Wet Weather Weddings
During the Monsoon season (October to December), many people may not think Koh Samui is an ideal place to step into your future as Husband and Wife. While it is true the weather can be wet, it is not the constant storm that many guide books portray. In fact, some of the most beautiful weather I have ever experienced in my many years living here on Koh Samui have been in the Monsoon season. Here are a few other reasons why Koh Samui is still be a great place to get married, even if it is a little ‘wet’.
1. In Thailand water plays a large role in many of the Thai celebrations. If it’s wet on a wedding day, it is believed to both cleanse and purify the body and soul; allowing a marriage to begin fresh and new. The more water that passes over your skin on a day of celebration, the more purified you become. So if it happens to be a little wet on your wedding day, do what the Thai’s do and embrace it. If the weather is dry, ask about the “Rod Nam Sang” or Water Blessing if you want to guarantee this important tradition during your ceremony.
2. Koh Samui is a tropical island and therefore we have “wet” weather all year-round. No matter what month you visit, we often have afternoon rain-showers to cool things off. These showers usually last between 5 and 30 minutes, then disappear as if they never occurred, leaving wedding ceremonies to go ahead as planned.
3. Koh Samui can be considered more romantic during the ‘off-season’. There are always less people around at the resorts, beaches and restaurants so you always feel more intimate and private. You can enjoy the best views at dinner, the best rooms available and the best personal service while starting your new life together.
4. For those wanting an unforgettable beach wedding, but are on a budget; the lowest rates are available on most accommodations during the Monsoon season.
5. If you want to be sure you’re ‘covered’ – an outdoor marquee or canopy can be arranged to protect from all elements, while sea-side restaurants provide excellent alternative venues for severe weather.
When planning your wedding day, don’t let a little ‘wet weather’ dampen your spirits, it is unnecessary. Come to Koh Samui, relax and let the natural beauty of the island help make your wedding day unforgettable – no matter what the actual weather is like.
By P M Carter | Submitted On September 21, 2010