VOWs Blog: an eclectic offering of articles and videos related to the wonderful (and sometimes wacky) world of weddings, marriage & relationships.
What a nice story! Kudos to this couple for being thoughtful and caring people instead of letting the negativity of losing their money sour the situation even more. That's turning lemons into lemonade and will surely come back in a positive way for the couple one way or another in their relationship.
By Nicole Pelletiere for Good Morning America:
An Illinois couple who canceled their original wedding plans amid the pandemic donated their catering deposit to help provide meals for those in need this Thanksgiving.
Emily Bugg, 33, and Billy Lewis, 34, used their $5,000 nonrefundable deposit to purchase 200 Thanksgiving dinners for clients of Thresholds, a nonprofit mental health provider dedicated to helping people with serious mental illnesses and substance use conditions.
"In the grand scheme of things, canceling a big wedding isn't the worst thing that could happen," Bugg, an outreach worker at Thresholds, told "Good Morning America." " We're happy to be married, and we're so happy that we could help Thresholds' clients feel the connection of a Thanksgiving meal as a result of the wedding cancellation."
Read the rest of the article here.
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