McWedding Reception: Every Girl's Dream Come True


mcdonald's weddingEvery little girl dreams about her perfect wedding day complete with a dazzling designer dress, shiny ring, gorgeous flowers, delicious McRib wedding buffet, apple pie wedding cake, and a soft drink toast.

Not convinced? Just you wait: Fast food receptions could be the newest wedding trend if the concept proves to be as popular here as it is in Hong Kong ...

Responding to requests from about 10 engaged couples per month, McDonald's is now hosting wedding receptions at its Hong Kong locations. Talk about a wedding on a budget -- fast food celebrations will only set the happy couple back hundreds of dollars (versus thousands).

The one drawback? Well, save from having to choose between a McNuggets vs. Big Mac feast, the McReception doesn't include some customary wedding party amenities, namely an officiant (obviously) and alcohol.

The concept is particularly attractive to those couples who had their first date at a McDonald's location. And hey, this way they won't have to stress themselves out thinking about a theme; the colors are already picked for them (red and gold, duh).

Plus, if there's any truth to the recent revolting Happy Meal stunt, the "memories" really could last a lifetime.

I'm all for saving money, modest celebrations, and doing whatever it is that the happy couple wishes for their big day. Buuuuut, there's something rather pedestrian about this whole idea that doesn't match with the very un-pedestrian union I'm about to celebrate.

In other words, going to McDonald's on my lunch break? Okay! Going to McDonald's for a wedding reception? I need more convincing. Maybe a milkshake would help.

What do you think of a McReception?


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SallyAM SallyAM

If my first date with somebody was at a McDonald's, I don't think we'd make it to the wedding. But, hey, at least you have more options at this wedding than the usual beef, chicken, or veggie.

Lynette Lynette

lol, that's funny.  I would be amused to be invited to one of those receptions.  Of course we are allergic to "everything" so we couldn't eat.  But still it would make me smile.

cafemama cafemama

I'm not for actually having the reception at McDonald's but getting it catered from McD's? That's something I could maybe get behind. A big silver platter piled high with Big Macs...

sodapple sodapple

a little tacky for me. 

lowen... lowencope

Hey, I'm all for people doing what they can afford.

ethan... ethans_momma06

Hey, if you are into it- why not?

Christopher Koulouris

Apart from the rush of being at another Mc-D outing, isn’t it telling that your life can now become it’s own informal fast food parable, not withstanding hungry passer bys waiting for their own Mc- D fix.

Could it be but another sign that experiencing any kind of reality has become something of a novelty?

Jillj... Jilljillian

I would be a little hesitant to have my reception at a McDonalds or to have it catered by one. But I would diffidently see no problem In incorporating the idea into the wedding like lets say have the grooms cake look like a burger. I think that’s cute and a bit classier.

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