For couples marrying in Thailand, the marriage will only be legally recognised in your home country if you have followed Thai legal procedures. Part of this process involves completing some paperwork at the Thai embassy or consulate (usually in Bangkok). If it isn't valid under Thai law then the chances are it won't be valid under the law in your home country. Please refer to the Legal Formalities page on this site for more information. A religious ceremony may be part of the wedding, but this ceremony doesn't make the marriage legally binding. … Read More . . .
Westerner Marrying Westerner
If neither you nor your partner is Thai, you can still elect to have a Thai wedding but you are probably going to need some help along the way to organize it all. On various pages throughout this website are listings for wedding planners and hotels who can arrange things for you. They range in price so it's worth comparing a few quotes from different sources. Many non-Thai people like the appeal and charm of a Buddhist ceremony and this is best arranged by somebody who has local knowledge and can organize the blessing for you. Of course, you … Read More . . .
Marrying Thai Partner
If you are marrying your Thai partner, it's worth familiarizing yourself with all aspects of a traditional Thai wedding as well as the legal formalities. Unless you speak good Thai, the chances are that the planning of the day will be left to your partner and their family. If you are paying for the wedding you will need to set some ground-rules to prevent things getting out of hand. For a Thai person, the more they spend on their family and friends then the more prestige and merit they will gain. If you aren't Buddhist this might not be … Read More . . .