How to Get Married in Thailand: A 3-Step Guide

I married my Thai wife in Thailand, but two foreigners can also legally register for marriage — something that has increased in popularity over the years. The idea of holding the ceremony on a pristine beach dusted with flower petals accompanied by the sound of the sea appeals to many brides and grooms. Follow the steps below if you’re ready to say ‘I do’ in the Land of Smiles.

Pre-wedding photoshoot of my wife and I in Krabi.

Step 1: Prepare required documents

Let Me Take You on a Trip Through My Wife’s Hometown with Google Maps Street View

I love Google Maps; I can sit for hours looking for new places suitable for taking photos and flying drone — or just going back to places I miss. Most recently, I was looking if my wife’s hometown in Lam Thap, Krabi was added to Google’s Street View, and it was! You can visit my in-laws’ house, and when zooming in you can see a family member sitting by the door.