How to be gracious at my bridal shower?

posted 2 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
7920 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

You just smile and say thank you! if the duplicate is obvious you just reassure them it’s no problem and they are so sweet. And smile and thank them again !


funny though, I thought registrys solved the duplicate problem! Lol


Post # 4
3016 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

kl1987:  Good advice from Buesle; smiles and thank yous are all that are needed. Hopefully your guests will have a sense of humor about it. I can imagine myself opening the 4th set of knives and saying, “Woo hoo!! I love knives!” 

Post # 5
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Thank you, smile. Next gift.

Post # 6
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

kl1987:  when I was looking at my registry, there were quite a few items that showed I received 2 but in fact I only received one of them (it was one of my bridesmaids and her mom, and they did a lot of smaller items). Not knowing that it was her, I ended up mentioning It ended up mentioning it in fromt of her and my sister (my MOH) one night. It ended up being a computer glitch. So it is possible that this is the same situation…?


If it isn’t, I’m sure you’ll be able to print out your registry and bring the duplicate items back to the store for a gift card, or exchange. Stores that have bridal registry usually understand that these things can happen, so I’m sure they’ll be accommodating.


Enjoy your shower! That is more important than any gift!

Post # 7
1878 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

Just smile and say thank you. This happened to me at my shower. The two people who bought the same gift apologized, which I thought was ridiculous. They had no idea that someone else was going to buy me the same gift and had no reason to apologize. Just say thank, and don’t necessarily tell them you’re taking it back. I think they may figure that out after you’ve opened the second one. Haha. And just because 4 knife sets have been bought, doesn’t mean they’re all for your shower too. Someone could have bought a gift for your wedding already?

Post # 8
479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m sure the guests who brought the duplicates will be laughing and you can laugh right along with them while saying thank you for the gift.  I know if I brought the 3rd/4th/5th/6th duplicate I’d make a joke about it after you opened it.  Everyone will expect that you will exchange the extras, so don’t feel bad about that!

Post # 9
6450 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Not sure where you are registered but our Kohl’s registry told us we were getting multiples of some items (not sure what we would have done with 3 Keurigs!) but then we ened up receiving only one of that item, so you may not actually have gotten duplicates. Just smile and say thanks. Most of the showers I’ve been to have some sort of duplicate item and it usually just gets laughed off by the people who purchased the items.

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