Thailand is one of the world’s most popular choices for destination weddings and renting a private villa for the occasion guarantees a memorable day.
Various published research reports have shown the cost of a single wedding in the UK to average at ￡20,000, topping A$30,000 in Australia, and over US$34,000 in the United States. That calculates out to a serious hole in the pocket between 23,500 and 25,700 Euros for less than a full day’s event. In fact, in certain cities such as New York, the most expensive city in the US for nuptials, the average spend is just under 50,000 Euros on average. With such statistics, it is perhaps not surprising that many couples are opting for a destination wedding, tying the knot in a country that neither the bride or groom call home, but where bang for their buck still makes the ultimate celebration possible.
Getting married in a faraway land has obvious appeal — exciting destinations, exotic cultures, and the symbolic “leaving it all behind” to start a new journey with an intimate celebration. What’s more, not to be overly practical and scoff in the face of romance, destination weddings typically cost a third or a half of what they would at home. Of course, there are flights and accommodation to take into consideration, but even if it it works out be an equivalent price tag, all of the aforementioned benefits – destination, culture, and intimacy — are literally, priceless.
That’s not to say the idea of “we do” in destination weddings is without its deterrents. For one, the unfamiliarity of the destination could cast some doubts. Just like at the casino, the higher the risk, the higher the return or loss, and for the Big Day, couples really should keep risk at a minimal. Countries such as Thailand are tried and tested destinations whose natural and cultural attractions are renowned the world over. As the majority of past visitors would vouch, the Kingdom’s sense of hospitality is truly world class. And most, if not all, of the five star hotels and luxury villas in the “Land of Smiles” provide dedicated banqueting teams and professional wedding planners to coordinate all parties and ensure a dream wedding.
One impressive example of the sophistication offered to couples in Thailand can be found on the tropical island of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand, where private villas now draw guests from around the globe, many of them combining a wedding with the ultimate luxury honeymoon.
Koh Samui Weddings
One such example can be booked at www.luxuryvillarentalskohsamui.com. These luxury Koh Samui villa rentals are the perfect place for a big event. Each villa, located a few steps from the peaceful Choeng Mon beach, sleeps up to 10 guests and private parties of up to 28 guests can be catered for, making it ideal for weddings.
Despite the natural backdrop, religious background, or budget of the wedding, there are some common formalities to keep in mind for non-citizens looking to wed in the country. As with most countries, both parties much be at least 18 years of age. For second marriages, the previous divorce must have been finalized for no less than 310 days, with pertinent documentation formally translated into Thai to be submitted to the relevant authorities. In order to be legally married on paper, the marriage should also be registered at a district office, which will issue a certificate in Thai. Passports for bride, groom, and guests alike, should also have a minimum validity period of six months, counting from the day of arrival into the country.
To find out more about arranging your wedding or honeymoon with luxury villa rentals Koh Samui, visit the website www.luxuryvillarentalskohsamui.com
Article source: www.etravelblackboardasia.com