Couple’s wedding savings stolen a week before the big day

You’ve got the dress. You’ve booked the venue, the caterers, the DJ.

In one week, the day you’ve been dreaming about since you were a little girl will be here. Your wedding day.

Most couples certainly have to save up a few bucks in order to pay for their big day. Ray De Santiago and his fiancée Christina Scheuplein were no different. They had saved up $6000 to pay for their wedding and stashed the cash away in their house.

Last weekend, someone broke into their home and stole it. Dream wedding destroyed.

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“When I came home, the house was ransacked,” DeSantiago told KTLA 5 Morning News. He immediately phoned the police but it took them an hour to respond to the call because 10 other homes in the area were robbed as well.

The robbery occurred when the couple was out, and the $6000 was taken.

Scheuplein blames herself for the break-in because she accidentally left a bathroom window open, where the intruder supposedly entered the home.

“I feel like it’s my fault, I’m the one who left the window open and that’s how they got it in. We still have our wedding rings and a lot of the stuff that means a lot to us,” she said through tears in an interview.

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As if money wasn’t already tight, De Santiago lost his job just last month.

Lucky for the happy couple, best man and uncle of the bride, Cameron Scheuplein, used his social media skills and set up a GoFundMe page for the couple.

“As soon as this all went down my first thought was, how can I use some of these tools to help my friends,” said Cameron.

After sharing Ray and Christina’s heartbreaking story, people generously reached out. As of Tuesday morning, over $6000 in donations had been raised so this happy couple will actually have their happy ending after all.

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