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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Watabe Wedding opens newest location at the Hyatt

WATABE Wedding, one of the wedding coordinators and boutiques that have been operating on island for over 15 years, opened the doors of its newest location in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Saipan on Monday evening.
From left, Watabe Wedding general manager Kentaro Egawa with wedding coordinator Fusako Ngirarois, branch manager Ayumi Hiramine, and make-up artist Yuri Iida during their grand opening in the Hyatt lobby on Monday night. Photo by Raquel C. BagnolWatabe Wedding general manager Kentaro Egawa said they have been doing business here since 1994, but the Hyatt is their third location.
“We grabbed the chance to move to the Hyatt because we want to be accessible to where the tourists  are,” Egawa said.
Watabe Wedding first opened shop at the Grand Saipan Hotel then moved to the fourth floor of the Bank of Guam Building where they stayed for the past 10 years.
Egawa said they cater mostly to tourist weddings at an average of about 300 a year.
“The wedding business on island is not that good, but still we manage to get by,” he said.
Watabe Wedding plans for resort weddings and parties, including the details of wedding gowns, dress and tuxedos for men, wedding photos and even the honeymoon.
Egawa said  Saipan is a very ideal place for weddings and honeymoons.
“It has a beautiful weather and spectacular views. We also have clients who want to celebrate their anniversaries here,” Egawa said.
Wedding gowns shipped  from Vietnam in various designs are available at Watabe Wedding. The gowns can be rented at a cost of $700 and up, or bought and altered to fit anyone.
“We have over 180 designs to choose from, and if you want to customize your own gown design, we can do it for you,” Egawa said.
Included with the gowns for rent are shoes, veil, gloves and free makeup. Accessories are not included but Watabe Wedding has a wide selection of wedding accessories on display.
Watabe Wedding has a comfortable make-up room where a makeup specialist will take care of the bride and groom before the wedding.
Watabe Wedding is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information,  visit Watabe Wedding in the Hyatt lobby, call 235-9332 or go to www.watabe-wedding.co.jp. (published HERE)