Gift with no card or name… how to thank?

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Have you cross-referenced your invitation list with your cards/gifts?

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I agree cross reference to those remaining and maybe have the parents inquire with the remaining names.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

prahajess:  I sent out an email to everyone whose gift wasn’t already accounted for, with all contacts BCCed.  It was hard trying to write something that wouldn’t shame anyone who DIDN’T bring a gift (people traveled from a long ways and we absolutely did not care if they didn’t bring a gift) but I think it worked.  I think I said something like “Thanks so much for coming, we loved having you as part of this wonderful weekend, blah blah blah.  If anyone could help us track down who thoughtfully gifted us the beautiful blah blah blah, we’d love to be able to thank them.”  The gifters emailed back and ta-da!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Was it off a registry? If so they may be able to help.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

We had this happen because our in-laws were in charge of gifts and since we mostly got cards and only 1 actual present, they just stuffed all the cards in that one gift bag.  No way to know who that gift was from now!  We discreetly asked a few people but it was really hard to even narrow down who to ask.  In the end, we just sent thank you cards to everyone that came.  If we knew what someone gave us, we thanked them for that specifically.  Otherwise, it was a general thank you for coming to our wedding.  There’s honestly not much you can do when you have no idea who it’s from.  I wouldn’t worry about it.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

prahajess:  I know you probably already did this, but we had 3 unidentified gifts.  It turned out that two cards got seperated, but luckily the seperated cards had gift receipts in them.   The third gift we narrowed down by the person who told us they got us something but forgot the card.  Knowing this, I would probably go through my cards again and look to see if that happened with any of them. 

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