Wedding Plans

Myself and the lovely C are planning on getting married, hopefully sometime this year. I’ve just come across some details about Japanese weddings, and apparently:

‘If you are attending a Japanese wedding reception, you are expected to bring cash for a gift (called Oshugi). The amount depends on your relationship with the couple and the region, unless the fixed amount is indicated on the invitation card. The average is 30,000yen ($250) for a friend’s wedding. It’s important that the cash is enclosed in a special envelope called Shugi-bukuro and your name is written on the front.’ … ‘It is a grave insult to give less than $200.’

That gives me a great idea… ;)

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  1. Posted January 8, 2006 at 00:38 | Permalink

    In Turkey (my home country), it is a tradition to pin money and gold to wedding dress (both, to the bride and the groom). you can make well enough money on your wedding day.

  2. Posted January 8, 2006 at 11:26 | Permalink

    Embarrassingly, I can’t remember if you’ve mentioned your forthcoming nuptials already, but either way, congratulations!

  3. Posted January 9, 2006 at 08:57 | Permalink

    Congratulations J & C.

    Not sure about that Turkish tradition of the groom wearing a dress tho’ ;-) Have you set a continent yet? I don’t see a problem of a capitalist wedding, I’d have had a dream car for the cost of mine.

  4. Posted January 9, 2006 at 18:09 | Permalink

    thanks Yoz!

    Chris, it’ll be in Ireland for sure. As if I’d be able to get away without inviting lots of family ;)

  5. Posted January 10, 2006 at 04:41 | Permalink

    Woohoo, congrats…

    And… Yoz is still alive and online? I’m shocked.

  6. Matt Sergeant
    Posted January 12, 2006 at 00:13 | Permalink

    Congrats J & C – I only just read this!