Koh Samui Wedding Checklist

The Koh Samui Wedding Time-Line, Schedule & Check-List

Since 2007, Samui Beach Weddings has helped couples from all over the world with their destination wedding plans on Koh Samui. This complimentary checklist is an excerpt from our exclusive magazine, “Samui Bride & Honeymoon”.

We have divided the check-list into easy to follow time-frames so you can track your wedding planning progress, stress-free.

12-14 Months Before

  • Choose your wedding date, if you haven’t already. The most weddings occur on Koh Samui in February, followed closely by April. The quietest wedding months are from October to the beginning of December. Don’t wait too long to reserve your wedding date – it may already be taken.
  • Decide on what style of wedding to have; Western, Buddhist – or perhaps underwater?
  • Choose your type of wedding venue. Do you want to be at a resort, remote beach location or a luxury private villa – or maybe a beautiful sailboat or yacht?
  • Choose your reception venue. Will it be at the same location as your wedding ceremony?
  • Will you have a legal marriage, recognized by other nations – or will you have a non-legal ceremony for memories? If one of you have been previously married – certified proof is required – so bring an original copy of all necessary paperwork to show you are legally free to marry. There are services available to assist you with the legal process in Thailand.
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10-11 Months Before

  • Finalize your guest list
  • Send out your invitations. Because this is a destination wedding in a foreign country, give all of your guests as much advance notice about your wedding so they can have ample time to prepare their trip
  • Decide what kind of ceremony you will have. Will it be religious or secular? On Koh Samui, it is most likely that your wedding planner will select the best person to perform your wedding ceremony based on your needs and preferences
  • Buy wedding insurance in the unlikely event you have to cancel or postpone your wedding on Koh Samui
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8-9 Months Before

  • Book your plane tickets
  • Book your accommodations on your whole journey, not just to Koh Samui
  • Book caterer
  • Book entertainment
  • Consider color and overall theme
  • Email cake photo designs to your wedding planner
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6-7 Months Before

  • Join a gift registry
  • Get dresses fitted
  • Suggest to the Mothers that they get their dresses, if they haven’t already
  • Make sure all payments have been made to the wedding planner to secure all necessary vendors and equipment
  • Provide your guests a list of hotels/resorts near your wedding venue once they RSVP
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This is just a sample of how useful our check-list is. It is the perfect tool to keep you happy and relaxed while planning from over-seas.

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