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McWeddings a Hit at McDonald's Hong Kong

Posted by Shirley Brady on February 15, 2011 12:00 PM

Love McDonald's so much you want to marry it? Or, next best thing — get married there? That's now possible thanks to the brand's marketers in Hong Kong, where locals have been known to line up all day (having lived there, I've witnessed this!) to score the latest Snoopy toy or other collectible.

Cue McWeddings. While McDonald's weddings aren't unheard of in the US, they never occur on the premises. McDonald's in Hong Kong is going one better, offering an in-restaurant wedding package for which they'll host a wedding ceremony and party.

Yes, at least in Hong Kong, you may now McKiss the bride.

According to Reuters, McDonald's HK's "Warm and sweet wedding package" is priced at HK$9999 ($1282). It includes wedding gifts, pink invitation cards with golden arches, decorations featuring brand mascots Ronald McDonald and the Hamburglar, and other golden arches fare worth up to $385.

Extras include a "white balloon" gown rental ($165), balloon corsage ($11), balloon wedding cake ($88), and a large pink McDonalds backdrop ($321). The packages started getting booked up well before they launched on January 1st, reports CNN.

They'll even host engagement parties. A young couple named Kelvin Kwong and Ashley Tse just celebrated their pending nuptials with a Valentine's Day party at the McDonald's of their choice, which they paid to have decked out with pink balloons, a "cake" stacked from apple pies and a pair of tiny souvenir crystal M rings.

"They date here, they grew their love here, so when they have this important day they want to come over here," Shirley Chang, the managing director for McDonald's Hong Kong overseeing the initiative, commented to Reuters. "You can see the world changing, especially the young generation. They're looking for out-of the-box thinking and ideas."

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