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Here's How to Get Whataburger to Pay For Your Wedding and Honeymoon

The catch: You have to get married at a Whataburger.

Weddings can be insanely expensive. According to WeddingWire's 2019 Newlywed report, the average wedding cost—after the engagement ring, ceremony, reception, and honeymoon—comes to about $38,700. And that's to say nothing about ancillary costs, like travel expenses that friends and family might have to pony up. But if you're planning on tying the knot soon, a popular regional burger joint might help you save big.

Whataburger, the southwestern burger chain best known for sandwiches slathered in green chiles, recently announced on Instagram that they want to help alleviate the cost of the ceremony, reception, and possibly (for one lucky couple) even the honeymoon. The catch? You have to get married at one of the Whataburger storefronts in Texas. Sorry, the fast-food chain will not fund a lavish wedding for you and your sweetheart.

Here's what you have to do in order to enter the contest: Head to and fill out a small application by Sunday, February 2, 2020, before the 5:00 p.m. CST deadline. Aside from providing you and your partner's names and contact information, contestants are also asked to write a maximum of 500 words on their personal love story and why they want to get married at Whataburger. Next, provide and photo of you and your fiancé(e) and let fate decide the rest.

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Whataburger will alert the couples (yes, that's plural) who won the chance to get married at Whataburger between Tuesday, February 4, and Friday, February 7, 2020. Then, on Valentine's Day, you and your lover will have the chance to wed right then and there at a Whataburger in Texas. The best part? One lucky couple will also win $5,000 for their honeymoon.

Think about it, you skip the hassle of having to book the venue, secure a caterer, and many months of tedious planning. Should you win, you and your partner will seal the deal in less than a month, on the most romantic day of the year, and celebrate with ample burgers and French fries. And green chiles.

Cheyenne Buckingham
Cheyenne Buckingham is the former news editor of Eat This, Not That! Read more about Cheyenne
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