A Rilakkuma Bridal Fair Means a Rilakkuma Wedding ・ Only in Japan Does Marriage Get This Kawaii!

Tokyo Culture 2020.08.03
Relaxed bear cakes, flowers... even people in giant Rilakkuma suits. In Japan, you can have a Rilakkuma wedding.

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A Very Special Rilakkuma Wedding

Engaged Rilakkuma fans, rejoice! If your love for this relaxed bear knows no bounds, a day at the Kyoto Rilakkuma Cafe just doesn't cut it―and your partner is a Rilakkuma fan, too―you can now start planning to bring Rilakkuma along for one of the most important days of your life. In Japan, you can have a full-on Rilakkuma wedding!

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A standard wedding fair is an event made to connect engaged couples with all the vendors and service providers they might need for their upcoming nuptials. In Japan, that might even include offers of real (and very fuzzy) alpaca wedding guests. This particular bridal fair, on the other hand, is made to introduce those same marriage-bound couples to all the products and services needed to create what the fair officially calls, roughly translated, a "soft beloved wedding with your favorite Rilakkuma" (大好きなリラックマとふわふわ愛されウエディング♡).

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This Rilakkuma Bridal Fair offers the whole suite of wedding services, explaining that your Rilakkuma wedding would of course include a standard walk down the aisle, fancy French catering, and floral table decorations. But who cares about the standard wedding staples when there's Rilakkuma around!? Some of the special Rilakkuma-themed features on offer include a Rilakkuma ring cushion, a Rilakkuma welcome sign, and special Rilakkuma stickers... that you can use to decorate the invitations yourself, if you want. (We're kind of disappointed they don't offer proper Rilakkuma stationary.)

Rilakkuma Eats

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Nobody should be surprised that the food is where the Rilakkuma theme really shines. Couples planning their wedding have the option of changing the standard soup course to this cutesy Kiiroitori version, featuring one of the other popular characters in the Rilakkuma universe.

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And this tophat-wearing Rilakkuma surrounded by fresh fruit is one of the catering's dessert options.

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Of course, the very best dessert at a wedding is the cake itself! (Hopefully!) And the Rilakkuma cake topper is appropriately adorable.

The Finale We've All Been Waiting For

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It wouldn't be a real Rilakkuma wedding without an appearance from the relaxed bear himself, would it? One last service offered at the wedding fair is a weddingday visit from Rilakkuma and the little, white bear called Korilakkuma.

"Best day ever"? Maybe!

If you are genuinely interested in planning a Rilakkuma wedding in Japan (or just want to see more pictures), you'll find more information on the bridal fair's official website. For more Japan travel information and updates, and more about cute characters like Rilakkuma and Hello Kitty, follow Japankuru on twitter, instagram, and facebook!
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NameRilakkuma Bridal Fair
Websitehttps://rilakkuma-wedding.escrit.jp/
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Sophia

I came to Japan for a semester abroad, and have been here ever since, so I guess there's just something about it. Tell me all the cool Japan-related things you know on instagram or twitter @japankuru !

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