TOT Weddings: Rattana & Prathan
Posted: Jun 12 2015
Prathan and his beautiful bride Rattana got married in March at Plaza Athenée in Bangkok.
Prathan started by telling us "Everybody complimented my suit and the tux’s fabric. Some of my wedding highlights will be published in WE-Magazine (Thailand's most popular wedding magazine). I also have a video you might want to check out :) Of course, almost all of my outfits are tailored by Tailor On Ten!"
Where did you and your wife meet? What’s the story?
The story was quite simple. We both enrolled in the young entrepreneur course held by KBank, and were introduced by one of my girl friends. I used a Blackberry then (at that time it was pretty popular lol) to text her and ask her out several times. Finally, I got to pick her up at her home for the first time. That day was Friday (end of the month) and the traffic was terrible, but we got to spend lots of time getting to know each other in a small space, what luck! Our relationship started from there. That was 4.5 years ago.
What was your inspiration for your wedding suit?
Personally I like something classic, not easy go out of style. Thanks to Danny for helping me go through countless options, so I finally got a great tux with great fabric. I chose midnight blue to stand out a bit from the crowd.
Who spent the most time selecting their wedding outfit, you or the bride? (Both ended up looking great!)
Definitely the bride as she went to do the trial many times (her dress is also tailored).
Did you have some good food?
Yes, that day there were about 1,200 guests joining our wedding party. We prepared lots of food: Japanese, Thai, Chinese, etc. For the drinks, we prepared Robert Mondavi for red wine, Johnny Walker Black Label for whiskey, etc.
Where are you going on honeymoon?
We’re planning to go to Europe for many reasons. My wife used to study in Sweden for her master degree. During her stay, she travelled to so many places in Europe. Since I’ve never been to Europe before, she would love to show me around. Furthermore, the Euro currency rate against the Thai baht is very low. It makes total sense. :)
Any recommendations to young couples planning their weddings?
In my opinion, the procedures of a wedding in the Thai-Chinese culture are complicated and sensitive. I’d recommend couples take time to carefully choose a responsible and reputable wedding planner as they would help lift a lot of the workload off of the bride & groom, especially if both are working full-time and very busy. The most important thing though, is to not forget to enjoy the process and have fun.