Monday, June 25, 2012

Help Say I Do! Qualify for the Mission Small Business Grant!

We're currently in the running to qualify for a Mission Small Business grant...and we need your help!  We need 250 votes in less than 5 days to qualify.  We are currently planning some major initiatives and winning this grant will help them come to light much quicker!  It only takes a few seconds to vote, you simply need to:

  1. Visit:
  2. Click on the link
  3. Log in with Facebook
  4. Search "SAY I DO LGBT!
  5. Give your vote.
Be sure to share with others as well!

Thank you so much!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Equality Virginia Reception at Casa Italia

Equality Virginia will be at Casa Italia on Monday, June 25 from 6pm - 7:30pm. Come mingle with your GLBT and Allied friends and neighbors from the area, and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

This is a wonderful chance to learn about what EV is doing across the state to end discrimination, protect families, and build safe communities along with how you can help.

RSVP by Sunday, June 24 here or email with your name and the number attending!

Casa Italia
10515 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Forgo the Engagement Ring?

Times are still tough, and by many accounts we are still in a recession.  Weddings, no matter how small; do cost money. Many couples are looking for alternatives and ways to save money on their wedding expenses.  Some are doing without flowers for their wedding and saving money with DIY projects as opposed to professional services.  But would you forgo the ring?  This was a question posted on the LearnVest site, (LearnVest is a site that helps users live their "richest life", and is full of great tutorials and information for budget-savvy consumers).

So...would you skip the engagement ring in order to save money, to make a down payment on a house or for other financial reasons?  With engagement rings averaging over $5, do you feel that money could be put to "better" use?  Leave a comment below and let us know if you would be willing to skip the engagement ring.