(Closed) Great gift, no clue who gave it to us. What do we do?!

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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640 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Make a list of all the people you have identified who gave gifts/money and then cross reference it with your guest list. Those who aren’t on your thank you list are the ones you should call to ask.

Post # 5
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5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

oooh.  that could be sticky – you might end up calling someone who didn’t give you a gift at all.

any way you could have it spread thru the grapevine that you’d like to know who gave you the sweeper?

Post # 6
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4676 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

i would ask around, or have your parents get the word out through family and you through friends that you wanted to properly thank who ever got you this gift.  Odds are that someone knows something.  

Post # 7
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3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

This happened to us. We asked our family/friends if they knew if so and so was the owner of the mystery gift. When that went no where we had to suck it up and ask them ourselves. We tried to ask as politely as we could while making it not sound like we were askign for a gift.

Post # 9
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1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think that since you should be sending a thank you card to everyone who came to the wedding, it doesn’t really matter.  I think it would be awkward to ask people if they gave it to you if the person didn’t give anything at all.  This means you’ll never know who gave it to you, but I think that’s better than asking people who gave you nothing.

 

Post # 13
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828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

So, they brought it to the actual wedding reception? Could that in itself be a clue? Someone who flew in probably wouldn’t carry a steamer/ sweeper with them on a plane. Also, it’s possible that someone would have seen them drop off the large box at the gift table.

If the process of elimination and asking your parents to casually see if anyone knows who brought the gift doesn’t work, then I think that the best idea would be to send thank you cards to everyone. Although, I normally would have thought that the favor was the thank you. 

For the others reading this post, I have read that one way of avoiding this issue, is to ask the guests to sign-in their gifts in case the cards get separated. Basically you provide a sheet of paper that is lined and numbered and a sheet of round stickers with numbers on them. The guest signs their name and sticks the corresponding numbered sticker on the gift. 

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