How To Plan Your Wedding

How To Plan Your Wedding

Planning a wedding can be stressful and to organise your Wedding abroad may just be seen as too daunting. But it does not have to be that way – Paul & Supparin are here to help so you can have your dream wedding on the beautiful island of Phuket. Here we discuss ideas on  How to Plan Your Wedding – in Phuket or the surrounding areas.

These ideas supplement the basic information about us @ Wedding Planners Phuket – Paul & Supparin.

We have a great Wedding checklist at Wedding Planning page.

Also, this is just a few words from our previous couples who took the plunge and organised their dream Destination Wedding with Unique Phuket:

My wife and I renewed our vows while we were on vacation in Phuket. We travelled from Ireland so had to find a celebrant and organizer whom we could trust and work remotely with. From the moment we met Paul and Supparin online, we knew we had made a great choice. Their professionalism, speed of response, knowledge of the location and kindness was second to none. They handled every request imaginable, made the entire process so easy, provided us with numerous images and example of previous ceremonies they conducted. When we arrived in Phuket, they met us in person and went through the ceremony details. On the day, they picked us up at our hotel, brought us to a private beach with magical views, organized the photographer and the ceremony had a personal touch that made us feel special. My wife made a specific request on the type of flowers required, which were impeccably arranged by Supparin – again, another touch that made us feel special. Paul and Supparin were so welcoming, made my wife and I feel so special, the whole event was just amazing. We cannot rate the experience highly enough Thank you Paul and Supparin – you made our holiday

All the Wedding reviews can be found here-  Unique Phuket Wedding Planners Google Reviews.

How To Plan Your Wedding

Wedding Budget

The first step in How to Plan Your Wedding is to determine a budget that you are comfortable with.  The key driver of any wedding budget is the wedding venue choice and more importantly the number of wedding guests.

We at Unique Phuket can advise so just get in touch and we can advise.  But if your budget is restricted, we have some great reasonably price wedding venues and just ensure you keep your guest numbers manageable.

As part of this wedding budget planning is to choose a suitable date to get married in Phuket.  We advise at least 1 year ahead for Villa Weddings and 3 months for resort &  beach weddings

Wedding Venues

There are some wonderful Luxury Event Villas that are ideal for hosting your Destination Wedding in Phuket.  However, almost all of these villas do require a minimum 3-night stay and then a Wedding Event fee.

Phuket Beach Resorts offer excellent values for money with a reasonable event fee and are ideal if you have a large number of guests or planning your Wedding in the wetter months of the year – as their offer more options for wet weather.

There are a number of stunning remote beach for your Destination beach wedding and these are ideal for that Dream Beach Wedding, Wedding Vow Renewals or elopement.  For smaller groups, we can arrange for the Reception on the beach but with larger wedding guest numbers we would recommend an alternative 2nd venue for your wedding reception.

We have wedding photographs of most of the Wedding Venues we use and to help with your decision. This can be found at our Portfolio website – Unique Phuket Weddings.

Wedding Planner

With a wedding date determined and maybe a wedding venue in mind, or at least a type of Wedding venue you would prefer – it is time to now choose a Wedding Planner.

We are Unique Phuket are in Phuket to represent your best interests at all times. If you have already booked or chosen a Wedding Venue great! But if you have decided on the type of Wedding Venue you prefer, we can help you book and confirm your preferred Wedding Venue.

We are agents for most of the luxury villas plus works with some of the best Beach & Luxury resorts in Phuket. Finally, we have access to a number of Phuket beaches – so we can help with all requests.

How To Plan Your Wedding – Wedding Deposit

Having following this advice on how to plan your wedding, we are hopefully at a stage where you feel comfortable to confirm your wedding plans with a deposit for your wedding venue and wedding planner. This will lock in various stakeholders and block their schedule for your special day.

Luxury Event Villas and resorts invariably will ask for a 50% deposit with the balance 60 days before. When confirming accommodation, these bookings are invariably 100% payment to confirm.

We at Unique Phuket have a very comfortable wedding payment plan only asking for a 20% deposit with the balance at least 1 month before your Wedding Date.  We also have bank facilities in the USA, Australia, Europe and the UK for deposit payments thus providing further savings on foreign currency exchange rate fees.

All payments to Unique Phuket Wedding Planners are followed up with a fully Thai registered company invoice and receipts.

Wedding Plan

At this stage, your Wedding Plan should be mature but it does not stay fixed except for Wedding Venue and Wedding Date. As your Wedding Planners learns to understand your requirements better and has all plans always change, flexibility is crucial.

We proceed to booking and then use as project management tool throughout the Wedding Planner process – a Wedding Spreadsheet for you. This simply lists all the items agreed for your Wedding and their costs. We have negotiated with all our partners a single cost for all the items to make the spreadsheet simpler and easier to manage. After booking this Wedding Spreadsheet is not changed unless mutually agreed and confirmed by email. This ensures strict control of the wedding budget and plans.

The Wedding Spreadsheet is then supplemented with a Wedding Design document (if required) and then a Wedding Day Schedule – so all is clear and transparent.

Wedding Catering

There are many Wedding catering options and after booking this is what we concentrate on. Arrangements can be made from just refreshments at a Beach Wedding Ceremony to a full Wedding Reception menu. Almost anything is possible but we do send example menus to help start the menu creation process.

Wedding Photographers

The choice of your Wedding Photography, and maybe videographer, is an important decision and we have a number of Wedding Professionals to chose from.  After booking, we send a list with links to their Wedding Portfolios to help with the decision.

Wedding Makeup & Hairstylists

We have a number of Wedding Professionals to chose from.  We send a list with links to their Wedding Portfolios to help with the decision.

Wedding Decorations

Wedding decorations and the design of them set the scene for your whole wedding

Uniquely, we do all wedding decorations and planning in-house with Supparin. Supparin is an established Wedding Design in her own right with the highly respected company Wedding Flowers Phuket.  Working also with numerous other Wedding Planners for Phuket and Overseas, she delivers exceptional wedding designs. This experience and knowledge we use to full effect on our Unique Phuket Wedding for you.

Wedding Celebrant & Master of Ceremonies

The choice of your Wedding Celebrant is another important consideration in How to Plan Your Wedding process. The celebrant will work with you in crafting your Wedding Ceremony and Wedding Vows. On the day, be a key part in the smooth running of your Wedding Ceremony.  Here is some advice on how How to Find a Wedding Celebrant in Thailand.

Paul is an experienced Wedding Celebrant in his own rights and works for a number of Wedding planners and Hotel/Resorts in Phuket.   Although not a prerequisite as your choice of Wedding Celebrant is important, he would be available with your Unique Phuket Wedding. His portfolio can be seen here.  Paul Cunliffe – Wedding Celebrant Asia.

How To Plan Your Wedding – Next step

If you have followed this How to Plan Your Wedding process, we make the next step easy with this crafted questionnaire – Wedding Inquiry.  With your answers from this, we can quickly send you an accurate budgetary estimate, preferably after confirmation of your Wedding Date and Wedding Venue but we can work with almost all circumstances and budgets

I wish I could give a million stars! Suppairn and Paul were way more than just “a company for hire”… they were more like family. We are from the United States and we were completely lost on how to go about our special day in Phuket. They were instantly responsive and kept in touch with us throughout the entire experience. If you’re not particular and set in your ways, I HIGHLY suggest letting them be creative and you will not be disappointed. I chose my colors and let their vision and creativity shine!! My wedding was 4 days ago and I am still on cloud nine! It was the most beautiful, memorable and happiest day of our lives…. I can not thank them enough. My hairdresser, Gif was such a treat and did an amazing job. They helped with my dress and EVERYTHING! The photographer they chose for me was amazing. Do not hesitate to put your special day in their hands. Thank you times a million! I was definitely a princess in my own fairytale!!!! ❤️❤️❤️