Getting Married in Phuket
A wedding is one of the most special days of any marriage. Any couple would want to have a memorable day in the best surroundings possible. What better surroundings are there than the stunning island of Phuket, Thailand? Phuket is one of the most beautiful places on earth, with a lovely mix of natural splendour, a warm climate, and welcoming culture that makes it a top destination for weddings.
Here at Trisara we aim to make your wedding a day that you will never forget for all the right reasons. Below we offer some advice on ensuring your special day is perfect.
Ceremonial or Legal
Getting married away from home can be somewhat complicated. Here in Thailand, it will require visits to your embassy or consulate to secure a notarized Letter of Intent, having your documentation, including passports, translated into Thai, and visiting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to have this registered.
Depending on circumstances and your country of origin, you may be required to provide additional documents. After the wedding, the certificate must be translated back into your language. All this work may require running around for several days before the wedding ceremony and a bit more afterwards.
The easiest way around this is to simply get married back home and come to Phuket for the ceremony. That way the legal aspects are taken care of and you can relax and focus on the celebrations.
Another option could be to engage the services of a marriage planner that can have someone handle the paperwork for you. This will naturally attract extra charges but does ensure an expert who understands the legalities sees to the details.
Location, Location, Location
Every couple has a picture in their mind of what they want their wedding to look like. Phuket offers a variety of idyllic settings to choose from. Trisara offers the choice of luscious gardens and pristine private beaches where couples can set the stage for the most important day in their lives. Private villas are also easily available for more intimate gatherings. Our private beach offers an intimate setting for up to 30 guests, while our private residences and deck area can accommodate larger gatherings of 80-120 guests.
Destination weddings also provide a wonderful opportunity for family and friends to enjoy some vacation time while bonding and indulging in festivities. Choosing a location like Phuket ensures accessibility to all manner of amusements. Whether you prefer to lounge poolside enjoying the warm sun or desire to dance the night away in nightclubs, there is something for everyone.
The Wedding Planner
Hiring a wedding planner is highly recommended when getting married in Phuket. You will want someone with connections in the industry that can take care of all the details. Besides helping with any legal paperwork, you will also want to ensure your guests are well taken care of. A wedding planner can organise an itinerary of activities for those guests who prefer more high-octane or cultural fun than simply relaxing poolside.
They will also handle all issues to do with vendors so everything is ready on time, just the way you want it. Trisara offers the services of a dedicated wedding planner as part of its wedding packages so you can a have a contact person overseeing all aspects of your occasion.