, friendly locals offering warm smiles and lavish wedding garments woven from shimmering silks of the rainbow. Not only can you expect an exotic fairytale ceremony, but it marks the start of a wonderful adventure for couples in a foreign land.