What makes a celebration grand? Is it the extravagance? May be; the ambience and the venue? Yes! But most importantly, it is the sheer greatness of the occasion. With that said, there is no greater occasion than two people choosing a life of togetherness. And when it comes to Indian weddings, the celebration must be grandiose, and part of the grandeur comes from heavy cultural and traditional influences in the celebration.
The Thai Affair
Recently, the trend of big fat Indian weddings has taken over the entire nation and you’ll be surprised to know that the Indian wedding ‘industry’ is now worth of over US$ 25 billion a year and has been growing rapidly at a rate 20% every year since 2013. And this figure is for Thailand alone! The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has indicated in its reports that the average spending on an Indian wedding held in Thailand goes up to Thai Baht 10 Million which is about US$ 340,000. It was also mentioned that these weddings in Thailand catered to an average of 200 to 500 guests and each wedding takes about three to five nights during which approximately 600 rooms are booked.
The Indian wedding industry has surely boomed in Thailand, but it is no surprise that it has. Thailand has always ranked high in everyone’s list of best wedding destinations and the love for destination weddings in Thailand is more than justified! Pomp beach settings have recently been established as some of the most sensational and successful setups for the big fat Indian weddings. The world-renowned beaches of Thailand are exactly why Indians love to celebrate their wedding here. Besides, the cost-effectiveness of destination weddings in Thailand is one of the best in the world!
The beaches in the country are all adorned by the Gulf of Thailand to the east and the Andaman Sea to the west. As beach weddings are fancied by many Indians, most Indian weddings in Thailand utilize the country’s extraordinarily beautiful beaches for the same. Here’s a list of the best wedding destinations in Thailand that have proven time and again to be incredible hosts for destination weddings: –
The town of Ao Nang in Krabi is what one can refer to as a beach paradise. The town exhibits an aquatic charm and entices with its natural beauty. It is, therefore, one of the best and most sought-after wedding destinations in Thailand. The resort town has three islands, namely the Ko Hong, Ko Poda and Ko Gai (Chicken Island). What’s more; you can better explore the scenic beauty of the wondrous Krabi by taking a tour of the long-tail boats. The enchanting islands here are adorned by crystal-clear water and have limestone formations that will form the most aesthetically pleasing backdrop for your wedding.
If you find it confusing or difficult to arrange and bring together the event celebration in Krabi, do not worry; there is no dearth of destination wedding planners in Thailand. You could easily find one in Krabi and be assured that everything will be taken care of by professionals.
You are sure to have a splendid time in this incredible resort town of Thailand. A wedding under the open sky sounds like quite the wedding! You also have exceptional stay options here which include: –
- Phulay Bay Ritz Carlton
You can also book a Krabi honeymoon package from India.
The island of Phuket needs no introduction. As one of Thailand’s most established and premier tourist destinations, Phuket is loved by one and all. The island’s beaches, especially Patong, Karon, Kata, Nai Harn are always crowded with tourists that soak up the sun.
But what’s more is that if there is any wedding destination in Thailand that can provide the most lavish and extravagant wedding celebration, then that is Phuket. The island, besides its most popular ones, has multiple beaches that are quiet and secluded, thus making for a perfect and picturesque Indian wedding at sundown.
Besides, the glistening seascape, Phuket also has incredible and posh staying options. Some of these are:
- Banyan Tree Phuket
- Cape Sienna
- JW Marriott Resort and Spa
- Paresa Resort Phuket
- Renaissance Resort and Spa
- Sala Phuket
You can also book a family holiday package to Phuket.
You must have, at some point in your life, dreamt of how your wedding would be. And if you did, you’d find Pattaya resonating with that dream of yours in ways you couldn’t have imagined it to! The city of Pattaya has so much to offer that you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the spot for your wedding. Be it the picturesque vineyards or alluring beaches, you can find every backdrop that you can wish for in this city. Furthermore, hiring a destination wedding planner in Thailand is only going to ensure that nothing in this dream wedding of yours goes wrong.
Enjoy your romantic moments and savour them with your beloved. You can hand over your worries regarding the stay of your friends and family to the extremely customer-friendly hotels in Pattaya. Some of those include:
- Amari Orchid
- Grand Centara Mirage
- Seasandsun resort
- Sheraton Pattaya
Thailand’s capital and ‘the city of vibrant streets’ welcomes more tourists than any other city in the entire world. And well, that doesn’t even need a justification. Most are well aware of the tourism potential of this city. Many people choose Bangkok for their Thailand honeymoon packages and it is equally great as a wedding destination in Thailand!
Be it the marvellous gleaming temples, the bustling Chinatown or the floating markets; the city is an undoubted oriental paradise. One of the very important reasons why Bangkok caters to maximum Indian weddings in Thailand is mostly because of the food. After all, Indians have an intense relationship with good food. Many hotels in Bangkok even specialize in serving delectable Indian food at Indian weddings. You can even choose to host your wedding at some of the well-established and renowned five-star hotel or trendy boutique resorts such as:
- Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort and Spa
- Intercontinental, Bangkok
- Holiday Inn
- Millennium Hilton
- Sofitel So
You can also book Bangkok honeymoon package.
5. Koh Samui
Famed for its green landscape and turquoise waters, Koh Samui is an exceptionally delightful destination for your wedding in Thailand. Despite the fact that getting here can, at times, be difficult as compared to travelling to the other locations mentioned, many still choose to come here.
That just goes to tell you how beautiful the island is. It is recommended, however, that you hire one of the seasoned destination wedding planners in Thailand to celebrate your wedding here. You wouldn’t want anything to go wrong when you’ve put in the effort to come to this divine place to celebrate your wedding. Once you’re on this island, you’ll realise that the worth of being here is far more than the effort of reaching here!
Your stay can be taken care of by:
- Anantara Koh Samui
- Le Meridien Koh Samui
6. Khao Lak
Situated just north of the Phuket Island and the stunning Andaman seaboard, Khao Lak is one of the most peaceful and loved resort destinations in Thailand. Embraced by no less than three national parks, Khao Lak is also surrounded by hills that sweep down at this magnificent stretch of coastline. With incredible beaches that go on and on for miles, you will be offered a rare oasis for rejuvenating with a splendid combination of cool and breezy tropical forests, lovely beachfront and enticing white sandy beaches. It is an extremely loved place and many people book their Thailand honeymoon packages for Khao Lak after they have celebrated their wedding in Thailand. The most popular staying option is Khao Lak is:
- Le Meridien, Khao Lak
These destinations have been immortalized in numerous Bollywood films which have further contributed to their popularity; Thailand is where wedding blessing is!