HOW TO PLAN A BEACH WEDDING IN THAILAND
Imagine the crisp white of a wedding dress contrasted against the color of an ocean that sparkles like gemstones, where the warm sun turns skin to gold. Embark with family and loved ones on an exotic journey to a foreign country where the history is rich and the local culture tantalizes the senses. Stare into the eyes of the love of your life and say “I do” on the day that binds your hearts forever in matrimony. Want to plan a beach wedding in Thailand? We’ve done the homework, so you can get an idea for how much it might cost, the best venues and how to find a planner.
Compared to other popular international destinations, the cost of a wedding in Thailand is quite affordable with a vast selection of beaches and venues to choose from. Depending on your wedding demands, like whether you want a western style or Thai style ceremony - along with the number of guests that will attend, you’ll find transportation, accommodation and meals priced considerably cheaper than what you might find back home. Wedding packages in Thailand are a convenient option that not only allow you to have flexibility and ease with planning a full wedding, but allows couples to spend more on luxury while saving on services rendered. Do you want to add a Thai touch with orchids or lotus blossoms? How about a delicious spread of Thailand’s infamous curries and cuisine? You’ll have plenty to mull over, as most resorts offer all inclusive deals starting around 180,000 THB that let you pick and choose, including everything from displays, seating and floral arrangements to catering, music and lighting.
When you’re planning a destination wedding on the other side of the world, it’s can be understandably overwhelming. Not only are you making crucial decisions without physically being there, but the language barrier can create confusion and communication can get lost in translation. Hiring a wedding planner in Thailand not only brings peace of mind, but efficiently tackles decisions that require local knowledge on all things wedding related. Fortunately, tourism in the land of smiles greatly caters to soon-to-be wed couples and connecting with a professional,english speaking wedding planner isn’t difficult. A planner will discuss the goals of your wedding with you before submitting a quote for services matching your requests. If possible, it wouldn’t hurt to take a pre-wedding trip to Thailand to meet with the planner to get to know them and the connections they have in the Thailand wedding industry.
Thailand boasts hundreds of beautiful islands with an abundance of venue options to discover a resort on the beach that speaks to your heart. The question is, which island do you choose? Phuket and Koh Samui are favorable options to make sure you get the wedding of your dreams while your guests get the comfort and relaxation they expect. While Phuket on the Andaman coast offers unspoilt beaches and the convenience of being in close proximity to the mainland and airport, Koh Samui, located in the Gulf of Thailand, is a favorite wedding destination, boasting elegance with a modern infrastructure and romantic ambience. Besides the benefits of gorgeous weather with average temperatures ranging between 23- 32 celsius, Thailand’s second largest island offers beaches galore, making it a breeze to find that idyllic half moon stretch of shell-strewn beach shaded by skinny coconut trees. Here, your guests will be able to enjoy the comforts of home with stylish restaurants, luxury hotels and shopping while lush wilderness and outdoor activities are just a hop, skip and jump away. You’ll discover a number of wedding venues on the beach or for a more intimate experience, wedding villas allow the entire wedding party to stay together in one place, holding the ceremony directly on the resort grounds.