An once in a lifetime wedding!
At your request, we will arrange the legal registration of your marriage in Thailand. This is of course not required if you would rather not-you may, for example, wish to register back home or simply be renewing your vows. We recommend you register the marriage, however, as it is relatively easy to do; some preparations beforehand are required, and you’ll need to inform us of your choice in advance.
Morning Offerings: The day starts before the sun rises (at 5 am) with the preparation and giving of offerings to the monks as they do their morning alms rounds; they start their rounds when they can see the lines on the palm on their hand by the morning light. This offering is of food for the body, three incense sticks
Receive your marriage certificate
After a traditional Thai breakfast, we will take you to Chiang Mai City Hall, where you will sign and receive your marriage certificate. Congratulations-you are now officially married! In Thai tradition, however, this is only one part of the marriage ceremony (if done).
Next stop is at the temple.
After the temple blessing ceremony, you will release birds and/or fish or turtles in order to create merit for your marriage and life together. Time for photos anyone?
This is a very special and joyous part of your wedding day, held at a traditional northern Thai teak village house. And unlike in the west, the groom gets the procession! (That reason enought t have a Thai overseas weddings , I think. ) Led by local village elders and traditional musicians, the groom makes his way towards the house, where the bride waits for him. Once the groom arrives, he must prove his worth to the ‘gatekeepers’ before he is allowed to get married. The bride then has the opportunity to ask the groom to make promises for their life together infront of family and friends.
The village elders then conduct the next part of the Thai wedding ceremony, tying strings around the couples’ wrists and offering advice on marriage and blessings. Now is also the time when you can, if you wish, make your own vows to each other and exchange wedding rings.