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Starting in 2011, couples in love will be able to tie the knot at any McDonald’s branch in Hong King.
Slated to begin sometime in January, the upcoming McWeddings will first appear for a test period at three major McDonald’s branches. They’ll be offered in packages starting at HK$1000 ($129), which is a major savings from the typical HK$10,000 or $1,300 price of a Hong Kong wedding.
Included with the reservation is a personalized menu, decorations, McDonald’s-themed gifts, a special apple-pie wedding cake, and a lone fry in place of the traditional cherry a couple shares prior to kissing.
It’s essentially an ultra-cheap and fun way to get married. It’s kind of like an American couple getting married in a Las Vegas casino. Similarly, there are a couple striking caveats. For one, couples who opt for a McWedding aren’t guaranteed any privacy whatsoever. Other customers who walk in to grab a bite are welcome to watch the ceremony. In addition, McDonald’s doesn’t carry any liquor or beer, so there’ll be no drinking.
couples who opt for a McWedding aren’t guaranteed any privacy whatsoever.
This is taken out of context. Western weddings and Chinese weddings are two separate things.
theres no way a mcdonalds hamburger would ever look that good. the meat on those things is soo thin.
Originally posted by AQuestion
reply to post by Partygirl
Please consider the poverty that exists for many in China. Obviously this is better than just having some rice for those who have little. Many people rarely eat meat because they cannot afford it. A hamburger alone is a treat to most of the world. What is truly sad is that there are people in Africa and Asia who would consider this the highlight of their life because they will never know the joy of eating what we take for granted. I do not believe you meant to come off as hard, we just don't understand the type of poverty others live in. Let us be glad that the poorest of us can at least have their day.
The McDonalds in China is much different. For one, most people eat plum sauce or barb-q sauce on their fries, barely any ketchup to be found. The chicken is darkmeat... and I never did quite figure out what the burgers were... Traditional food in China is 100x better than McDonalds (Here or there). Not too mention, a whole lot cheaper...
I do understand that, I also understand that many don't get more than rice. I do not think McDonalds is looking for the people who can afford better to come their for their wedding, they are providing a service to the poorest.
i think its sad that people would be willing to do this, but its no worse than the shotgun weddings in vegas.