3 Essentials to Bring for a Beach Wedding in Koh Samui

March 22, 2020
La Vida Resort Samui

With wedding season just around the corner and more beach weddings expected to rise, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if you receive an invitation to one in the near future. 

As wedding island destinations become more popular thanks to lower prices and unhampered examples of natural beauty, it’s no secret that beach weddings continue to become a common theme for many couples. Koh Samui, in particular, has been experiencing an increased demand for beach weddings in its area as well, meaning that you’ll probably end up in a ceremony on its fine white sandy beaches soon!

Preparing for a beach wedding made easy

Now, you might be thinking: “How can I come prepared for a beach wedding?“ Panicking over being invited to a dreamlike wedding in Koh Samui sometime soon can be a worrisome experience, but there’s no need to worry because avoiding mistakes can be done with ease! 

If you’ve got an upcoming wedding to attend in Koh Samui but don’t want to be the center of attraction for coming unprepared, then here are three must-haves that should be in your bag before you leave:

1. A pair of stylish sunglasses

The easiest way to ruin your entire experience at a loved one’s beach wedding is to blind yourself by forgetting to bring a pair of sunglasses to shield your eyes—which makes it essential to bring a pair of your own.

Sure, they might not necessarily seem to fit the romantic vibe of an Andaman Sea-side wedding ceremony at first, but having a pair of sunglasses to wear can help you enjoy the entire program from start to finish. Aside from protecting your eyes and keeping the entire romantic experience as visible as possible, sunglasses are also perfect for hiding a few tears and puffy eyes during the ceremony!

2. An appropriate pair of shoes

When it comes to beach weddings, the term “appropriate” in finding a pair of shoes to wear is generally set to two constraints: a choice that suits the prescribed attire and occasion and also works well in the sand.

Instead of giving yourself a hard time on the beach and ruining your entire experience with a clumsy pair of stilettos, you’re much better off with a pair that combines style and comfort. As opposed to any type of dress shoe that has a heel and is far too closed for comfort, going for a dressy sandal or a pair of boat shoes (without socks) will definitely do the trick for complying with the dress code while staying practical!

3. A trusty bottle of sunscreen

Seeing that the standard beach wedding in Koh Samui entails being stuck under the sun for a while, it should go without saying that you can be at risk of getting sunburn if you aren’t careful. To avoid making yourself look red to the point where attendees will look at you instead, save yourself the embarrassment and come prepared with a bottle of sunscreen!


Coming prepared for your first beach wedding on Koh Samui is a task that calls for preparing the right items in your bag before the trip. By following the tips mentioned in this article and packing all the items mentioned, nothing can catch you off-guard. This leaves you with enough time to bask in the occasion and be there for the newlyweds! 

Not exactly comfortable with your bride and groom’s choice of accommodation during your stay in Koh Samui? Keep the entire trip to Koh Samui after the reception as enjoyable as possible by booking your stay at La Vida Samui instead!