Tips and ideas that have often
been asked about Thai weddings.
As provided by this site.
What is a good monk offerings: It would be appreciated by
any monk that your offering would include something special from
your home country. Ie fruit leather, home preserves or local
produced food goods. The monks live on a basic diet so variety
is always appreciated. As well as the thought and the effort.
You will be offering normally 9 monks food during their traditional
morning begging rounds (Not too heavy or large please) and 1
at temple. As is expected in Thai culture for couples wishing
good karma and happiness in their life together.
You will be blessed at a temple by a very well respect senior
monk as well, so don't forget him.
Can I get involved in some aspects? Thai weddings start
really early and if you partake in the experience fully it will
be more rewarding and you will experience a more true Thai experience,
so tell us if, you want to be evolved in some of the preparations
for your wedding. Like the preparing of the monk offerings ,
going to the market and go see the traditional Thai flower arrangements
being made, or help make some of the fruit offeringss.But be
sure to "just hang out with your (new Thai) family"
as one does at Thai weddings - be part of the family as that
is how a Thai wedding is.
Can I choose my own Thai Menu?
IF you want you can choose your own luncheon or dinner menu.
Please remember that we are not near the ocean but other than
that we will make almost any Thai or northern Thai dish. See example
Can we have a small wedding website? Yes, some digital
weddings photos and we can send a link to a list of your friends
emails the very day you get married.It is great teaser for them
to see before you arrive home.
Can I help promote you? YES! We would like to thank
all our friends from past weddings for all the support and promotion
they have given us. Please keep it up I want to send my daughters
Do I need to do any paperwork if I don't want to register
our wedding in Thailand? No there is no need to unless you
want to register it here.
A list of "better not to". Thai culture way is
not to tell you "don't", So you must think in order
not to offend.
Better not to remove the strings from your wrists for a few days.
It is said the longer you leave them on the better life you will
have together. (Tracy 8 months and still on at time of writing
this. PS Congratulations on the new house.) Thai people will
treat you with great respect and know you are newly weds.
Better not to remove the dots from your heads till later. So
expect they will be a conversation topic on your wedding album
for years to come. Request the photographer for more formal wedding
photos the next day or the day before if you like.
Better not to forget to sleep with the flower arrangement on
your wedding night. Bring long happiness in the bedroom it is
Better not to point your feet and anyone.. Just rude
Better not to touch a monk if your a lady. Just not done.
Better not to wear shorts while traveling it is considered low
class attire. If you don't wear shorts, the Thai people will
treat you with much respect and make your trip a more Thai experience
an a tourist trip.