Japanese Ceremonies

A Japanese wedding tradition stemming from the Edo period, san san kudo translates into “three three nine times.” In this tradition, three wedding cups, called sakazuki, are presented in three different sizes: small, medium, and large, as they are typically staked on top of one another. These shallow cups are then filled with sake and couples will drink from each three times, for a total of nine total sips. The numbers three and nine are both thought to bring good luck.

This ritual dates back to a time when sharing sake created a formal bond as strongly as a handshake did in Victorian times. The couple takes three sips each from the cups. Then their parents also take sips (for a total of nine sips), cementing the bond between the families.

To check available dates, or to ask more questions, please send your date, time and location to The Marrying Lady: tade@sheisthemarryinglady.com


Testimonials from couples on Wedding Wire

Toronto Wedding Officiant, Province of Ontario Licensed as clergy through C.I.M.M.


Contact : Tade Credgeur - The Marrying Lady (647) 409-8233  |  tade@sheisthemarryinglady.com

  • Instagram
  • Wix Facebook page
  • YouTube Toronto Officiant
  • Pinterest App Icon