(Closed) Japan- Wedding presents to the GUESTS tradition

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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  • Wedding: January 2012

I went to the wedding of a Japanese woman and an American guy a few years ago.  They gave everyone a nice mug from a department store.  They were much cheaper than the traditional Japanese gift, but they were definitely a bit more expensive than the traditional American bag of cookies or what-have-you.  Perhaps that’s an option?

Post # 5
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  • Wedding: January 2012

@adw2c:  It’s possible that my friends gave nicer stuff to the Japanese guests.  They didn’t have a whole lot of Western guests present (none of the groom’s family could afford to come…  it was kind of sad), so maybe they just gave us the smaller mugs because they knew we wouldn’t give them ï¿¥2man.  I only gave them ï¿¥5000 because I knew that’s what they expected of me (and I can’t afford to be all Japanese at a wedding!).  Thus, I guess it’s possible that the mug was actually half the value of the money I gave them, and so it was a more traditional Japanese gift…

I don’t know what else to tell you, but good luck!  I’ve been really interested reading your past few posts, so if you have any other questions or just want to bounce ideas off someone, feel free to send me a PM!

Post # 6
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  • Wedding: January 2012

Gah.  Double post.

Post # 7
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  • Wedding: October 2010

I know with the recent events, this is no longer an issue, but…

My Japanese Uncle got married while we were living there in the 80’s. Due to our status as family memember, he gave us an expensive gift–a box of soup. That’s right, it was $100+ box of 8 different types of Campbell soup. lol

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