Thailand Offers the Best Wedding Destination
As many travel experts would attest Thailand offers some of the most picturesque beauty, and a culture that is unmatched by most of the world. While Thailand has long since been a destination for everything from yoga, and enlightenment, to drugs and debauchery, today it is being recognized for something that is a bit of a union of the two.
Thailand has just been voted the best location for a destination wedding in the entire world, according to Wonderlust magazine. Alicia Procello Maddox, an avid traveler in her own right, is a huge fan of Thailand and all it has to offer. In terms of natural beauty Thailand is amazing. But to Alicia Procello Maddox what truly sets Thailand apart is the people that are from the nation. As Wonderlust points out, Thailand is home to some of the nicest people in the entire world, and people with some of the richest sense of culture. Alicia Procello Maddox feels what sets Thailand apart from other cultural hotspots, is the fact that not only does the country have such a strong, rich culture, but the people are always so willing to share their culture with you.
While some nations it seems, they might be trying to force their culture upon you, and while many others don’t seem to wanna share at all. For those planning their wedding in Thailand the most popular style of wedding is the famed, Grand Indian Style of wedding, or a more traditional local Buddhist style wedding. Thai wedding planners even have prearranged, non-denominational weddings made in these themes, without the actual religious ceremonies that take place alongside them. Alicia Procello Maddox believes this level of understanding from the Thai wedding planners, is simply another example of the culture’s welcoming nature and their willingness to adapt any and everyone into their culture.
Another one of the main reasons for Thailand’s thriving wedding market, is the beautiful beaches and the fact that many Americans and other tourists love the idea of a beach wedding. Some of the more popular Thai beach nuptial destinations are Hua Hin, Phuket, Khao Lak, Pattaya, Krabi and Ranong. But its not just Americans that tie the knot here in Thailand, the majority of destination weddings here last year were from India. Over 400 Indian couples were married here, in the last year alone! Through her charitable work, Alicia Procello Maddox is often in Thailand. She believes that a combination of Thai hospitality, beautiful locations; a range of world-class hotels, and a wide variety of excellent international cuisine, make Thailand the perfect place for any couple to have their wedding.