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    Laos loor?

    Wondering about the ins & outs of having our (long overdue) wedding ceremony in Laos by stacking the fam up in a rental van (maybe + another truck) and crossing the border.

    At first I was thinking Luang Prabang (from Nong Khai), however that looks like it'd be an 11+ hr. ordeal, so maybe just outside Vientiane - unless anyone has an alternative idea.

    * Any of you guys ever done something like this?

    * Can Thais stay 30 days on just their Thai I.D. or is there a limit where a passport would then be required?

    * Ever rented an auto in T-land and crossed into Laos driving it?
    (any notable contingencies?)

    * Know of any "grounds" for rent? (over a hotel) ...or maybe a part of a hotel with individual villas and such?


    I'm just getting started on planning this


    Thanks for any info.

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    Have you checked you are elgible to marry in Laos my pal had to go through a rigmarole , ID original birth certificiat/many copies, poo yais , bungs and I think home country police report,all apostilled at great expense etc.He daid would have been cheaper in malaysia

    I married in LOS much easier to get into maybe BLD can advise
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    Yeah, maybe he can. Cheers.

    We're already legally married, so not too fussed about the paperwork side of things - more the pragmatics of getting there, having some type of small event that resembles a ceremony, looking around a bit, getting some good photos - that kinda' thang.

    We'll see.

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    Take em to Pattaya

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    and leave em' there.

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    Why Laos?

    Just curious, thought your wife was a Filipino for some reason.

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    No, she's Issarn.

    Just to do something a little different than the standard village ceremony and not to mention - escape about 15 raging alcoholic cousins.
    Last edited by hick; 12-09-2017 at 10:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    Wondering about the ins & outs of having our (long overdue) wedding ceremony in Laos by stacking the fam up in a rental van (maybe + another truck) and crossing the border.

    At first I was thinking Luang Prabang (from Nong Khai), however that looks like it'd be an 11+ hr. ordeal, so maybe just outside Vientiane - unless anyone has an alternative idea.

    * Any of you guys ever done something like this?

    * Can Thais stay 30 days on just their Thai I.D. or is there a limit where a passport would then be required?

    * Ever rented an auto in T-land and crossed into Laos driving it?
    (any notable contingencies?)

    * Know of any "grounds" for rent? (over a hotel) ...or maybe a part of a hotel with individual villas and such?


    I'm just getting started on planning this


    Thanks for any info.
    Luang prabang would probably be a more romantic option. If coming from.nongkhai then maybe just fly Vientiane to there
    Or for a scenic option maybe you could tie the knot in vang vieng.

    As for visas I think it works both ways for Thais and Lao if they cross the border they can use there border pass for 3 days any longer or if they go outside of issan ( for the Lao) they need to use a passport

    It's possible to hire cars in vientiane that have the car passport to take them into thailand but not sure about the other way around

    No idea how you would go about arranging a marriage between your issannwife and yourself. My marriage took 18 months just to get permission from the Lao govt and involved 2 interviews. Strange setup here. You could pose the question on a facebook page called Vientiane social.

    You won't have any trouble finding a venue to get married in but as David pointed out the bureaucracy can be daunting.

    I wouldn't like to put up with the bullshit we went through to get married again . I've heard it takes even longer to get divorced to. Faark I better keep her indoors sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick
    * Can Thais stay 30 days on just their Thai I.D. or is there a limit where a passport would then be required?
    2 nights on the ID card only, after that 200 Baht a day overstay.

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    Cheers for that, guys.

    Ok, looking a little less than feasible - I see.

    I really appreciate it.

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    Losing some traction - still though,....if I found a decent place to rent around Vientiane, could confirm the wheels and found some locals to play support staff.....could be fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    No idea how you would go about arranging a marriage between your issannwife and yourself. My marriage took 18 months just to get permission from the Lao govt and involved 2 interviews. Strange setup here. You could pose the question on a facebook page called Vientiane social.
    He's already legally married. He's just after a party venue, if I've read it right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    He's already legally married. He's just after a party venue, if I've read it right
    Yes. Paper not needed, tho a small ceremony of sorts would be welcome.

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    Are we all invited?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick
    if I found a decent place to rent around Vientiane, could confirm the wheels and found some locals to play support staff.....could be fun
    BLD has a nice big gaff in Vientiane with pool, barbie for a pig and likes a beer

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Are we all invited?
    No, I'm afraid. Of ALL of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    BLD has a nice big gaff in Vientiane with pool, barbie for a pig and likes a beer
    Thought he moved to kimchi-ville?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    No idea how you would go about arranging a marriage between your issannwife and yourself. My marriage took 18 months just to get permission from the Lao govt and involved 2 interviews. Strange setup here. You could pose the question on a facebook page called Vientiane social.
    He's already legally married. He's just after a party venue, if I've read it right
    no shortage of wedding venues. Currently I think it's not wedding season so he could probably get a nice hotel , catering etc for a reasonable figure. Wedding photographers are everywhere around town to. If he, not to tubby i could lend him my suit. Only wore it once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    BLD has a nice big gaff in Vientiane with pool, barbie for a pig and likes a beer
    Thought he moved to kimchi-ville?
    Nope. Still in vientiane. Living the dream. the happy couple are more than welcome to pop over for a swim and a Barbie after the nuptials. But I can't host a wedding. Still Traumatised from mine

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    Oh, alright - thought you'd relocated.

    Actually looking at May or June (Ramadan time so, ...got lots of time to plan/consider.

    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    If he, not to tubby i could lend him my suit.
    Well, that's out.

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    ^Would that be the one in your avatar? Just saying as it would be good for a swim that one.

    I'm game next time we shine around Vientiane.

    On second thought I'll bring my own suit. That one looks rather restrictive. I'd rather pass on the hinder binder for now but thanks for the offer just the same.
    Last edited by fishlocker; 13-09-2017 at 04:02 AM.

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    Are you having a fake stag do before the fake wedding?

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    ^ That'd be about the size of it since I don't drink, drug or whore anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    ^ That'd be about the size of it since I don't drink, drug or whore anymore.
    But do you do it any less?


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