From the Editor

There are many reasons why Thailand is the top destination of choice for any type of celebrations. But the main reason is the beauty of the country and the friendly locals that become the perfect backdrop for any momentous occasion. The profusion and diversity of anything needed to create the perfect celebration is another winning factor; from dreamy locations to luxurious facilities and friendly, knowledgeable professionals everything is within easy reach.

Few other destinations can offer unique charm, varied attractions, world-class facilities and comforts, and real value-for-money all in one package. Add to that a large pool of wedding planners, organisers and other support personnel, and it’s little wonder why in the last decade, the Kingdom of Thailand has become the favourite venue for grand Indian celebrations and especially for big fat Indian weddings. After all it’s hard to beat the Kingdom’s proximity to India, reasonable airfares, visas on arrival, world-class hotels at reasonable rates, stunning natural beauty, the wide variety of venue options, convenience of travel, availability of Indian and vegetarian cuisine, top-quality spas, great shopping experience, and, above all, the world-famous Thai hospitality.

Shared beliefs and traditions that arise from a shared root culture also make Thailand a very attractive destination for families wanting to celebrate special occasions together. It also provides the perfect location for a family reunion. But why stop there? It can also be the backdrop for a birthday, a wedding anniversary, or even a class reunion.

We hope this book will provide all the relevant information needed to organise any special occasion that you might want to celebrate in Thailand. Included within these pages are basic formalities and regulations, prospective venues and locations, a wedding timeline, planning and management services, coordination and support facilities and other resources you will need to ensure your celebrations is remembered long after it is over.

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