It’s time for the Gondola wedding budget post. Most of this post is going to be ridiculously easy because Japanese weddings are one-stop, all-inclusive events.
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Number of Guests: 71
Reception Costs: $10,950
Our venue, like many in Japan, has a set price per guest which covers all of the reception costs: food, drink, wedding cake, food tastings, the emcee fee, linens, AV equipment, flowers for the table, countless meetings with the wedding planner, and more. The price per each guest (plus bride and groom) was $150. So $150 x 73 = $10,950
Ridiculously cheap, I know, but this only covered three and a half hours of photography. In my personal opinion, Japanese wedding photography is still a few years behind American wedding photography. Nevertheless, I believe that we got above and beyond what we paid for. Our photographer had a great personality, and he got some amazing shots.