I'm getting married this year in Japan, the to be wife is Japanese. Just wondering what is involved in getting our marriage legalized here.
What do we need to do?
Is there a timeframe to do it?
Also do we need a judge/lawyer/pastor to officiate the wedding and make it legal?
I know in the US and Canada, an officiant (judge/minister) is required to make the marriage legal. Can we just exchange vows in front of family and friends?
PS. Any marriage planning tips welcome!