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Renting People

Flesh Out Your Wedding With Fake Family Members or Friends

— June 9, 2009 — World
Getting married but can’t afford to fly out your family and friends? Don't have anyone to invite in the first place? In Japan, there’s a solution for that: family rentals!

For those in need of a fake family (or friends), Office Agents, based in Tokyo, will let you fake popularity by fleshing out your guest list with actors.

In Japan, it’s particularly important to have lots of attendees at weddings, so now when people can’t make it, brides and grooms can fake it!

“For 20,000 yen ($200), Office Agents provides a staff member to attend the ceremony,” Reuters says. “For an additional 5,000 yen, that person can perform a song or a dance. Pitch in another 10,000 yen and that person can make a speech that would make you proud.”

Bonus #1: You’ll save on wedding invites.

Bonus #2: You get to pick what your family looks like.

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