In Hong Kong, where the average household income is only $2,250 USD, paying for a wedding -- a cost which usually hovers in the $30k -- means either saving for years or, worse, for the young couple to get into debt at the very start of their married life. But this may soon change: McDonald's is looking for a piece of the lucrative wedding industry, estimated to be at about $1.37 billion.
[A] McWedding starts at $1,280, which includes food and drinks for 50 people. The package includes a budget version of the usual trappings: a "cake" made of stacked apple pies, gifts for the guests and invitation cards, each with a wedding photo of the couple. (Hong Kong wedding photos are taken in advance, with the couple in rented finery.)
McDonald's employees dressed in black suits mimic the actions of hostesses at upscale hotels. They greet guests at the entrance, usher them to the signature book and deliver food, even if it is just a Big Mac and fries.
Hmmm... considering how awful wedding hall's food generally tends to be -- and they don't charge cheap for it either -- some hot McDonald's fries, an ice cold Cola and a helpful serving of Big Macs sounds pretty awesome right about now. Think about it: BIG MACS. How can you go wrong with BIG MACS? I rest my case.