One of my coworkers is getting married this Sunday and today I’m giving her these two bears to celebrate that fact:
Actually, she’s already been married for several months but she hasn’t had her wedding ceremony yet. But this is normal in Japan.
Japanese couples fill out a few of papers at city hall and some minutes later they’re husband and wife, and the actual wedding ceremony (usually months later) is basically just for show and to celebrate.
This way Japanese couples will have two anniversaries every year, the day they officially got hitched and the day they had the party. It’s a bit weird to me, still I hope they have a great party.