Koh Samui intimate wedding (no guests) - how?
Replies: 14 - Last Post: Sep 19, 2013 9:45 PM Last Post By: Amandal84
Mar 26, 2013 5:49 AM
Koh Samui intimate wedding (no guests) - how?Dear fellow travellers,
We are a mid 30's couple bringing a 8 y.o to Koh Samui Dec 23rd 2013 til Jan 6th 2014 and would like to get married on a beach, but with no idea as to where to start the process...
Since it's just us it doesn't feel right spending ~1000 USD on a "weddingpackage", surely there must be some way of setting this up by ourselves?
Weddingdress - getting it tailormade whilst there seems reasonable
Resort - for the night before and night after the actual ceremony we were planning to spend about 400USD, preferably with a private lodging with pool to just relax and at the same time give the 8 y.o something to do (the pool..)
Is there anyone (local, perhaps?) whom could help us get started with the planning, or that have any ideas as to how to go about the whole thing?
Mar 26, 2013 8:57 AM
1a wedding in Thailand isn't legally binding anyway, it's just a ceremony for show. A wedding package is the simplest thing. If you don't want to pay for a pre-arranged package then hire some priest to stand there and perform the ceremony, buy some flowers, go to the store and buy some wedding clothes, and Bob's your uncle.
Mar 26, 2013 12:24 PM
Mar 26, 2013 1:22 PM
Mar 26, 2013 1:38 PM
4This site gives you all the info you need. If you want to do it yourself then be prepared to spend several days in Thai offices.
Wedding Registration Office (Amphur) in Samui is
Amphur Ko Samui
Taweeraj Pakdee Road
Tambon Ang Thong
Amphur Ko Samui
Surat Thani 84140
Tel: (077) 420 372
Mar 27, 2013 3:24 AM
We know it's not legally binding and will have a ceremony for that back home on day of departure.
The weddingpackages I've found all include chairs for guests (we have none) and flowerarrangements (we don't really need one, although it would be nice with something marking the actual place for the ceremony), dinner for so and so many guests as well as flowers for the groom (ha, he would laugh and laugh and ... )
I have yet to find a package that you can have a say as to what you want and need - they all seem to be a standalone deal..
it's a djungle..
Thanks for all your help!
Edited by: incka
Mar 27, 2013 6:39 AM
6I suggest this place,they had a small wedding recently and also have a pool.Different bungalows at all prices.
Cocktails. Great sea food, located on the beach, no cars.
I am sure Nud the lady owner will help you with that :
Mar 27, 2013 12:47 PM
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Mar 28, 2013 9:59 AM
Mar 28, 2013 10:04 AM
10^did you read the requirements to legally register your wedding in Thailand? It's a beaurocratic nightmare.
That's why no one does it, and everyone registers their wedding when they get back home. Nothing to do with romance.
People too often confuse the wedding ceremony with the actual legal process, and they are completely separate. You can have the most romantic wedding in the world on a beach in Thailand, but it's completely meaningless in the eyes of the government unless it's registered in your home country. Marriage is a legal contract.
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