Opinion and Editorial

I Love You, From Me

A Japanese company is bringing new meaning to the phrase “love yourself.” Travel Company Cera Travel, located in Kyoto, Japan, is now offering Japanese women the opportunity to marry themselves.

The company’s wedding package includes a two-day stay at a fancy hotel, dress fittings, bouquet selection and a hair and makeup appointment. A random man (between the ages of 20 and 70) can even stand in for the wedding photo shoot.

According to International Business Times, the service is “aimed at single, working women who have decided to pursue careers and missed out on marriage or divorced women who want to experience a wedding day with a happier ending.”

You don’t need a man to have a fun wedding.

Out of the variety of packages to choose from, the cheapest one starts at 330,000 yen ($2,800 in US dollars). That’s a fraction of the cost of a normal wedding. Ten women have already taken advantage of this opportunity.

One of those women, Nagi Daisen, had positive things to say about her experience: “I’ve been in a relationship for years but we’ve never got round to actually getting married. So I decided to do this for myself and it was amazing fun. I always wanted to wear a wedding dress and to be pampered like this and now I have been.”

So, the next time someone tells you to “Just marry yourself if you’re so full of yourself,” you can say “I already did… in Japan!”



Nick Tate

Music Editor for BUnow, Mass Communications major/Professional Writing minor, Bloomsburg University Class of 2016.