Would You Get Married at Taco Bell???

@LadyMarissa (12161)
United States
January 12, 2009 10:32am CST
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,479125,00.html A little unorthodox, but a GREAT way to tie the knot inexpensively...a couple meet on the internet, fall in love, she moves to be with him, they get engaged & decide to marry at Taco Bell. The customers don't even stop ordering their lunches as the couple exchange their vows. I find this to be less than the ideal situation. NO, I don't necessarily think a big church wedding is the way to go. I was married in a church the first time. The entire wedding consisted of the Preacher, my Mom & Dad, my brother & his wife with no guests. The next time I was married in the living room at my parent's home with just close family & a few friends celebrating with me. I wonder what the little Chihuahua thought about this. Yo Quiero Taco Bell. What are your thoughts on getting married at Taco Bell??? BTW, there are NO wrong answers here!!!
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@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
12 Jan 09
no not really! and i m not sure it would be the cheapest wedding possible either I would prefer an intimate ceremony in my living room than in a Taco Bell .. what is next ? Mc Donald/s Drive through ???
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
13 Jan 09
PLEASE don't give them the drive thru idea!!!
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@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
14 Jan 09
LOL oopsie ... ;-)
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
12 Jan 09
This is what I am always telling my daughter, "If you want to get married bungy jumping off of the Empire State Building, it is YOUR wedding, do it the way that makes you happy!" When I was getting married, my mother tried to control everything. To not argue, I just gave in. My parents were paying for a good part of it but it was like it was for her, not my husband and I, and we almost broke up over her controlling ways. To this day, my husband and mother tolerate each other. I will not tell anyone how they should get married because it is as individual as the person. I think that it would be a cool story to tell my grandchildren many years later. This is a cool discussion, LadyMarissa!
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
12 Jan 09
If Taco Bell does not scrimp on giving away their mild or hot sauce packets, then maybe.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
13 Jan 09
It seems they didn't as the employees displayed hot sauce packets labeled with the words "Will you marry me?"
@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
12 Jan 09
I guess if that is what makes them happy, then why not let them get married there. I don't see anything wrong with it. It was a very unique idea to say the least. I think I would have chosen a little nicer restaurant, but I guess they really liked tacos...
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I think they ate there a lot. My problem wasn't with them getting married at Taco Bell. It was the lunch crowd milling around that bothered me. A little later in the day would have been better I think!!!
• Puerto Rico
12 Jan 09
It is OK. I always wanted to marry in the middle of the avenue because there was where i asked her to marry me but it could no be. So i married in a church. If they were happy then go ahead.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
13 Jan 09
Now I like your idea. I'm sorry you couldn't get it done!!! May your marriage be a llllooonnnggg & happy one!!!
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
12 Jan 09
I don't know. I guess it would depend on the reason behind getting married there. For me, it wouldn't be very romantic to have people continuing to order their lunches as I got married. It's why I wouldn't have a golf course wedding - you'd hear people shouting "fore". Still, the important thing is the marriage, not the wedding, and if they're happy, I think it's great.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
13 Jan 09
Actually a golf course wedding sounds a lot more romantic than Taco Bell. I do hope they will be happy together!!!
@dragon54u (31634)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Whatever the bride and groom want, I wouldn't argue with it. I got married in my back yard with only witnesses and a minister because that's the way we wanted it. Others marry during skydiving or underwater. I think whatever makes the couple happy is fine because it's their day!
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
13 Jan 09
A back yard wedding can be very romantic. Vying with the Taco Bell lunch crowd does not sound like much to me. I'm a romantic at heart. Getting married at Taco Bell in the middle of the afternoon when the foot traffic was at a minimal would have been better in my humble opinion. I wasn't trying to say they were WRONG for choosing Taco Bell. I just found it a little strange!!!
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
12 Jan 09
I was married in a friends home with family and friends there. I saw about this on Regis and Kelly this morning. It was an unexpensive way to get married for sure but I don't think I would care to get married there even though I do like to eat from Taco Bell at times. As long as the couple is happy that is all that counts.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I could understand if they had gotten married during the slow part of the afternoon; but, to do it during the lunch hour seems a little strange to me. People didn't even slow down from getting their lunch so the whole thing seems to reek of disrespect to me. If they needed cheap, a day in the country, a day in the mountains, a day at the beach...all those are FREE. I do hope they will be happy, but I'm having my doubts!!!
• Regina, Saskatchewan
12 Jan 09
Frankly, if this is their idea of 'romance' then they can keep it. I see so many shows on tv about 'weird' weddings, and it makes me cringe. The dance of love has become nothing more than an attention grabbing 15 minutes of fame and that makes me very sad. My own wedding was held in a restaurant, but in a dedicated room for weddings, under a bower, tastefully decorated with an aisle to walk down and everything....almost like a chapel. It was small, intimate, cost effective and yet very romantic. The kind of wedding as happened at Taco Bell to me shows little respect for the institution of marriage itself. Call me old fashioned, but that's the way I feel. I wonder if they'll have their divorce hearing held at the same Taco Bell? lol
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
13 Jan 09
OK Sparky, You're old fashioned!!! But you do make me laugh!!! I wish I had gotten my divorce at Taco Bell....atleast something good would have come out of it!!!
• United States
12 Jan 09
Yes, very unorthodox. Personally, it's not something I would do though. If I'm going to get married, it's definitely not going to be in a fast food restaraunt. As the first person said, I'd prefer something...more? I'm not sure of the right word, but yeah.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I totally understand what you are saying!!! You might be interested in reading my comment to her!!! I see NOTHING wrong with getting married at Taco Bell, however, it's just NOT my cup of tea!!!
@luvandpower (2049)
• United States
12 Jan 09
I believe your words were best...unorthodox indeed. However, it would not surprise me of the multitude who would do this considering people get married on Jerry Springer. I suppose there is nothing wrong with getting married at Taco Bell. Personally, I would want something more as a memory though.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I do believe you completed what I was thinking & never got said. There is NOTHING wrong with getting married at Taco Bell, but I'm a romantic at heart & would want something a little more romantic. There is a little chapel near here that sits on the side of a mountain overlooking the valley. There are a lot of weddings there at sunset & WOW the wedding pictures that come out of that place!!! Now, that is my idea of a wedding!!!
@agrant10 (1446)
• United States
12 Jan 09
I would have to say no. I would not get married in a Taco Bell. I take my marriage vows very seriously. That would just be too much going on, it sounds like to much rukus going on. I would have to say no. I think that I would have it outside under at tree before I do it inside of a toca bell resturant.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I take my marriage vows very seriously. I think that says it ALL!!! If they treat the wedding ceremony with disrespect, how will they treat the marriage???
• United States
12 Jan 09
um wow. never thought this was going to happen. yeah well you have to remember there are still "drive through" chapals that will marry you. but yeah this is just kinda weird if u ask me
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
13 Jan 09
Yeah, I know. I think I would prefer Taco Bell at lunch time to a drive through chapel. I think the wedding ceremony is sacred & should be respected!!!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
12 Jan 09
There are no Taco Bells in the UK. However, substitute if with Maccas or BK. Personally I don't see any reason why not. Contrary to popular belief most weddings in Europe prior to the mid 19th century weren't in churches themselves, but either in the porch or even at the churchyard gate. So having them away from the church is not an issue. I'm rather pleased that my own wedding was somewhat more conventional though.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I was not saying they should have gotten married in a church. My problem was the lunch crowd milling around & not even respecting the fact that there was a wedding going on. The timing seemed off to me. Taco Bell around 3:00pm would have been a little better. A wedding at a local park would have been nicer. I'm a romantic & Taco Bell at lunch time does not spell R O M A N C E to me!!!
@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
12 Jan 09
I personally wouldn't get married at taco bell but I won't disrespect someone's decision to get married there. Different people have different places of sentimental value and I guess that Taco Bell was this couple's favorite place to hang out or something.
@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I wasn't even attempting to disrespect their decision. I just found it a little strange & decided to share & see what others thought.
@taface412 (3176)
• United States
16 Jan 09
No i would not...but it makes me wonder...did they get anythign for this, because obviously it turned out to be a publicity booster for them. I recently heard of a bridal show in this area that not only will showcase all the new wedding stuff, but there will be an actual wedding going on during the show. To me these things are tacky, but that's my personal beliefs. If others want to do this on their special day, well to each his own. For me it will be my only ME day that is completely allowed to be ONLY me....as the Bride of course. LOL
@wendy82 (437)
• United States
15 Jan 09
To me I would not marry in a Taco Bell. To me I would say a church or in front of the justice of the peace would be more better situation then in a Taco Bell. I agree with you Lady Marissa. To me I would want my friends and family there. And I wouldnt want to get married in a fast food restaurant. To me you would have to get me drunk to do this.
• United States
14 Jan 09
I think it is a little odd, but I suppose if Taco Bell held some special meaning to us, we would do it.
@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
13 Jan 09
Strange indeed. If i did want to marry it certianly would not be at any food place. I dont even eat at fast food places.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
13 Jan 09
If that's what make's them happy, who are we to judge? I know someone that got married in Walmart.