QUICK LINKS: Vending Videos  |  Micromarkets  |

VT Classifieds

|

Buy a Classified Ad

|

Editorial Calendars

|

Circulation Data

|

Downloads

|

Bookstore

|

Operators Date Book

Search:      

Bookmark this site




Issue Date: Vol. 54, No. 4, April 2014, Posted On: 4/3/2014


AutoWed Dispenses Coin-Op Nuptials


Hank Schlesinger
swag@earthlink.net
TAGS: AutoWed, coin-op marriage machine, wedding vending machine, Concept Shed, Media Innovation Award, Marvin's Marvellous Mechanical Museum

AutoWed, coin-op marriage machine, wedding vending machine FALMOUTH, England -- An R&D shop based in this small seaside town has put a new twist on getting hitched. Concept Shed, which has designed products for large multinationals and colleges, is looking to market its AutoWed novelty marriage vending machine in the U.S.

The notion is simple. A happy couple joyfully inserts money into the bright "Cadillac pink" vending machine and enter their names on a retro-style keyboard. After a brief recorded ceremony, complete with audio prompts and a wedding march, the unit vends a personalized marriage license and two rings.

The machine, currently in its prototype stage, won a 2012 Media Innovation Award in the Best Installation/Exhibit/Live Event category. "This was a completely innovative idea that was fun, engaging, bonkers and totally genius," the MIA judges said.

Working AutoWed prototypes can be found in two locations. The first is in Scotland at the Edinburgh Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, an interactive tourist attraction, and the other resides in Michigan at Marvin's Marvellous Mechanical Museum.

The inventors are now looking to gear up production for placement in FECs, tourist spots and other public locations.


Topic: Music and Games Features

Articles:
  • Stern Pinball Attracts More Media Attention; Does The Hype Help Operators?
  • IAAPA Previews New Attractions And FECs Expected To Open Around The World In 2015
  • EAG International Expo Planners Gear Up For January 2015 Opening
  • Team Play's Fishbowl Frenzy Wins IAAPA Brass Ring Award
  • The Immersive Frontier: New Book Predicts Bright Future For Out-Of-Home Entertainment

Copyright © 2014 Vending Times Inc. All rights reserved. 
P: (516) 442-1850 | F: (516) 442-1849 | subscriptions@vendingtimes.net
55 Maple Ave. - Ste. 304, Rockville Centre, NY 11570