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When it comes to legalisation of a marriage, most of our customers come to Thailand for a beautiful ceremony and wedding celebrations. Back in their home country, either before heading out to Thailand or once they are back, they head to the courthouse and sign the marriage registry. Wedding in Thailand do provide a master of ceremonies and there are ways to legalise your marriage here in Thailand, however, we do not offer this service.
For Norwegian citizens, it is much easier to legalise your marriage here in Thailand by contacting the Norwegian Seaman’s Church. It is an amazing experience to be married by a priest whilst standing on a beautiful white sand beach, surrounded by nature.
We recommend that you plan your wedding a minimum of one week and a maximum of two years in advance, depending on the size of your wedding. We also advise that you send out your save the date cards to guests at least one year in advance so all of your loved ones can attend. In the case that it is just the two of you or only a small wedding, we can arrange everything with very little notice.
The weather in Thailand is generally hot and humid, it is always best to pack light clothes, for example linen. When it comes to your wedding day attire, it is really up to you, however, we can tell you what the majority of our couples wear and what not to wear.
Most of our brides wear traditional wedding gowns, opting for lighter, more airy styles. Our grooms generally wear light colour suits, sometimes with linen trousers or suit shorts. They often opt for a waist coat rather than a traditional suit jacket. We highly recommend that you do not wear a black suit during daylight hours, as you will be extremely hot. When it comes to footwear, many opt to go barefoot on the beach and then change into some stylish shoes for the evening.
The hair and makeup styling for a Thai wedding and for Thai people are very different from European styling. We strongly recommend booking an experienced hair and stylist team. Despite what is advertised, many local hairdressers and stylists are not up to the standards that western brides expect. We use only the very best stylist teams, giving you the desired wedding day look that you have always dreamt of.
We can certainly assist you with having wedding rings made in Thailand. In fact, some of the best precious stone cutters and goldsmiths are found right here in Thailand. Of course you must be careful when purchasing wedding rings that the diamonds and metals used are authentic. We have a small number of highly skilled jewelers that we trust completely and would suggest that you only use those we recommend to you.
Thailand has three main seasons, summer (hot), winter (dry) and monsoon (wet).
Summer runs from March through to June and is by far the hottest time of the year with temperatures reaching up to 38°C and not dropping below 27°C at night. As summer creeps towards the monsoon season it also boasts an average humidity of 74%. This period is also known as high season.
The monsoon season runs from July to November. The rains bring slightly lower temperatures with highs around 32°C during the day, dropping to low 20s at night. A common misconception is that it rains all day everyday, but actually, there are still sunny spells and completely clear days. The rains usually come in the late afternoon or at night. Monsoon season is also known as low season, bringing with it cheaper prices.
Winter is the peak season in Thailand and runs from November to February. The temperature usually sits in the low 30s during the day but with the reduced humidity it feels much cooler than the other seasons. At night the temperature often drops into the high teens making for pleasant evenings.
Different parts of Thailand have different dialects and different ways of speaking, so it can be quite difficult to understand Thai speakers from another part of the country. Hill tribes and other ethnic groups have their own languages; for instance there are villages of Chinese settlers in Thailand where little Thai is spoken, or on the islands where sea gypsies have settled. English is the most common second language, and many Thais have studied some level of English either at school or through practice with foreign friends.
Despite the fact that the authorities have made an effort to make tap water meet World Health Organization standards, very few people drink tap water in Thailand. Bottled water is widely used instead. Brushing your teeth with tap water is considered to be safe, although those with very sensitive stomachs may occasionally experience problems.
In restaurants, water and ice are generally safe, although we do recommend you order water in a sealed bottle. Extra care should be taken at street vendors and street food stalls. The biggest risk is actually from the cleanliness of the glasses themselves. Ice is usually delivered from government inspected ice factories and so poses little risk.
The electricity in Thailand is 220 volts, 50 cycles per second. Most receptacles in Thailand have two prongs, missing the third earth prong at the bottom. However, the newest office and condominium dwellings usually offer the third prong due to increased awareness of the importance of grounding for both safety and equipment damage reasons. We recommend that you either bring a universal converter or a 2 circular prong converter with you.
Local preloaded or pay-as-you-go SIM cards can easily be purchased at a large number of shops all around Thailand. You will need to show you passport when purchasing a SIM so be sure to bring it with you.
Wedding in Thailand is a one stop shop for your entire trip. Utilising our sister company, we can assist you with all of your holiday and wedding requirements, apart from flights. Whether you’re looking for accommodation, transfers or tours and activities, we’ve got you covered.
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Thai people are extremely polite, and their behavior is controlled by etiquette and influenced by Buddhism. Thai society is non-confrontational, and as such, you should avoid confrontations at all costs.
Never lose your patience or show your anger no matter how frustrating or desperate the situation is because this is considered a weakness in Thai society. It is important to cultivate an air of diplomacy when traveling in Asia. Conflicts can be easily resolved with a smile.
Dress code is also important. Thais like to dress smartly and neatly. Do not wear revealing clothing such as shorts, low cut dresses, and bathing suits as they are considered as improper attire in Thailand. Keep in mind that this type of clothing is only acceptable on the beach. It is advisable to wear long skirts or long trousers when entering a temple.
Women should not touch monks. If a woman wants to hand something to a monk, she must do so indirectly by placing the item within the monk͛s reach. Remove shoes when entering houses and temples.
Public display of affection between sexes is frowned upon. Avoid touching people. The head is the highest part of the body, so avoid touching it.
The feet are the least sacred, so avoid pointing it at anyone or kicking them as it is extremely insulting to do so. Thais usually do not shake hands. The Wai͛ is the usual greeting. The hands are placed together and raised upwards towards the face while the head is lowered with a slight bow. The height to which the hands are held depends on the status of the people involved. The higher, the politer. In case of monks, higher dignitaries, and elderly, hands are raised to the bridge of the nose, while with equals only as far from the chest. Young people and inferiors are not Wai͛d but a slight nod is acceptable.
Do not blow your nose or lick your fingers while eating. While Thai people may commonly pick their noses they have high table manners. The right hand must be used when picking up food eaten with fingers. When entering a foreign culture for the first time, it is highly likely to make a mistake. If you do so in Thailand, just smile or Wai and you will be forgiven.