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Rilakkuma will greet your guests and celebrate your big day with first official wedding plan

By Jess, grape Japan

Since the recent global pandemic put a damper on many a wedding, the number of events taking place has taken a nosedive and put the wedding plan industry in a precarious postion. Escrit, a Japanese company which produces weddings and receptions, are hoping to uplift the industry with a collaboration that will tempt scores of cute character fans to save the date.

Last month they announced a wedding plan inspired by arguably San-X’s most popular character, the chilled-out bear Rilakkuma.


It’s the character’s first ever official wedding plan, and now the Rilakkuma Bridal Fair, where prospective couples can go through a free consultation regarding the Rilakkuma wedding of their dreams, is open for registration.


The plan includes everything you need to make the day as cute as possible, including food options like the Rilakkuma dessert and Kiiroitori soup.


That's not to say that this is a pre-made wedding plan which will be the same as countless other couples’ celebrations. The deal also includes original illustrations made just for the happy couple which will be used for various features of the wedding such as the welcome board, cake topper and decorative stickers.


And a promise that should make any fan of cute characters want to tie the knot as quick as possible, the Greeting Plan option means Rilakkuma and his trusty friend, Korilakkuma, will actually attend the wedding and celebrate with you and your guests.

If you’re a Japan resident who wants to make their special day the most kawaii of them all, check out Escrit’s website for more information on the Rilakkuma Bridal Fair.

Source: PR Times

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Not wanting a somber, overly serious wedding

Weddings are somber and serious? You've been missing out.

There's an attractiveness about kawaii, I must admit. And that damn Rilakkuma certainly fits that bill.

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I am feminine by virtue of being female. I rarely conform to gender stereotypes.

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Pink isn’t an unmanly colour, colours do not have genders.

Western society has associated pink with female, and blue with male. This is a very real association that does exist. So while a color does not have a gender, there is a gender association that goes with some colors.

Gender stereotypes are harmful.

How is this a gender stereotype? And how is having pink and blue relate to male/female harmful?

I sure don't want to live in an androgynous world. I like my women feminine. I'd hate a world where they had to remove all femininity because some people feel that "gender stereotypes are bad", ignoring that men and women are NOT the same.

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Pink isn’t an unmanly colour, colours do not have genders. Gender stereotypes are harmful.

Adults behaving like children is the definition of infantile.

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This is up there with declaring pink an "unmanly" color. In fact, real men wear pink if it suits them and real adults will have Rirakkuma weddings and enjoy and not be swayed by the petty condescension of others.

I would like to have a Rirakkuma wedding myself. It seems a good image. Not wanting a somber, overly serious wedding, this would help lighten the mood. Plus, it will associate my wedding with Rirakkuma, reminding everyone who attended of our special day when they see these characters.

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Yes, but it encourages them to have infants is the point.

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