duplicate gifts and name confusion…

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

The duplicate gifts are common.  I set up a C&B registry just for me, bought some things from it, said it was from the registry just in case someone searched my name their, and nothing was marked as bought.  Others will buy from another store and not call the registry, or just forget to say anything at the checkout.

I haven’t seen the middle name, usually all the names are listed so I would have been a bit confused.

Post # 4
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@delovely13:  I don’t think it would be greedy at all for you to call up someone who has already given you a gift and let them know they didn’t sign the check or addressed it incorrectly. I wouldn’t outright “demand” they replace it, but I think you can handle it properly to just let them know. Personally, I’d much rather have someone let me know about the error than go on forever wondering why they didn’t cash my check. 

Post # 5
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I got a gift that wasn’t on the registry and didn’t include a card, so I don’t know who it came from! I’m sending thank you’s to people who attended but didn’t bring a gift, so I’m hoping that I have someone call and say – hey, didn’t you get the white serving bowl we gave you? Because I have no idea how else to figure out who gave it to us. 

Post # 6
22124 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

Was the groom’s last name listed anywhere on the invite? If not, I can see why people would be confused.

We had a gift that the card got detached from. After all the gifts were opened and checks were cashed, I peeked at who on my guest list hadn’t gifted us and actually ended up being right on my hunch. It was one of my friends, and I was comfortable enough asking, “Hey um….did you happen to get us a stockpot?” But I know I got lucky on that hunch, and it’s not always easy. I stressed about that stockpot for a whiiile.

Love the dog portrait!


@JenGirl:  If you’re sending thank-yous to everyone anyway, I wouldn’t worry too much! I know how frustrating that is though.

Post # 7
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Gemstone:  Yeah, I figure that the worst that could happen is that somebody forever wonders why they got thanked for coming but I didn’t mention their nice bowl! But I think it’ll be fine. Now I just have to actually write all the thank yous!

Post # 8
2047 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We didnt have duplicates because a) only one person bought off our registry but they also didnt bother to check it off…probably because they saw no one bought lol (mostly money in cards). We did get a few other gifts and one was 2 boxes….super heavy, tied together….NO CARD. We think it got ripped off somehow or fell off.

We had no idea who gave it and there were too many people who didnt gift at all to figure it out. There was another gift that was “attached” so to speak but it looked out of place. We ended up asking that person if they had also given us the bakeware but they didnt (it was a close friend we knew wouldnt mind if we asked). We did find out only a few weeks ago it was one of the IL’s friends. I told my MIL about it and she was like “if its red its from so and so!!!” lol

what a fiasco

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