Everyone who's done it knows it; there are so many meticulous details that go into planning a wedding. A date must be set, the venue chosen, dresses and formal wear acquired, the elaborate minutiae of flowers, linens, dinnerware and cutlery, music and a photographer must be selected, and cakes, wines and champagnes to be agreed upon to maximize the celebrations on the big day.
For most, a tropical wedding on a sun-kissed island is the type of bonding that dreams are made of. Saying “I do” to the backdrop of a breathtaking sunset represents the perfect storybook wedding fantasy but a tropical wedding doesn't have to be only a dream… In Phuket, there's a wide variety of venues, event and wedding planners, as well as suppliers, that go above and beyond their duty to make many couples' tropical wedding dreams come true.
Why choose Phuket as your wedding destination? There are so many answers to that question, beginning with the island itself: Simply put, Phuket's gorgeous. The natural beauty of the island hosts some of the very best scenery that Southeast Asia has to offer, including lush, green tropical foliage and an amazing assortment of colourful tropical flowers, such as rare species of orchids and sweet-smelling frangipani.
Phuket's beaches are world-renowned for their rugged beauty, and rightfully so. The east and west coast beaches of the island each provide their own unique slice of beach heaven. Some beaches are backed by lovely casuarina trees and native palm trees, while others roll on for as far as the eye can see. The island's beaches make for a picture-perfect postcard backdrop to your wedding day.
Another reason to choose Phuket as your wedding destination would have to be the wide variety of venues to choose from. If a beach wedding is not what you are looking for, there are many luxurious five-star resorts around the island that offer wedding services and packages. Some of the resorts offer chapel-style weddings, while others turn their special event venues into wedding locations.
The highly-skilled and experienced event management teams in Phuket’s resorts will rise to even the most challenging of requests, ensuring that every tiny detail of your wedding is exactly what you wished for.
Most five-star resorts also offer all-inclusive wedding and honeymoon packages, making Phuket an affordable choice for a tropical destination wedding not only for the bride and groom, but also for friends and family members who wish to come and help celebrate the special day. One more factor in making Phuket an affordable tropical destination wedding choice is the wide availability of international flights to and from the island.
If you’re hoping to have a more minimalistic beach wedding, Phuket is also a wise choice. There are several one-stop wedding planners here that will help you manage your big day. They are well versed in planning tropical destination weddings and can offer oodles of good advice as well as practical consultations regarding your wedding.
As these wedding planners are well connected throughout the island, they can arrange absolutely everything you need, including catering, reception setup, transportation, a DJ or live musical entertainment, recommendations for a place to stay and – in the most extreme cases – even a dress for the bride and appropriate attire for the groom and wedding party.
Other available services include budget management, hair and makeup, photographers or videographers as well as flower arrangements, specific ceremony requests and vows. Wedding planners can also source the perfect cake from some of the best pastry chefs on the island and they can help you realise all of your unique and challenging wedding choices and ideas that make sure your tropical wedding is as near perfection as can be.
Ceremony enhancements are another great reason to choose Phuket. Many couples who come to to tie the knot choose traditional Thai ceremony enhancements such as Buddhist blessings or the traditional water ceremony, which in Thai weddings is the most important part of the wedding, as this is when the couple actually becomes husband and wife. Many western couples incorporate these traditional ceremony enhancements into their wedding as they’re a unique feature, characteristic of Phuket.
These enhancements add something extra special to your wedding – unique memories to be remembered for years to come. It’s little touches like these that help ensure your wedding goes above and beyond your expectations.
So yes, Phuket’s a perfect choice for a tropical destination wedding. The island is lush, the venues and beaches unique, and the services on offer are some of the most professional and affordable in the world. Why would you not choose Phuket as your wedding destination? That’s the real question!