Wedding Masters Upgrade to iPad Technology
In Japan, bridal service companies are like state-of-the-art factories, producing complete “modern Japanese wedding” packages.
One after another, they churn out meticulously planned and thoroughly executed ceremonies. Their efficiency and attention to detail are impressive, though, after witnessing a number of Japanese ceremonies, an observer might be forgiven for finding them a bit overproduced, lacking in spontaneity and character. But look out, jaded wedding guest, you haven’t seen anything yet: the iPad-planned wedding is here.
The majority of Japanese couples today prefer white wedding dresses and Western, Christian-styled ceremonies — not necessarily with any religious element — to the more traditional Shinto rituals, where they wear special kimono. According to a survey this year by wedding information magazine Zexy, 60 percent of couples tied the knot in a Christian-style ceremony, while only 17 percent went for the traditional Shinto style.