Weddings in Thailand
From what I noticed, you can invite whoever you want to the weddings in Thailand up until the day, which I think is pretty cool.
I got to go to two weddings in Thailand during my ten wonderful months there.
Sometimes the weddings also have themes.
We didn’t have a theme for the first one. For the second we did.
A previous employee came to our school one day and invited our headteacher and then invited the rest of us foreign teachers.
November 2019 was my first wedding. Yay. It was cute.
My two coworkers, Christina and Craig, I had to take two taxis to get there.
Since the sizes in Thailand were drastically different than in the US, it was hard finding things that fit me.
Luckily, I was going back to the US for a bit so I was able to pick up a dress so I had time to prepare.
The first one dropped us off at the wrong address. We ended up talking to these people on the side of the road asking where we should go and so then we got another taxi and ended up at the correct destination. It was always fun getting dropped off at random places and then realizing that it wasn’t the correct stop. LOL.
We were at the wedding for about an hour? We mingled, ate, and then we went to Haven. I had my favorite dish there: Pad Thai. Then Craig and I went to Jaidee.
Little did I know that was one of the milder weddings in Thailand. LOL.
The second wedding was in February 2020. The theme color was mint so that’s why we all had mint-ish colored dresses. It’s also interesting because weddings in Thailand are usually in the morning and they last all day. Love it. But also, it was tough toward the end of the night.
The second wedding we went to was one for the books. A few of us were invited I think a week before the actual wedding? We all had to get dresses.
I found my dress at a shop near my apartment.
Christina, Jade (my friend Indria’s sister), and I went to Central Plaza Rama II to shop for their dresses. Jade had a sprained ankle. Christina was able to find a wheelchair so we wheeled her around the mall.
Being farangs in Thailand was always laughable because we already stood out and then other things would happen that made us stand out more ???? So it was amusing to see people’s reactions when they saw us wheeling Jade around in a wheelchair. LOL.
After a few hours at the mall, we were all ready for the wedding.
Our morning started off at 10 am I think? We prepared ourselves by getting a few bottles of Prosecco when we were at the mall.
We met at Christina’s apartment the morning of the wedding. It was convenient because she lived 3 minutes away.
A few hours later we walked to the school.
The wedding was a blast. We sat at a table and of course, drank a bunch of whiskey and ate quantities of food.
The afterparty was also great. Who knew weddings in Thailand lasted so long?!
We went to a restaurant and they had karaoke which was exciting!!! We ate some more food and got to sing our hearts out. Indria, Jade, Christina, and I horribly sang some Britney Spears and of course Jbiebs. We all took turns singing and being obnoxious. We ended the night earlier than usual, around 8 or 9 pm? I mean we had been drinking for the whole day and started super early, so I think we did a pretty good job.
Both of the weddings in Thailand were memorable.
However, the second of the two weddings in Thailand was hands down one of my top ten favorite days while living in Thailand.
Thanks for sharing your wedding experiences in another country. Looks like it is similar in many respects to weddings in America. ARe there any notable differences you noticed?
Yeah very similar to back home.. There wasn’t too much dancing! Everyone just sat at the table drinking and eating, which I loved hahah
That’s interesting!! But I love that it’s very similar, showing that even when cultures differ, some important traditions remain the same.
My parents got married in Korea. I think it was the same as an American wedding, except that they also wore the traditional Korean outfits (hanbok) in addition to the wedding gown and suit… they essentially had like two ceremonies I think, for each outfit
Yes it’s very cool ???? oh awesome, that sounds amazing. My friend and I actually just rented hanboks for a few hours today it was a lot of fun!!
Wow, you all are looking gorgeous. You guys did have a great time. Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories:)
Thank you!! It was awesome ????
Oh man! I miss weddings and parties so much. I would always go crazy and have so much fun! You all looked beautiful and I’m so glad you enjoyed yourselves! Thanks for sharing and hopefully one day I’ll attend a destination wedding x
Me too! Weddings are so much fun ????
Awww I love this! I enjoy how this post is similar to a journal entry… It feels very personal. 🙂 Thailand has been on my bucket list for a while. I hope to visit eventually. Xx
It’s a beautiful country, definitely go if you have the chance!!????
You all look so beautiful! I am so jealous of your travels. I have always wanted to visit Thailand! ♥
Thailand was amazing! Definitely recommend going there ????
How wonderful to get to experience some weddings while you were in Thailand! It adds a lovely introduction to other people and some great memories, I’m sure. The children in the last photo are just too adorable!
They were so much fun! Great memories!!
This looks like so much fun! Also, love the mint dresses! I wouldn’t have thought that mint could be such a flattering color, but you all pulled it off so well! 🙂
Thank you ???? We weren’t sure how mint would be either, but it worked out hahah. It was unforgettable!
Sounds like loads of fun! Love the dresses, gorgeous colour.
This must have been a lovely experience. The mint green colour is nice and it’s a good thing you took lots of pictures.
Thanks, It was awesome!!
If I had to visit a destination in Southeast Asia, Thailand is the one I would choose. I love their cuisine. It’s refreshing to hear about weddings when you think that we have been without events for almost a year. And even when they are allowed, it’s not like before because of social distancing. But a full day of wedding celebrations at a destination in Thailand, I wouldn’t miss it for anything in the world even with social distancing. Thank you for sharing your experience. You seem to have had a really good time.
I know!! It’s crazy to think this was a year ago, right before Covid and it was normal. Now, it would be so different! Thai food is amazing. It tastes even better in Thailand ???? Definitely recommend going there!
Oh wow! Photos are amazing! Also I liked the post too! ????
Aw this is lovely!! I have always wanted to attend different weddings mostly to gawk at pretty costumes and hog the food but this looks so much more entertaining too! ????????????
It was such an entertaining night, one of my top favorites in Thailand!!