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Frequently Asked Questions

Disclaimer

You have chosen to celebrate the most vibrant day of your life and your dream honeymoon in a tropical destination.

In these picture-perfect environments, your wedding celebration is still subject to weather conditions and if you have chosen a beachside location Mother Nature might be quite playful. In fact we cannot influence the gravitational pressured exerted by the Moon, the Sun and the rotation of the planet; hence beachside events being subject to tidal conditions.

When you select an outdoor venue for your wedding location, most of our resorts will provide a back-up indoor location at no extra charge. However please be aware that by selecting an outdoor venue you agree to this back-up option with no recourse to the property.

On arrival our wedding coordinators will discuss with you the weather forecast and agree an appropriate date if needed. It is strongly recommended that you remain flexible with your actual celebration day during your stay to ensure it will be a day to remember.

Legals

We at Centara Hotels & Resorts are committed to ease wedding planning and we are delighted to offer our assistance and advices from the moment you chose your wedding destination to the day you arrive.

Below is a list of legal documents which will be required at most of our wedding destinations. Additionally, you may have to provide details concerning your occupation and annual income.

Upon your return to your home country, you may have to lodge a record of your marriage overseas with the relevant local authorities.

Affidavit or Certificate of Freedom to Marry:

The document should confirm your marital status and explain that you are free to marry whilst sojourning in the overseas destination of your choice. In the event one of you is divorced, the affidavit must include a decree absolute. The Affidavit can be obtained from a Notary Public whom you can find through a solicitor's office. Please note that the affidavit needs to be signed and stamped and that costs may vary noticeably from one solicitor office to another.

Evidence/Certificate of No Impediment:

You may have to provide evidence that there is no known impediment to your proposed marriage. Prior to apply for this document, you are advised to address to your local Registrar Office to list down the identification documents your circumstances require (i.e. original of decree absolute if divorced, death certificate if widowed, adoption certificate if adopted). The Certificate of No Impediment is usually issued within a month and its validity may vary therefore meticulous planning is foremost.

Decree absolute if one of you is divorced:

If one of you is divorced you are required to provide documents that prove the dissolution or annulment of this union. Some countries do not allow divorced individuals to re-marry until a certain period of time from the date the divorce is effective.

Certified documents:

Certified documents can be delivered by an authorised solicitor. The solicitor will require the original of each document you need to certify. Originals will be photocopied and stamped thus indicating that the photocopies are genuine copies of original documents.
Should you be required to provide English translation of official documents, the translations must be certified by an authorised translator.

Getting Married in Thailand with Centara

Preparing a wonderful wedding in Thailand or overseas can be a daunting task nonetheless Centara is committed to perfectly organise your magic day in any of the destinations you may chose. It is recommended you book your wedding holiday via a travel agent or tour operator who can verify all technical items and therefore help you get prepared for your wedding.

The information below summarizes some of the key points for getting married in Thailand including the documents required both in your home country and in Thailand. Several steps of the process of legalizing your wedding in Thailand owe to be handled in Bangkok over few days.

Commitment ceremonies and renewal of vows are celebratory ceremonies (blessings) in most Centara properties. Therefore legalising your union is subject to the following:

  • You will be asked to provide an Affidavit or Certificate of Freedom to Marry. The document should confirm your marital status and include a decree absolute in the event one of you is divorced. The Affidavit can be obtained from a Notary Public whom you can find through a solicitor's office. The document must be translated into Thai, authenticated and the translation certified by the Legalisation and Naturalisation Division, Department of Consular
  • Evidence stating that there is no known impediment to your proposed marriage may be required. Prior to apply for this document, you are advised to address to your local Register Office to list down the identification documents your circumstances require.
  • The Certificate of No Impediment is usually issued within a month and its validity may vary
  • Please note that in some countries a widow or divorcee cannot re-marry until a full year has passed since the subsequent happening
  • Evidence of applicants' occupation and annual income is required
  • The originals and the copies of all required documents will be requested by local authorities. Any local Thai District Office is entitled to proceed with the marriage registration
  • Once you are back to your country of residence, you will have to deposit an original and a translated copy of your marriage certificate at your General Register Office in order to register your wedding has passed since the subsequent happening
  • Evidence of applicants' occupation and annual income is required
  • The originals and the copies of all required documents will be requested by local authorities. Any local Thai District Office is entitled to proceed with the marriage registration
  • Once you are back to your country of residence, you will have to deposit an original and a translated copy of your marriage certificate at your General Register Office in order to register your wedding

Because your wedding day should be the most beautiful and happiest day of your life, we are here for you!

For further information from one of our wedding planners, please contact us at eventsalesgroup@chr.co.th