Post # 1
So, my bridal shower is today (eekk). I am really very excited about it and can’t wait to see everyone and have fun! My groom and I created a registry at one store and well keeping it from getting to big made sure to have enough items at each price point. I peeked at my registry last night (I suck at surprises and patience) and see that we got multiples of several items (even though we did not yet at least get several others that were a dollar or to in either direction price wise). This is no big deal..however
Post # 2
Sorry wedding bee cut me off. My concern is that I am going to have to open all 6 knife blocks in front of people (I HATE opening gifts in front of people but obviously unavoidable). It just seems hard to say “oh just what we needed/wanted” when I’ve already opened it four times? Obviously someone may have bought themselves a set of knives at the same time as ours throwing the numbers off or something but probably not that many times. I couldn’t care less exchanging them for something else on our list but feel bad telling someone I am going to do it? But it won’t seem genuine to say “oh no we will use 6 knives sets”. So how do I handle this graciously if it does happen? I am more then thankful that anyone would get us anything and don’t want to come across as anything but thankful.
Post # 3
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
- 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
Thank you, smile. Next gift.
Post # 6
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
- 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
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
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.