Today, many discover the culture of Japan, so vibrant, unusual and mysterious. If you and your companion are close to the dimensional, full of traditions, rituals and ceremonies, life and philosophy of the Land of the Rising Sun, why not arrange a wedding in the Japanese style?
Images of the bride and groom
Usually, grooms wear wide hakama pants and a haori top jacket for traditional Japanese weddings, and white kimonos for the bride, which are changed several times during the day for other wedding dresses. Wigs decorated with gold threads, artificial flowers and pearls are a traditional complement to the wedding image of brides. And whites and bright red lipstick are considered the basis of brides makeup.
It’s difficult to decide on such an image, is not it? Moreover, this is completely optional. The groom can dress in an ordinary European costume, and the bride add several Japanese elements to her outfit, for example, make a traditional Japanese hairstyle, wear a wedding dress with a wide belt, hold a fan in her hands or carry a Japanese umbrella.
Traditions of the wedding ceremony
Probably, in Japan, traditions cover all spheres of life, wedding traditions and rituals simply can not be counted! The Japanese super wedding begins with a religious ceremony in which only the closest relatives of the bride and groom are present. Mandatory is the presence of a matchmaker, or nakodo. Previously, the man who arranged the acquaintance of the bride and groom was considered to be one, and today any close friend of the groom can be considered a matchmaker.
The wedding ceremony itself consists of many elements, the most symbolic of which is the adoption of wedding vows by the bride and groom. After the vows are given, the newlyweds drink wine or sake, exchanging bowls nine times. This symbolizes their connection, a strong and durable marital union. This element of the Japanese wedding ceremony can be included in the European wedding..
After the religious ceremony has taken place, those present are sent to the venue of the banquet, where other guests are waiting for them.
Where to celebrate the wedding?
Of course, the most traditional and easiest way to celebrate a wedding is to book a celebration in a Japanese restaurant. Our wedding portal Svadebka.Ws advises you in advance to find out whether all guests like traditional Japanese cuisine, and to provide dishes for those who prefer European food, as well as make sure that for beginners who do not know how to use Japanese chopsticks, they will provide special "training " cutlery.
There is no need to describe wedding dishes in detail: all of them are part of traditional Japanese cuisine. These are, first of all, sushi, rolls, various seafood and sashimi dishes. Wedding cake in modern Japanese culture is no different from European. The most popular and favorite Japanese drink is green tea, served at the beginning and end of the wedding banquet. Sake and light apple or plum wine are also popular..
If most of your guests are cold about Japanese cuisine, you can celebrate the wedding in a European restaurant. Just add Japanese elements to the interior of the banquet hall, for example, decorate it with sakura branches and orchids, put a bonsai on a small table, make paper lanterns as the main sources of light. Try to ensure that the dominant tones of the interior of the banquet hall are white, beige, pink and green. Pick up light oriental music for the wedding, offer guests fans.
The main distinguishing feature of a Japanese wedding is how it captivates, measured, serenity. Therefore, it is important to think through all the smallest details. A little fantasy and a truly Japanese wedding day awaits you, bright, original, harmonious and sophisticated.