April 16, 2012
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Weddings can be complicated and stressful affairs so would you be loving it if someone was able to serve up the whole meal deal for you?
Imagine having your ceremony, reception, wedding cake and catering for up to 100 people provided for just £250.
There’s just one drawback – it’s at McDonald’s.
Couples can tie the knot at the fast food chain in Hong Kong from January 2011.
But while you may think any self-respecting bride would blush if she were to get married there, McDonald’s claims it has decided to offer the service only after acquiescing to public demand for it.
The danger of barbecue sauce squirting down the bride’s dress is seemingly inconsequential when compared to some people’s attachment to their local branch and the desire for a Big Mac and fries.
The idea first came about after one couple, who met at a McDonald’s, held their wedding reception at a branch in Hong Kong earlier this year.
Helen Cheung, Hong Kong McDonald’s director of corporate communications, said: ‘Over the past two years, we’ve started receiving calls from people who want to have a wedding party in our restaurants. There are about 10 calls a month.
‘People said they’d dated here, or met here, and wanted to get married here.
‘We see this as a business opportunity.’
As if a McWedding wouldn’t be different enough already, it would have to be a champagne-free ceremony because alcohol is banned from the family-friendly restaurants.
And the bride shouldn’t expect any special treatment, such as walking to the front of the queue to collect her Chicken McNuggets, because she will have to vye for space with normal customers as McDonald’s plans to keep the branch open as usual.
But if, given the auspicious beginnings, the marriage lasts at least a year, the happy couple can return to celebrate their union again because the chain also plans to host anniversary parties.