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9 hours ago, Odysseus123 said:

Who are these people,honey-they can't all be the Joneses can they?

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ah! the proverbial monk ordination ceremony crowd hangeronerers

 

wheres the band? 🙂

 

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Get the wife to start brewing more Lao Kow (spelling) NOW!

 

This way, it's all covered and won't cost you that much. Some extra rice and food and you're done. Congrats by the way. Hope to not be reading about your divorce on here next year. 🙂

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 I recall, when finally realising why; the original 1 pig, became 3 pigs... and 20 extra chickens!!

 

 

at least the butchering and letting scene made for great village entertainment

( we had 300 extras... virtually the entire remaining villagers)

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37 minutes ago, NCC1701A said:

Good luck with your wedding.

 

I wish we had stunners like this in Hua Hin.

 

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Thai farm folk up Roi Et way.

I had a great day and was treated as a sort of guest of honour.

The bride and groom...

 

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30 minutes ago, tifino said:

ah! the proverbial monk ordination ceremony crowd hangeronerers

 

wheres the band? 🙂

 

Very similar to wedding practices in ancient Greece or Rome.

The band came for the promenade thru' the village afterwards...all the women making those hair raising ullulations...marvelous stuff.😃

 

Anyway,we are wandering off topic so let the additional folks in and have a great wedding day-sanook,sanook..sabai,sabai..

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37 minutes ago, KiChakayan said:

Luckily we got invited to a wedding before we got married. I was shocked when I saw the groom looking like a dressed up ape. Told my beloved  right away that I didn't want such circus. So we agreed to postpone it until after my funeral. And more than 10 years down the road we still boomboom whenever the bike hasn't claimed all my juices for a given day.

'the bike hasn't claimed all my juices for a given day'

 

A bit too much information there.

Any photos?

 

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When we did the traditional Lao wedding it was during Songkran (in 2000). Nothing formal, no paper invites just word of mouth. Had a camp kitchen set up at the side of Mother's house. Cases and cases of Lao Beer. Probably had 500 people coming and going through out the day. Complete strangers walked in off the street and even had a few foreign tourists came in to say hello. It was a bit of a culture shock for me but for her family it was all about showing face.  

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Looks like the OP still have to learn a lot about Thailand. When the party is in a restaurant or at a hotel, you only will see people who are invited. If you do at home it is very normal: everybody can come and join the party, even the all village. Before makings steps and getting a wedding party: be smart and take some information so you will have no surprises as Thailand is not Europe. For what it will cost you: let people enjoy and don't think you are the boss, you just have the money (???)

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On 8/28/2019 at 7:52 AM, megapix said:

I have a western style ceremony in a 5 star hotel with seating arrangements.

5 star?

Could end in tears......
Do keep us informed...... :cheesy:

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On 8/28/2019 at 12:29 AM, shy coconut said:

My  experiences from isaan is that formalities don't really exist, people seem to pop

in and out all the time,

 

My brother-in-law and a friend once sat in front of my house drinking whisky and playing music, and some guy came and joined them. They all got drunk, the guy had a song-song and then fell asleep, before a woman came and collected him. No-one had any idea who he was or where he came from 😁

Another time, my father-in-law came home and found a total stranger had parked his car on the lawn and was washing it with the garden hose 🤔

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Just get in an extra 10 cases of Chang and cater for a few more people food wise, and enjoy the day. Cost will be minimal and your wife and her family will gain the respect of the village. For Thb 10,000 not worth being talked about after if your short of food and drink.

Congratulations.

 

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1 hour ago, easydoor said:

Looks like the OP still have to learn a lot about Thailand. When the party is in a restaurant or at a hotel, you only will see people who are invited. If you do at home it is very normal: everybody can come and join the party, even the all village. Before makings steps and getting a wedding party: be smart and take some information so you will have no surprises as Thailand is not Europe. For what it will cost you: let people enjoy and don't think you are the boss, you just have the money (???)

Learning about Thailand has nothing to do with this. I asked for advice what to do in this case as my wedding is in hotel. If it would be in some Isaan village I wouldn't care. But Im not marrying a village girl.

 

The point was that I didn't know where those uninvited people would sit and eat as I have a seating arrangement. But already found a solution, the hotel said that they have extra chairs and tables prepared and the guests will order a la carte. We share the wedding costs 50/50

 

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no envelope, no entry, i had a so called friend, invite me to his wedding, (brown envelope in the invite) traditional dress only, and he was talking 4000, baht (entry) <deleted>. time i costed it out it would have been over 7000 to go to a bloody wedding, i made some lame excuse, (whats wrong with a toaster) a month later he rocks up with a brand new Toyota, full extra package, huge wheels,  skirt kit , the whole works, his new wife very happy,

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