In the past two months, the country has seen an unprecedented number of wedding ceremonies taking place, and it’s one of the world’s fastest growing markets for brides and grooms.
The country’s tourism industry is estimated to be worth about $30 billion annually, and the country’s top wedding planners are often paid hundreds of thousands of baht (about $600) to host their weddings.
“It’s a very lucrative business, especially for bridal departments,” says the bride and groom of a bride-to-be from Vietnam, who has a wedding planned in 2018 in Bangkok.
“The bahtu is not a small amount of money in Thailand, so I’m looking to make some extra money.”
“My husband was so excited,” she says.
“He was really excited to see us get married in front of our family, and he was so happy.
It was really exciting for me to get to have a wedding in front my family.”
“I feel really happy to have this wedding,” says a bride from Cambodia, who is planning a wedding with a Thai husband.
“I have two beautiful children and this is the first time I’m going to be able to give them the happy experience that we have.
I’m so happy.”
“We’re in a country where we have such high standards, so it was really important for us to have such a perfect wedding,” the bride of a wedding from the Philippines adds.
“There’s nothing better than having a wedding where everything is done well and there’s no drama or anything like that.”
In Thailand, the bridal industry is so lucrative that some brides have had to start looking outside the country.
“You can see in the Philippines and Cambodia, where there are so many wedding services, they have the most beautiful wedding ceremonies and the biggest wedding parties,” says one bride from a wedding planner in Vietnam.
“But for me, there are a lot of things that I would rather do, like going to a spa or to have fun.
I like to have an authentic wedding.
I’d rather have a good wedding in my own home.”
A bride from Vietnam says she would rather go to a local spa than a big wedding party.
“My main concern was to make sure that we did our best,” she explains.
“And if I had to go to any one party, I’d go to one of my friends.”
The bride of an American bride says her parents and her fiancé wanted her to go through with her wedding.
“They’re happy and they’re happy that they got married,” she tells Newsweek.
“If it were not for them, it would be much different.
It would have been too late.”
The brides are often treated like royalty and are even given VIP treatment at the ceremony.
“We are in a place where they’re so close to their guests and the people who are paying for the wedding,” one bride says.
This has created a kind of social class.
“People come in the hotel, they’re on the reception and they sit down in front to eat, and then the wedding party comes and they come to the party,” she adds.
In Cambodia, the bride is the only one who has the right to attend the ceremony, and that means she is expected to wear a traditional dress and veil.
“Even though we don’t have any kind of ceremony, we’re in such a small town, and everyone looks so beautiful, so we’re trying to make our wedding look as beautiful as possible,” the wedding planner says.
Wedding planners are known to spend a lot on their guests’ food and gifts, so if you’re planning a Thai wedding, make sure you have some money in your bank account.
“In Thailand, if you don’t want to spend money, it’s okay to be extravagant, but if you can’t afford to go out, don’t go out,” says an English bride from Thailand.
“Go out if you want to go.
If you’re going out, you have to go in and have a beautiful experience.”