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McDonald’s Slated to Offer Ultra-Cheap McWeddings

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posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 09:00 PM
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Ummm.. I don't know about the rest of you but this isn't exactly what I would think of as a dream wedding.


I don't think a wedding has to be fancy, in fact quite the opposite. If people want to lavish money on the new couple they better do it as straight-up money gifts that the couple can use as savings for their new life together. So I think its silly to blow a lot of money on a big wedding. But even so...surely for the same amount of money you could find a better alternative? Say, just the couple and an officiating figure alone in a remote and beautiful place in nature, followed by a nice (non-fast-food) dinner somewere either alone or with as many or as few loved ones and friends as you like. You could manage that for less than the price of a McWedding. And it would be your memory to cherish.

Well, um...I guess everyone doesn't think that way...



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.



More at source:
www.weirdasianews.com...




posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 09:07 PM
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i think its sad that people would be willing to do this, but its no worse than the shotgun weddings in vegas.



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 09:11 PM
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Strange, but brilliant marketing idea. Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.


couples who opt for a McWedding aren’t guaranteed any privacy whatsoever.

disclaimer:this is not an actual MD wedding, but it's the only pic I could find of a wedding chesseburger


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posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 09:11 PM
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Only if Grimace is the minister and Ronald cuts the cake.
And instead of an archway, Golden Arches!

Seriously though, who would do this?



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 09:12 PM
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McTacky...Ronald should officiate.



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 09:13 PM
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And just when I thought I'd heard it all. Um, I bet this will give rise to new "supersize me" jokes



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 09:24 PM
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This is taken out of context. Western weddings and Chinese weddings are two separate things. Chinese weddings are always in a large hall or restaurant. Many restaurants do weddings. And given that the wedding is centered around food, (multi-course meals) it isn't that strange.

Although, the McDonalds there aren't much nicer than here. And it will still be pretty tacky, even with consideration for the tradition.

Good news is that the red in McDonalds color scheme will fit right in, now they just need to come up with a double happiness banner with Ronald McDonald next to it....





posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 09:27 PM
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This is taken out of context. Western weddings and Chinese weddings are two separate things.

Care to take a cyber bet that it will happen here at some point? It makes too much sense amongst the senselessness sometimes displayed with people, plus you know Micky D's is seeing dollars.
I'll bet ya 26 cyber cheeburgerz yo!

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posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 09:31 PM
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theres no way a mcdonalds hamburger would ever look that good. the meat on those things is soo thin.



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 09:33 PM
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theres no way a mcdonalds hamburger would ever look that good. the meat on those things is soo thin.

It's the only cheesburger wedding cake I could find a pic of. Failed context attempt on my part?
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posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 09:33 PM
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Dear 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.



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 09:33 PM
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I wouldn't be surprised. I do agree there is definitely a potential if it hasn't been done already. Just wait until Walmart opens up mini chapels at the back of the stores.




posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 09:37 PM
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Originally posted by AQuestion
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Dear 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...



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 09:38 PM
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brilliant pic... I laughed WAYYY out loud....




posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 09:52 PM
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Dear boncho,



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 rarely eat fast food and prefer to cook for myself; but, I have been on the streets and I have had to work two minimum wage jobs ($4 an hour in the day) to feed my family. I had my wedding in my aunt's living room and could barely afford that, I have done better since; but, for some this opportunity is a lot and we need to remember that.



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 09:54 PM
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Ghetto...



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 10:06 PM
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Dear LadyS,

Some in Asia live 15 in a one bedroom apartment. Ghetto for them would be an upgrade. Lets be glad that they can at least have something. Peace.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 06:15 AM
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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.

 


That is not true. They say in the article it is around 10,000 Gong Bi to get married at McDonalds in Hong Kong. You can take the train to Senzhen and find a restaurant there where it's only 10 Renminbi per person to eat. The train is only a few dollars...

In the article it says this started from a trend.... It isn't to help the poor.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 09:36 AM
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Altruism certainly is not the business goal of this restaurant chain. I would expect that their market research was what made them try this. If their numbers show a profit from this, they will continue the practice.

The single fry on the cake seems particularly ewww, really tacky to me. But then again, since their fries don't ever deteriorate, ever, ever, the couples can keep a souvenir piece of cake.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 02:51 PM
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i think its sad that people would be willing to do this, but its no worse than the shotgun weddings in vegas.


Yes...yes it is...

At least a Vegas wedding is fun and whimsical.

Whereas McDonalds is synonymous with cheap and mass-produced.

Anyone having a McWedding should be denied a marriage license...just on sheer tackiness....

Don't trust Hamburglar with the rings...



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