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The Siamese Isles

Jul 26, 2017

The islands of Thailand are renowned for destination weddings and it is not hard to see why.

Groomsmen at Silavadee Resort in Koh Samui
Photo courtesy of Daniel Baci Photography

Beautiful weather at Sri Panwa in Phuket
Photo courtesy of Daniel Baci Photography

Attributes that make these islands appealing to soon-to-be-weds :

  • Easily accessible from most major cities via full-service or low-cost carriers.
  • Beautiful beaches and spectacular landscapes.
  • A range of resorts catering to various price points.
  • Thai hospitality and artistry with a can-do attitude.
  • Delectable cuisine.
     

Vows at Laguna Chapel in Phuket
Photo courtesy of Daniel Baci Photography

Jubilant couple at Sri Panwa in Phuket
Photo courtesy of Daniel Baci Photography

Consider the following :

  • Time of year and weather conditions.
  • The level of privacy that each resort provides for weddings
  • The size of your guest list and the capacity of a particular venue.
  • Whether to hire wedding vendors at source or to fly them in from your home location.
  • Arrange for a pre-wedding shoot a few days prior to your destination wedding or perhaps do so if you happen to make a recce trip earlier during the planning process.
     

Newlyweds at Sri Panwa in Phuket
Photo courtesy of Daniel Baci Photography

Smiles all around at Melati Beach Resort & Spa in Koh Samui
Photo courtesy of Daniel Baci Photography

A few tips :

  • Keep a look out for promo airfares.
  • Negotiate for preferential room rates if you are booking a large number of rooms.
  • Honeymoon in Thailand after your wedding.
     

Intimate moment at The Naka Island in Phuket
Photo courtesy of Daniel Baci Photography

Twilight at The Naka Island in Phuket
Photo courtesy of Daniel Baci Photography

Mr & Mrs at Sri Panwa in Phuket
Photo courtesy of Daniel Baci Photography

 

Tip : Check out more ideas for destination weddings in Thailand here.