For COVID-19 delayed ceremonies, Hotels.com offering virtual weddings
You can call him Chaplain Obvious now.
Captain Obvious, the spokesman character for Hotels.com, has become an ordained minister, and now the travel website is offering virtual weddings -- and five grand -- performed by Chaplain Obvious himself.
The contest is inviting newlyweds-to-be to share their story on a special website and pick their preferred June wedding date, for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be married by the character online, and collect $5,000 "to be used for a future IRL romantic honeymoon."
On May 20, 2020, Hotels.com will select up to four winners to participate in a virtual wedding ceremony. Submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Originality -- Unique answer that relays couple’s desire to participate in Chaplain Obvious wedding ceremony (25%)
Creativity -- Ability to imaginatively share reasoning for why individual wants to participate in Chaplain Onvious wedding ceremony (35%)
Passion -- Individual showcasing desire and excitement to participate in Chaplain Obvious wedding ceremony (40%)
Submissions are open today through Sunday, May 17 at 5 p.m. CT. Official rules are posted on the Hotels.com website.