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Planning and services fees for a destination wedding in Japan

Ceremony only 
1-2 in-person or online meetings and communication via email
Ceremony + Reception
3-4 in-person or online meetings and communication via email
Full day production (e.g. Ceremony + Cocktail Party + Reception + After Party)
3-4 in-person or online meetings and communication via email
10% of final total cost
Welcome party on a day other than your wedding day+ ¥110,000〜
Bridal photo shoot¥110,000〜
Site inspections
full day(6 hours)
half day(3 hours)

+travel expenses
+travel expenses
After Party+ ¥110,000
including tax

Please note:
-Travel expenses are additional to the planning and services fees outlined. We are based in Hiroshima Prefecture. 
Planning and services fees may vary depending on the number of guests.

-For information on the total cost, please refer to the “FAQ” section at the bottom. 

-At Ayaka Ishimura Wedding & Design we understand that choosing someone to entrust with planning your special day is not an easy decision, that is why we offer a consultation service. 
Our planner would be delighted to meet with you in person, or online to  discuss your ideas and arrange and carry out site inspections, without obligation to secure our services. 
Should you decide to enlist the planning services of Ayaka Ishimura Wedding & Design, consultation fees will be deducted from our overall planning and services fees.

An outline of our services


Suggesting, arranging and managing of:

  • Venue
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Hair and Makeup artists
  • Music (live band, DJ)
  • Entertainment
  • MC
  • Catering
  • Gifts
  • Audio system
  • Lighting system
  • Wedding attire
  • Floral arrangements & Decor
  • Stationary (invitations, menus, place cards, seating chart,
    signage, etc)
  • Timeline
  • Seating plan
  • Rain plan (back up plan in case of bad weather)


  • On-site Management of all vendors and venue staff
  • Management of brought-in items (excluding valuables)
  • Set up & confirmation of ceremony and decor
  • Ceremony rehearsal
  • Schedule management


How can I get married in Japan?

Please note that wedding ceremonies in Japan are not legally binding. To make a marriage legal in Japan, couples sign documents at their local ward office. This is a process undertaken by the bride and groom personally.

Please note that AYAKA ISHIMURA Wedding & Design does not provide ward office services. 

What components of a wedding are you able to plan?

AYAKA ISHIMURA Wedding & Design can help you plan the following events:
Bridal photo shoot, Rehearsal dinner, Ceremony, Cocktail party, Reception, After party and Farewell lunch. 

How much does a wedding in Japan/destination wedding in Japan cost?

Typically a simple wedding consisting of a ceremony and a reception for 50 guests would cost approximately 3-6 million Japanese Yen. Depending on your venue, number of guests and additional extras this figure will increase.

A wedding consulting of a ceremony, cocktail party, reception and after party for 50 guests would cost approximately 6-12 million Japanese yen, again depending on your venue, number of guests and additional extras this figure will increase.

How much does a bridal photo shoot cost?

The answer to this question depends on the destination of your bridal photo shoot. Typically a bridal photo shoot would cost approximately 400,000-700,000 Japanese Yen.