How much does it cost to hold a wedding?
A 2003 survey by a women's magazine showed that the average cost of a wedding ceremony and reception is 2,800,000 yen, and the average number of people attending the reception including the bride, bridegroom. and go-between, is 80.
That means it costs about 35,000 yen per person.
Marriage is considered to unite not only the couple, but also the families of the couple.
Rather elaborate wedding receptions, called hiroen, are common.
In their planning and execution, pains are taken to look respectable in the eyes of the families of both marriage partners.
However, the style of weddings has gradually changed as more people express a desire to hold unique weddings suitable to themselves.