Thailand wedding costs are very different from that of Western countries or Australia. Thailand is known as a world class tourism and wedding destination. It was recently awarded the top position in Asia by the Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) conference. Phuket Island will host this year’s DWP conference.
Given Thailand’s pristine beaches, wonderful food, friendly Buddhist culture and natural hospitality of the people; it is not surprising that Thailand is on the world map for weddings. However Thailand is also known for its value-for-money proposition. For example, while a haircut in the USA starts at 15$ you can get the same service in Thailand for 3$ for example. But does this equation hold up for weddings? What is the average Thailand wedding cost?
Is the hype about Thailand Wedding Costs true?
Yes, there are weddings in Thailand for all budget from $500,000 USD weddings down to $1,000 or $2,000 events. There is a whole range of budgets that can be feasible for Thailand Weddings. However the numbers are not always as spectacular, lavish and rich as the government’s Tourism Authority of Thailand would have you believe:
A recent press release from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) claimed “The average Thailand wedding cost is around 5-20 million Baht.”
Another article from Bloomberg recounts “TAT reports that the average spend for an Indian wedding in Thailand is 10 million baht (about $340,000), with an average of 200 to 500 guests. The average duration of each wedding is three to five nights, with approximately 600 rooms booked.”