Have your dream wedding at McDonald’s. Is that a dream or nightmare? If you are planning a wedding, where you have the ceremony and reception is important. Right? June starts the beginning of wedding season, so I thought it would be interesting to discuss your choices and maybe add one to the mix! How many of you ever thought planning a wedding at McDonalds? Perhaps, no one! I know some people go to Las Vegas and have an Elvis impersonator marry them or a more traditional wedding in one of their chapels. The possibilities are endless!
Did you ever think of McDonald’s was even a possibility? Some people love Disneyland so much, they have a Disney themed wedding. Many people include their favorite food in the wedding reception or something else in the actual wedding. If you love McDonald’s, you may want to have your wedding there. In Hong Kong, they do exactly that! Weddings are expensive and take a lot of effort to plan, so why not?
What is your problem with McDonald’s as a wedding location? Do you have a spare $50-100,000 for a wedding because that is how much they cost nowadays? So you do not have that much, but you still look down on McDonald’s. Many people think of McDonald’s for the quick drink, snack or lunch on the run. The thought of holding a wedding there is not even a choice, but maybe it should be.
In Hong Kong, a wedding service can cost nearly $30,000 and the average household income is approximately $27,000 per year. For a mere $1,300, you can have a wedding at McDonald’s in Hong Kong. Why not? Your guests can entertain themselves in the playground, have a tour of the kitchen and receive a happy meal! You saved a bundle! In these tough times, it is worth some consideration.
Presentation is everything! If you present it as just a way of saving money, it seems a little tacky! If you explain that you always loved McDonald’s and you have a collection of happy meal toys and it would be a fun adventure, it could work. Do you agree? It may help if you are the very first to have a wedding there and you are very persuasive! Is this different from other destination weddings? You know, having a wedding at a foreign or special location. Paris, Hawaii or Aspen was already done, so you chose McDonald’s!
If Paris Hilton, chose McDonald’s for her wedding, it suddenly would be “the Place”. So why not! Aren’t you just as clever and adventurous as Paris Hilton? Probably, more so! When you are rich and you chose McDonald’s, you would be thought as cool. In this economy, you should be thinking of alternative venues and be very creative in your choices. After all, if your parent’s home is big enough, that would be a choice. Public venues such as the public library, museums and city hall are used all the time. Make your wedding special by being creative not just spending a lot of money.
In Los Angeles, they use a variety of venues, wineries, parks, beaches, and homes. Why stop there? I could have a beach wedding and have In-n-Out Burger cater it. It would be a hit! Why stop there? I remember frequenting an Italian restaurant years ago where they featured a spaghetti wedding cake! Imagine the possibilities! I think it adds a degree of fun to something that is serious. Shouldn’t it reflect your personality? Make planning for your wedding fun, creative and sensible. Be the first to have your wedding at McDonalds. What do you think? Let me know in your comments. Have your dream wedding at McDonald’s.
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