(Closed) Did Anyone Receive Gifts After the Wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m not married yet but I think that is really statistically low. And I would be bummed too. I wonder if there was a shipping or address error?

Post # 4
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18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We received a few after the wedding but not many.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If there’s things you NEED, I say get those. However, if you didn’t get things from your registry, a TON of stores will give you 10% or 20% off all items you registered for that you didn’t get. So keep that in mind :).

One of my roomies moved out when she got married & her mail still came to my house. She received a few cards & a box but that’s it. I’m not sure if she got anything at her new address. So I say give it a little while, like 2 weeks.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We got about a dozen late gifts–most within a month or two of the wedding.  8 gifts out of 100 seems like a low rate to me.  Have you checked your registries to see if anything is in transit or if something was unexpectedly backordered?  Or was your wedding really expensive for guests (like a destination wedding?)  I would imagine that you’d get fewer gifts if it cost everyone a fortune to attend.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Only 8?? Wow. 🙁

I was only married 2-1/2 weeks ago, but since then we’ve received one more gift and one more has been purchased off our registry. We got gifts or checks from about 2/3 of people before/at the wedding, though.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I know I’m notoriously bad at getting people gifts in a timely manner when I’m a guest….though never if I’m buying off a registry, since I do assume people are going to be sorting that out sooner rather than later. (The ironic part is that it translates into people I don’t know as well getting very timely gifts, and people I know much better for whom I’m not buying off the registry getting much later gifts—something to work on!)

How long ago was your wedding? I’d wait it out a few months first and see, I think.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think that you etiquette wise guests can send wedding gifts up to a year after the wedding. Maybe some people are waiting for the money to get you guys a nice gift (pay day). I know it’s disappointing and I don’t think you sound like a brat 🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

That’s pretty odd.  Are you sure there isn’t a stack of envelopes forgotten somewhere?  Generally if your social circle gives gifts 8 gifts would be very startling.  I’m sorry.  I usually tell people to never ever ask about gifts but in this situation I’d ask your mom if she had any thought about why that happened.  Just cuz my mom usually knows what’s going on with family.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Look at the bright side, less thank you cards to write!  But, really, that is a little disappointing.  

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

That does sound odd… that said, FI and I nearly always send a gift a week or so after the wedding (so it arrives around when they get back from they’re honeymoon), so maybe that’s the case for some?  I’d definetly do a little casual digging though -you’d hate to find out people sent gifts and they ended up elsewhere…

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we got one gift after the wedding (although more are coming in from announcements we sent out to people we didn’t invite).

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Wow, that is very odd! I would definitely ask your mom/FI’s mom if they know anything about it.

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