5 Beach Wedding Benefits
There are more than a few reasons why a blissful beach in the Land of Smiles is the perfect place to hold your wedding ceremony, especially when your private villa is close-by.
Better value for money and a strong desire to break away from tradition by hosting a unique wedding ceremony overseas are just two reasons why an increasing number of couples are getting married abroad.
However, rather than choosing romantic city landmarks or mountain locations as a backdrop to their big day, many brides and grooms-to-be are kicking off their shoes and giving way to temptation by saying their vows on the beach.
While tradition back home may call for many couples to get married in a church or in the grounds of a country estate; hosting your ceremony on a beach offers the chance to let go of tradition and do something completely different.
Below are five reasons why a beach wedding in Thailand might just be the right choice for you as well.
One of the best reasons to get married on a beach in Koh Samui or Phuket is simply the view. If you choose a private villa as the venue, the shimmering ocean and soft sands will be framed rose and violet colours of sunset, a visual treat that few wedding venues anywhere on earth can match. Such a stunning setting will provide plenty of inspiration for your photographer to capture the photographs you will treasure forever.
Of course, beach weddings go hand-in-hand with balmy, tropical climates – especially in Thailand. This is music to the ears of brides and grooms that want to minimize the chance of wet weather literally raining on their parade. While showers are sometimes a risk if you host your wedding during Thailand’s green season, they generally occur in the early evening, so it’s easy enough to plan your ceremony around them.
Relax & Remove
An informal beach setting provides the perfect place for pre-wedding tension to be soothed away by a gentle sea breeze and waves lapping lazily on the shore. If you can’t stand formal events, the beach also offers the perfect excuse to ditch the tailored trousers and bow tie, and say your vows in more informal gear with the sand between your toes. If you have invited any kiddies to your special day, the beach also provides an expansive playground for them to enjoy rather than being constrained inside a stuffy reception room.
Hosting your wedding ceremony on a beach in Thailand means that you can tie your wedding ceremony and honeymoon – which are undoubtedly two to two different destinations, you can cut out all of the hassle by rolling everything into one idyllic beach holiday, which you can enjoy with all of your loved ones at your side. Many couples that still want their own mini-honeymoon often host their wedding on a larger island like Phuket or Koh Samui before island hopping for a few days to enjoy the delights of the Phi Phi Islands in the Andaman Sea, or perhaps the treasures of Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand.
Once in a Lifetime
A wedding is a great excuse for a reunion, when friends from each and every stage of your life come together to celebrate your life and love. Could there be a more magical location for this once in a lifetime reunion than on a tropical beach? The informal seaside setting automatically relaxes guests who haven’t met previously, bringing everyone together for party to remember.
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