Wedding Gift Perfection: Bride Wins Wrangler While Planning Big Day
Pennsylvania woman got the wedding gift of the year after buying a raffle in a pet store.
Weddings can be hard. The planning, the seating arrangements, and all of the phone calls and appointments can be a real nightmare to handle. Wedding registries, on the other hand, seem pretty simple. Couples can create one full of all of the items they want online, share it with their guests before the big day, and those guests can buy things off of the registry and mark them as bought so nobody else brings the same gift. We’re sure Debbie Brutz didn’t put a JL Jeep Wrangler on her wedding registry, but, then again, she didn’t have to in order to get one.
All Brutz really had to do was walk into a pet store in Pennsylvania. According to Trib Live, Brutz and a friend were “shopping at the Pet Market in Youngwood last week when a volunteer for the Youngwood Volunteer Fire Department came by selling raffle tickets for the department’s annual fundraiser.” There were only a few tickets left and Brutz’s friend bought a pair of them, one for herself and one for Brutz. It was a lucky purchase, but not for Brutz’s generous pal.
The next day, Brutz received a call from someone at the Youngwood Volunteer Fire Department. They gave her the good news: She had the winning raffle ticket that entitled her to a shiny silver JL Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (from the looks of the photo above, it appears to be a Sport S model with the Sunrider soft top). She couldn’t believe her good fortune – literally. She thought she was being pranked by a coworker and told the caller, “No I didn’t, no I didn’t, you’re lying.”
It turned out to be the real deal. And a case of great timing. Brutz’s fiance’s truck is only a year or so away from the scrap yard and the couple is scheduled to get married on September 1, so this is wedding gift straight from the heavens. They plan on taking their new Jeep to the ceremony. We have a feeling they won’t be expecting a blender – or anything else – from Brutz’s friend who bought the raffle tickets.