When you think of a romantic setting ideal for a wedding, most people I know are instantly reminded of Taco Bell, what with their cascading fountain drinks, colourful paper packaging and what’s sure to be a dangerous bout of waist-slimming diarrhea. Based on this idyllic impression I’m sure we all share, Taco Bell has just announced that patrons of its Las Vegas Cantina flagship location can now legally get married on site. Yes, married.
The wedding chapel comes complete with a full Taco Bell-themed ceremony as well as an officiate who can offer advice last-minute advice, just in case you’re having second thoughts about getting married in a fast food restaurant known for sour cream caulking guns and questionable meat. The lavish package offered by the eatery costs $600 and also includes a Taco Bell garter and bow tie, a Sauce Packet bouquet, “Just Married” t-shirts and Taco Bell champagne flutes. For dinner, newlyweds will feast on a taco 12-pack and a Cinnabon Delights wedding cake for dessert.
If this sounds like a worthwhile and affordable option (one that is sure to disappoint your future spouse), your save-the-date will have to wait until summer. But for those already interested in the prospect, the romantics at Taco Bell are offering one lucky couple an opportunity to be the restaurant’s first-ever married couple free of charge, courtesy of its Love & Tacos Contest.
All you have to do to be considered is make a 30-second video telling the company how they’ve made an impact on your love story, upload the video to Taco Bell’s website and promote the absolute crap out of it, pissing off everybody in your social network. The video with the most votes wins.
The prize includes airfare for six to Vegas, two tickets for the giant Ferris wheel at The Linq, a private pool cabana at the Planet Hollywood, professional photography and videography, a VIP table for six at Drai’s Nightclub and two passes plus a $100 gift card to the Qua spa.
For some reason, fast food restaurants are suddenly all about getting in on the wedding game. Domino’s recently announced a pizza wedding registry for couples who want pizza instead of something actually useful. Or, if you consider yourself more of a Burger King fan, you could always hit up their sauna in Finland for a honeymoon—or something.