The coronavirus pandemic has caused wedding cancellations all across the country, but one selfless couple didn't let it stop them from turning their big day into something beneficial to the less fortunate.
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Now, many of us have marriage in our life plan...And for many women, in particular, the marriage fantasy is something they spend a lot of time planning for.
And, while many wish to keep the general ceremony traditional...In the current climate, getting married is a trickier concept than usual.
Many couples have been forced to cancel their weddings entirely...But, recently, a Chicago couple, who were meant to get married during the pandemic, decided to use their wedding funds to give back to their community instead. And they have received hundreds of messages of support for their selfless actions...
Emily Bugg and Billy Lewis had planned to have a huge wedding with all their family and friends...But due to the pandemic, they realized they wouldn't be able to follow through with their plans.
So instead of putting the wedding on hold...They decided to have a small ceremony on their own last month.
Despite saving money on the reception and guests, Emily and Lewis still had a $5,000 deposit given to their caterer that they no longer needed.But instead of asking for it back or changing the date, they asked their caterer, Big Delicious Planet, if they could use that money to make Thanksgiving dinners for people in need.
"In the grand scheme of things, canceling a big wedding isn’t the worst thing that could happen."CNN.
They managed to make 200 meals with the help of the catering company...
Which they served to people suffering from serious mental health problems and substance addiction.
This was something very important to Emily...
As she actually works for Thresholds, a nonprofit mental health provider in Chicago that helps people with severe mental health conditions.
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Big Delicious Planet's owner, Heidi Moorman Coudal, said the couple got in contact with her after deciding to cancel their wedding plans.They wanted their catering budget to go towards helping those less fortunate.
"For them to think about doing something for the greater good is just really heartwarming," Heidi said.
What an amazing story!
Keep scrolling for more on how the pandemic has affected those hoping to tie the knot...
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