Traditional Thai Ceremony
Thai Wedding is a living kaleidoscope of music, dance and ritual, reflecting the beauty and grace of Thai culture. A sacred institution that has evolved and thrived for thousands of years, our Thai Style Weddings can take place in a number of perfect settings to realize your dream of a Sunset/Sunrise Tropical Beach, garden, Dream Island, Buddhist Temple, Waterfall or luxurious Villa Wedding with Thailand’s wedding specialists.
There are a number of ways the ceremony can be conducted and we have two main Thai wedding packages, each with various options. Our Thai Wedding Standard Package is designed for smaller parties or budgets. The basic package includes traditional Thai costumes, photo session at a temple and ceremony at your choice of venues. After a warm welcome and introduction by the celebrant, we will conduct several important rituals, including the giving of flower garlands to the couple, painting dots on their foreheads and placing linked head slings upon their brows.
After completing these rituals, the couple will say their vows and exchange their rings, then all of the guests will take part in the water blessing ceremony using a conch shell to pour sacred water on the couple’s hands for good luck and cool hearts in the future. For the last act the couple will be entranced by a pair of Thai dancers performing a traditional dance of love. As we move through each element of the ceremony, the Celebrant will explain the symbolism or meaning behind them, which is a wonderful way for the couple and their guests to truly experience the wonder of Thai culture.
Thai Ceremony Packages
As you can imagine our Thai Wedding Grand Package has this same wonder plus so much more. Firstly, before the wedding the couple embark on a photo session that can take place either at an elephant camp on back of these majestic icons of Thailand (traditional weddings in the past used elephants) or at the beach. After this, the bride and groom will be blessed by monks at a Buddhist temple before attending the wedding. The wedding proper begins with the groom, accompanied by the celebrant, leading the colorful “Long Drum Parade” with vibrant musicians across the garden or beach to where the vows will take place. The groom and guests will be carrying gifts and money to present to the bride’s parents (or representatives). Along the way, the groom must pass through 3 Gates and respond to questions posed by the gatekeepers. If his answers and gifts are acceptable, the bride, who has been hidden nearby, will come and join her betrothed to first pay respect to the parents, then undergo the rituals described in the Standard Package. The ceremony is completed with the newlyweds planting a “Love Tree” as a gesture of their everlasting love. Cake, Champagne and more romantic photos are the final touches before the couple is transferred back to their hotel or dinner venue.
We also offer a most memorable Thai Buddhist Blessing with the preparations of the day beginning with early morning offerings to the Monks in front of the Thai temple at a small shrine, set up especially for the occasion, offering of flower, food, and a traditional bowl of rice.
If you are looking for a different and exotic way to celebrate your wedding, our Thai weddings are the perfect way to turn your dream into mesmerizing reality!