Destination weddings are on the rise, and it’s no surprise – an increasing number of couples are seeing the benefits of traveling abroad to make a wonderful holiday of their big day. For many couples, Thailand is a dream destination for tying the knot – imagine stunning red sunsets over gleaming white beaches, glittering lagoons and of course exquisite food on both the mainland and the hundreds of enchanting Thai islands to choose from. If you’re considering a destination wedding to say, ‘I do’ to your one and only, Thailand may well be on the top of your list. Here are some top tips to keep in mind to ensure that your Thai wedding is the best day of your life.
Tip #1. Prepare Early:
Planning for a destination wedding is in many ways different from a wedding at home in the UK. Since you’ll be flying abroad – preferably with your closest family and friends – it’s a little bit different than simply sending out an invitation asking guests to ‘save the date’ – chances are that they’ll need to save at least a few days, along with purchasing flights and accommodation whilst they are there. So, ensure that you give your guests plenty of prior notice; this will allow them to make arrangements for time off work and get together the funds that they need for travel and accommodation.
Tip #2. Consider the Seasons:
Secondly, you’ll want to take the seasons into account when it comes to planning your wedding in Thailand. Of course, it all comes down to personal preference, however, if you have a picture in mind of getting married amid sunny blue skies on a perfect beach, then it’s a good idea to avoid booking your wedding for the rainy, or ‘low’ season. This occurs between the months of May to October when sporadic showers will rain down on you at any given time. For the best weather, plan your wedding during the ‘high’ season from November to February, when you can enjoy pleasant, dry temperatures.
Tip #3. Plan a Pre-Wedding Trip:
If you have never visited Thailand before, then it may be a good idea to plan a trip with your other half so that you can visit the country and do some research for yourself before planning your big day. Whilst there is plenty of information to find online when it comes to picking Thai wedding destinations and learning about marriage customs in Thai culture, there’s nothing quite like being there yourself to get a truly authentic feel for things. Plus, it’s a great excuse to book a lovely vacation away as a couple before you embark on married life.
Tip #4. Make Sure the Legal Stuff is Done:
Lastly, make sure that all the legalities of getting married in Thailand are complete before your big day – the last thing that you want is to find out that after your wedding, you won’t actually be husband and wife legally! You can get more information on what to do by contacting the British embassy or tourist information bureau in Thailand.
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