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

Three Years Ago Today I Married My Wife

Three years ago today my amazing wife Thiprudee and I went to the Amphur office in my wife’s home town with two witnesses – her parents – to sign the marriage certificate. Almost two years later we had the wedding party with nearly a thousand guests at my in-law’s house surrounded by a forest of palm trees in Lam Thap, Krabi. It felt like the entire village was invited and people parked cars and scooters everywhere between the palm trees. It was like what we in Sweden call a “folkparksfest.”