A woman shared how she accidentally got married in a registry office in Bangkok

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‘I was married in hot pink jeans and thongs with no makeup’: Mother reveals how rookie mistake caused chaos for her dream island wedding in Thailand

A wedding is a special day that many brides plan for months or even years – but one mother has revealed how she accidentally married her husband in a registry office in Bangkok. 

Ashley Wheatley and her husband, from the Whitsunday Region in Queensland, had been busy planning the wedding of their ‘dreams’.

They were going to get married on a beautiful island off Thailand surrounded by their closest family and friends but ended up saying their ‘I dos’ in an office.

‘I didn’t realise I was getting married until three minutes before it happened,’ she told FEMAIL. 

Ashley Wheatley and her husband, both from Australia, had been busy planning the wedding of their 'dreams' but instead accidentally were married in a registry office in Thailand
Ashley Wheatley and her husband, both from Australia, had been busy planning the wedding of their ‘dreams’ but instead accidentally were married in a registry office in Thailand

Posting in a wedding shaming group online Ms Wheatley ‘shamed’ herself because she couldn’t believe how the day had gone awry.

At the beginning of the trip she said everything was going to plan as they had employed a third party to take care of all of the legal arrangements, which had to be done at the embassy in Bangkok before they flew over to the island.

They also needed to spend a week in Bangkok for the documents to go back and forth with the Australian embassy for the wedding to be recognised in both countries.

'I legit didn't realise I was getting married until three minutes before it happened,' she told FEMAIL
‘I legit didn’t realise I was getting married until three minutes before it happened,’ she told FEMAIL

‘Well in my best jet lagged bridezilla state, I arranged a guide for the day to take us to the embassy, registry office and then onto the shopping centre so I could pick up a few last minute bits and pieces for the wedding,’ she said.

‘Now, it was my understanding we were just doing the legals for the ceremony that would take place four days later. That was not the case at all.’

In the organisation process there was a clear misunderstanding between the parties involved.

‘The embassy visit was insanely quick on day one, and even though it states ‘registration of marriage’, I was so wrapped up in planning the wedding, I didn’t realise this meant something more than collecting the translated documents on day four,’ she said.

Posting in a wedding shaming group online Ms Wheatley said she was going to 'shame myself' as she couldn't believe how the day had gone awry
Posting in a wedding shaming group online Ms Wheatley said she was going to ‘shame myself’ as she couldn’t believe how the day had gone awry
At the beginning of the trip she said everything was going to plan as they had employed a third party to take care of all of the legal arrangements, which had to be done at the embassy in Bangkok before they flew over the island
At the beginning of the trip she said everything was going to plan as they had employed a third party to take care of all of the legal arrangements, which had to be done at the embassy in Bangkok before they flew over the island
'Now, it was my understanding we were just doing the legals for the ceremony that would take place four days later. That was not the case at all,' she said
‘Now, it was my understanding we were just doing the legals for the ceremony that would take place four days later. That was not the case at all,’ she said

Ms Wheatley said it was ‘definitely a shock’ when they realised they were surrounded by newlyweds in the Amphur office. 

This is what led the couple to officially getting married on this day, even though they had a gorgeous wedding planned for only days later. 

‘So that’s how I ended up marrying my husband in hot pink jeans and a blue tank top with no makeup on,’ Ms Wheatley said.

In the organisation process there was a clear misunderstanding between the parties involved
In the organisation process there was a clear misunderstanding between the parties involved

‘He was wearing thongs (or flip flops depending where you’re from), a blue singlet, board shorts and a f**cking fedora.

‘I actually didn’t even click until the couple in front of us shuffled off to a hideously decorated carriage in the corner of the room for their wedding photos.’

Although the day didn’t quite go to plan the mother said it ‘worked out in the end’ and they still had the original celebration that was planned days later. 

‘Looking back, I wouldn’t change a thing, it ended up being a great story and a very memorable experience!’ She said.

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