The steps of Thai Wedding Ceremony
A wedding officially symbolizes your couple's union and marks a special beginning in life together. The step of each ceremony differs depending on the couple's religion, and for a traditional Thai wedding, it will typically be arranged following a Buddhist marriage ceremony. The couple will be dressed in traditional Thai attire, and the sequence will follow these steps:
Thai Wedding Ceremony Steps - 1.
Buddhist Religious Ceremony
The first part of a traditional Thai wedding ceremony starts in the early morning, typically before 11am, depending on the couple's Auspicious time for merit making. After receiving the monk's blessing, the couple will then be blessed with holy water and have their foreheads anointed.
Thai Wedding Ceremony Steps - 2.
Khan Mak Procession
Following the morning religious ceremony, the groom and his family will proceed with a classic moment in a traditional Thai wedding ceremony; the 'Khan Mak' parade at the auspicious time to the bride and her family. The groom will have to pass through a series of symbolic doors by performing tasks and giving out envelopes to the bride's party.
Thai Wedding Ceremony Steps - 3.
Proposal and Marriage
Upon passing the symbolic doors, the groom and bride will unite and walk together towards the ceremonial spot. Here, a representative from the groom's side will ask for the bride's family's permission and typically offer a Sin-Sod Thong Mun. Parents from both parties will give their blessings.
Thai Wedding Ceremony Steps - 4.
The bride and groom exchange engagement rings with their parents as witnesses.
Thai Wedding Ceremony Steps - 5.
Ceremonial water pouring
This is an important step in a traditional Thai wedding ceremony. The bride and groom will kneel together and joined by an auspicious thread on their heads. Guests will take turns pouring the ceremonial water over the couple's hands and bless them with good luck.