Tag Archives: wedding

One Year To Go

12 Nov
Europe: The Final Countdown

It's as good a time as any for this...

Small milestone today: we’re officially one year out from the wedding.

We may not have any idea what the table settings will look like.  We still don’t have a firm idea on the sort of entertainment to provide bar what is sure to be a hilarious wedding dance to Dizzee Rascal’s ‘Bonkers’ (lucky for me my future bride doesn’t read this blog).   I don’t know what colour suit I’m supposed to wear, though a Flava Flav inspired costume is not out of the questions.  But the exciting news is WE STILL HAVE 12 MONTHS TO PLAN, STUFF UP AND PLAN AGAIN! MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

The good news is, like most things in life, weddings are an incredible LEARNING opportunity.  For example, I know now that:

  • Cakes are REALLY expensive, particularly given they don’t really matter (oooo controversial!)
  • A car is a car.  Dude, I’m proud for you that you have a pink stretch Hummer, but it’s not going to get me to Warragul any quicker than my Honda Accord, and I dare say my turning circle will be smaller too.
  • Picking a bridal dance song is a minefield.  Nine Inch Nails? Bad.  Anything from the Verve back catalogue?  You’re getting somewhere.

And now I find out that post-wedding it only gets more confusing.

Still! Onwards and upwards!


Weddings: now with added class, fries

14 Oct

Somewhat scary news out of Hong Kong today that McDonalds now offers, wait for it, wedding packages.

Hong Kong will be the first city in the world to roll out McDonald’s nuptial packages for couples starting January 1 next year.  The package has all the details to attract a wedding banquet cynic or a Golden Arches obsessive: a baked apple pie wedding cake, dress made out of party balloons, kiddie party favors for guests, and of course, catering by McDonald’s.

I’m actually kind of surprised its taken them this long to cash in on the most special of special days, but I reckon they could have gone further.  Happy Meal toys are just begging to be upgraded to bonbonerie status for one, while nothing says ‘professional wedding’ more than matching branded cutlery, table decorations and serviettes.  Plus there’s a whole side industry available for printing Hamburgler style invitations.

And fair play to the couple who went for it; hell, if its a sentimental spot for you why wouldn’t you do it there?!