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For COVID-19 delayed ceremonies, Hotels.com offering virtual weddings officiated by “Chaplain Obvious”

Hotels.com(NEW YORK) — 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.

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