Phuket aims for mass wedding of 108 couples
PHUKET: The island is aiming to break the national record for the biggest mass wedding on Valentine’s Day (February 14) next year.
Monday 3 October 2011, 09:57AM
Kusol Thanangpol, owner of Suanluang Wedding & Studio, met Governor Tri Augkaradacha on Thursday (September 29) at Phuket Provincial Hall to explain his plan for organising the Thai traditional style mass wedding for 108 couples.
“Phuket is famous as a tourist attraction and increasing numbers of people are choosing it as their wedding destination. In my experience as a wedding organiser, most customers are impressed by a Thai-theme wedding. If we carry out this project, Phuket can boost interest in Thai traditions.
“We will hold the mass wedding at Laem Promthep because this is the best sunset in Thailand. We want to show off the beauty of Phuket. Preparing the venue, clothing for bridges and grooms and everything else should be started soon.”
He added that a press conference will be held soon to show off some of the bridal gowns.
Mr Kusol said the 108 couples would consist of a number of VIP guests – ambassadors or celebrities, for example – and others who would buy four-day all-inclusive packages. All the couples will spend their honeymoon at Koh Racha.
Other activities might include offering alms to 99 Buddhist monks and planting trees as part of a schedule running from February 12 to 15 next year. The official launch of the event will be next Saturday (October 8). A website at interweddingphuket.com, through which participants may sign up, will also be launched on that date, .
Gov Tri agreed that, if Mr Kusol’s company can handle such a large event, it will have the added advantage of supporting tourism on the island.