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Wedding Season: How To Get Wedding Items & Max Heart Crystals

Wedding Season is a new event taking place in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) throughout the month of June! Learn how to get the most Heart Crystals and all of the Wedding Furniture items in this guide.

Wedding Season Event Start Date & Time

The Wedding Season event will held in Animal Crossing: New Horizons starting on June 1st, 2020 running for the entire month of June until June 30th, 2020 in both Northern and Southern Hemispheres! Your game must be updated to Version 1.2 update of Animal Crossing: New Horizons to experience the event.

Note that you can only access the Wedding Season event inside of Animal Crossing: New Horizons after it has been activated by the real-world date of June 1st being reached, and we believe this is based on your Nintendo Account region. It’s not possible to time travel to play the event if that hasn’t occurred yet.

If you don’t have any Nintendo Account attached to your Nintendo Switch profile, then you won’t be able to enjoy the Wedding Season event. The version number on the title screen will change to 1.2.0 c when the event has been activated.

How To Play Wedding Season Event

When the Wedding Season event begins on your island, there will be a morning announcement from Isabelle sharing how she can feel love in the air marking the beginning of wedding season! According to her, anyone who is married in June will be blessed with a lifetime of happiness.

After the morning announcements, you’ll receive a phone call from Harvey on your NookPhone when leaving your house! He’ll fill you in on the Wedding Season activities happening on his Photopia island where Reese and Cyrus can be found.

To visit Harvey’s island with Reese & Cyrus, head to your Airport in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and speak to Orville at the counter. You’ll want to tell him you want to fly and select the ‘Visit Harv’s Island’ option.

When you arrive on the island, you’ll meet Harvey conversing with the special guests of Wedding Season — Reese and Cyrus! They’re celebrating their wedding anniversary in June and need your help decorating for their photos.

After you meet them for the first time, Harvey will take you into his Wedding Picture Studio, which is unfortunately rather empty. That’s where you come in to help decorate it for the lovebirds using a brand new set of Wedding Season furniture!

When you’re visiting Harvey’s Island on subsequent days during June, make sure to talk to him outside the studio each day to enter the Wedding Picture Studio. If you just walk straight in, you’ll end up in the regular non-event version.

How To Decorate Photo Shoots For Reese & Cyrus

Once you’re inside of Harvey’s Wedding Picture Studio, speak with Reese to find out exactly what kind of photo shoot you’ll be taking for the couple today. The first time you play this event, you’ll be asked to decorate the studio with a Ceremony theme using White and Pink items, but this can change on subsequent days.

To get started with decorating, press the Down Button on the D-Pad to enter designer mode, and then press the Right Button to access your available items and begin decorating for Reese & Cyrus! You’ll want to definitely make sure you include all of the special Wedding Season items found under the Event tab, but you can add other regular items from your catalog too.

It’s worth noting that you can easily adjust the variation of any customizable item while inside of Harvey’s studio by pressing the X button either on a placed item, or when inside of the catalog menu. Almost every piece of Wedding Season furniture has multiple customization options that you should check out later in the event!

When you’ve finished decorating the wedding picture studio with all the items you want, press the ZL Button to open the Camera, then press the + Button to take your wedding anniversary photo of Reese & Cyrus! It doesn’t matter what’s actually in your photo though, it can be taken anywhere.

After you’ve taken a photo with the Camera app, speak to Reese and show off your photo! Keep in mind that if you took multiple photos only the very last one you captured will be used. Reese will let you know what she thinks of your photo and decorations, then reward you with some valuable Heart Crystals !

If it’s your first time doing a photo shoot for Reese & Cyrus during the Wedding Season event, you’ll also receive the Wedding Bench item from Reese for free as a reward. Other items are given for free when completing later photo shoots, like the Wedding Table and Reese & Cyrus Photo Plate.

How To Get Heart Crystals

Each time you complete a Photo Shoot for Reese & Cyrus inside of Harvey’s Studio, you’ll receive some Heart Crystal event crafting material from Reese! Throughout the month of June while the Wedding Season event is taking place, you can take a new photo shoot with Reese & Cyrus every single day to win more Heart Crystals  and get more special items.

If you don’t have room to fit Heart Crystals in your inventory, don’t worry as they’ll be sent to your mailbox at home instead. Be sure to check there if you’re missing some crystals you worked hard for and can’t find!

Minimum & Maximum Possible Amount of Daily Heart Crystals

There are essentially two parts to the Wedding Season event — the first seven days of photo shoots where you progressively unlock new items, and the remaining days of the month afterwards. No matter when though, we believe the minimum reward from Reese is 5 Heart Crystals .

During your first six days of Wedding Season photo shoots, you can get a maximum of 11 Heart Crystals from Reese daily. Later after you’ve unlocked all of the wedding items on your 7th photo shoot, the maximum amount of rewards from Reese per day increases to 15 Heart Crystals !

Best Decorating Strategy To Get Most Heart Crystals

It’s still early days with the event having just begun, but here’s what we’ve learned so far about decorating strategy during Wedding Season to get the maximum amount of 15 Heart Crystals from Reese.

Follow The Daily Theme From Reese

Each new day when you enter the Wedding Picture Studio and speak to Reese, she’ll inform you of the daily theme for the day! In the first 5 days or photo shoots of the event, this theme will alternate between Ceremony and Reception. It doesn’t seem to matter much what you do for these, besides using the Wedding items provided.

Beginning on the 7th photo shoot though, there will be three possible themes that Reese can ask for you to follow. It’s crucial that you follow these themes to the tee each and every day to maximize the amount of Heart Crystals you can get from Reese.

To do this, you’ll need to make use of the Wedding Furniture variations. You can change the variation or customization of an item inside the studio by simply pressing the X button with your cursor over an item to bring up the variation menu.

Cute Set – Pink, White

When Reese asks for the Cute Set Theme, you don’t need to make any variation changes — just use the defaults!

Chic Set – Brown, Beige, Black

When Reese asks for the Chic Set Theme, customize all of your Wedding items with the X button to the Chic variation to get the optimal score! For the Wedding Pipe Organ item, use the Dark Brown variation.

Garden Set – Green, Yellow, Brown

When Reese asks for the Garden Set Theme, customize all of your Wedding items with the X button to the Garden variation to get the optimal score! For the Wedding Pipe Organ item, use the Natural variation.

Place One Item Repeatedly OR One Each Of Every Item (Plus One)

While the new event is very new and better strategies may be discovered later, there are two optimal furniture placement methods we currently recommend for maximizing your Heart Crystals  rewards during Wedding Season.

Of course, these aren’t exactly the most fun ways to play the event and likely not what the developers intended. If you enjoy decorating and playing with furniture, there’s no reason you can’t go about the event as you wish — just keep in mind you may not receive the maximum amount of Heart Crystals .

Place One Item Repeatedly

The easiest way to maximize your Heart Crystals is to simply place one item and replicate as many as you can possibly fit in the room. The Wedding Decoration item is ideal for this initially because it can be placed on walls where there is ample space on all sides. You can also use a one-tile floor item like the Wedding Flower Stand later once it’s unlocked.

If Reese has requested a specific theme besides the Cute set, make sure to change the variation of your items to that theme. You can use the Copy function with the ZR Button to speed up the process and duplicate a customized item.

Place One Each Of Every Item (+1)

Another method to get the highest amount of Heart Crystals is to place one of every item, plus one extra duplicate. It can take time to unlock all of the items in the Wedding set though, so we recommend sticking with the first method if you haven’t unlocked many items yet.

Once again, make sure that you’re using the variations requested by Reese.

How To Get Wedding Season Furniture & Items

There are two different ways to get Wedding Season items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons during the event. The primary method for getting new items is purchasing them from Cyrus at Harvey’s Island by exchanging your Heart Crystals ! There are few other items obtained without them though.

Wedding Season Items Purchasable With Heart Crystals

The main way to get new Wedding Season items during the event is to spend Heart Crystals by talking to Cyrus in the Wedding Photo Studio! He sells 26 different Wedding themed items including furniture, flooring, wallpaper, rugs, and clothing for various prices.

However, it’s worth noting that the selection available at Cyrus’ shop starts off rather small with only 5 items for sale. He’ll expand his selection of purchasable items with Heart Crystals as you complete more Photo Shoots for him and Reese.

When you trade your Heart Crystals in for items from Cyrus, they’ll be delivered to you in your mailbox later, so don’t expect to find them in your inventory. Additionally, there is an order limit of 8 items at a time before Cyrus will stop taking orders.

The table below covers all of the different wedding themed items you can purchase and exchange from Cyrus during the limited-time Wedding Season event! You can easily filter the table using the Search field, or sort by Heart Crystal Cost and Photo Shoots Unlock.

PS Unlock = The number of daily Photo Shoots you must complete with Reese & Cyrus at Harvey’s Island to unlock an item for sale.

Item CostPS Unlock
Blue Wedding Rug4 1
Wedding Bench5 1
Wedding Decoration3 1
White Wedding Flooring12 1
White Wedding Wall12 1
Wedding Chair3 2
Wedding Table6 2
Wedding-Party Wall12 2
Wedding Candle Set4 3
Wedding Flower Stand4 3
Wedding Cake5 4
Wedding Head Table6 4
Wedding Pipe Organ40 5
Wedding Arch20 6
Wedding Welcome Board5 6
Bridal Veil12 7
Brown Wedding Flooring12 7
Brown Wedding Wall12 7
Cake Dress20 7
Green Wedding Flooring12 7
Green Wedding Wall12 7
Red Wedding Rug4 7
Wedding Pumps6 7
Wedding Shoes6 7
Wedding Tuxedo20 7
White Wedding Rug4 7

SUMMER SHELLS + JUNE FISH & BUGS: While you’re here, check out our Summer Shells seasonal materials guide with all the DIY Crafting recipes, plus the new Fish & Bugs guide for June!

Looking for the customizable variations? Keep reading to find the variations for every Wedding Season item in our complete item list later in this guide.

Other Wedding Season Items Without Heart Crystals

There are three more Wedding Season items available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that don’t appear to be obtainable with Heart Crystals and are unlocked in other manners. We’re still researching the details for some — leave us a comment if you figure out the answer!

ItemHow To Unlock
Reese & Cyrus Photo PlateGiven By Reese After Completing 6 Daily Photo Shoots
Wedding FenceRecipe Given By Harvey Before The 7th Daily Photo Shoot Craft With 5 Iron Nuggets & 3 Softwood
Wedding WandGiven By Cyrus After Completing 7 Daily Photo Shoots

How Many Heart Crystals Do You Need For Every Item?

If you want to buy one of every unique wedding themed item available from Cyrus during the Wedding Season event, you’ll need to earn and spend at least 261 Heart Crystals . However, some items such as the Wedding Bench are given once for free by Reese when completing Photo Shoots.

Not everyone may want to get every item though, so what if you only get the furniture items and skip out on the clothing? You’ll only need about 197 Heart Crystals then, or 101 if you exclude the wallpapers, floorings, and rugs too.

However, one curve ball to keep in mind is that many of the Wedding Season items have excellent variations, so you might want multiples of furniture so you can display variations at the same time. You’ll need 303 Heart Crystals to get all of the customizable furniture three times, not including any other items.

How Many Heart Crystals Can You Get During Wedding Season?

Early gameplay indicates that you can receive between 5-11 Heart Crystals per photo shoot in the first 6 days, and up to 15 Heart Crystals during the rest of Wedding Season. You can do a photo shoot once per day throughout June.

With 30 days in June, that means you could get as many as 426 Heart Crystals if you completed a photo shoot with a maximum score every single day of the event, or as few as 150 Heart Crystals if you performed the lowest score every day.

Complete List of Wedding Season Furniture & Items With Variations

While the tables in the sections above can help you see every type of item and how to unlock each item at a quick glance, you can find a more complete listing of every Wedding Season event item reward in Animal Crossing: New Horizons below including every variation available.

Wedding Arch

The Wedding Arch can be purchased from Cyrus for 20 Heart Crystals after completing at least 6 Photo Shoots. Reese will also give you a free one when you complete the 6th Photo Shoot for them. It can be sold for 5,000 Bells  at Nook’s Cranny.

You can customize the Wedding Arch into the Cute, Chic, and Garden variations shown below:

Wedding Bench

The Wedding Bench can be purchased from Cyrus for 5 Heart Crystals after completing at least 1 Photo Shoot. Reese will also give you a free one when you complete your first Photo Shoot for them. It can be sold for 875 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

You can customize the Wedding Bench into the Cute, Chic, and Garden variations shown below:

Wedding Cake

The Wedding Cake can be purchased from Cyrus for 5 Heart Crystals after completing at least 4 Photo Shoots. It can be sold for 1,000 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

You can customize the Wedding Cake into the Cute, Chic, and Garden variations shown below:

Wedding Candle Set

The Wedding Candle Set can be purchased from Cyrus for 4 Heart Crystals after completing at least 3 Photo Shoots. It sells for 300 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

You can customize the Wedding Candle Set into the Cute, Chic, and Garden variations shown below:

Wedding Chair

The Wedding Chair can be purchased from Cyrus for 3 Heart Crystals after completing at least 2 Photo Shoots. It sells for 500 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

You can customize the Wedding Chair into the Cute, Chic, and Garden variations shown below:

Wedding Decoration

The Wedding Decoration can be purchased from Cyrus for 3 Heart Crystals after completing at least 1 Photo Shoot. It can be wall-mounted and sells for 250 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

You can customize the Wedding Decoration into the Cute, Chic, and Garden variations shown below:

Wedding Flower Stand

The Wedding Flower Stand can be purchased from Cyrus for 4 Heart Crystals after completing at least 3 Photo Shoots. Reese will also give you a free oe when you complete the 3rd Photo Shoot for them.  It can be sold for 1,000 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

You can customize the Wedding Flower Stand into the Cute, Chic, and Garden variations shown below:

Wedding Head Table

The Wedding Head Table can be purchased from Cyrus for 6 Heart Crystals after completing at least 4 Photo Shoots. Reese will also give you a free one when you complete the 4th Photo Shoot for them. It can be sold for 750 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

You can customize the Wedding Head Table into the Cute, Chic, and Garden variations shown below:

Wedding Pipe Organ

The Wedding Pipe Organ can be purchased from Cyrus for 40 Heart Crystals after completing at least 5 Photo Shoots. Reese will also give you a free one when you complete the 5th Photo Shoot for them. It can be sold for 25,000 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

You can customize the Wedding Pipe Organ into the White, Dark Brown, and Natural variations shown below:

Wedding Table

The Wedding Table can be purchased from Cyrus for 6 Heart Crystals after completing at least 2 Photo Shoots. Reese will also give you a free one when you complete the second Photo Shoot for them. It can be sold for 1,500 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

You can customize the Wedding Table into the Cute, Chic, and Garden variations shown below:

Wedding Welcome Board

The Wedding Welcome Board can be purchased from Cyrus for 5 Heart Crystals after completing at least 6 Photo Shoots. It can be sold for 375 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

You can customize the Wedding Welcome Board into the Cute, Chic, and Garden variations shown below. In addition, the design on the board can be customized between Welcome, Reese & Cyrus, or a custom design pattern.

Reese & Cyrus Photo Plate

The Reese & Cyrus Photo Plate will be given to you by Reese as a reward after completing 6 daily Photo Shoots during Wedding Season. It can be sold for 100 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

Brown Wedding Flooring

The Brown Wedding Flooring can be purchased from Cyrus for 12 Heart Crystals after completing at least 7 Photo Shoots. It can be sold for 750 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

Green Wedding Flooring

The Green Wedding Flooring can be purchased from Cyrus for 12 Heart Crystals after completing at least 7 Photo Shoots. It can be sold for 750 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

White Wedding Flooring

The White Wedding Flooring can be purchased from Cyrus for 12 Heart Crystals after completing at least 1 Photo Shoot. It can be sold for 750 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

Blue Wedding Rug

The Blue Wedding Rug can be purchased from Cyrus for 4 Heart Crystals after completing at least 1 Photo Shoot. It can be sold for 375 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

Red Wedding Rug

The Red Wedding Rug can be purchased from Cyrus for 4 Heart Crystals after completing at least 7 Photo Shoots. It can be sold for 375 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

White Wedding Rug

The White Wedding Rug can be purchased from Cyrus for 4 Heart Crystals after completing at least 7 Photo Shoots. It can be sold for 375 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

Brown Wedding Wall

The Brown Wedding Wall can be purchased from Cyrus for 12 Heart Crystals after completing at least 7 Photo Shoots. It can be sold for 750 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

Green Wedding Wall

The Green Wedding Wall can be purchased from Cyrus for 12 Heart Crystals after completing at least 7 Photo Shoots. It can be sold for 750 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

Wedding-Party Wall

The Wedding-Party Wall can be purchased from Cyrus for 12 Heart Crystals after completing at least 2 Photo Shoots. It can be sold for 375 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

White Wedding Wall

The White Wedding Wall can be purchased from Cyrus for 12 Heart Crystals after completing at least 1 Photo Shoot. It can be sold for 437 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

Bridal Veil

The Bridal Veil can be purchased from Cyrus for 12 Heart Crystals after completing at least 7 Photo Shoots. It can be sold for 1150 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

Cake Dress

The Cake Dress can be purchased from Cyrus for 20 Heart Crystals after completing at least 7 Photo Shoots. It can be sold for 5000 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

Wedding Pumps

The Cake Dress can be purchased from Cyrus for 6 Heart Crystals after completing at least 7 Photo Shoots. It can be sold for 750 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

Wedding Shoes

The Cake Dress can be purchased from Cyrus for 6 Heart Crystals after completing at least 7 Photo Shoots. It can be sold for 750 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

Wedding Tuxedo

The Cake Dress can be purchased from Cyrus for 20 Heart Crystals after completing at least 7 Photo Shoots. It can be sold for 3000 Bells at Nook’s Cranny.

Wedding Fence

The Wedding Fence DIY Crafting Recipe will be given to you by Harvey as a reward before completing the 7th daily Photo Shoot during Wedding Season.

How To Craft Wedding Fence

The following materials are required to craft the Wedding Fence — you will get 10 pieces:

  • 5 Iron Nugget
  • 3 Softwood

Wedding Wand

The Wedding Wand DIY Crafting Recipe will be given to you by Cyrus as a reward after completing 7 daily Photo Shoots during Wedding Season.

How To Craft Wedding Wand

The following materials are required to craft the Wedding Wand:

  • 1 Wedding Flower Stand
  • 3 Star Fragment

This is a work-in-progress guide for a brand new event, so there may be some small errors until we can sort everything. Please let us know in the comments below if you’ve discovered anything not covered or incorrect in our guide and help us improve it for everyone!

Special thanks to Alexis#8717 for datamined information, Cara & Kokoro for unlock information, and AbdallahSmash for some decorating strategy used in this guide.

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