To help couples keep track of their schedules and make preparations easier, many wedding service companies in
By simply entering the date of a wedding, the application automatically presents a schedule for completing around 170 tasks, ranging from compiling the guest list to choosing and ordering gifts for those attending. It also sends e-mail reminders to the user when the deadline for an important task approaches.
"I was surprised there are so many things that need to be done, far more than I had imagined," said Fukumoto, who lives in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture. "It's too troublesome to look things up in books. This application is really helpful."
The application has been downloaded about 40,000 times since
The company also introduced new computer software called "
"Then when the wedding planner and the couple do actually meet, they can have plenty of time to discuss the details of the wedding itself, such as how they would like to set the mood for the ceremony and how to entertain the guests," said
To make wedding preparations not only easy but fun,
In the game, using an old European streetscape as the background, the players' car gets closer and closer to a castle each time one of the 42 preparatory tasks is completed.
The software is also linked to partner companies so couples can easily make reservations such as for food tasting and dress fitting at their convenience.
"We came up with this hoping that young couples can enjoy the preparations as if playing an interesting game," said
"By providing know-how accumulated since the launch of Zexy, we would like to enliven the wedding industry," a Recruit official said.
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