Sing it! “Here comes the McBride, all dressed in white”
(Note: Be forewarned that this was a post that was written very late at night many years ago…the puns are ridiculous. Slaphappy would be an accurate way to describe the mood that night. You’ve been warned. If you don’t think you can handle it, save yourself now.)
Why get married under one, plain ol’ white arch when you can tie the knot under TWO golden arches? No brainer, really. Free wi-fi and a scary clown? Come on! This is a dream (nightmare?) wedding if we’ve ever seen one.
In 2010, Hong Kong McDonald’s franchises began offering a McDonald’s McWedding package to couples for as little as $400. Ummm, was their a demand for this that showed up in some marketing report? Were they turning brides and grooms away before?
A McDonald’s Hong Kong spokesperson says:
“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.”
However this idea came about, it’s apparently gaining traction. The press, as you can probably imagine, grabbed onto this story and ran with it. Brides and grooms? They’re “lovin’ it”, of course…sorry, couldn’t resist.
In all seriousness, there is a worldwide trend happening with regards to retail and low-cost weddings. Naturally, the economy has a lot to do with this new trend, but also many brides and grooms are looking for something quirky and non-traditional…apparently. We’ve seen articles online about weddings being held at the 99 Cent Store, Home Depot, White Castle and other odd locations, but for a fast food joint to actually have wedding packages and decorations is a new one to us.
We came up with a list of good reasons to have a McDonald’s McWedding: