Wedding Dream Team
Planning a destination wedding can be hard work. Luckily, a wedding planner can help bring together local caterers, florists and entertainers to create the event of your dreams.
If you are hosting a wedding in a villa on a tropical island in Thailand, then it is crucial that you work with a dedicated wedding planner to take care of your needs and do all of the heavy lifting in the run up to the big day.
One of the main advantages of using a local wedding planner is that she or he can prepare things on the ground before you even arrive in Thailand. With a wealth of local knowledge, the wedding planner is also able to put you in touch with the best florists, caterers and makeup artists in the destination, whether you are tying the knot in Phuket or Koh Samui.
Below are a few key people your wedding planner can help source to help make the big day even more special.
Calm your Nerves
If your wedding day nerves are fluttering more than a few gentle butterflies, then why not relax with some massage therapy on the morning of your big day? With the help of your villa manager, it is easy to hire the services of a professional masseuse, who can come straight to the private villa where you are hosting your wedding, so you can relax without even having to leave the comfort of your accommodation. Couples who don’t believe in the tradition of "groom not seeing the bride before wedding" could even make this a romantic couples' treatment – a quiet moment to check in with each other before all of the festivities begin.
Look your Best
Ladies need to look their best on their wedding day; whether you are the bride, bridesmaid or mother of the bride. If you want hair and makeup that stands out on this important day, ask your wedding planner to arrange a professional hair and makeup artist to come to your private villa on the morning of the wedding. It is even possible to arrange a pre-wedding tester day to sample the different styles and looks your beauty therapist can create. This is also a great time to begin the celebrations with your bridesmaids. After all, what could be more fun than sipping champagne as you get pampered and made up?
Decorations create a strong first impression as your guests arrive, so it’s important that your private villa venue looks its best and is adorned with décor that matches yours and your loved one’s personal tastes. In Thailand, tropical blooms like lotus flowers and orchids are often a great way to incorporate vibrant colours and sensual fragrances into your wedding day. Your wedding planner will know all of the best local florists, and can work closely with them in advance to put together an elegant look of your choice. What's more, he or she can even create dazzling floral bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids to complement the overall wedding theme.
In the balmy temperatures of Thailand, it’s important to keep your guests refreshed. To make sure your family, friends and loved ones are never without a beverage, why not hire a few professional waiting staff to attend to them? If you want to go all out, you can even hire a cocktail mixologist in advance of the day to create a signature wedding punch based on your own favourite flavours. Once the party truly gets going, the mixologist will be able to shake together an impressive array of cocktails for you and your guests to sip on.
Dance the Night Away
The drinks are flowing and the party is really getting started. If you and your guests are likely to be in the mood for a dance after a few cocktails, hire a band that can really get everyone moving. Your wedding planner can arrange for everything from traditional swing or jazz music to a DJ to blast some of your favourite dance tunes from your villa’s top of the range sound system. Couples seeking more of a laid back vibe may want to hire the services of an acoustic guitarist, who can serenade guests as they dance under the moonlight.
"The Signature Weddings is a bespoke destination weddings service offering a wide range of options to couples. However, some of the products and services mentioned in the blog articles on this page may not be available as part of the Signature Weddings' service."