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Couple cancel wedding, donate $5K deposit to the hungry on Thanksgiving

Added 11-26-20 11:18:02am EST - “A Chicago couple made a selfless decision when their big wedding plans were upended by the coronavirus pandemic ?" they got married at City Hall instead and donated their $5,000 catering depos?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Couple cancel wedding, donate $5K deposit to the hungry on Thanksgiving”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A Chicago couple made a selfless decision when their big wedding plans were upended by the coronavirus pandemic — they got married at City Hall instead and donated their $5,000 catering deposit to buy Thanksgiving dinners for those in need.

Emily Bugg, 33, and Billy Lewis, 34, had planned to tie the knot at a funky warehouse in the West Town neighborhood, bringing in 150 guests from across the country, The Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The couple, who met on the online dating app Bumble in 2017, ultimately decided they’d rather get married now than wait for the ongoing pandemic to subside, The Washington Post reported.

“We had come to a place where we had some big decisions to make,” Lewis told the paper. “We decided to just go ahead and get on with our lives.”

The pair got hitched at City Hall on Oct. 1 — but made sure their wedding savings still got good use.

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