The three brides have finished gathering their helpers, which means the battle for wedding supremacy is about to begin!
Wedding Aoi: Let me introduce you to the geniuses who will be putting MY wedding together!
The Nuptial Ninjas: Aoi's Team
Wedding Xania: You're using a member of the Ilian Church to perform a Hinomotoan ceremony?
Wedding Aoi: Yep! That way, the ceremony will be a mix of cultures—a wedding that brings the whole world together as one!
Wedding Xania: Huh! I suppose that does make sense. Now let me introduce you to MY team!
The Odd Bunch: Xania's Team
Wedding Xania: I brought along everyone I could convince to help out.
Alain: We must retreat up the aisle at once!
Nicolas: You walk DOWN the aisle in a wedding, Alain. You don't retreat UP it.
Vice: I just said I could peel a pumpkin, and all of a sudden I'm dragged into this? I'm an assassin, dammit!
Wedding Elisanne: Your team seems to lack unity. Are you sure you can perform a ceremony together?
Wedding Elisanne: Yes, well, now let me introduce MY fine assistants!
The Daily Dreamers: Elisanne's Team
Philia: Waaaaah! I'm so sorry I couldn't protect you, my love!
The Prince: Er, it's fine. Just please calm down.
Wedding Elisanne: I have sent out invitations to everyone in the castle telling them our ceremonies will take place tomorrow.
Wedding Aoi: That will give all of them a chance to vote on which wedding they think is best.
Wedding Xania: Then let's make it a day to remember!
Luca: Rrrgh! This will NEVER gonna be done in time!
Jurota: I did not perfect my ninja skills for them to be used like...this.
Nicolas: How's everything going, you two?
Luca: Terrible! Elisanne is so darn picky about EVERYTHING—I could work all night and not finish this!
Luca: Er, so how's stuff on your end?
Nicolas: We were able to finish without difficulty, but whether the result is WORTH seeing is another matter entirely.
Jurota: That bodes ill.
Nicolas: Yeah, it's all just very...by-the-book. There's no sense of individuality.
Jurota: Mmm. Aoi has the opposite problem. Her ceremony is almost TOO unique, and I fear none will appreciate it.
Jurota: It is nothing but ninjutsu from tip to tail. She insists that is Hinomoto's style, but I beg to differ.
Jurota: Honestly, I am uncertain if her event even qualifies AS a wedding.
Luca: Sounds like every team's got problems. Still, not much we can do about it now, what with the invites bein' sent and all.
Nicolas: Agreed. People are actually excited for this mad affair, and it wouldn't do to cancel the whole thing now.
Luca: I know, right?
The Morning of the Ceremony
Wedding Elisanne: Aaauuugh! What is the meaning of this?! The food and the decorations are nowhere NEAR being finished!
Luca: I TOLD you we'd never finish if ya obsessed over every last detail! ..Er, so what's the plan now?
Wedding Elisanne: *sigh* I don't know. At this rate, we won't just lose—we'll actually end up disappointing everyone.
Wedding Xania: Elisanne! We need to talk!
Wedding Elisanne: Why do you two look so flustered?
Wedding Xania: I worked really hard to create an ideal ceremony, but it's...it's BORING!
Wedding Aoi: And I went too far in the other direction and made it all about my style. Now it just looks like I'm hosting a freakin' ninja tournament!
Wedding Aoi: Everyone's gonna hate it.
Wedding Elisanne: If it makes you feel better, I was far too meticulous in my planning, and my ceremony is nowhere near finished.
Wedding Elisanne: It sounds as if we are all in trouble. The question, then, is what we do.
???: Maybe you should just stop competing already! I mean, DUH!
Philia: Then my fated love won't have to pretend to marry any of you harpies!
Wedding Elisanne: Of course!
Wedding Elisanne: Instead of competing against each other, we can work together to create ONE ceremony everyone will enjoy!
Wedding Aoi: Which will let each of us make up for the other's weaknesses!
Wedding Xania: Even if we can't give people the competition they were promised, we can at least entertain them.
Wedding Elisanne: It is not too late to save this. Come on!
Philia: Yeah, that's right! You all just go! Shoo! ...Er, I GUESS this worked out for me?
And so, the time comes for the ceremony...
Malora: Honestly, this is like dealing with children. Who makes a contest out of MARRIAGE?
Sarisse: RIGHT?! I'm personally hoping they'll start fighting and rolling on the ground and pulling each other's hair or whatever. That would be the BEST.
Malora: The people are starting to gather. Let's see what they can do, mmm?
Estelle: Attention, everyone! Cease your talking, unless you wish to feel the Loving Hand!
Estelle: The event will begin shortly, and I, Estelle, will be your master of ceremonies.
Curran: And me! ...Er, Curran. Now let's have some applause for today's happy brides!
Sarisse: ...Huh? Why are they holding hands? WHERE'S MY HAIR PULLING?!
Wedding Elisanne: May we have a moment of your time, everyone?
Wedding Elisanne: You were all invited here to watch three wedding ceremonies and choose your favorite from among them.
Wedding Elisanne: However, we were too immature as brides to live up to our promise, and for this, we are truly sorry.
Wedding Xania: But not wanting all of you to go home disappointed, we decided to join forces.
Wedding Aoi: Together, we've created one ceremony that combines all of our ideals!
Wedding Elisanne: It may not be what you were promised, but we hope you enjoy it all the same.
Sarisse: The idea of a competition had me worried, but they all look super happy.
Malora: Yes, this sounds MUCH more fun.
Ricardt: Th-then will all of the brides please step forward?
Ricardt: Er, yes. Right then. Do you promise to be good friends, in sickness and health, for as long as you all shall live?
Wedding Xania: We do!
After the Ceremony
Wedding Xania: Whew! I'm glad that all worked out.
Wedding Elisanne: As am I. Ricardt may have fainted, but everyone else seemed to quite enjoy themselves.
Wedding Elisanne: I enjoyed myself, too—and also learned something along the way.
Wedding Xania: Agreed. We should probably hold off on wedding plans until we have a better understanding of love in general.
Wedding Elisanne: The whole concept of competing over this was silly to begin with, yet in my stubbornness, I would not let it go.
Wedding Aoi: We were all immature as both people and as brides, and only able to do a proper job when we joined forces.
Wedding Aoi: But I'm going to train really hard and change that!
Wedding Elisanne: As am I—and I believe this escapade was a perfect first step.
Wedding Elisanne: So let's keep working together to better ourselves!
Wedding Xania: Gladly!