Wedding in Thailand – Legal Marriage for Joanne and Darren

Legal Marriage in Thailand
Congratulation to Joanne and Darren for recent legal marriage at Four Seasons Koh Samui…we love to make your legal marriage in Thailand most comfortable and easier than you expected and yes we do.

We knew Jo few months before her wedding date by introducing from Four Seasons. The couple are holding British passport and getting marriage legally in Thailand is easy and convenience.
Wedding in Koh Samui - Four Seasons Resort
We arranged our professional legal representative to meet with them at British embassy and the process only take one hour. It is very convenience while our legal representative hand on the rest of legal marriage procedure.

All documents were done within 4 days before the wedding date in Koh Samui. On the wedding day, we escorted the local registrar to sign the legal marriage certificate and that is done!

Entertainments in Koh Samui – How to Choose the Good Entertainment for your Wedding?

Koh Samui is a great destination for holiday and wedding.  Many couples choose to get marriage on this beautiful island that because this is unique destination for your beach wedding and beautiful sunset while bringing family and friends to celebrate and enjoy the holiday in the paradise island.  Most of the bride is expecting to get marriage as once in the life time event and selecting the best experience to be memorized is something that need to be well planned.  One of the most important elements during the wedding reception is entertainment that need to be well suited with the guest style.  There is so many good entertainments in Koh Samui to choose from.
Nicole and Brandoli Wedding
Below is From Wedding Planning Expert Julie Dawson – aka “The Wedding Genie”

When choosing entertainment for your wedding think about it carefully. What type would suit you best and which parts of the day do you think you should entertain your guests? How much do you have to spend? This will a big deciding factor on the type of entertainment you can provide.

Bored guests are never happy ones so the parts of the day that you should cater for are, the drinks reception whilst you are having your photographs taken, the wedding breakfast if you have a long time before the evening event and of course the main evening party. In my opinion the evening entertainment is where you should concentrate your effort if your budget is limited.

For the purposes of this article I will concentrate on paid entertainment. I know there is a lot of ways to DIY entertain but I am just going to concentrate on hiring entertainers.

Let’s start with how much to spend out of your budget.

The average percentage is between 5 – 8% of your wedding budget. If you are a follower of the Wedding Genie then you know we believe in working out your priorities right at the beginning of your wedding planning. That way you will know right away if entertainment features highly. If so you can always spend more and cut back in other areas, but as a guide this is the average percentage.

How do you decide what kind of Entertainment you want?

I guess to a certain extent it’s down to your personal style, and what kind of atmosphere you want to create at your wedding. Do you want high energy grooving or a sophisticated jazzy feel? Are you a country music fan or a rat pack lover? Perhaps you want dancing but without the disco, such as a Ceilidh band.
Entertainment in Koh Samui
Maybe your wedding has a particular theme that certain music and entertainment lend itself to. Think about what your friends and family like and how you want them to remember the evening. The more of an idea that you have will help you choose what type of entertainment is right for you.
Another factor that will help decide is the size of your venue; fitting an eight-piece band into a small intimate room is not practical, also you have to check if your venue has a license for entertainment. Lastly your budget will dictate but if you choose wisely you can still have really good entertainment, just shop around and think about it carefully.
Obviously the main part of the day to provide entertainment for is the evening reception, but if you have more in your budget then it’s great to have something going on to keep your guests entertained whilst you are having your photographs taken and throughout the drinks reception if you are having one.

Here are some suggestions of various entertainers if you are on a tight budget.

A DJ
There are some brilliant DJ’s out there who can really make your party swing. Look around, don’t just go for the one that your venue suggests, ask your friends, look on the Internet. Check out what they bring with them in terms of lighting and decor. Often the DJ can put on a really good show and create a fabulous party atmosphere. Lots of the DJ websites nowadays show you what their style is and give you a choice of music to play. Don’t forget that if you want to involve your guests and ask them their favourite songs, be careful they are not all love songs. You could suggest they give you their favourite love song and their favourite dance track.

Live Singer/Jazz
The Rat Pack sound is excellent for vintage weddings. In between sets you can always fill up your IPOD so that your guests can dance and still stay in the party swing. That way you may be able to get live music for part of the evening. I have seen many weddings where this has been the case. It’s a great way of getting your party started and this type of music brings a little sophistication to your evening, the older relatives in your party will love it. Imagine your first dance being sung live whilst you glide round the dance floor.

If your budget stretches further think about a live band and entertainment for the drinks reception.

Live Bands
You can’t beat a live band for atmosphere and the wow factor. Often the band will play music to dance to in between their sets so no DJ required. You can work out the times they appear to suit the flow of your reception. Professional bands give out a great vibe and if they are really good the dance floor should be full all night. They will also bring lights and décor to give a great party atmosphere.

Mix and Mingle Artists
Using entertainers that mix and mingle such as caricaturists or a silhouettist is a good idea because your guests each get something to take home with them. Close up magicians and Mentalists can be extremely funny and entertaining too.
String quartets, guitarists, pianists, and harpists are fantastic for a classy drinks reception and also play during your ceremony if you wish. They create a lovely atmosphere and can play outside if the weather is gorgeous and your setting dictates. A stunning country mansion with beautiful gardens and guests spilling outside being wafted by lovely classical music in the sunshine starts your wedding reception in style.

Top Tips for Sourcing Entertainment Companies
There are many agencies on the Internet where you can find excellent entertainment, who specialise in wedding entertainers. Their websites should be informative, have pricing guides, question and answer areas and a good selection of entertainers to choose from, along with clips of sound tracks and choices of music. It’s a good idea to ask for references of past clients.

Talk to your friends, family or your venue coordinator to see if they know of anyone or have recommendations. Word of mouth is always a safe bet. You may have been to a wedding recently where the band or DJ was fabulous. I chose our magician from a friends wedding. I swore I was not going to have one, it’s not one of my things, but hey this guy made me laugh so much I booked him on the spot.

Go and see local bands in your area. If you get chance to see the band that you think you may want to book then you will have first hand evidence they are right for you. The other answer is to use a wedding planner; we work with reputable companies and can vouch for their standard of service. We will also understand exactly what type of entertainment is suitable for you and within your budget.

Make sure you strike up a relationship with your entertainment provider

Its very important, the supplier should be able to understand what you want from your wedding day so that they can recommend the right kind of entertainment for your celebrations. If they don’t take time to talk to you and determine what would be the best recommendation go elsewhere. The entertainment is a big part of your wedding and you want to be sure that the money you are spending is directed at the best type of entertainer for you, whether it’s a DJ, band or magician etc. You should be crystal clear about what is included within the contract, how long the entertainment lasts for, what they need in terms of set up, and riders that are included of what you have to provide in terms of food, drink and rest areas.

The choice for entertainment is quite vast but I would urge you to choose what suits your style and personality. Choose what makes you happy and what you are comfortable with. I hope this goes some way to help you decide the perfect entertainment for you.

Koh Samui is still be the most popular wedding destination for many people from around the world.  Choosing the right wedding planner to assist you locally here is very important to ensure that you have great hands to look after every elements of your wedding before the big day arrived.  Bliss Events (Thailand) team is here to assist you.

Corporate Group in Koh Samui

Entertainment in Koh Samui

BLISS events & wedding planner in Koh Samui has recently completed our mission to make one of the biggest team building programs on the island of Koh Samui for over 100 people from Flexera group.

This groups was staying at Four Seasons Koh Samui.  We created the half day team building program of island rally which was giving the opportunity to delegates to explore Koh Samui in different corners especially those main attractions.Starting the fun dayKoh Samui Corporate Event with some warm up and ice breaking activities.  The group will be divided into their pre-assigned teams, then we’ll give them colored bandanas and have each come up with a team name and power chant. After getting them going with this, we’ll conduct a couple of fun & crazy competitive activities. Besides being tons of fun, these exercises create an environment that is both co-operative & supportive, preparing the group for the rest of the program. The results of these activities will be worked into the overall scoring for the rally, so the teams will need to give their best effort!
Koh Samui Team Building
Start the Amazing Race!: After receiving final instructions and their ESB’s (essential supply bags containing a briefing sheet, map, compass, mosquito spray, sunscreen, basic first aid kit and their first clue), the Explorers will board their assigned vehicle and begin their journey to enjoy the different activities in Koh Samui.
Events organiser in Koh Samui
For the most fun parts, this is the secret, so if you require more details of what we can do to make this day are more achievable and fun, our events team is here to assist.
Entertainment in Koh Samui

Closing the fun day with the dinner at The Page of The Library, BLISS events team arranged the local entertainment and show for this group at The Library.  We would like to bring the best impression of Thailand, so that we can’t miss the Traditional Thai dance and long drum parade which is our tradition to welcome guests to our home.  The entertainment and show was absolutely stunning and bring the most memorable experience to the delegates.  In Koh Samui, there are many options of entertainments that we can provide in ensuring the most success and memorable time for the guests.

Wedding in Thailand – Tips to get married legally in Thailand

For a perfect beach wedding in Thailand, it’s important that you plan in advance to meet the specific criteria for Thailand and your country of residence, especially if you would like your wedding to be legally approval in Thailand.

Legally Wedding in Thailand

Below are small tips to get married legally in Thailand.

  •  All foreigners considering getting married in Thailand need to contact their respective embassy to complete all paperwork.
  • Wedding ceremonies held at any all of venue in Thailand are just a celebration for the couple, not a legal procedure. For the marriage to be legally binding (recognized and legalized), we advise the wedding couple to contact your representative embassy before travelling to Thailand to obtain the documentary information.
  • Ensure you have spared sometime in Bangkok due to most of embassy are located here.
  • Plan your legal marriage in Thailand at least 3 months before the wedding because some of the embassy required many documents to be prepared and this can take a lot of time.
  •  Check with your hotel, agency or wedding planner carefully on the legal procedure in Thailand because some of company only provide partial services. Therefore to ensure the most professionalism and effectiveness, recheck and triple check that all procedure are included in the quote.
  • If you would like to immerse the legal marriage procedure as part of your wedding ceremony, then please spare at least 5 minutes during your ceremony planning.  It take a short time for registration, but long time on the planning and preparation of the documents.
  • For hassle free, why not use the service from the wedding specialist in Thailand like Bliss Events team. Contact us at info@blisseventthailand.com to obtain more information.