Forget cans of coke – you can literally get anything in a vending machine these days…
And now, the UK’s first wedding vending machine has arrived in London (yes, really), stocked full of essentials needed for the big day.
So, whether you’re a wedding guest having a bad hair day, a bridesmaid whose shoes hurt, or even a best man who has lost the rings (shame on you), you can get anything and everything you need inside this nifty new invention.
The brains behind the idea is budget hotel chain Premier Inn, who launched the vending machine following a survey they conducted to identify the most common mishaps that wedding guests face.
Powered to diagnose a problem, guests can choose from a list of queries on the machine including: “My shoes really hurt”, “I’m having a bad hair day”, “I have an outfit SOS” and I’m a dance floor disaster”. Once a query is selected, guests follow some simple steps to dispense the item or service they desire.
The Wedding Vending machine even has a “fill in the gaps” speech that can be personalised, a £50 gift experience voucher along with a card and a pen, a one-size-fits-all dress, and an old, new, borrowed and blue package containing an old silver sixpence, new lucky horseshoe, a letter with some borrowed advice as well as a blue envelope.
It comes after team members at Premier Inn hotels revealed real-life examples of fashion disasters, gifts being forgotten, and wedding rings being lost, all before the ceremony.
The Wedding Vending Machine includes:
Clean shirt and tie
Wedding gift, card and pen
On-call dance teacher
On-call makeup artist
Hair styling package
Flip flops and blister plasters
A spokesperson for Premier Inn said: “Every year thousands of wedding guests across the UK stay with us.
“We know how easy it is to forget something important or have a last minute mishap.
“From last minute dancing lessons to resizable wedding rings, our vending machine will answer the most common conundrums that we know our guests repeatedly come up against.”
The Wedding Vending Machine will be in the Premier Inn chain’s London, County Hall location for a limited time.