Apr 012012

Aus unserer inoffiziellen Rubrik “beklobtes aus Asien” (-; die irgendwie mit dem Typ der sein Kissen geheiratet hat anfing und dann weiterging mit dem Typ der seine Visual Novel Weifu geheiratet hat und jetzt wieder mit etwas weitergeht was mit heiraten zu tun hat… in englisch aber lustig und nein es ist kein Aprilscherz – das gibt es wirklich – aber ich dachte es passt zum ersten April.  Es war sogar unter den Sachen die ich “ernsthaft” mit meiner Freundin besprochen habe… naja ernsthaft doch mal lieber in Anführungsstrichen (-;

Starting in 2012, couples in love will be able to tie the knot at any McDonald’s branch in Hong Kong.

McWeddings Hong Kong McDonalds Slated to Offer Ultra Cheap McWeddings picture

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.

This whole fiasco all all started when a couple who originally met at a Hong-Kong-based McDonald’s decided to get married there. The word quickly spread, prompting couples all across the country to call into McDonald’s asking to make a reservation for their own wedding. Thus a trend was born.

It’s not the most romantic idea in the world, but it certainly is cheap. More importantly, you get a bunch of free Happy Meal toys with it. And well, there’s nothing quite playing with your toys while naked at your honeymoon.