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Traditional Thai Commitment Ceremonies

Kilkenny, Ireland
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Traditional Thai Commitment Ceremonies


Myself and my fiance are heading to Koh Samui on our honeymoon early next year. I am thinking about organising a commitment ceremony or something similar on the beach as a surprise for her. It would just be the two of us, no guests.

I would much appreciate it if anybody has any idea as to how I would start organising such a thing or if it is even possible?


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1. Re: Traditional Thai Commitment Ceremonies


Thai traditional wedding ceremony are not done by monk or priest. For the Thais the couple will go to the temple in the morning of the wedding day to get blessed ( not to preform the wedding) or some invite monk to their home in the morning before the wedding proceed to bless the couple and the house. The monk then left before all the cerebrations.

What you seen in travel brochure ( monks at the wedding) Is another money making for so called wedding planner. In Buddhist way the monk are not getting involved with such thing as wedding.

The Thais wedding are preform by the elders of the family.

If just two of you I would get up early and go to temple with basket of offerings the like of freshly cooked food or dry food with money in envelope (100-1000baht) flowers, incense and candles. Go around 8:30am ask for abbot tell him is your wedding or anniversary or any reason then he will give you a blessing.

Good luck

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2. Re: Traditional Thai Commitment Ceremonies

That's what the missus and I did. The monk even looked up our birth dates and days and told us the best date to get married :).

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3. Re: Traditional Thai Commitment Ceremonies

I normally make offerings and am blessed on my birthday!

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4. Re: Traditional Thai Commitment Ceremonies

Thanks very much for the replies, definitely something we would be interested in

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