Tokyo, February 15, 2016 - Rakuten, Inc. announced that from today, its wedding ceremony venue search and information site Rakuten Wedding will begin website collaboration with wedding information site The Wedding, operated by Hearst Fujingaho Co., Ltd. Through this collaboration, approximately 600 wedding ceremony and banquet venues from areas not previously listed in The Wedding’s database have been added, and users are now able to reserve wedding venue tours and consultations service through Rakuten Wedding*1.
Rakuten Wedding offers information on over 1,000 wedding ceremony venues in Japan, as well as on rings, wedding dresses, and other wedding-related topics. Users can earn Rakuten Super Points and other benefits by carrying out wedding venue tours and wedding ceremonies through the website*2. The Wedding, the official website for the wedding information publications 25ans Wedding and Elle Marriage, targets users who are interested in planning out their ceremony to the smallest detail and those interested in wedding dresses from top brand names. The website offers a variety of information related to wedding preparation and newlywed life with content such as the popular “Bride Blog” written by women with wedding experience.
Rakuten Wedding aims to provide ever-more useful information for users preparing for their wedding ceremonies, and is planning further collaborations with Hearst Fujingaho, such as sales promotions of their wedding information publications and the holding of joint events targeted at soon-to-be brides planning their weddings. Going forward, Rakuten Wedding will continue to support the wedding planning of an even greater number of users.
*1 Venue tours and consultation reservations can be made without being a Rakuten member.
*2 A Rakuten membership account is required to receive benefits.
About The Wedding
The Wedding provides comprehensive information on everything wedding-related, including wedding ceremony and banquet venues, wedding dresses, wedding and engagement rings, bridal beauty treatments, bridal hair arrangements, and flower bouquets.