It has to be admitted that the majority of online wedding sites feature a glamorous couple taking their vows against a backdrop of white sands and azure seas plus a palm tree or two for good measure. Where in the world the beach is situated might not be immediately apparent unless the location is mentioned right above the image! The more practical amongst us may have wondered why we seem to prefer the barefoot trailing of glorious but expensive bridal gowns through yards of sand to stand under an umbrella in a decidedly non-exclusive setting. And, what about the weather?…
Caveat Emptor Don't be lulled in to a false sense of security by formal contracts, they aren't worth the paper they are written on, if your not able to fight them in court in Thailand. ! Yes during an interview with international gain resort, I was informed how many foreign clients have tried to sue the resort, for what was admittedly the resorts fault. As well as how the resort never have to make amends. Simply because the Thai courts demand the hotel guests appear to court and the day. Most people can not make it and if they do…
Whilst the simple answer is ‘no’, the cultural, spiritual and traditional focal points of the blessing that monks do give make the experience one of the loveliest of all the memorable moments in your special day. Since time immemorial, marriage in Thailand has been considered a family rather than a state matter, with the ceremonies involved centering around blessings involving good luck and wishes for fertility. In olden days, the presence of monks at a blessing ceremony was believed to bring bad luck, as they are required to attend and conduct Buddhist funeral rites, but nowadays, the strict rules have…
Ensuring your Thai wedding is fully legal, both in Thailand and in your home country is relatively straightforward as regards the Thai legal requirements as they’re mostly based on common sense and apply equally to Thais and foreigners. As before mentioned, weddings in Thailand are regarded as family rather than official occasions, with registration of the marriage at the local District Office not compulsory for Thai couples.
Why choose Chiang Mai over a southern Thailand beach? Googling ‘weddings in Thailand’ gives you literally hundreds of pages of advertorials, most of which extol the wedding services, beachside beauty and luxury accommodation on Thailand’s famous tropical holiday islands and mainland resorts. So, why choose the northern city of Chiang Mai for your special day, especially as it doesn’t even have a beach?
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