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Typical "fee" to Amphur big boss official to attend wedding?


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12 minutes ago, petermik said:

aaah and who said that real romance had died....:clap2:

 

the poor lass deserves a blaady medal living marrying a cranky owd <deleted> :cheesy:

morning col :thumbsup:

I'm sure Colinneil once said you can buy medals on the market for 200 Baht. A bargain for a lifetime of devotion.

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44 minutes ago, petermik said:

aaah and who said that real romance had died....:clap2:

 

the poor lass deserves a blaady medal living marrying a cranky owd <deleted> :cheesy:

morning col :thumbsup:

Well mate, you are not wrong, how the hell she puts up with me moaning at her everyday is beyond me.

I put it down to me being such a handsome chap, and a loving caring husband..:cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy:

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8 hours ago, colinneil said:

Well mate, you are not wrong, how the hell she puts up with me moaning at her everyday is beyond me.

I put it down to me being such a handsome chap, and a loving caring husband..:cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy:

Throw in modest as well and your the perfect gent....or us Lancy lads would say "a proper chap" :clap2:

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Me, the wife, and the in-laws waited all day at the amphur for the “big boss” to show up. When he did he went straight up to his throne room or whatever. We barely caught a glimpse of him. Two other couples came in, and he wanted to get us all over with at once. About 15 minutes for him to sign everybody, then he hurried back to his castle. Then we went home, where the “ceremony” consisted of some smartphone snaps, a couple of cases of beer, a few bottles of Thai whiskey and Coke, lao khao for the bros in law, Spys for the ladies, and a few kilos of BBQ pork. Your 3k baht would be much better spent on such an arrangement.

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1 hour ago, CrunchWrapSupreme said:

Me, the wife, and the in-laws waited all day at the amphur for the “big boss” to show up. When he did he went straight up to his throne room or whatever. We barely caught a glimpse of him. Two other couples came in, and he wanted to get us all over with at once. About 15 minutes for him to sign everybody, then he hurried back to his castle. Then we went home, where the “ceremony” consisted of some smartphone snaps, a couple of cases of beer, a few bottles of Thai whiskey and Coke, lao khao for the bros in law, Spys for the ladies, and a few kilos of BBQ pork. Your 3k baht would be much better spent on such an arrangement.

A lot different to our experience. we got married at the amphur.

Organised in advance all the documents required and booked an appointment with the official (not a big boss) to show up with the witnesses. Took less than an hour to complete everything.

No money involved, apart from the fee.

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17 hours ago, bluesofa said:

A lot different to our experience. we got married at the amphur.

Organised in advance all the documents required and booked an appointment with the official (not a big boss) to show up with the witnesses. Took less than an hour to complete everything.

No money involved, apart from the fee.

Yup, we had all our documents prepared, and mom and dad were brought as witnesses. We were told by our amphur there was no booking, just show up and wait. So we had to wait all day. An official examined and approved the documents, but we still had to wait for the “big boss’” signature. Turns out we were waiting for the other two couples as he wanted to do everyone at once.

 

He eventually went straight up to his office, was up there for 15 minutes just to sign the papers, then quickly left. Hah. These dreams everyone has for pictures with the officials and your certificate were not to be had. Unless, as is the topic of this thread, you’re willing to shell out the dosh for their precious time. Not a farang thing either, as the other two couples were Thai. They simply can’t be bothered with any of the hoi polloi.

 

We paid I think only 20 baht for the marriage certificate, then another 20 for a plastic folder. That was it. The 3k I’m referring to is what the OP was offering his “big boss” for a visit, which he said wasn’t enough, haha. So I’m saying it’d be better spent on drinks and BBQ for his fam.

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25 minutes ago, CrunchWrapSupreme said:

Yup, we had all our documents prepared, and mom and dad were brought as witnesses. We were told by our amphur there was no booking, just show up and wait. So we had to wait all day. An official examined and approved the documents, but we still had to wait for the “big boss’” signature. Turns out we were waiting for the other two couples as he wanted to do everyone at once.

Yes, as we know it's bound to differ from amphur to amphur. Even staff at the same amphur can give you different answers to the same question.

We were told no relatives were allowed to be witnesses. So one of them was my wife's aunt with a different surname - just to beat their system.

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