The soon-to-be newlyweds are attracted by the great variety of possibilities that Thailand has to offer for their dream destination wedding. Keeping the updated covid guidelines for international travel in mind, here are the things you need to know.
Why Is Thailand an Ideal Spot For Your Big Fat Indian Wedding?
Thailand is a tropical paradise with its breath-taking scenic beauty. The tranquil sea breeze that floats around you, the mountains, cliffs all guide you towards a new life and a brand new adventure, one that you’ve been dreaming of your whole life. But did you also know that Thailand is the most sought-after premium destination wedding hub? Fueled by lavish and classy weddings of countless Bollywood celebrities and social media influencers almost every Indian couple is now contemplating on hosting a wedding in a country with largely similar traditional values. On average 400 plus couples wed in Thailand every year
Vibrant Cultural Calendar & Nightlife
Thailand has been the top choice of Indian destination wedding clients for many years for various reasons. The country offers more than what meets our eyes, from yachts to beaches, private hotels, top restaurants and villas, best of the hospitality, serve Indian menu or buffet, Indian staff speaking several Indian languages allowing the wedding party to communicate seamlessly. Whether it is long multi-day functions or an intimate ceremony, Thailand has the venues for all of it. Thailand has been awarded ‘Best Wedding Destination’ five times by Travel & Leisure India.
Thailand has a year-round exotic tropical climate. With sunny clear skies and moderate tropical heat, Thailand has the perfect weather for a tropical Destination wedding. Though Thailand does have a monsoon season between June and November, it doesn’t rain frequently.
Convenience is another benefit that needs to be applauded. There are numerous flights going from India to Thailand everyday. Either you may book from vendors or direct flights are also available. The tickets are reasonably priced. Another thing to keep in mind is that Thailand offers Visa on Arrival for Indian Citizens. This saves a lot of trouble regarding travel logistics and ensures that all your guests are there for your destination wedding.
Services in Thailand range from the costumes, venues, lavish setup, expansive décor, traditional dancers, celebrity entertainers, floral arrangements, ice sculptures and culinary experience (Indian / Vegetarian / Jain / Bring your own chef) to arranging horses, elephants, henna artists, make-up artists as well as priests to perform the ceremony. As the Thai hospitality sector engages virtually to offer its best packages and customizations in terms of more flexibility in booking and rescheduling weddings for a later date and showcasing their best preparedness, we look at some of the destinations that will remain top choices for weddings in Thailand in the post pandemic scenario.
With a global health extremity hitting formerly again in some of the Asian countries, Indian Health Ministry has issued few International travel guidelines.
- Before planning your International travel, be sure to be fully vaccinated and upload negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report** on the Air Suvidha portal.
- During Travel to these countries, in-flight announcements about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic including precautionary measures to be followed. Use masks and follow physical distancing.
- Post travel all travelers should self-monitor their health in case they have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19
(Please click on the link to read more about international travel guidelines by the Indian Health Ministry.)
The ‘ New Normal ’ for celebrating marriages in the post-COVID-19 world is still going to be different. People are anticipated to cleave to safety and social distancing morals. Marriages will be lower, more intimate, emphasizing strict hygiene norms as well as ensuring contactless services. Other measures like Open- air venue with well- spaced out table arrangements, and minimal- contact buffet services will also be eased. Also, the whole perception of marriage travel will concentrate on impeccable hygiene norms