Post # 1
I was recently a bridesmaid and the bride just told me about a wedding present they have recieved from a couple. Let’s call the couple "SJ".
According to the bride, it was Wedgwood fine China. She said it was an "interesting" design… ok, so it doesn’t really suit the bride’s taste, but that’s only half of it. The box didn’t just contain a set of china. It came with a card that was addressed to SJ’s edding from one of their groomsmen!
I guess SJ had completely failed their "Re-gifting 101" class.
What do you think the bride should do with the china?
And just for kicks, what kind of snarky thank you notes would you write up(for entertianment purposes only, not to be actually written in the thank you card)?
I would love to hear your thoughts!
FYI: the bride isn’t throwing a hissy fit. She’s just laughing at the whole thing.
Post # 3
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
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
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
- 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
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
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 # 10
I like the idea of sending their card back to them
Post # 11
- 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.