If COVID-19 Altered Your Wedding Plans, the Beer Industry Wants to Help You Out

They're heroes we didn't know we needed.

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With engaged couples everywhere being forced to alter their wedding plans, one unlikely industry is stepping up to save the day: Beer companies. Well-known brands like Miller High Life and Busch are offering free weddings and plenty of beer to engaged couples affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Whether you postponed your wedding celebration, are planning a ceremony via Zoom (which is now legal, btw!), or finding another creative way to tie the knot, the beer industry wants to be a part of your special day. And their generosity isn't about drowning your sorrows in beer—in fact, it's quite the opposite. They want to help couples make the most of an unfortunate and frankly, they are the heroes engaged couples didn't know they needed—or expected—right now.

Were your 2020 wedding plans turned upside down because of COVID-19? Below, a few beer companies that want to help you out. Plus, entering the giveaways is easy and you could just walk away with a lot of beer.

Miller High Life

As the "Champagne of Beers," Miller High Life wants to give three couples whose weddings have been affected by COVID-19 a wedding at their doorstep. The brand will cover the essentials, offering an officiant and photographer to capture the day. But their generosity doesn't stop there. Each couple will also receive $10,000 to put towards a honeymoon fund and canceled wedding costs—and plenty of beer.

Entering the contest is easy: Engaged couples should email a 150-word explanation of their altered wedding plans and how they still plan to celebrate their wedding with Miller High Life to marryme@millerhighlife.com, along with an image, their home state and age. Entries will be accepted until May 1 and the lucky couples will be announced on May 5.

Busch Beer

Who wouldn't want a year's worth of free beer? For one engaged couple, Busch Beer is going to make that dream a reality. "Your wedding plans may be on ice for the time being, but we wanna give you a wedding gift of ice-cold Busch. FOR A YEAR," tweeted the company on April 15.

Couples are asked to post photos of themselves on social media using the hashtags #BuschWeddingGift and #Sweepstakes for a chance to win until May 1. "Wedding season is approaching and we've seen many stories of couples having to adjust and cancel their plans," said Daniel Blake, vice president of value brands at Anheuser-Busch, in a statement, per CNN. "Busch still wanted to offer these couples a chance for a wedding gift and a reason to celebrate their love regardless of our unprecedented situation."

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