After today's earlier post this caught my eye... I bet you don't think of wedding bells when you think of McDonald's... at least not yet...
McDonalds Serves Up McWeddings
HONG KONG (Reuters) – In the buzzing financial hub known for its fast living, young Hong Kong couples can now grab love on the run at the city's McDonald's outlets, which are offering a burgeoning new sideline: "McWeddings."
On Valentine's Day at a downtown McDonald's close to the financial district, the fast food joint was decked out with pink balloons, a "cake" stacked from apple pies, as well as a pair of tiny souvenir crystal M rings, for a surprise engagement bash thrown by Kelvin, a young model, for his girlfriend, Ashley.
The party is the first formal wedding event since the service was launched in January.
McDonald's says the concept isn't tacky and fills a niche in Hong Kong, where its restaurants are popular dating venues and the prices for more typical weddings run high.
"They date here, they grew their love here, so when they have this important day they want to come over here," said Shirley Chang, the managing director of Hong Kong's McDonald's outlets.
The McDonald's "Warm and sweet wedding package," at HK$9999 ($1282) a pop, includes wedding gifts, pink invitation cards emblazoned with golden arches, decor featuring the likes of Ronald McDonald and the Hamburglar, and classic golden arches fare worth up to $385.
Additional items will cost extra, including a "white balloon" gown rental ($165), balloon corsage ($11), balloon wedding cake ($88), and a large pink McDonalds backdrop ($321).
"You can see the world changing, especially the young generation," Chang told Reuters.
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Hardly surprising...there's been Walmart weddings for a few years now.ReplyDelete
Getting married at McDonalds! I shudder at the mere thought... :)ReplyDelete
I thought of hosting a McDonald's wedding reception for my Hong Kong wedding - but my parents of course rejected that idea..HA!ReplyDelete
Btw - in addition to regular birthday party for the kids, McDonald's in Hong Kong also has birthday party package for adults at night time; but no alcoholic drinks though! :P