- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
My shower was last weekend and I’m now writing thank you cards.
While I was opening gifts, I opened one with a card signed simply from ‘Jane’. I acknowledged Jane for the gift, but she gave me a funny look. The very next gift I opened included a card from ‘Jane Doe’, who I thought I had JUST thanked for the previous gift. I thanked Jane again and this time she seemed more receptive. I was very confused, but moved on to the other gifts.
After everyone left, I mentioned this to my cousin who had planned the shower. She told me that there weren’t any other Janes on the guest list, so the mystery continued.
The next day, I mentioned it to my FI and he said it might be another guest’s sister, whom neither of us know. However, this guest has also announced that she’s bringing her sister to the wedding (much to my frustration, but that’s another story for another day…). We think the sister’s name is Jane and my cousin has since confirmed that the lady who was invited asked if she could bring her sister, but didn’t provide her name. Apparently, the sister was going to come, but then couldn’t find a sitter.
Anyway, I now have a gift and we aren’t sure who to thank. The lady whose sister we think it’s from is a friend of FI’s family. Should FI ask the actual guest if her sister sent a gift? I don’t want to put her on the spot, but I’d like to provide the proper thanks.