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How much does it cost to get married in Japan?

Updated: Oct 18, 2022

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How much does it cost to get married in Japan? This is the million dollar question! In the years since we started doing this business, we have been given shoe string budgets, tight budgets and ample budgets to work with. Sometimes it has been easy to put together the perfect plan for our couples, and sometimes it has been a challenge. The challenges are often exacerbated by social media.

The ubiquitousness of instagram and Pinterest have enabled brides everywhere to dream big when it comes to their wedding day. Dreaming big is great! We love it. However, what the Instagram and Pinterest posts often fail to mention, is just how much it costs to hold the perfect ceremony/reception in the perfectly decorated venue at the perfect time of year.

I am sure you have all seen those gorgeous images of beautiful brides in their designer wedding dresses standing on stunning, curved staircases that have been spectacularly decorated with hundreds or even thousands of fresh flower garlands. Those photos are mind-blowingly beautiful, and a wonderful testament to the creative minds that think up and execute such exquisite settings.

However, as beautiful as these photos are, they can often give brides-to-be an unrealistic expectation of what can be achieved in the confines of most people’s budgets… The sad truth is, that the costs involved for creating such instagram masterpieces are far more exorbitant than many realize. The cost of the above scenario alone will exceed what most couples might want to spend on a complete elopement, or in some cases an entire wedding.