The food is fantastic, they've hired some top chefs. The staff really looked out for our best interests fulfilling many of our requests and even sent out a squad to rescue us from the ocean. The room and decor are gorgeous, with something going on all the time. Unfortunately we went during the time of year when the beach is swallowed by the sea, but the Martin can't control that. If you want a quiet location away from the crowds, this is where you want to go. Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
Yes! If some of the wedding guests are staying at the resort, such as the best man or family, then the groom will usually ‘borrow’ one of these rooms to get ready in. The bride will get ready in the room that they booked. Another option, especially if the bride and groom would like to follow ‘traditional’ wedding procedures, is to book a separate room to stay the night before the ‘big day’, keeping this room until the ceremony begins.
When you arrive at the resort, the final meeting will be arranged with you and your personal wedding planner to fine tune all the wedding and celebration details. Your wedding planner will take you through a ‘walk through’. Our wedding Celebrant will have a pre-meeting with you to discuss the order of the ceremony (i.e. where the groom, best man, bridesmaids has to stand, if there will be readings or poems from your family etc, etc.)
We need at least 6-8 working days (excluding the day of arrival) prior to the wedding in order for us to arrange the necessary translation, documentation and courier to Samui . Please note that embassies are closed for both Thai and its own national holidays. However, the bride and groom will only require 2 working days in Bangkok to handle the essentials, after which, our legal representatives will handle the rest. You can then come down to Samui to relax and travel some more around Thailand before arriving with us to celebrate your wedding.
Religious or non-religious ceremonies are symbolic ceremonies and are not legally binding. This symbolic ceremony allows the couple to express their love in their own way, exchange of vows, rings and most importantly, kisses!!!
No it does not. Thai law states that a wedding ceremony is permitted regardless of actual marital status. Some couple choose to perform the ‘legal’ part of the wedding in their home countries and then celebrate the symbolic ceremony here with us. What we can do is provide a replica of the Thai marriage certificate for you to sign on the wedding day.
Yes, you can choose flowers in season, including types and variety of colours. We supply the floral decoration at the ceremony venue, including floral arch, bouquet and buttonhole for bride and groom, floral confetti’s and the floral decoration of the bridal room. We will be happy to supply fresh flowers for bride’s hair to adorn.
Depending on the package you prefer. This covers sparkling wine/cocktail/non alcoholic refreshsment, canapés, decorations, extra flowers, wedding programs , additional co-ordination & planning, seating and staffing.
We usually have the drum parade while the bride is walking from the room, past the garden and the swimming pool. There is a musician who plays the “Khim” (traditional Thai xylophone) while the bride is walking down the aisle. If you have a special song that you would like to play, we can set up a sound system on the beach that can connect to an ipod or CD player.
The sooner the better! Ideally, destination weddings are booked 9 to 12 months prior to the wedding celebration date. Save the dates are typically sent straight after booking the wedding venue followed by the sending of the proper invites a few months after. We recommend advising an RSVP date of 3- 4 months after sending the invitations. This allows guests to make necessary travel and accommodation arrangements as well as to arrange time off from work. Please remember also that you need your RSVP’s to get the final head count.