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Trending in Hong Kong: Getting Married at McDonalds

Couples married at McDonald's in Hong Kong.

Couples married at McDonald’s in Hong Kong. Source: McDonalds

103887223-IMG_1182.60x60.JPGKatie Little reports: Nothing spells eternity like a McDonald’s white balloon wedding gown or a crystal McDonald’s house wedding gift for some couples tying the knot in Hong Kong.

These are just two of the items available as part of the fast food giant’s wedding party program, which launched in 2011 in the region to meet customer demand.

Since then, McDonald’s has hosted about a couple dozen wedding parties and expanded the service from three restaurants to 15, wrote McDonald’s spokeswoman Jessica Lee in an email. The fast-food giant also hosts engagement, anniversary and bridal shower parties.

“We started the program because many customers tell us that McDonald’s is where they first started dating…McDonald’s is where their love stories grew,” Lee added. “This connection is exactly why they want to hold their wedding parties and even anniversary parties at McDonald’s—to relive sweet beginnings and bring their romantic story full circle.”

The company offers four separate wedding packages for the betrothed, topping out at HK$9,999 or about US $1,290. The bargain party option clocks in at about HK$2,888 or US$373.

The deluxe version includes a 2-hour venue rental, McDonaldland character gifts. … (read more)

Source: CNBC.com

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