(Closed) A Regifted Wedding Present!

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

She should sell the china on ebay. People are always looking for replacement pieces, and she will probably be able to get at least 50% of retail value. So assuming it was a $100 place setting, that’s $50! My mom did this with a bunch of extra pieces she had and has had good success with it.

Or, for kicks, if the groomsman who gave the china isn’t married yet, they should wait for his wedding and then give him the china—with both cards inside.

Post # 4
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I would include the card in with the thank you note and say "I think this is yours, we found it in the gift box.

And she could always wait until Christmas or their anniversary and give the china back to SJ!

Post # 5
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oh, I like rosychicklet’s idea to send them back the the thank you note. I think she should also tell them how much she loves that place setting and keep pressing them on where they bought it so she can purchase more!

Post # 6
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception

Oh my gosh I can’t believe someone would do this!! You would think she would be more careful and at least look for the original gift card!! Too funny..

Post # 7
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We got a blatant regift, too.  I knew it was a regift by how random it was, but then our suspicions were confirmed when we checked their wedding registry from their wedding a few months before ours and there it was checked off of their list!  I was glad I checked it because I was going to just call and ask for a gift receipt since they are friends of ours (the store would not take it back without the receipt).  We didn’t call for the receipt though, we just gave it to my brother.  So, one thing you can do is say you can’t find more of it anywhere in stores, so you want to return it and can you have the gift receipt? 

Post # 8
122 posts
Blushing bee

In addition to selling on Ebay, there is a site called replacements.com where people look for their individual pattern. If it is unusual maybe there are some people out there looking for it!

Post # 9
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@ Rosy- that’s great!!

Post # 10
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I like the idea of sending their card back to them

Post # 11
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Oh man, so awkward!  I’m the type of person who would probably be too chicken to say/do anything about this.

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