It's easy to understand why weddings in Thailand have become popular in recent years. Thailand is a beautiful, friendly country, with attractions your wedding guests definitely won't find at home. From scuba diving and surfing to visiting the famed party districts in Bangkok, Thailand is a great place to hold a wedding and/or a honeymoon. In particular, the Thai islands of Phuket and Koh Samui are popular, upscale locations to hold a wedding in Thailand.
Imagine a wedding on a white sandy beach, with the sound of the waves gently lapping at the shore behind you. Imagine a wedding on a sailboat lazily floating past Phang Nga Bay incredible limestone rock formations. Or imagine a wedding in a Buddhist Temple, officiated by orange-robed Buddhist monks. All of these romantic wedding scenarios are easily within reach when you hold your wedding in Phuket.
At Wat Chalong, Phuket's most well-known Buddhist Temple, the monks will offer a special blessing for the bride and groom to-be. Even though it's a Buddhist ceremony, you don't have to be Buddhist to be married in Wat Chalong. This is a very unique opportunity, creating a wedding experience that you and your spouse will always remember.
If you choose to get married on a boat, your wedding party will necessarily be smaller (Mega Yachts fit only about 50 people comfortably), but the boat can take you to any of the nearby islands you wish to see, where you can hold a huge wedding banquet for as many guests as you like.
But getting married on a beach is the most common choice for newly weds in Phuket. You should be aware that some of Phuket's most popular beaches are crowded year-round, but if you work with an experienced wedding planner, they can recommend a beach with a more private atmosphere. Many of the most beautiful upscale resorts in Phuket lie on the more secluded beaches - and your wedding is the perfect time to treat yourself to a luxuy resort.
Koh Samui is another one of Thailand's most popular holiday destinations. The third largest island in Thailand, Koh Samui has a rainy season in October and November, but the rest of the year the weather is nearly perfect. With less development than Phuket there are many peaceful beaches that are well suited to a wedding ceremony.
Like Phuket, the most popular place to hold a wedding in Koh Samui is on the beach. Also like Phuket, you can choose to marry inside a Buddhist Temple. In some cases, you can bring Buddhist monks out of their temples in Koh Samui right onto the beach to bless your wedding ceremony. Catholic brides and grooms will also be happy to know that you can hold a traditional Catholic wedding at a Catholic church in Koh Samui at St. Ana.
Then there's the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui. Four Seasons is known the world round for its luxury, beauty, and comfort. Furthermore, all Four Seasons Resorts are accustomed to hosting large wedding parties, and the Four Seasons at Koh Samui is no different. You can hold the wedding ceremony itself on a terrace overlooking the Gulf of Siam, and afterwards retreat with your new spouse into a private, hillside Thai Villa, complete with its own infinity pool. If you'd rather, you can hold your wedding indoors in one of the Four Seasons many meeting rooms, or in one of the resort's garden spaces. You and your guests will definitely be impressed by the attention to detail provided by a world-class venue like Four Seasons.
Whether you opt for Phuket or Koh Samui, Krabi or perhaps a more unusual destination such as Koh Tao, Bangkok or Chiang Mai, a wedding on one of Thailand's beautiful islands will definitely be a memorable one. You, your new spouse, and all of your guests will be delighted you made the extra effort to hold a wedding in such a tropical paradise.
If you'd like to speak to an experienced wedding planner to devise a wedding package to suit you and your family, please get in touch.