So you have traveller across the world with your significant other, you are standing in your dream venue and you look out to all of your closest friends and family. What could make this fairytale Phuket wedding even better? An awesome set of wedding vows!
How to write your vows.
As with any form of writing, you must always start with a bit of a plan. An author would write a book without knowing what the story should be about and have an emotional attachment with the characters. The same goes for you. Lucky enough, you already have so many stories, love and most importantly, your main characters.
It is important before writing to discuss your vows with your husband or wife. You have to make sure they match, without revealing too much. The last thing you want is for one to be completely serious and the other to be full of jokes.
Don’t worry if you do not feel ready to write your vows, or lacking confidence in your writing ability. If you want to, you can always write down some of your feelings and theme, then get a professional or close friend to help you out.
The most important part of your vows is, no matter what you say, make sure it is sincere and comes from your heart. You may want to take inspiration from the internet, books or even poems, but the passion and feelings will always come from inside. Just remember, be yourself, be romantic and share the love that your partner inspires in you.
We have compiled some examples from real-life wedding vows to help inspire you for your wedding in Thailand. Although they are all great, we advise that you come up with something that is “you”. Have a look at the examples below:
“You have been my best friend, mentor, playmate, confidant and my greatest challenge. But most importantly, you are the love of my life and you make me happier than I could ever imagine and more loved than I ever thought possible… You have made me a better person, as our love for one another is reflected in the way I live my life. So I am truly blessed to be a part of your life, which as of today becomes our life together.”
via The Knot [https://www.theknot.com/content/favorite-wedding-vows-from-real-weddings]
Alex, you are my best friend. I promise to laugh with you, cry with you, and grow with you. I will love you when we are together and when we are apart. I promise to support your dreams and to respect our differences, and to love you and be by your side through all the days and nights of our lives.
I, Alex, choose you Sam to be no other than yourself. Loving what I know of you, trusting what things I will discover. I will respect you as a person, a partner, and an equal. There is little to say that you haven’t already heard, and little to give that is not already freely given. Before you asked me, I was yours and I am devoted to you in every way. I marry you with no hesitation or doubt, and my commitment to you is absolute. Do you take me to be your lawfully wedded husband/wife?
via A Pracival Wedding [https://apracticalwedding.com/wedding-vow-examples/]
I am proud to take you as my husband/wife.
For all the time we have been together, there has always been the kind of mutual understanding which is only shared when there is true love.
You have helped me triumph over challenges presented,
Encouraged my personal growth and boosted my self-esteem.
You have helped me become the person I am today,
And with your help, I will be a better person tomorrow than I was yesterday.
I vow to trust and value your opinions, and stand by your actions.
I pledge to always treat you as my best friend and equal.
I will ask for help when I need it, and offer help to you always.
Let us be friends and lovers, and grow old disgracefully together.
via OffBeatBride [http://offbeatbride.com/wedding-vows/]
Thailand has an abundance of placed to get marries. We have put together our 3 best Phuket wedding venues by type and given a little insight on why we think they are good.
What you will find is that many wedding locations in Thailand have different benefits for different people, so you will have to find the one thats right for you.
Without a doubt, one of Thailand’s best wedding venues has to be the beach. As an icon of the country, the beautiful beaches are a no brainer for some when deciding on where to get married in Phuket. There is something undeniably romantic about saying ‘I Do’ with your toes in the sand. And what better sound track than the soothing sound of the sea behind you.
With recent changes in Thai laws on weddings, it is not as simple as picking your beach, showing up and getting your wed’ on. There are now many limitations on where and when you can get married. As an expert on getting married in Phuket, we can measure you that this does not mean beach weddings are a no-no. There are still plenty of beautiful locations for the beach wedding of your dreams.
For those looking for a more private, intimate wedding, a an idea might be to find a luxury wedding villa in Phuket to use as your venue. The beauty of this is that you have the space all to yourself, which gives a sense of privacy that a beach wedding couldn’t offer. That is unless you find a private beach to get married on!
The size of the villa often can limit you, which is the downside to hiring a private villa for your wedding. If your villa is not big enough to accommodate all of your guests, they may have trouble finding the best place to stay for your big day. Providing the planning is done right, this does not need to be an issue. This is where a good local knowledge and thoughtful planning can help ensure your wedding day is as smooth as possible.
Now, one of our favourite venues for a wedding in Thailand has to be a hotel. More specifically, a high end / luxury hotel. The reasons are not superficial, but rather because of consistency and practicality. When imagining your special day, you always want everything to run smoothly. Getting married in a 5* hotel will ensure that you have the kind of luxury wedding Phuket has become famous for. An added bonus is being able to have your friends and family stay in the hotel, rather than traveling to and from your wedding.
Your budget should always be considered when shortlisting a wedding venue and this will help when looking for where to get married in Thailand. Even if your budget isn’t too big, the benefit of great value for money in Thailand truly does help.
Save Money by Getting Married in a Public Place – Find out how you can save money on your wedding by choosing a public wedding venue.
Choosing a wedding venue is usually the first order of business when it comes to planning your wedding. It may also be one of your biggest expenses. Your venue choice may factor into the date, time, and size of your wedding, and some venues will even dictate which vendors you can use. On top of that, venues raise their prices during peak wedding season, which could make it hard for many couples to afford. Luckily there are alternative options, like save money by getting married in a public place.
A public wedding isn’t for everyone, but for couples on a tight budget, it may offer the perfect setting at a very affordable price. Like any venue, public spaces have their pros and cons.
Many public spaces feature beautiful landscapes with lots of space
Some even have buildings on-site that can be rented for a small fee
Cost: Public spaces are often free and require only a reservations. Some charge a small rental fee, usually not exceeding a few hundred dollars
Other people – since the venue is a public space, you will have other people in the area, and maybe a few extra “guests” watching your wedding
You’ll have to abide by the rules and regulations of the location. Some public spaces will not allow decorations or alcoholic beverages
Many public spaces don’t offer a backup location in the event of rain. Plan accordingly
Here are some public places to consider:
National/State/Local Parks – many parks have gorgeous natural scenery, which means you won;t have to spend a fortune on decorations. Many parks also have outdoor spaces like gazebos or pavilions that make excellent wedding spots. You will likely need a permit or reservation to book a park location.
Historic Sites and Public Buildings – Many cities have historic locations or public buildings that are managed by the county or state. Usually these facilities can be rented for a small fee.
Beaches – beach weddings are popular in the warmer months, and they are usually free. Just check to see if you need a permit to use the location beforehand.
Public Universities – With large campuses and plenty of event space, a public university may be the perfect venue for your wedding. Many universities rent space for private events. You may want to set the date during summer months, or holiday breaks when classes aren’t in session.
Public gardens – Many cities and towns have public gardens with gorgeous landscapes. These locations are well maintained and can usually be reserved for a small fee.