Picture it: a crisp October night, you and the person you’re psyched to spend the remainder of eternity with walk in to the Four Seasons for Get Hitched Give Hope, just as some fellow in white gloves puts a glass of champagne under your nose and another appears with some gorgeous little canapés.
The two of you are looking cocktail-party cool, feeling can’t-wait-for-the-big-day fine, and it seems like everyone in the room is too. Like they really can’t wait for your big day.
You stroll the silent auction items and notice a practically bid-free page corresponding to a vendor whose services you’ve talked about adding to your wedding-day affairs. The three of you start chatting, and while your sig other steps away to say hi to a friend, you quickly jot down your auction number and politely say goodbye, knowing luck and karma are always on your side where sweet surprises are involved.
More champagne, more great bites, followed by great sweet bites, more socializing, more opportune moments and serendipitous crossing of paths.
During the live auction, you score the very photographer you had on your dream team list from the get-go, and you get seduced by an extra or two, because the deal was so good, and because the extra-double-happiness factor of the charitable giving aspect just makes love multiply.
There’s even that moment in the live auction when you consider bidding on me. Yeah, me. But someone else scoops ya. Ah, well.
Now picture this: You got in for free.
We’re giving away one set of two free tickets to the wedding event of the year.
To win entry to the October 27 good time, all you need is send an email—use the “email the editor” link to the right of this post in the “About this blog” box—to me with I WANT TO BE A GIVER in the subject line. (One email per reader please; multiple emails will be disqualified, as will entries that don’t adhere to these directions.) Email must be received by Wednesday, October 12 at 5.
In the body of the email give your first and last name, and a phone number and email where you can be reached next week.
Names will be copied onto little slips of paper just like in third grade and one lucky set of winners will be ceremoniously drawn from a hat. Random.org is fun and all, but sometimes it’s more fun to be old-fashioned.
We’ll select one winner—he or she will claim two tickets—on Thursday, October 13 at 5, and contact them that evening. Your tickets will be waiting for you at Will Call on the night of the event, Thursday, October 27.