Then she changes into an elaborately-designed mostly red kimono at the beginning of the reception.
The wedding preparations and wedding are typically overseen by a (an honored go-between who is usually an older, respected married man).
In the old days the nakado often acted like a matchmaker in an arranged marriages.
One that costs between $10,000 and $20,000 is regarded as cheap.
Expensive weddings are equated with high status and some families go into debt to have the most expensive wedding possible.
By the early 1990s, 90 percent fo Japanese brides received a diamond ring when they got married.