Best Season to have a Beach Wedding in Phuket
Phuket is gifted with so much beauty that makes it perfect for destination weddings. Aside from its rich rainforests, the clear Andaman seawater that surrounds it and its wide array of resorts, its desirable weather is a key ingredient to make your dream wedding come true.
While planning other wedding details like your wedding dress, the food, music, the number of guests and the decorations, is vital, it is also important to know the best months for Phuket travel. You do not want to get drenched in rain during your beach wedding, right?
Thailand is situated near the equator, so it has a tropical climate. This means the weather is generally desirable all throughout the year on the island, with a temperature averaging from 77° F to 84° F. However, it is important to note that Thailand actually has three seasons: hot season, cool season and rainy season. The hot season runs from March to May while the cool season runs from November to February. In between those two seasons, the rainy or monsoon season occurs. From June through October, the island experiences humidity and heavy rain brought about by the wind blown southwest from the tropical sea.
If a beach wedding is your cup of tea, it may be practical to go in the middle of November through February, when the temperature is not too hot and there is little chance of rainfall. It is when both locals and tourists usually get married on the island. Holding the ceremony during the hot season may not be ideal to some, as the heat can get really extreme.
If the date is not your priority but a tight budget is, then having your wedding during the off-peak season may be the best option for you. During the rainy season, not many people visit the island so the airfare and accommodation rates drop. You can also enjoy the views without the usual crowd ruining the moment. For weddings that happen on the rainy season, it is still possible to have an outdoor ceremony as it rarely rains the entire day in Phuket. In fact, it’s the tradition of the locals to get married early in the morning during these months so they can still enjoy the gentle glow of the sun and avoid the rain later during the day.
If your chosen wedding date happens to fall during the rainy season, however, you do not have to worry, as there are a variety of options available for you. Your wedding can be held in a beautiful indoor setting instead and the resort can move the decorations and set up for you without you having to worry about it.