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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… ;)