Destination Wedding Guide.
PLANNING YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING IN JAPAN: THE ULTIMATE HOW-TO GUIDE
Thinking about having a destination wedding in Japan? With its rich culture, unique traditions and stunning natural beauty, Japan is the perfect country to host your wedding. From the cherry blossom season in spring to the beach in summer, there are so many fantastic spots where you can exchange your vows and have a reception afterwards. Read on to find out more about planning a destination wedding in Japan. With almost every corner of the world becoming popular as a wedding destination, you might be wondering if it’s possible to exchange your vows somewhere other than France or Italy, for example. The good news is that it’s very much so! You don’t have to settle for a traditional wedding ceremony at home with guests flying in from all over the globe. There are plenty of amazing places that you can host an unforgettable wedding as well as an after party – just like what we see in movies! Are you ready to explore some of the best options for getting married in Japan with your partner?
Deciding on a Date and Location
Let’s start off with the basics: when do you want to get married? Some times of the year are more popular than others, so you should start with this question. If you’re looking to escape winter and have a warm destination wedding, you’ll likely have fewer options than if you choose to tie the knot in summer, when the weather is at its warmest. If you want to get married somewhere specific, you’ll have fewer options than if you’re open to anywhere in the world. There are countless beautiful places to get married, from beaches to mountains to major cities. And if you’re open to getting married almost anywhere, you’ll have even more choices! You can pick the perfect location that speaks to both of you, or if you’re looking for something truly unique, you can choose a destination based on a common interest you and your partner share, like the sports or science museum.
Japan: The Perfect Place for a Destination Wedding
When it comes to a destination wedding, there are few places that beat Japan. This Asian nation has something for everyone, from breathtaking landscapes to opulent cities. If you’re getting married in Japan and you’re not Asian, you’re in luck: Interracial marriages are on the rise, and you shouldn’t have any problems finding a wedding planner who is familiar with arranging interracial weddings. Wherever you choose to get married in this wonderful country, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll have an experience that’s nothing short of magical. Tokyo is one of the most bustling and impressive cities in the world. Even if you aren’t interested in getting married in the city center, there are many suburbs and rural areas to explore that are just as beautiful. If you’re looking to get married somewhere truly unique, you could consider the following:
Where to Hold Your Ceremony?
If you’re planning a destination wedding in Japan, you’ll likely have a combination of ceremonies: an intimate wedding, followed by a larger reception. If you want your guests to feel as though they’re part of something exceptional, it’s a good idea to host a small ceremony before the big party. Where do you want to host your ceremony? Here are some of the most popular options: – Shrine or Temple – Many Japanese couples choose to host their ceremony in a Shinto shrine or a Buddhist temple. This will likely require you to meet with the priest of the temple or shrine beforehand in order to go over what’s expected of you during the ceremony. You’ll also need to cover the cost of hiring the venue. – Garden or Beach – If you want a romantic, outdoor ceremony, you could consider hosting it in a garden or on a beach in Japan. You’ll need to find a private space, however, or you could be kicked out by security or owners.
Where to Have Your Reception?
When planning a destination wedding in Japan, you’ll likely have a smaller ceremony before the reception. It’s important to have a place where your guests will be comfortable, but you also want to create a memorable experience. Some of the most popular options are: – Hotel – If you don’t have many guests coming to your wedding, you might consider having your reception at a hotel. This will give you some space to decorate, and you can invite as many guests as you’d like. – Restaurant – If you want a lower-key affair, you could consider hosting your reception at a restaurant. Be sure to book your reservation as early as you can to ensure you get the date and time you want. – Japanese Home – If you want an intimate, authentic experience, you could consider hosting your reception at the home of a friend or family member who lives in Japan.
What About the Food?
When planning a destination wedding in Japan, it’s important to consider the type of food served during the reception. This can help you select a venue, as certain restaurants specialize in different cuisines. Japanese food is largely based on rice, and many of the most popular dishes include some form of this grain. If you’re allergic to or don’t eat rice, you might need to find a new reception venue. Some of the most popular foods at a Japanese wedding reception include: – Sushi – Sushi is almost a staple at any wedding in Japan, but you might want to be careful if you’re planning on getting married somewhere that doesn’t have a strong tradition of sushi being served. – Noodles – Ramen and udon are popular options that are typically served at Japanese weddings. – Takoyaki – These fried dough balls are usually served at Japanese weddings, and they’re extremely delicious.
Plan your travel itinerary
If you’re planning a destination wedding in Japan, you’ll need to start making plans for travel well in advance. You’ll want to make sure that you get the appropriate visas, as well as make reservations for transportation. If you’re flying, you’ll want to make sure you’re booked on the least crowded flight possible in order to avoid long layovers and lost luggage. If you’re driving to Japan, be sure to factor in enough time to drive to your destination, as well as the time it will take to get back home after the wedding. You’ll also want to make sure you have plenty of money in your travel budget in order to cover gas, hotels, and food while you’re away.
There’s no denying that a destination wedding can be an incredibly special experience. If you’re looking to mix things up and have an unforgettable wedding, a destination wedding may be just what you’re looking for. Think about where you’d like to go, and start planning!
YOUR LEGACY. THEIR MEMORIES
One of my fondest memories, and favorite past times till this day is to look through old family albums when I’m at my grandparents house. Albums and prints are extremely important to me and I believe that everyone should have both in their household. In today’s digital age we forget the importance of a good physical print and how it can be passed down for generations. While a hard drive can fail in an instant and without a backup your memories lost. Because of this all packages include an album to insure you have beautiful physical keepsakes of your wedding in your home..
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Got questions? I have answers. Here are some of the common questions I get from my couples. If there’s anything you have a question about and you don’t see it here, GET IN CONTACT WITH ME and ask away!
WE DON’T LIVE IN MIYAZAKI OR NEAR THE AOSHIMA JAPAN , IS THERE AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR YOU TO TRAVEL TO US?
For weddings outside of Miyazaki or further than Miyazaki Prefecture travel fees are very reasonable. I really will travel to where ever your wedding is.
WHEN DO WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?
For weddings it’s typically around 4 – 8 weeks with a preview of the wedding within 48 hours. For engagements it’s usually around 2 weeks. All of your images are delivered online in a private gallery and you’ll be downloading the full resolution images!
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL WE RECEIVE?
I have what I like to call the “free photos” mentality. What this means is that the cost of your session is covering my time, my talent, any physical products included in your package, and editing time. Your photos are free. This means that there isn’t an exact set number for how many images you’ll receive. However many images are great from your wedding is what will be included with your gallery. 🙂
Typically an 8 hour weddings will receive around 400-800 photos. A 2-3 hour engagement usually receives around 60-85 images.
WE LOVE YOUR WORK, HOW DO WE BOOK?!
Awesome! I’d love to hear from you! Head on over to the CONTACT PAGE and fill out the form. I really look forward to learning more about you and your relationship and can’t wait to talk further! Be prepared for a very chill and stress-free experience! 😀
I WAS ABLE TO RELAX AND CHERISH EVERY MOMENT
Our engagement shoot with Adam was really fun, they knew the best parts of the area of Japan we traveled to and that helped getting some incredible and memorable shots of my partner and I. I Definitely recommend they service, it was a great experience to have in my Miyazaki trip!
Thank you !
Jose & Meena