1000 Cranes – A Japanese Wedding Tradition here in Hawaii

We are always on the lookout for new ideas to share with our Hawaii brides but recently they have been inspiring us with some amazing ideas of their own!  I was inspired to write this post by our newly wedded couple Andrea and Brian!  The couple had a beautiful wedding at the Hawaii Prince Hotel that incorporated the Japanese 1000 crane tradition.

The 1000 crane tradition started as a folklore that sai
d: if a bride finishes the laborious task of folding 1000 paper cranes also known as “sembazuru” she would be greatly rewarded with a happy and prosperous marriage.  The practice of framing the 1000 cranes has become a fairly new tradition and has gained much popularity over the years.  These framed works of art are beautiful keepsakes for the couple!  Andrea and her family hand-folded cranes and arranged them into an intricate koi design with the family name written out in Kanji. Pretty amazing right? Check it out – see below…hawaii wedding, oahu wedding, hawaii prince hotel, hawaii prince hotel wedding, andrea and brian, best day ever hawaiiFolding 1000 cranes can seem like a daunting task but always remember that just like everything else in your wedding; you don’t have to do it on your own.  Ask your family and bridal party to fold a few every day.  The more people you get involved, the less work you have to do and the more meaningful the finished piece will be.  It has also been said that the more people you involve, the more luck you will have! 🙂

What kind of cultural traditions would you want to include in your wedding? Do share! We’d love to hear from you! 🙂

Happy Wednesday!
xo, Kelli
Best Day Ever
Hawaii Wedding Planner

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