Weddings can be expensive and stressful for people to plan, but specific McDonald’s locations in Hong Kong are determined to make the process more fun for people by offering its own nuptials package for fast-food lovers.
YouTube star Safiya Nygaard, 27, and her fiance, Tyler Williams, 29, decided to test the McDonald’s wedding for themselves by getting ‘fake married’ when visiting the country in May — all of which was documented in a video for her YouTube channel.
‘Even though I am not a McDonald’s superfan, though who doesn’t enjoy all-day breakfast, I’m kind of dying to know what it’s actually like,’ Safiya said at the beginning of her video.
Lovin’ it! Safiya Nygaard and her fiance Tyler Williams decided to get fake married at a McDonald’s in Hong Kong after discovering the ceremony
Her comes the bride: In a YouTube video, Safiya showed all that went into getting married at a McDonald’s. Some of the locations provide specific wedding packages
Lady and the Tramp style: The wedding package includes a moment where the bride and groom split one French fry between them before kissing
‘I figured that during our trip to Hong Kong this year, we had to swing by a Mickey D’s and get not married there,’ she continued. ‘We’re gonna be trading in golden rings for golden arches.
‘I’m lovin’ it, and my husband.’
Fun: Safiya also brought in balloon rings she and her fiance could use for the ceremony
The couple purchased the McDonald’s Happiness Party package for $380 — which includes renting an area of the restaurant for two hours, employee’s to run the event, balloon decorations, and other fun activities.
‘I was pretty pleased with our spread,’ Safiya said about the balloon decorations, ‘Besides our decorations, we did have a few people there. As well as Tyler’s parents.’
In total, the couple had about six guests. Two of whom were Tyler’s parents and then four other people they knew through YouTube.
The wedding started with first dinner with the bride, groom, and all of their guests.
‘It was in the end, though appetizing, still normal McDonald’s food,’ Safiya said about that portion of the evening.
Everyone picked what type of food they wanted before the actual ceremony. Then after dinner, it was time for the couple to exchange rings and get married.
Safiya revealed how McDonald’s used to supply balloon wedding rings for people to wear during the ceremony, but it no longer offered the amenity. So she instead had someone make similar rings for the moment.
‘They then directed us to exchange them, which, I think, if there had been a lawyer there, would’ve been the actual marriage part,’ Safiya said.
Celebration: The couple got engaged in December after Tyler popped the question during a trip to Disneyland in Los Angeles
Sweet surprise: Another fun moment during the ceremony is when employees wheel out a tower of apple pie boxes
Yum: The couple was then advised to place two apple pies on top of the tower as the McDonald’s way of cutting the cake
Enjoy: Safiya filmed the entire experience of getting fake married in Hong Kong for her followers to witness
McDonald’s will provide a lawyer for the couple to make the nuptials official. But Safiya and Tyler are planning on getting married for real later in the fall, so they decided for the fast food-themed wedding to remain unofficial.
Next during the ceremony involved the couple sharing a single French fry.
‘Essentially, they wanted to Lady and the Tramp and “iconic” McDonald’s French fry and kiss in the middle,’ the YouTuber detailed.
The traditions went on with the couple then each drinking out of cups together before they were officially declared not married.
That was when Safiya’s favorite part happened involving the McDonald’s staff wheeling out a platter of apple pies, which was described as a ‘Jenga tower of apple pie boxes shaped like a wedding cake’.
Safiya and Tyler were then told to place two apple pie boxes on top of the tower as part of the ceremony.
Friends and family: The couple had six guests at their fake nuptials, including Tyler’s parents
First we feast: Before the ceremony, the bride and groom plus their guests are treated to a meal at McDonald’s of whatever they want from the menu
Decor: Employees also take time to decorate the rented space for the couples
‘I am still not sure why we did this exactly because it is then the opposite of cutting a wedding cake,’ she said.
Guests were then invited to join the bride and groom in wedding games before Safiya tossed her balloon bouquet to end the fast food-themed ceremony.
‘I really enjoyed how the inserted fast-food themes into traditional wedding rituals, which made it feel more like a unique experience and not just like a wedding that happened to be a McDonald’s,’ Safiya said about the entire event.
Although it was an interesting and fun time for the couple, they did not think a McDonald’s-themed wedding was actually right for them for their real ceremony.
The couple is planning to get married later in the fall.