Wedding Regulations and Vow Renewals
In addition to a honeymooner’s paradise, Thailand is a top choice for destination weddings, as well. If your clients wish to have a destination wedding in Thailand, there are some essential rules and regulations you need to tell them about.
- A marriage in Thailand is legal in the U.S. and Canada, but it must be performed according to Thai law.
- In addition, paperwork and legal formalities have to be completed to ensure the wedding is recognized in your home country.
- Note: Canadian citizens should check with the Vital Statistics Office of the province of territory where the couple will live.
In Thailand you are only legally married once the wedding has been registered at the District Office. Suggest that your clients arrange the services of a wedding planner. Keep in mind many major hotels offer wedding packages that include the services of a wedding planner to oversee all the details.
For a little extra something special, suggest to the bride-to-be the idea of having the wedding attire designed and made in Thailand for the occasion.
- A couple must be of legal age (17) upon filing for marriage registration; otherwise permission must be granted by a court.
- Permission from the parents is required for parties under legal age.
- Both parties must not be registered as married to anyone else.
Affirmation to Marry