Post # 1
Hopefully someone can help me. I am on my last thank you note for my bridal shower gifts. At the shower, this person gave me an envelope with a card from the store telling me what she had purchased, and said that the store was going to deliver it to our home. Two weeks+ and we haven’t received the gift. I would really like to get a note out telling her how much I appreciate her being there, and I definitely want to thank her for her gift, but what do you say in a case such as this?
Post # 2
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
brianne.lynn1: thank you for the thoughtful _________. We can’t wait to try it out when it gets here!
That way she has an opportunity to check on the shipping situation if need be.
Post # 3
gingerkitten: That’s a really good idea, thank you!
Post # 4
brianne.lynn1: Generally I take the stance of no thank you note until the gift is received.
If you’re concerned about delivery gone wrong, I suggest you call her and say something along the lines of, “My gift hasn’t arrived. If you’ve had to delay sending it that’s fine, but I’m just letting you know in case the delivery has gone wrong“. Then when it’s all sorted, you can send the thank you card.
Post # 5
brianne.lynn1: Contact the person please. This happened to me once as the gift-giver and I was SO embarrassed and so so glad the person contacted me. It turned out there was one more extra confirmation page to confirm my order and I didn’t realize it, so the gift was never actually ordered. If she’d just sent a thank you or sent a thank you saying they hadn’t received it yet, I would’ve just thought delivery was slow and never realized. Thank goodness she contacted me, so I was able to figure it out and make sure the present was actually ordered and sent.
so just contact the person to let them know. that’s not rude at all. Now, I have to do this myself because a guest checked a few items off our universal registry that we haven’t received (and it’s been maybe 2 months), so I want to just run it by her. Nobody would be offended that you contact them abt a gift they said they were giving you but didn’t receive. They’d only be embarrassed if you didn’t.
otherwise- for our wedding, I can see when something’s purchased, so I’ve been able to contact the store directly for a few items that were ordered maybe 6 wks ago and still didn’t show up. Turned out that they had never been signed for, so the store is re-shipping them to me without ever even bothering the gift-giver. But I am sending that gift-giver their thank you a bit later than I thought I woud- but if they check their delivery info, it’ll show them why. That’s a good way to go too if this was technically bought off of your registry.
Post # 6
I went into the store to inquire and apparently the order was sent but for some reason, this many weeks later, it still hasn’t been processed at the shipping depot, so they’ve put the order through again. The giver knows that it hasn’t been delivered yet, so I’m sure she’ll be okay waiting an extra week or two for a proper thank you. thanks all!