Thai weddings are full of symbolism and Buddhist tradition and in recent years a number of western customs have even found their way into the Thai version of this happy occasion. The other way around, an increasing number of foreigners or expats living in Thailand also now choose to wed in the Kingdom, often adopting Thai traditions such as blessings from Buddhist monks or arriving to the wedding location on the back of an elephant.
In Thai traditional weddings, the bride and groom usually arrive separately to the venue, the bride accompanied by family members dressed in traditional silk outfits and singing to draw attention to the happy union. Monks then perform ancient rituals that bless the couple and protect them against evil, offering their blessings sitting at an elevated alter in front of which the bride and groom kneel to receive the blessings. In front of the monks are bowls containing holy water, which they use to pour over the hands of the bride and groom. The monks also hold a thread that is tied to the heads of the couple to link them directly to the sacred monks who chant ancient Sanskrit hymns throughout the ceremony.
After the rituals, the wedding guests who have been kneeling behind the bride and groom also pour holy water on the hands of the married couple and the monks are given food, which they eat in silence in front of the guests. Nine envelopes with donations are given to the monks to take back to the temple where the money are used for the upkeep and daily running of the temple grounds. After the religious ceremony is over, the couple usually host a lavish reception or a wedding party at a chosen location with friends and relatives attending much like in western cultures.
Thailand offers a wide variety of excellent wedding locations for couples from a range of religious backgrounds, including Christian churches or Jewish synagogues. Most hotels and resorts also offer wedding locales and planning services and well-to-do couples often take this opportunity to invite close friends and family members to several days of festivities at a resorts on famous islands such as Koh Samui or Phuket. Yacht chartering companies also offer wedding charters, complete with crew and specialised wedding itineraries.
All these appealing choices, combined with a rich cultural tradition when it comes to getting married in Thailand, make the Kingdom a common choice for couples, both from within the country and around the world.
THAI BUDDHIST CEREMONY
A Thai Buddhist ceremony is an incredibly moving ritual that evokes an atmospheric feel of tranquility and gentleness on these beautiful wedding occasions. Considered to be one of the most open and warm religions, the Buddhist monks are happy to perform this traditional ceremony for any wedding couples choosing to be blessed by the Buddhist way.
Orange robed monks surrounded by incense and candles, are invited to perform the ceremony for the bride and groom. The hypnotic drumbeats of "Hae Khaan Maak" mark the beginning of the ceremony as a Thai folk parade commences, adorned with Thai dancers. Prayers are chanted in mesmerizing tones, as the blessings for love and a long blissful wedded life is bestowed upon the wedding couple, in this captivating ceremony.
- Traditional Ceremony
- Klong Yao (Thai Drum Parade)
- Thai Dancing
- Signature Welcome Drink
- Signature Wedding Gift
- Signature Book
- Flower Decorations
- Bouquet & Corsage
- Wedding Garland
- Wedding Cake
- Wedding Equipment
- Wedding Planner
- Technical Stand by
- Cleaner (Deep Cleaning)
- Complimentary Spa Treatments: Thai Massage & Facial Massage for 2.5 hours
- Complimentary 2 bottles of Prosecco Sparkling Wine
* Accommodation is not included in the option.