“Hey, do you fancy getting hitched in McDonald’s?” They are the words that every girl dreams of hearing in the lead-up to her big day. Big Macs, chicken nuggets, McFlurrys, the lingering smell of grease… What’s not to love?
Well, this dream can now become a reality, as the fast-food chain has revealed that they are offering their very own wedding service. And, as you can imagine, it’s ridiculously cheap.
The average American wedding tends to set couples back by around $30,000, which is a ridiculous amount of money if you ask me. McDonald’s, on the other hand? The fast-food chain has priced up their wedding service, which they have dubbed as the “Happiness Party”, at a very doable $381. This package offers 2-hour venue rental, basic audio equipment, and a party MC.
And, for a little bit extra, you can upgrade to their deluxe “Love Forever Party”, which offers a 2-hour venue rental, 2 McDonald’s balloon wedding rings, a balloon bridal bouquet, and a party MC, for $1,271.
Decorations include a romantic roses balloon arch, a heart-shaped balloon set, and a ‘love’ balloon table runner. And, depending on price, packages also include everything from McDonald’s branded wedding rings to tiered apple pie cake displays and customized invitations.
McDonald’s spokesperson, Jessica Lee told CNBC that the idea for the packages started because the fast-food retailer occupies a special place in the hearts of many young couples… Whether they like to admit it or not.
“We started the program because many customers tell us that McDonald’s is where they first started dating,” Ms. Lee explained. “McDonald’s is where their love stories grew.”
And they don’t just stop at weddings. The fast-food giant also caters for engagement, anniversary and bridal shower parties.
There’s one little catch, however…
The budget wedding services are only available in Hong Kong. Launched in 2011, McDonald’s wedding parties were initially available from just three locations in central Hong Kong, but skyrocketing demand prompted an expansion to 15 outlets.
Hong Kong remains the only city in the world where couples can host an official McDonald’s wedding reception.
Be right back, just booking me and my boyfriend flights to Hong Kong…