Off the Beaten Track
Thai-ing the knot in Phuket
The JW Marriott Phuket, resort and spa has launched its 'Wedding Ceremonies' package.Weddings can be arranged for a special ceremony for two, up to a full scale event for up to 400 people in either an indoor or outdoor setting as preferred. In addition to the Christian style wedding, the resort specialises in cultural Thai ceremonies, offering a traditional Thai Buddhist ceremony that is performed in the central part of the country, or a southern Phuket style wedding in keeping with the resort's location. Many touches are incorporated into the wedding packages including a room upgrade to deluxe terrace category, heart-shaped ice carvings, a blessing by Thai monks (for the Buddhist ceremonies), a master of ceremonies, corsages for the bridge and groom, ambient Thai background music and special floral highlights in the guest room at turndown on the wedding night. Additional options include traditional dress and costume for the wedding couple, photography and/or video service, make up and hair stylist, a guest reception or dinner and even a baby elephant escort. Prices for wedding ceremonies start at $1,050. Honeymoon packages start from $655 for three nights.