Daily Archives: October 15, 2010

Would you hold your wedding at McDonald’s?


McDonald’s to hold wedding ceremonies and receptions at fast food chain in Hong Kong

Forget about traditional white wedding arches: why not go golden?

Starting in January, McDonald’s locations in Hong Kong will offer on-site wedding ceremonies– complete with meal deals for guests, a wedding cake made from the fast food chain’s famous apple pies, and even Happy Meal toys for party favors.

Sound ridiculous?

Apparently, there’s a market for McNuptials. Helen Cheung Yuen-ling, director of corporate communications at McDonald’s Hong Kong, told the South China Morning Post they’ve been flooded with phone calls from fast food fanatics wanting to tie the knot over a burger and shake.

“People said they’d dated here, or met here, and wanted to get married here…We see this as a business chance,” Cheung said.

And at just $400 a pop for a ceremony and reception for 100 guests, the Chinese are lovin’ it.

Poverty researcher Chua Hoi-wai, of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, said the strategy reflects a social phenomenon.

“The social mobility and incomes of young Hongkongers have fallen,” Chua said. “They have saved money for years and can’t buy flats when they get married.”

While several fast food chains have held individual weddings abroad and in the U.S., including Burger King and Taco Bell, the McDonald’s in Hong Kong is the first to actively promote wedding services.

The bad news? McWedding toasts must be alcohol-free. And, the bride shouldn’t expect any special treatment. During the ceremony, business will go on as usual.

ashahid@nydailynews.com

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2010/10/15/2010-10-15_mcdonalds_to_hold_wedding_ceremonies_and_receptions_at_fast_food_chain_in_hong_k.html?r=news#ixzz12QzoMqyX

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Wish Upon a Wedding’s Blissful Wishes Ball

Wish Upon a Wedding is the world’s first nonprofit wish granting organization that provides weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances. Less than one year old, the organization has 16 active chapters, and will have granted 12 wishes by the end of 2010.

During the month of November, they are hosting several fund raising galas and auctions throughout the country, and would like to invite you to participate.

Whether you are a bride or groom to be, a wedding industry professional, or you simply love the concept behind their mission… YOU can help make Wedding Wishes come true, while raising crucial funding needed to sustain this wonderful, new nonprofit organization.

Here’s How:

Attend The Blissful Wishes Ball
A Gala Celebration to Benefit Wish Upon a Wedding

Chicago November 1

LA November 4


San Francisco November 10

Houston November 11

Charlotte November 12

Orlando November 14

St. Louis November 14

Baltimore November 17

Portland November 18

Atlanta November 21

The Blissful Wishes Ball is a festive way to support Wish Upon a Wedding. Enjoy a nice night out on the town with an elegant dinner, entertainment, music, dancing, and incredible auction items.

Buy your tickets today!