Arranged Marriages are marriages in which are organized and arranged through family and friends of either the woman or the man of the marriage. This would occur since some states in the US outlaw marriages between White and Japanese people. Arranged marriages doesn't only occur that way, becuase a lot of arranged marriages can be found throughout the world, many of them being traditional to their cultures. Some arranged marriages can be arranged at anytime, even while they are still children!
Picture brides are a form of arranged marriages, except the couple would not meet until they marry. They would only exchange pictures and letters to one another. Usually this would occur between a man in America and a woman in Japan. It would give the woman an opportunity to visit America, carrying only a picture in her hand. There are many stories of this, one such is "picture pride".
I think that arranged marriages are considered to be more prestigious. This is because in arranged brides the couple actually gets to see each other before they marry, and perhaps engage in some conversation. In Picture Brides, however, the couple cant see each other face to face, so it is difficult to tell whether the marriage might be happy and successful or not.
According to my take on the idea of picture brides and arranged marriages, I do not really believe in it. I think that many picture brides and arranged marriages may not necceseraly work out romantically. It does have its advantages over regular marriages, however. One, is that you wont be needing the approval of your parent's before you marry, becuase they are the ones who select it for you, so they have your utmost support. Another, is that some marriages that start out from two complete strangers...