Whether you are honoring your Japanese heritage or want to add Japanese elements to your wedding and wedding favors, Japanese décor is simple, clean, and beautiful. While some there are some floral aspects, much of Japanese wedding décor and design is clean lines.
Japanese-themed weddings may be held either indoors or outdoors. If held outdoors, consider using paper lanterns for lighting at your wedding reception. Especially at evening time, stringed paper lanterns will create ambient lighting either bordering wedding reception tables or potted trees. Coupled with tall candlesticks, your wedding reception décor will be both inviting and celebratory.
Indoor weddings with a Japanese theme may lack greenery, so opt for potted bamboo or cherry blossom plants. Cherry blossoms may be created using black painted tree branches and pale pink faux flowers and foliage betwixt the branches. The Japanese faux cherry blossoms may also be placed in dragonfly vases. Bamboo can often be found growing wild in the States and may be used for foliage in your Japanese-themed indoor wedding.
Several commercial Japanese wedding favors are available to thank your guests with. Some idea for Japanese wedding favors are hand and paper fans, chopsticks, lucky cats, Kareu frogs, Japanese stickers, red envelopes, lucky coins, soaps, candy, and holders. Japanese wedding favor holders exist in several themes such as tea containers, organza gift pouches, porcelain tea cups, Brocade holders, and wooden sake cups.
Some Japanese wedding supplies you may want to think about using in your own wedding are sake cups, chopsticks, a calligraphy set, foil stickers, origami paper, cherry blossoms, Chiyogami paper, and rolls of rice paper. These items can be used to construct a very authentic-looking Japanese wedding or an American-style wedding with touches of Japanese wedding supplies and Japanese wedding favors.
If you are not planning, but attending a wedding, you will want to bring an appropriate gift. If it suspected that the couple is indeed honoring the Japanese traditional wedding, there are a few choices for a Japanese wedding gift. These include kimonos, yukatas, wooden sandals, umbrellas, obi belts, Tabi socks, Sugata collars, sushi dishes, sake sets, vases, lamps, and Zen gardens.