Originally Posted by bad gambler
no way its western
traditional sari all the way!!
When we were in Japan a few years ago, we saw a 'traditional' Japanese ceremony there in the Imperial Gardens. My cousin/ex-pat tour guide explained that many Japanese couples are now opting for two ceremonies...one quite traditional and the other 'westernized.' Seems the traditional ones are now almost as factory-styled as the westerns ones...in that the shrines are scheduling them very closely together (and they're invariably open to the public) and the families are being herded around for pictures and such.
It seems as though the gravity of the ceremony is being diminished.