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.
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.