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Destination Wedding In The Land Of Smiles

Jul 01, 2018

Thailand is practically just a short flight away. This together with the variety of venues it offers is a catalyst for soon-to-be-weds to consider one of its islands as a location for destination weddings.

Wedding on the beach
Photo courtesy of The Shellsea Krabi

A spectacular setting for a beach wedding
Photo courtesy of Anyavee Tubkaek Beach Resort

The isles of Thailand are possible options due to some of the following factors :

  • Easy access via direct flights, particularly for well-known islands.
  • Affordability of low-cost air travel.
  • Range of venues with varying price points.
  • Beautiful beach resorts for outdoor ceremonies and alfresco receptions.
  • Opportunity for portrait photography.
  • Chance to enjoy a honeymoon as well.
     

Wedding at Manta Lawn
Photo courtesy of The Shellsea Krabi

A panoramic backdrop for the exchange of vows
Photo courtesy of Anyavee Tubkaek Beach Resort

When planning for a destination wedding, take into account the following :

  • Your wedding budget.
  • Size of your guest list.
  • Time of year and weather patterns.
  • Capacity of the venue.
  • To appoint local vendors at source or to fly in vendors from your home-city.
  • Type of food to be served.
  • A back-up plan in case of rain if you are planning to have outdoor celebrations.
     

Dinner celebration on the beach
Photo courtesy of Anyavee Tubkaek Beach Resort

A few more tips :

  • Organise a trip to visit the venue for a site recce as part of your wedding planning process.
  • Link up your venue’s wedding team with your wedding vendors for coordination purposes.
     

Alfresco reception
Photo courtesy of The Shellsea Krabi

 

Tip : Monitor flight fares and hotel rates periodically to get the best deals possible. More ideas here.